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A few days ago, the CEO of Epic Games, maker of the "most successful video game engine", said that AR glasses will eventually replace smartphones. Now, he could be right (if ever society gets over "glasshole"), but we were reminded of claims that tablets would replace PCs. Whatever happened to tablets, anyway? First off, what…
It was expected of Sharp to announce its Aquos S3 on March 28 but here we are, the phone went official a few days early. Sharp Aquos S3 Sharp says that the Aquos S3 is the most compact 6-inch smartphone in the world, measuring 148.2mm x 74.2mm - that's 3.5mm shorter and 1.2mm narrower than…
Week 12 of the year was by far the most prolific in terms of phone announcements. We got no less than 16 this week. It all started with the Oppo R15 announcement on Monday, followed by the LG Zone 4 and vivo X21. Tuesday brought us 5 new devices - the rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab…
Yordan: Powerful phones should come in all shapes and sizes. In 2012 Samsung introduced the Galaxy S III with a 4.8” screen that looked massive when compared with the 4.3” panel of its predecessor. Months later, the Galaxy Note II also saw the light of day and got mocked from Day 1 for being a…
It was a close race and the outcome was slightly unexpected - the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact beat out its larger sibling by a narrow margin. Some think it wears the Ambient Flow design better. Others acknowledge that there's not much choice in the petite flagship market, which makes the Compact special. People voting for…
Nowadays it seems that every flagship smartphone pushes the DxO Mark scores to new heights but the Huawei P20 Pro set a benchmark that might stay for a while. Huawei's new phone has received an overall score of 109, which is some way up from the 99 points of the previous chart topper - Samsung…
Google images is great, isn't it? There's really no competing with the web titan's vast catalogue of indexed pictures and its cutting-edge searching algorithms. However, it's not really most people's first choice for sourcing a great animated GIF. Whether it's a meme or meant to better express a reaction or emotion, the GIF format, or…
Following AT&T, two more US carriers are now sending Oreo updates to Samsung Galaxy Note8 phones on their networks - Verizon and Sprint. It's a hefty update, over a gigabyte, but it's worth it. It adds features like picture-in-picture, autofill, device maintenance, improved biometrics, better background app management and so on. Besides Android 8.0 Oreo,…
Huawei has worked hard to stay at the forefront of camera innovation, but it hasn't forgotten about displays. The company has patented a foldable smartphone that opens and closes like a book. The patent was filed with WIPO on September 19 last year and published today. The mechanism looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Book,…
The Samsung SM-J720F, which is expected to debut as Galaxy J7 Duo, will pack a dual camera that can do Live Focus bokeh shots. It will also have Bixby and a removable battery. We got this useful information thanks to a leaked official user manual for the device, detailing its many software and hardware features.…

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