SamCentral had recently done an APK (Android Package Kit) teardown of the newest Android Oreo beta for Samsung’s current flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, and discovered some very pretty interesting stuff about the Galaxy S9, which is expected to be unveiled less than a month from now, just in time for this year’s Mobile World Congress, which happens on February 26th until March 1st in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain. Which interesting stuff exactly?
We now have a pretty good idea that LG’s upcoming newest phablet, the V30, will be making its debut this coming August 31st. This we know because about a month ago, the South Korean phone maker had already started sending out save the date invitations for an event happening on August 31 in the city of Berlin in Germany. And also, the fact that the invite shows the outline of a backlit letter V should be a giveaway that the event will surely showcase the V30.
Less than a week after OnePlus officially revealed that its next flagship device offering will be making its debut this coming June 20th, two leaked photos surfaced in the world wide web, thanks to Android Police and Slashleaks. If the leaked images are to be believed, it appears that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will come with a couple of cameras on its rear side, as well as a LED flash, antenna bands, and a gray color.
Nowadays, a smartphone's camera plays a vital role on how marketable the device will be. Since most smartphone users today are active on photo sharing apps like Instagram and Facebook, it is perfectly understandable why many are looking for a phone that comes with a capable camera. So when OnePlus made an announcement on its partnership with DxO, it came as a delightful surprise to many.
According to a report recently published by SamMobile (which cited South Korea based tech website Naver), Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S8, is said to be capable of shooting video footage at 1,000 frames per second (fps). The report also indicated that the latest Galaxy offering from the phone maker will come with a pair of cameras on the front side -- one for iris scanning purposes, and the other for taking selfies.
Samsung recently tweeted that the Exynos 9, its new processor offering, will have support for dual camera smartphones. This is made possible through the South Korean mobile giant’s Dual ISP (Image Signal Processor) technology. Dual camera configurations are nothing new, of course. Even back in 2011, HTC released a smartphone called Evo 3D, which feature twin cameras on the device’s rear side.
The quality of cameras on mobile devices have taken a huge leap of improvement over the last decade or so. Indeed, smartphone cameras nowadays are so good that various filmmakers have already tried (and succeeded) in shooting movies using their own iPhone devices. And now thanks to a new technology from Sony, capturing video footage via one’s handsets will continue to get even better.
Smartphones with dual camera configurations are making waves in this year’s Consumer Electronic Show currently being held in the Entertainment Capital of the World. There was Huawei’s Honor 6X and Asus’ ZenFone 3 Zoom, which both made their debuts in CES 2017. Joining the club is ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro, and it appears that among the trio, this one is the winner in terms of pricing.
With the roll out of iOS 10.1, Apple has brought the Portrait mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. The Portrait mode was actually already made available in beta, allowing a limited number of iPhone 7 Plus users to take images with a bokeh effect (blurred background). But with the latest update from Apple, this particular feature can now be experienced by every iPhone 7 Plus owner.
Less than a month after the debut of Apple’s latest iPhone 7 models, Xiaomi is unveiling two new flagship devices of its own -- the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus -- and just like Apple, Xiaomi is joining in on the dual camera configuration fun. The newest handsets are, of course, follow ups to the Mi 5 that the Chinese mobile giant officially announced back in February early this year.
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