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Elon Musk Is Getting A Specially Customized Solar-charging iPhone X

Remember the solar-charging, uber luxury iPhone X dreamed up by Russian luxury phone customizer, Caviar? Well, it looks like it has an updated look… and price, but more on that later. In addition, we heard Caviar will be sending the first customized unit to Elon Musk. The Caviar Solar-charging iPhone X Tesla is essentially an iPhone X with a case permanently stuck to it and in this case is a built solar panel that you leverage on to charge the device. Continue reading Elon Musk Is Getting A Specially Customized Solar-charging iPhone X

This Xiaomi Mix 2S Special Art Edition Can Be Acquired In Mi Flash Sale

If you believe Xiaomi Mix 2S is itself a work of art, then perhaps, you may want to own one that is actually touched by art – one such as the Xiaomi Mix 2S Special Art Edition. From May 10 through to May 16, this special edition device will be on sale for 4,299 RMB (about US$678) everyday at 8PM local Chinese time on Mi Flash Sale website. This means, at the time of this writing, you will have two more days to have a shot in getting your hands on a unit. Continue reading This Xiaomi Mix 2S Special Art Edition Can Be Acquired In Mi Flash Sale

LG G7 Has ThinQ AI And Does Indeed Has The iPhone X Notch Up Top

LG finally took the wrap off its G series flagship after a sneak at the Mobile World Congress in March. I still can’t get over how media did not pick it up back then except for one lone blog. So, here it is, the LG G7. What can we say? It looks so iPhone X. It even has a glass back and has a button-less front, just like the X. Sorry to say that Apple is still the leader in designs. How else do you explain the notch trend? Granted, Apple was not first; it was Essential Phone that started it, but you have to admit that it was Apple that makes it a “trendy” thing. Continue reading LG G7 Has ThinQ AI And Does Indeed Has The iPhone X Notch Up Top

This Is Zebra, The Alternative To Cat Ruggedized Smartphones

When you think rugged smartphones, you probably think CAT and while CAT devices are pretty in the rugged sense, you probably didn’t think they will bag the prestigious design accolade like the Red Dot Award. Well, apparently not. The other rugged device maker, Zebra, just gotten itself two Red Dot Award for TC20 mobile computer and TC25 rugged smartphone. And this is not even the first; in fact, this is the fourth consecutive year Zebra has received this award. Here’s a run down of the key facts of these two award-winning products: Continue reading This Is Zebra, The Alternative To Cat Ruggedized Smartphones

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