Category: smartphone

android \ Archive \ meizu \ smartphone
Meizu 16s image render appears online before public launch
April 12, 2019

Meizu may have failed the public with the ZERO button-less phone but the brand is still alive. The supposedly button-less and port-less smartphone is a no-go. Apparently, it’s not real even after appearing on Indiegogo. The phone was teased and then made us excited about the possibility but it’s not a real product, or at least, not yet. The last phone from the Chinese OEM was the Meizu Note 9 that launched...

read more
Foldable Smartphone \ Gartner \ mobile phone \ Mobile Phones \ smartphone
Gartner predicts 30 million foldable phones will be sold by 2023
April 12, 2019

As many as 30-million foldable smartphones could be in the hands of consumers by 2023, making up 5% of the premium smartphone segment, research by Gartner suggests. The data firm on Monday issued its revised global smartphone shipment foresight, suggesting that sales of traditional mobile devices — phones, ultramobile PCs and notebooks — will remain flat through to 2021. “For the eighth consecutive year, the PC market is at a...

read more
HMD Global \ mobile phone \ Mobile Phones \ nokia \ Nokia 9 PureView \ smartphone
The five-camera Nokia 9 PureView will cost R12 999 in South Africa
April 10, 2019

At some point in the future we may well get a smartphone covered entirely by camera lenses. But for now, you’ll have to settle for the next best thing: the Nokia 9 PureView. The penta-camera smartphone made quite a splash at MWC 2019 in Barcelona in March, but on Thursday HMD Global announced that the device is now available to purchase in South Africa. Specs-wise, this is Nokia’s first new flagship since 2017’s Nokia 8 Sirocco. And...

read more
hands-on \ mobile phone \ Mobile Phones \ preview \ samsung \ Samsung Galaxy \ Samsung Galaxy S10E \ smartphone
48 hours with the canary yellow Samsung Galaxy S10e
April 8, 2019

As the saying goes, size matters. But in the case of smartphone users, it’s not always the largest devices that get the most love. In fact, as phones get bigger and bigger and bigger, the compact flagship market resembles something of a ghost town. The sector that Sony and Apple once commanded so defiantly, is now all but gone, and compact, powerful devices are gone with it. But, this year, there seems to be a renewed focus on...

read more
android \ Archive \ OPPO \ OPPO Reno \ smartphone
OPPO phones with pop-up display, side-slider screen rendered
April 7, 2019

OPPO can be a bit secretive when it comes to new phones. We understand that trait and honestly, it’s something other OEMs must aim to do: keep secrets tight. But then again you know how it is in the mobile industry, you really can’t keep a secret for a long time. OPPO is believed to be working on a new smartphone with an almost bezel-less display. The selfie camera could be hidden as a pop-up camera but...

read more
android \ Archive \ Google \ Moto G8 \ Motorola \ smartphone
Motorola phone with four rear cameras rendered, could be flagship
April 6, 2019

Making your concept into reality used to be THE goal. Now, turning those ideas into image renders may just be enough. That is what’s been happening the past few months especially since Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks accommodates such requests to come up with renders of upcoming smartphones. The latest set involves a mysterious Motorola phone. It could be the Moto G8 or a totally new phone series. We don’t...

read more
HMD Global \ mobile phone \ Mobile Phones \ nokia \ Nokia X71 \ smartphone
Nokia X71 launches with company's first punch-hole selfie camera
April 6, 2019

Nokia’s first smartphone with a punch-hole selfie camera is now official. Dubbed the Nokia X71, the glass sandwich made its debut in Taiwan on Tuesday, bringing with its a solid spec sheet. It’s a mid-range device, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset is proof of this. But Nokia’s also threw in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for good measure. All this is hidden behind a 6.4 inch 2316×1080 LCD display with a...

read more
head to head \ Honor \ Honor 10 Lite \ Honor 8X \ mobile phone \ Mobile Phones \ smartphone \ South Africa
which would you get, South Africa?
April 2, 2019

By Andy Walker on 28 March, 2019 <!-- @AndyWalkerSA --> Honor on Wednesday unveiled its new device to South African audiences in the form of the Honor 10 Lite. Given its numerical “flagship” name, one would think that it now tops the brand’s hierarchy in the country. But that’s not true. Unlike the Honor 10, the Honor 10 Lite is decidedly...

read more
android \ Archive \ Featured \ LG \ LG G8 ThinQ \ Must Read \ smartphone
LG G8 ThinQ to roll out in the US via different channels, here's when
March 31, 2019

It’s been over a month since LG announced the G8 ThinQ. We’ve got our hands-on feature and we told you that it offers more ways to do the same thing. The smartphone was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019 with Crystal Sound OLED technology plus a selfie camera with ToF 3D sensor. LG’s latest premium flagship phone will soon be available in the United States according to a recent announcement. It...

read more
android \ Archive \ samsung \ Samsung Galaxy Fold \ smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Fold undergoes folding test
March 31, 2019

While we do know already most of the details of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, we still don’t have much sightings of the part smartphone, part tablet device. Now it looks like we’re getting a sort of early look at the device that will officially be available starting April 26. But what we do see is the Galaxy Fold undergoing a Folding Test through one of Samsung’s specialized stress testing machines to show us...

read more