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This Bold Circular Bottom Wood Smartphone Is What Phone Should Be

If you recall, Nokia was once the market leader of mobile phone. During its rein, it had made bold design iterations, including square device with two rounded corners. Now, look at today’s smartphone. Do you see much difference between them? Hardly. The materials may be different, but the design is pretty much the same. It is always the candy bar form factor and that’s that. And that is perhaps why the APOLLO II Concept Smartphone you see here looks super refreshing. When unleashing his creativity, not only designer Varnicic Branislav indulged himself by proposing the phone to be encased in one of the nature’s greatest gifts, wood, but the concept boldly touts a circular bottom that’s supposedly makes it more fitting in the palm of your hand. Continue reading This Bold Circular Bottom Wood Smartphone Is What Phone Should Be

Samsung Readies Special Edition Galaxy Note8 For PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic

Samsung is, to no surprise, the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment category at this year’s Winter Olympic to be held at PyeongChang from February 9-25. And also not surprising, the electronics giant has a special edition smartphone dedicated to all the Olympians participating in the games. All told, Samsung will be delivering 4,000 of the company’s Galaxy Note8 device. Continue reading Samsung Readies Special Edition Galaxy Note8 For PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic

The World’s First Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Phone From Vivo Is Now Available… In China

You heard the news and you probably have seen it at this year’s CES, but now, it is finally official. The world’s first phone to sport an under the display fingerprint sensor finally gets a model designation and it is known as Vivo X20 Plus UD. Not only does it has a model name, it also available now, as a pre-order, in Vivo’s home market, China. Oh, wow. We read the news about Vivo making it, but I never expect it to be available so soon. But hey, it means we almost in the future, right? And it also means, sooner or later Apple’s going to catch and it will be branded as a copycat, again. Android fans are going to be elated when the time comes. Continue reading The World’s First Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Phone From Vivo Is Now Available… In China

Recap: Sony New Aibo Robot Dog And Other Sony Gizmos At CES In Pictures

There was a lot going for Sony at this year’s CES which concluded last week. Among the gizmos Sony brought along with it to Vegas were a drool worthy, tech-loaded 4K HDR TV, an Ultra Short Throw projector/entertainment console, and the “world’s first” Dolby Atmos soundbar – just to pick out a few. Also debuted outside of Japan was the company’s new Aibo robot dog, along with another “world’s first,” a Dolby Vision-capable 4K UHD Blu-ray player, a 7.2ch Dolby Atmos 4K HDR AV receiver, as well as a new Camera Control Box to enable multi-camera setup for Sony RX0 action cam. Instead of burdening you with words, here are some images, courtesy of Sony, to recap what the Japanese electronic giant has to offer at this year, at Las Vegas. So here goes… Continue reading Recap: Sony New Aibo Robot Dog And Other Sony Gizmos At CES In Pictures

Razer Wants To Fuse Smartphone With Laptop In Project Linda

Turning a smartphone into a full-fledged computer by the way of docking is not the newest new, but Razer has announced at this CES this year is something unheard off. The concept is similar to what many, including Samsung, has done, but Razer’s idea is to turn its Android smartphone into a functional 13.3-inch laptop. Dubbed Project Linda, this ambitious endeavor will seek to create an Android laptop/phone hybrid, powered by an Android-based Razer Phone. Continue reading Razer Wants To Fuse Smartphone With Laptop In Project Linda

Nuu Mobile Brings Facial Recognition-enabled G3 Smartphone To Las Vegas

OK. We are going to get this done quick because, you may want this phone. Also, coming from Nuu Mobile, you know it is going to be easy on your pocket and so here goes. This is Nuu G3 smartphone, the latest from handset maker Nuu and though it was introduced a while back, the brand is taking CES to further its exposure. First, the aesthetic… G3 gets an “edge-to-edge” curved glass which looks suspiciously like the Pixel 2 XL which, TBH, is not quite “edge-to-edge.” Its 5.7-inch HD+ display is flanked by a super narrow bezel of 1.1 mm and like many of today’s flagship, it has a 18:9 aspect ratio. And oh, it has a dual curved glass design also. Continue reading Nuu Mobile Brings Facial Recognition-enabled G3 Smartphone To Las Vegas

Samsung Unveiled 2018 Galaxy A8 And A8+ With Gear VR Support

Good news, fans of Samsung Galaxy, the South Korean electronic giant has recently introduced an updated Galaxy A series for those who does not have an eye for the handset maker’s flagship devices. If you are into the looks department without the flagship stickers, I must say these pair of devices aren’t shabby at all, aesthetically speaking. Highlights of the duo include dual front camera setup, a large infinity display, and of course, a design that draws on Samsung’s “flagship design heritage and experience,” which includes an expansive display with rounded corners. Continue reading Samsung Unveiled 2018 Galaxy A8 And A8+ With Gear VR Support

BLU’s Latest Smartphone, Life One X3, Packs A 5,000 mAh Monster Battery

It is no easy task tackling the battery issues faced by today’s smartphone. There is so much software can help and so, as it seems, portable battery or power bank is your best friend for now. However, with the BLU’s latest device, BLU Life One X3, battery is perhaps a less pressing issue because, 5,000 mAh. Yup. You heard that right. That’s not a typo. This thing here really packs a monster 5,000 mAh battery, something which don’t see everyday. And no, this isn’t a 6-inch plus handset; it is a 5.5-inch class smartphone. We can’t help but to be impressed. Continue reading BLU’s Latest Smartphone, Life One X3, Packs A 5,000 mAh Monster Battery

Another iPhone X Knockoff Surfaced Online And The Similarity Is Uncanny

Well, it looks like Xiao La Jiao isn’t the only one keen in emulating the design of Apple’s ridiculously priced iPhone X. We read that another Chinese handset maker, LEAGOO, will be introducing its own iPhone X-inspired handset called LEAGOO S9. If you are no familiar with LEAGOO, they have been selling Android phones with designs that bear uncanny resemblance to other popular phones from big brand names. Then again, isn’t that what most low profile Chinese handset makers are doing and so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise. But hey, you have to start somewhere right? Like the Small Pepper’s version, it is not as sophisticated as iPhone X (obviously). Continue reading Another iPhone X Knockoff Surfaced Online And The Similarity Is Uncanny

Here’s Another Edge-to-Edge Display Smartphone For Under 200 Bucks

With smartphone prices breaking the thousand dollar price point, it is much to consumers relief that there are still affordable options without sacrificing on specifications. The DOOGEE Mix we saw last month was one brilliant example and now, you have yet another option: The Honor 7X Phone. For the uninitiated, Honor is a sub brand of China telecommunication giant, Huawei, and so, they are not just anybody. They are somebody. Honor 7X is the first smartphone from Honor to boasts Honor FullView Display, a 5.93-inch FHD+ display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution in 18:9 aspect ratio packed inside a compact body of 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 inches). So, yeah, it is near bezel-less which, until today, is still quite a sight to behold. Continue reading Here’s Another Edge-to-Edge Display Smartphone For Under 200 Bucks