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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

HTC U11+ Is The Larger U11 You Probably Never Heard Before

By now, you are probably familiar with HTC U11 and the U11 Life, but unbeknownst to some, HTC U11 has another model, the U11+. Introduced late last year, the U11+ is the largest of the now-three-model U11 line-up. Although it is supposed to be available internationally late 2017, we don’t find it anywhere on U.S. website and so we thought we give it a mention here today. A quick one, though. Highlight is no change from the U11; it is the HTC Edge Sense where squeezing the phone will enable access to any app, take photos and more. Continue reading HTC U11+ Is The Larger U11 You Probably Never Heard Before

Oh, Look, LG’s Into The Notch Too As Shown By This Purported LG G7 Device

If there were to have a UFO hovering above a populous city, you imagine there would have more than a handful of people who have witnessed it. If you apply the same logic to a device that made a show at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, then more than just a media company would have seen the purported concept LG G7 device code named ‘Neo’, right? Nope. When we first came across the news last week, I was skeptical about its legitimacy. Then, I began digging around for more info, but as it turned out, every article that I have read regarding this purported device was from the same source: Ynet, an Israel tech blog. Continue reading Oh, Look, LG’s Into The Notch Too As Shown By This Purported LG G7 Device

The Weird And Wonderful World Of iPhone X Lookalike At MWC 2018

Beyond Little Pepper, LEAGOO and more recently, ASUS, there are actually more iPhone X knock offs than one may have imagined as this year’s world largest mobile convention, Mobile World Congress, reveals. Sure, many have copied Apple’s design over the years, but iPhone X proves to be more interesting because of the annoying notch up top. Apparently, some Android handset makers think it is rad to have that too. We have seen how Little Pepper S11, LEAGOO S9 and ASUS ZenFone 5 replicates the design rather beautifully and convincingly, now meet a bunch of others who are doing the same. And yes, they are all Android phones. I mean, seriously, we are not expecting Sailfish are we? Full story on the Weird and Wonderful World of iPhone X Lookalike after break. Continue reading The Weird And Wonderful World Of iPhone X Lookalike At MWC 2018