Huawei Mate X2

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:44:00 -0600

The Mate X2 keeps the large screen promise intact, as it sports an 8-incher when opened yet when closed it has a much bigger external display than the Z Fold 2 - a whopping 6.45" panel with 90Hz refresh rate. Coming with Huawei's newest Kirin 9000 5G chipset, the Mate X2 foldable phone is not lacking power for complex tasks like gaming or multirframe photography, or memory with 8GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage options. The camera, too, seems directly lifted from the excellent one on the P40 Pro, what with the huge 50MP sensor, 16MP ultrawide, and two zoom cams - one 12MP 3x telephoto for closer objects or portraits, and one 8MP with the whopping 10x periscope zoom. The big 4500mAh battery has been carried over from the Xs, as well as the 55W charging. Other notable Mate X2 features include a high 90Hz refresh rate for both displays, magnetically-controlled nano optical layer to minimise reflection, split screen software features for multitasking, and Director's View video streaming on one screen.

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Motorola moto g30

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 02:01:00 -0600

Motorola Moto g30 is the stronger brother of the moto g10 and similar to it runs Android 11 but bests it with better 90Hz supporting screen, 64MP main camera and a beefier 2GHz processor. Other features include a 5000mAh battery, which Motorola claims, it will give you 2 days battery life, 128GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which can host up to 512GB memory card.

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Motorola moto g10

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 02:01:00 -0600

Moto g10 is a mid-range smartphone featuring Android 11, Quad camera setup with a 48MP main shooter, 64/128GB internal memory and a Snapdragon 460 chipset with 1.8GHz octa-core Kryo processor.

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Samsung Galaxy F62

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:14:00 -0600

Samsung Galaxy F62 is an Android 11 running smartphone with a quad camera setup, Exynos 9825 chipset and a whopping 7000mAh battery promising to deliver performance and efficiency to the consumer. The main camera on the back has a 64MP's Sony IMX 682 sensor while on the front you get a 32MP selfie snapper.

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Samsung Galaxy M02

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:10:00 -0600

Samsung Galaxy M02 is an entry level smartphone running Android 10 and features a 6.5" display, 13MP main camera partnering with a 2MP macro one and a 5MP selfie snapper on the front. Running the show is a quad core 1.5GHz Mediatek chipset.

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1. Android Auto Adds Games, Wallpaper, Split-Screen View

Google is rolling out a major update to Android Auto. The new version includes car-optimized games such as trivia and "Jeopardy!". The feature can be activated by saying "Hey Google, play a game". Users can now "select from a variety of car-inspired backgrounds to personalize your car display". Finally, on "cars with wider screens", a new split-screen view "features a real-time view of Google Maps and media controls". The update will be available in the coming days for phones with Android 6 and above.

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2. Google Now Lets You Schedule a Text in Messages

Google has started rolling out an update to it Messages app that lets users schedule a text message to send at a later time. The feature is designed for people with "loved ones in another time zone or on a different schedule". To use the feature, simply press and hold the send button to reveal a new pop-up menu for scheduling. The menu provides several suggested times as shortcuts, plus an option to pick any specific date and time. The feature will be available in the next Messages update for phones running Android 7 and newer.

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3. Samsung's New 50-Megapixel Camera Sensor Supports Staggered HDR

Samsung today announced a new camera sensor featuring a number of new technologies that will offer improved HDR, low-light performance, and auto-focusing. The ISOCELL GN2 is a 50 megapixel sensor with 1.4-micrometer (μm)-sized pixels. The GN2 supports staggered HDR, which lets a device capture short and long exposures simultaneously, for HDR images with fewer motion artifacts. Staggered HDR can also enable computational HDR for video. Support for staggered HDR sensors is a key feature of Qualcomm's latest flagship chip for phones, the Snapdragon 888. Samsung also claims that staggered HDR is 24% more power-efficient compared to the traditional HDR technique. The GN2 also sports Dual Pixel Pro, an improved auto-focus (AF) system that uses all sensor pixels for focusing. While previous dual-pixel AF systems can only detect pattern changes horizontally, Dual Pixel Pro splits pixel elements diagonally, so it can also use vertical information to lock focus quickly. The GN2 also has Smart ISO Pro, which does for ISO what staggered HDR does for exposure length. The technology "takes readouts from both high and low ISO to instantly create high dynamic range images with less motion-artifacts." It can also take and process multiple high-ISO frames quickly, for an effective maximum ISO of "close to one-million". For video, the GN2 supports full-HD videos at 480 frames-per-second (fps) or 4K at 120fps. The ISOCELL GN2 is already in mass production, meaning it should make its way into phones soon.

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