The Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera bumps the Pixel 2 for DxOMark’s top spot

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera bumps the Pixel 2 for DxOMark’s top spot
 You know the drill, right? A new flagship comes out and bumps the last big name out of the top spot. We’re still a couple of weeks out from the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ release date, but the premium handset just got the DxOMark treatment, and it seems the company’s got another feather to put in its flagship’s cap. The site posted a 99 for the S9+, edging out the Pixel 2’s… Read More

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Bullitt is turning smartphones into toolboxes

Bullitt is turning smartphones into toolboxes
 Given the fact that we already rely on them for pretty much everything else, why not just go all in and turn our smartphones in to literal toolboxes? Bullitt, the UK-based licensed phone manufacturer behind those Kodak handsets was on hand at Mobile World Congress this week, showing off a pair of super rugged handsets. They’re not for everyone, sure, but in a world where most phones… Read More

Source: Mobile – Techcruch

Asus’ Zenfone 5 is the king of the MWC iPhone X knockoffs

Asus’ Zenfone 5 is the king of the MWC iPhone X knockoffs
 Sure, Apple didn’t have any sort of official presence at this year’s MWC, but this was the week the iPhone X really came into its own. The company’s premium flagship was everywhere in spirit, through the design choices from the competition. For some it was the mere legitimization of the notch — for others, the inspiration was a bit more unabashed. With Huawei’s… Read More

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Chinese smartphone maker Doogee shows off its vision for the smartphone camera


Chinese smartphone maker Doogee shows off its vision for the smartphone camera

 Doogee’s Mobile World Congress press conference is mostly what you’d expect from a company you’ve never heard of: small, low key, in the second basement meeting room at a hotel across from the convention center. It’s a bit like the smartphone farm system, the company’s hoping it can gin up enough awareness to rise above the din of news from the world’s… Read More

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Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018

Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018
 With that in mind, this seems like the perfect opportunity to take a good look at how the industry’s big names fared at the show. Barring any sort of unforeseen circumstances, here’s a list of this week’s biggest winners and losers. HMD (Nokia): HMD scored a coup for a second year in a row, led by another nod to Nokia’s former successes. This time out, it was a return… Read More

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Google’s Flutter app SDK for iOS and Android is now in beta

Google’s Flutter app SDK for iOS and Android is now in beta
 Flutter is Google’s open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It’s not necessarily a household name yet, but it’s also less than a year old and, to some degree, it’s going up against frameworks like Facebook’s popular React Native. Google’s framework, which is heavily focused around the company’s Dart programming language,… Read More

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We went for a ride in a Huawei smartphone-controlled, self-driving Porsche

We went for a ride in a Huawei smartphone-controlled, self-driving Porsche
 Huawei didn’t have a new phone to show at MWC this year, so it did what any good smartphone maker would: it put the Mate 10 Pro in an autonomous car and drove it directly at a dog. Of course, the promotional video was a lot more dramatic than what the company was actually demoing at the show itself. And while the company insisted to us that the dog in the video was, indeed real and not… Read More

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Huawei, Asus embrace the smartphone notch

Huawei, Asus embrace the smartphone notch
 The notch is here to stay. Two upcoming phones are reported to sport the awful, disgusting notch at the top of the screen. Huawei and Asus are following Apple and Essential down the notch hole. Neither of these phones are confirmed or officially announced yet. Both the Huawei and Asus models appeared online ahead of their official unveiling. They sport, among with what I assume are top-tier… Read More

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Pop-up cameras could soon be a mobile trend

Pop-up cameras could soon be a mobile trend
 There’s an interesting concept making its way around Mobile World Congress. Two gadgets offer cameras hidden until activated, which offer a fresh take on design and additional privacy. Vivo built a camera into a smartphone concept that’s on a little sliding tray and Huawei will soon offer a MacBook Pro clone that features a camera hidden under a door above the keyboard. This could be… Read More

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In 2018 the headphone jack is a rare beast

In 2018 the headphone jack is a rare beast
 The wireless industry is currently rolling out the latest and greatest at Mobile World Congress. Nineteen phones were announced around this industry event including the latest from Samsung, Sony, Nokia and LG. These are the phones that the manufacturers will push on consumers in 2018. The 3.5mm jack is available on the vast majority of the phones though the 3.5mm jack should only be… Read More

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