Oppo has a great idea for stuffing more cameras into your smartphone. Instead of having a camera lens aimed directly outwards, it's bending light by 90 degrees inside the chassis of the phone. Y'know, like a submarine's periscope.
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There's been an intense debate in my head ever since Nokia introduced the new iteration of its classic 3310.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Mobile World Congress is currently happening in Barcelona, and everyone over there is very busy drinking sangria and talking about all the announced new phones. Like the LG G6 with its wacky aspect ratio and the Nokia 3310 with its nostalgic design. No one is talking about Samsung phones, because Samsung did not announce a single phone at the event. Instead, it hinted at the announcement for the eventual Galaxy S8.
Huawei is on an absolute tear at the moment. Hot on the heels of the Mate 9, it has two new phones just announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The P10 and larger P10+ are built around front and rear cameras co-developed with Leica, and sold in two fashionable Pantone colours.
Smartphone design just isn't as interesting as it used to be; top phones are all basically beautiful slabs of glass and metal with glimmering displays that make you go "ahhhhh." Last year, in an effort to combat the boredom, LG launched the G5, an ambitious disaster of an Android phone, which was most notable for its central gimmick, a "magic slot" which allowed you to plug-in modular accessories, like cameras and speakers. At its core, the tech was poorly designed, but worse was the fact that nobody cared about being able to trick out a phone with modules.
The new Sony Xperia Touch is very cool. You watch this tiny 720p laser projector in action, and even when it bugs out and doesn't immediately respond to your every fat fingered press it's still so neat you're almost inclined to not care. But I have no idea who is going to buy this €1600 device. That's nearly $2300 at current exchange rates... for an Android laser projector.
It might look the same, but it's not the same. Last year's LG G5 tried -- unsuccessfully -- to get the world interested in modular smartphones, and this year LG's aim is at the same time a little more restrained and a little more bold. Built around a 18:9 ratio display, the G6's form factor is completely different to the phones we're all already using.
As well as relaunching the 3310 (seriously), Nokia announced a whole new generation of smartphones at Mobile World Congress overnight - the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
Nokia is back. Well, probably. HMD Global, the brand that owns the Nokia name, will be introducing new "smartphones on Android" to the world overnight at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. Here's how you can tune in.
It's a busy overnighter for us here -- Motorola is about to take the stage at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona to introduce its latest phones and gadgets. What will we see? Well, almost certainly the new Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
Mobile World Congress kicks off overnight in Barcelona, and one of the first phone-makers out of the gates is Huawei. Here's the place to watch Huawei's midnight announcement of two new top-of-the-line phones and a brand new smartwatch.
It's almost the eve of LG's big announcement at Mobile World Congress, where Samsung's perpetual rival will unveil the G6: a phone that will be a lot more conventional than the modular G5 in a lot of ways, but that will have a few major departures in form and function. Before its official announcement, here's what we already know.
LG has sent out save-the-dates for its next smartphone unveiling, and it looks to be an interesting one. The new LG G6 will be launched on February 26th in Barcelona, the day before Mobile World Congress kicks off. This is traditionally "Samsung day," and there's already a Huawei launch in for the same date.
Are you going to splash out and spoil yourself with a new smartphone this year? We'd say Google's Pixel is the Android phone to buy right now, but if you're planning on holding off for a couple of months, it's going to have some tough competition. With Mobile World Congress 2017 just around the corner, we thought it was a good time to remind you of all the good stuff we know (and think) is on the way.