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

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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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There’s always a bigger fish

There’s always a bigger fish
 Hall One at Mobile World Congress — a single space more massive than most conference centers in major cities — contained only a few displays. Although a quarter of the room housed small phone and mobile manufacturers, Huawei controlled the rest, creating a walled-off compound patrolled by women in folk costumes from many lands. The Small World After All jollity stopped at the gates. 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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Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here
 Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. And of course, everybody is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Details about the company’s new flagship devices already leaked, but we don’t know much… Read More

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