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The Meitu T8, the Chinese smartphone maker's upcoming flagship, is ostensibly the first in the world to use dual-pixel technology in the front camera. It improves autofocus and lighting, and will even whiten your teeth in selfies. The post Meitu's flagship smartphone uses AI to make your selfies the best they can be appeared first on Digital Trends .
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For every household name like iPhone maker Apple, there were once hot smartphone makers like Palm, Motorola and BlackBerry that have crashed and burned.
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At $651, the average price of an iPhone is already well above the $208 average cost of an Android smartphone. If Apple adds technology that costs a lot more money to produce, are you ready to foot the bill?
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That's why Google has gone down the Daydream View route, a smaller, lightweight, more affordable device that runs on a smartphone, rather than requiring a $2000+ PC to power everything. Reportedly HTC will be going down the same route with a new VR device, possibly this year. Tapping that mass market is important, but it is of course these niche devices that pave the way by encouraging innovation, interest, and the kind of software development that fosters a healthy content ecosystem consumers need. So now it seems like Microsoft is planning ahead of a more accessible HoloLens device, skipping a "version 2" and going straight to Version 3, apparently (as it did between Windows 8 and Windows 10 - perhaps HoloLens V2 is an existing internal testing model or something, who knows?). According to the reports , Microsoft is holding off until 2019 to deliver a much improved HoloLens V3 rather than just a tweaked iterative version of what's currently available.
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A new photo has turned up online that claims to be a shot of the actual Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. This photo shows the rotn of a device that has very narrow bezels, something that the Galaxy S8...
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The mobile industry is working its way towards 5G, the next generation of mobile networks, and its taken another step closer with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem. It may not be a sexy new smartphone or wacky wearable, but the X20 is an important milestone in the journey to 5G, as its able to deliver speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits to your smartphone. Those are fibre optic levels of download speeds without the need for a wired connection, although smartphones packing the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem wont see that top level in the real world. Flexibility The X20 is Qualcomms second generation Gigabit modem, following on from the X16 which achieved a top download speed of 1Gbps. The X20 represents a 20% increase over the previous model then, but more importantly it brings additional flexibility.
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The notion of Apple getting into the automotive business (in a capacity beyond smartphone integration) had us all intrigued, and the legions of the brand faithful positively drooling at the prospect. Read more »
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NOKIA is set to reveal its best and biggest Android smartphone ever next weekend - here’s everything we want to see in the Nokia P1.
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By now, you would've heard of Meitu the top Chinese beautifying app that's taking the world by storm. The Chinese app maker is also capitalising on the selfie-obsessed with its range of "selfie phones." SEE ALSO: China's latest beauty app takes Snapchat-style filters to the extreme Its latest model, the T8, was just announced on Tuesday, and has placed fast autofocus 12 megapixel cameras on both front and back. A low-light selfie taken with a non-T8 phone (left), compared to that taken with a T8 phone (right) Image: meitu The cameras use a dual pixel Sony IMX362 sensor the same sensor used for the rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 . Read more... More about Smartphones , Selfies , China , Meitu , and Tech
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: HTC Corp is trimming its portfolio to half in 2017 and will move out completely from the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket, as it looks to make a stronger presence in the premium end of the market and gain higher share by value rather than volumes. The Taiwanese smartphone maker will also launch its virtual reality headsets in India within the next quarter, at over $950 apiece, after having delayed it by a few months. “Last year we had 15 models, including the Desire 620 which was being sold at Rs 9,990, but this year we will have only 7-8 models, staggered across the year, and only above Rs 10,000,” said Faisal Siddiqui, president for South Asia at HTC Corp told ET. "The Rs 10,000 and under market has become hyper-competitive and phone is more or less a commodity, More so, our cost structure and target audience dictate that we play in the Rs 10,000 and above segments," he added.
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Emma Sims 6 min 58 sec ago Space Weve all experienced the perils of a buggy phone or laptop, one that shuts down unceremoniously, without warning. Turns out, this could be the workings of space particles gone awry. Scientists at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University presented their findings, tellingly entitledControl, Alt, Delete? The Impact of Space Weather in the Air and on the Ground ’, at the summit of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) last week. Whilst the Earth’s magnetic field largely shields humans from the potential damage caused by cosmic radiation, its impacts on our technological circuits are disruptive, the study suggests. Problems arise when a cosmic rays encounters a transistor; the high-energy particles have been known to causebit-flipping’, namely the transformation of individual bits of data within a computer’s makeup.
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The G5 featured a dual-lens camera, was the first to market with it, in fact, and while that one was impressive, it’s nothing compared to what LG has in store with the LG G6’s dual-camera setup, as this time both sensors are the same resolution. Also: the G6 will have a wide-angle lens on the front too for better selfies. LG has even developed a new mode for the front-facing camera, which its calling SELFI. SELFI features a range of filters that will allow for the “perfect selfie”. Another cool feature will be the ability to combine between 2 and 100 photos together to make a GIF. Cho-Jun-ho, president of LG's MC business said: "The LG G6 is equipped with a smartphone camera that goes from hardware to user experience," "We will continue to take advantage of LG's premium smartphone's distinctive strengths, We will continue to develop".
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Its the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a post-apps era, based on changes in consumer interactions that appear driven, in large part, by the rise of dominant messaging platforms designed to consume more and more of mobile users time and attention. Read More
Digital Trends
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It looks likes Xiaomi wants to make a bigger smartphone push. According to reports, the company will expand its portfolio this year in an effort to keep up with competition from the likes of Huawei and Oppo. The post Xiaomi could release a lot more smartphones in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends .
Daily Express - Technology
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SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 looks set to get a release date as early as next month but a new leaked image may have already revealed all about this latest smartphone from Samsung.
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The work of a team of psychologists at the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary provides even more evidence that not having a smartphone within reach can be a legitimate cause of stress for young people. The post Study finds that being sans smartphone is a legitimate stressor for young people appeared first on Digital Trends .
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While millions of Australians choose to invest in a new smartphone every year, there's also a booming second-hand market. But is it too risky handing money over for a used handset?
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PERSONAL INFORMATION - such as an ID number, phone and travel records - is made available to anybody who can provide a smartphone number and who is willing to pay a few hundred yuan in the underground information market. Beijing News comments: