Vivo T1 and T1X smartphones unveiled

Earlier this week we saw a new smartphone from Vivo and now they have launched two more, the Vivo T1 and T1X handsets. The Vivo T1 comes with a 6.67 inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G mobile processor.
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Motorola’s launched three new super-cheap e-phones

Motorola is bringing in three new smartphones to join the e family, the moto e20, moto e30 and moto e40. Anyone on the hunt for a new phone has plenty of choices, Motorola is bringing in three new smartphones, with the first being the moto e20, which is packing an octa-core processor and a new AI dual-camera system.
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iQOO Z5x smartphone gets official

IQOO have added a new smartphone to their line up with the launch of the iQOO Z5x and the handset is equipped with a 6.58 inch LCD display that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution. The device comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 mobile processor...

AT&T Makes It Easy to Get a Google Pixel 6 Series Smartphone

The wait is over, and the Google Pixel 6 series has now been officially launched for pre-order. With a new Tensor Chip designed by Google and custom-made for the Pixel, this smartphone series promises the most advanced Pixel camera and features, live translate (even when you are offline!), powerful performance, and next-gen Titan M2 Security. If you are an AT&T customer, they make it easy to get a Google Pixel 6 series device in your hands!

Virgin Media announces its first Wi-Fi 6 router

Virgin Media has just announced its new Hub 5 broadband router, which is the Internet Service Provider (ISP)’s first to come with Wi-Fi 6, the latest generation of wireless technology that brings faster and more reliable speeds. An increasing number of devices, including almost all modern laptops and smartphones, now...
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Sony To Unveil The "Best Smartphone Camera" Next Week

It has been a long time since we witnessed a company unveil a new phone without it getting leaked beforehand. Sony is about to give us that moment next week. The Japanese company has scheduled a surprise Xperia product launch event for Monday, October 25th at 11 PM ET (26th October, 12 noon Japan time).

Wearable Note-Taking Virtual Assistants

The Scripter is a wearable note-taking virtual assistant that sits on the user's collar like a brooch. With the Scripter's quick access to note-taking assistance, users never need to take out their smartphones for the process. The nifty device transforms narration and conversations into text scripts to eliminate the juggling of typing, thinking, and writing.

How to take Solar Eclipse photos with smartphones

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, today is the big solar eclipse. While some people will tell you solar eclipses are not rare, the last total solar eclipse that was visible from North America was 38 years ago. It’s a pretty big deal. You can see when the eclipse will peak in your area by entering your ZIP code at this website.

Adaptable AI-Powered Smartphones

The Google Pixel 6 smartphone has been formally unveiled by the brand as its latest piece of mobile hardware that will provide users with a robust device that doesn't skimp on the latest technologies. The smartphone is powered by the custom-built Google Tensor chip that's intelligent enough to send power where it's needed thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) technology for an efficient user experience. The camera bar on the rear of the smartphone is packed with a 50MP wide lens, a 12MP ultrawide lens and a 58MP telephoto lens, while the front camera has an 8MP lens.
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October Update For Galaxy Z Flip 3 Now Rolling Out Globally

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 was one of the first Samsung smartphones to receive the October 2021 Android security patch. The new clamshell folding phone picked up this month’s SMR (security maintenance release) in the last week of September, a couple of days after the rollout began with the Galaxy S21 series. Users in South Korea received the latest update first. The unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the US joined the party a week later. Now, the October SMR is rolling out to the international versions of the device globally.

Oppo may be developing its own smartphone silicon

The recent announcement of Google’s shift to custom silicon with the Pixel 6 marks another major player in the smartphone world developing its own chips, but another smartphone manufacturer may be looking to build its own SoCs. According to Nikkei, OPPO is turning in-house to develop its own smartphone processors....

The best Google Pixel 6 and 6 pro deals: Pre-order the new smartphones now

Google has officially announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro, two high-end Android devices designed to compete with the very best smartphones from rivals Apple and Samsung. Pre-orders are available to buy now, and the phones launch on 28 October.The Pixel 6 is based around the Android 12 operating system and Google’s new Tensor chip. This bakes the company’s proprietary machine learning tech into the phone’s hardware to power image processing, speech recognition and artificial intelligence features, and all without needing a connection to Google’s servers.Both phones also offer a significant camera upgrade over previous Pixel handsets – which...

Smartphone counterespionage for travelers

If you’re traveling abroad on business, there’s a good chance you’ll need to bring along a smartphone to get around, meet up with associates or learn about the idiosyncrasies of local culture. But even if you’re security-savvy and never let your device out of sight or engage in risky activities like connecting to WiFi, local intelligence services can monitor you through your cellular connection alone. Knowing how this happens will help you mount an effective counter-defense the next time you land on foreign soil.

Oppo tipped to build custom smartphone chips — follows Apple and Google

With the recent announcement of Apple's powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, along with Google's own Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Oppo may be following the custom system-on-a-chip (SoC) trend by developing its own chips for flagship smartphones. The leading smartphone company will be...

AI Processing Is Critical For Smartphones And Benchmarks Show Snapdragon Out In Front

When’s the last time you chirped, “Hey Google” (or Siri for that matter), and asked your phone for a recommendation for good sushi in the area, or perhaps asked what time sunset would be? Most folks these days perform these tasks on a regular basis on their phones, but you may not have realized there were multiple AI (Artificial Intelligence) engines involved in quickly delivering the results for your request.

Bell Labs Put A Value On MmWave

5G has experienced the most rapid rollout of any cellular technology generation, but the upper mmWave frequencies, typically defined as 24GHz to 300GHz, have faced slower adoption by operators. The slow adoption has been, in part, due to the gradual release of the frequency bands by country regulators. However, operators also face the challenge of defining new revenue and Return on Investment (ROI) models. By analyzing the potential for use in dense usage areas referred to as hot zones, a new research study by Nokia’s Bell Labs Consulting found a 6% to 8% increase in additional annual revenue in the 2021-2026 timeframe with an average 4-year payback and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) between 20% to 30% after the fourth year, demonstrating a short-term ROI and long-term revenue benefit to carriers.