Posts tagged as: MWC 2017

Xiaomi Announces Its First Mobile Processor – The Surge S1

Xiaomi showed off the Surge S1, a mobile processor that it developed in-house. Only a handful of companies make their own processors, including Apple, Huawei, and Samsung. Doing so allows for a higher level of integration when compared to using a chip designed by Qualcomm or MediaTek. The Surge S1 is an octa-core SoC with four […]

MediaTek Announces Helio X30 – Their New Premium Mobile Processor

MediaTek has announced the Helio X30 system-on-chip, its most advanced mobile processor for smartphones. The chip relies on a 10nm process, which gives it 2.4 times more processing power and 60% more efficiency when compared to MediaTek’s 16nm process. The X30 is a 10-core processor with a tri-cluster architecture. It has two ARM Cortex A73 cores […]

ZTE Jumps Into the Entry-Level Space with Two New Blade V8s

ZTE today announced the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite, two low-spec’d devices that will sit under the Blade V8 Pro released earlier this year. The phones share a number of features, including metal designs, rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, 5-inch HD displays, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. They both run […]

Oppo’s 5x Dual Camera Zoom Is a Real Telephoto Lens

OPPO has announced a new camera module that hides a telephoto lens inside the phone chassis. The main camera makes use of a wide-angle lens. A rotating prism set inside the camera module can divert light 90 degrees through a secondary lens to a second imaging sensor. Oppo claims the arrangement creates lossless images even at […]

FCC Chair Pai Calls Less Regulatory Oversight at MWC

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai laid out his vision for moving the FCC forward. Pai wants to foster innovation and investment in 5G. In order to do that, says Pai, the government must be less restrictive than it has been. “The key to realizing our 5G […]

Alcatel Debuts the A3 and U5 as their New Entry-Level Phones

Alcatel has announced the A3 and the U5, new additions to the bottom of its lineup of inexpensive Android smartphones. The devices are made mostly of plastic and share similar designs. A3: The A3 is the more capable of these two devices with a 5-inch HD display, 4G LTE, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel […]

Samsung Announces a New Gear VR Headset with a Controller

Samsung has announced a new version of its Gear VR headset, along with a controller. Controllers dramatically help the VR experience by allowing people to interact with a wider range of content when exploring new worlds. Samsung says the controller includes home, volume, and back keys and features a comfortable grip so it is easy to […]

Google Assistant Coming to Many Phones Running Marshmallow and Nougat

Google today said a wider selection of Android phones will soon have access to the Google Assistant. The Assistant is already available to the Pixel, Google Home, Android Wear 2.0, and within the Allo messaging app. Starting this week, the Assistant will come to most phones running Android 6 Marshmallow and Android 7 Nougat. It […]

LG G6 Has Been Officially Announced as Waterproof and Powerful Smartphone

LG today announced the G6, its flagship smartphone for 2017 at MWC 2017. The G6 features a sleek metal-and-glass design that keeps the footprint at a minimum despite the large screen. The G6 packs a unique 5.7-inch qHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and curved corners. The rounded corners of the display, along with […]

BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone Debuts at MWC

TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES earilier, but has now shared all the KEYone’s details. The phone sports a 4.5-inch full HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4 filling the top […]

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