The biggest seller of smartphone devices in the whole world recently launch a couple of different ads that showcase its brand new AMOLED display screens (view them here and here). Sure, new AMOLED displays are something to look forward to, but even more exciting is the mysterious handset that appears in the two separate ads.
Two of the most prominent brands in the world of mobile are looking to bring fully functioning foldable smartphone devices to life as early as this year. As reported by the Korea Herald, South Korea’s biggest phone makers, Samsung and LG, both have plans to release bendable handsets in 2017.
As reported by South Korea based tech website IT Times, LG is said to be planning to turn its next upcoming flagship device, the G6, into the first phablet in the whole world to feature a 5.7 inch QHD+ LCD display screen with an aspect ratio of 2:1.
According to a report recently published by Taiwan based news website Digitimes, this year’s upcoming iPhone 8 could be equipped with a full glass front and rear side flanking a center frame made of metal.
Qualcomm may have accidentally revealed the ZenFone AR device, Asus’ latest smartphone offering and the second handset to come with support for Tango, Google’s augmented reality technology. Through a blog post, the chip maker giant inadvertently spilled the beans on an upcoming press conference to be held by Asus on January 4th of this year during the annual Consumer Electronics Show happening in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada this week.
To start the new year, HTC is planning to unveil something important. Just this week, the Taiwanese phone maker started sending out invitations to the press for an event scheduled on January 12th next year.
This week, Synaptics, one of Samsung’s manufacturing partners, has officially introduced a new fingerprint sensor for smartphone devices. The Natural ID FS9100 sensor is an optical type of scanner that can be fitted under a handset’s glass display screen. Most of today’s fingerprint sensors are of the capacitive type, which meant that they require a dedicated space of their own on the phone’s screen real estate, e.g.
In light of what has happened to its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, Samsung simply can not afford its upcoming flagship offering, next year’s Galaxy S8, to not be a blockbuster hit.
The year 2016 saw mobile giants such as Apple and Motorola decide on doing away with the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack in their respective high profile smartphone releases. Is the world’s biggest seller of smartphones also doing the same in the near future?
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