Category Archives: MOBILE

Mobile communication devices including standard mobile/cell phone, smartphones of various platforms and OSes.

Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions

You know what’s urbanites worst fear? To be disconnected and it seems like this fear has stopped many from venturing beyond the city limits. But where our cell towers can’t reach, there is always satellite communication. All hail to technology. Except there’s just one problem. Satellite phones are not cheap and then there are equally pricey subscription to bear. This is where Somewear Global Satellite Hotspot by San Francisco-based Somewear Labs aims to fill the gap. Continue reading Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions

This Is How A Curved iPhone Will Look Like, But It Probably Won’t Happen

I do not keep abreast with so-called Apple rumors. However, today I picked up something that pique my interest and so I thought we’d share it with you here. We read that there is a chance that future iPhone models will have “hover” gestures and curved displays. Curved like, you know, the iconic Nokia 8110, AKA the banana phone, which recently got rebooted? The curved was described as “inward” and progresses “gradually from top to bottom,” which does really makes it sounds like 8110 kind of design. I know. It is hard to imagine how, but not to worry, because designer Martin Hajek has taken the rumors and imagine what the phone would look like. Continue reading This Is How A Curved iPhone Will Look Like, But It Probably Won’t Happen

Google And Acer Brings Chrome OS To Tablet For Education Purposes

For some reasons, Google thought that the tablet needs an OS other than the Android OS. Seriously, I am baffled. Why Google need to time, energy and money to massage the Chrome OS, now running on Chrome laptop, to run tablets as well. And it is not even a joke. It is really happening. Chrome OS tablet is happening, starting with Acer Chromebook Tab 10the first tablet to run on Chrome OS. I can understand you need Android Wear for smartwatch, but Chrome OS for tablets opposed to the norm of Android OS? What? I just don’t get it, really. Continue reading Google And Acer Brings Chrome OS To Tablet For Education Purposes

Believe It Or Not, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Main Camera Has A DxOMark Score Of 101

Well, you heard the rumor and probably caught a glimpse of the top right corner notch of the supposed Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Well, it does not have the notch (thankfully!). Like the Mi Mix 2, the selfie camera is still at the bottom right. Aesthetically, the device has very subtle changes from its predecessor, but we can’t say the same for what’s under the hood. With Mi Mix 2S, it joins the handful of handsets that is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the range-topping model sporting a whopping 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Main Camera Has A DxOMark Score Of 101

Huawei P20 Pro Is Like An iPhone X With A Three Camera System

Behold the future of smartphone is… iPhone X lookalike with the notch. Yup. Following Vivo, ASUS and the lot, Huawei is in it too with its new P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. Oh mine. I wonder how many acid tongue Android loyalists have spewed hate on the notch, but look what we have here. Notch on almost all the new phones we have seen thus far. On the bright side, Android users who loathe Apple’s autocratic approach with their OS can enjoy similar aesthetic with more liberty on the OS aspect. I guess its a win? Maybe. Continue reading Huawei P20 Pro Is Like An iPhone X With A Three Camera System

Porsche Design’s Huawei Mate RS Has An In-screen Fingerprint Sensor

Hold up, folks! If you have not bought a Huawei Mate 10, or the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, then you may want to stop because, Huawei has just unveiled a new Porsche Design-branded Mate device inspired by the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, called Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is one of the rare times where acronym synonymous with sports car is used on a smartphone and like the RS of the automobile world, this device has quite a bit to shout about. Continue reading Porsche Design’s Huawei Mate RS Has An In-screen Fingerprint Sensor

Essential Phone Actually Owns The Patent For Pop-up Selfie Camera

As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Vivo’s futuristic smartphone sometime in the middle of this year, Vivo is probably working hard to iron out any kink, control the production cost, and also talking to Essential Phone. Why? Well, as it turns out, Essential Phone had mooted the idea of pop-up selfie camera on its near-bezel-less Essential Phone. Obviously, Andy Rubin’s startup handset maker did not implemented it, but it did filed and secured a patent in 2015 for it. Doh! Continue reading Essential Phone Actually Owns The Patent For Pop-up Selfie Camera

Vivo Joins The Disturbing Notch Trend With X21, Y85 and V9 Smartphones

Like it or not, Apple is really the trendsetter in phone design. Whether or not are those designs desirable or not , is an entirely different story. Case in point: the AirPods and more recently, the infamous notch on the Apple iPhone X. When Essential Phone came with the notch, it did not draw as much attention because, it was rather subtle, really, but when Apple did, it became the talk of the town. Talks ranging from praises to disgusts. Notwithstanding the controversy of cutting into the display real estate in an awkward manner, several companies have follow suit since. Continue reading Vivo Joins The Disturbing Notch Trend With X21, Y85 and V9 Smartphones

Vivo Apex: Pop-up Camera, Vibrating Display And “Half-Display Fingerprint Scanner” Is Coming This Year

Somehow it feels like Apple is taking a backseat in innovations, or maybe it was just the case of other handset makers shaking itself up to, you know, up the ante of phone designs. Vivo is one such handset makers who have been somewhat “with the crowd” for most part of the years it has been in existence. However, the Chinese handset maker shook the smartphone world earlier this year by being the first to offer a smartphone with under display fingerprint scanner. You would think these guys will chillax after having becoming the pioneer, right? Nope. Continue reading Vivo Apex: Pop-up Camera, Vibrating Display And “Half-Display Fingerprint Scanner” Is Coming This Year

Chuwi Hi 9 Air Is A Budget Android Tablet Without Sacrificing Style

There are thousands of tablet makers out there and we know very well that we can’t (and never will) cover it all, but if there’s a deal or some announcement that we think it will benefit those with tight wallets, we are all for it. The Chuwi Hi 9 Air Android tablet is one such example. From Shenzhen-based tech company Chuwi, Hi 9 Air is the brand’s latest iteration of the Hi 9 line which, despite its less than stellar specs sheet, has a few tricks up its budget sleeve. First and foremost, fans of Android OS will be glad that Hi 9 Air will be shipped with Android Oreo and it has a generously sized IPS display coming in at 10.1-inch (diagonally, of course). Continue reading Chuwi Hi 9 Air Is A Budget Android Tablet Without Sacrificing Style