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Sony CEO: Xperia phones are here to stay

The Guardian interviewed Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, who talked in depth about the company's various divisions, but we found his thoughts on the smartphone segment the most interesting. First, the good news: Sony Xperia phones are here to stay. Now the bad: phones may not be. Hirai believes the future lies elsewhere but to capture and lead this future market, his company needs to stay in the communication business. "It's not about the smartphones of today; it's more about looking beyond smartphones - at what are we going to be doing - and to be a player in this space; ideally to be a leader....



Upcoming high-end Sony Xperia smartphone to sport Snapdragon 845, benchmark confirms

Sony is getting ready to introduce at least one successor to the Xperia XZ1 - most likely at MWC in February. The company's upcoming flagship smartphone has been rumored to finally adopt the bezel-less look that's been so popular in 2017, and a few days ago a spec sheet leaked for the Sony H82xx device. This will apparently come in four market-dependent versions: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296. The H8266 has now been spotted in the Geekbench database, having run the well known benchmark. The listing confirms that at least this model will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, its premier...



Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone confirmed to launch in India later this year

At MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei had announced its Huawei Mate X phone, making it the world’s first foldable 5G product. Presently, the company has confirmed that the Mate X will be introduced in India later this year. Whereas the cameraphone was noted last month, the smartphone is not yet available for purchase. The manufacturer had said at the time of unveiling that the handset will be available for get in mid-2019 for a value of 2,299 Yuan. Huawei mate x foldable 5g smartphone confirmed to launch in india later this year India is an key market for Huawei and for any additional phone brand as it is one of the world’s biggest phone market. And it makes sense for the manufacturer to release its top-of-the-line product in India as well. However, after introduced, it could possibly be one of the most high-cost smartphones in India.

Mate X technical specs

The Huawei Mate X options a large 8-inch panel with a 2480 x 2200 pixels panel resolution and an 8:7.1 aspect ratio whenever unfolded with fairly thin bezels. When folded, it transforms into a dual display smartphone – one side is a 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 display although the other is a 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) 25:9 display.

CPU, RAM and storage

The phone is fueled by the company’s own Kirin 980 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It has dual SIM support (nano only) however only SIM 1 supports 5G. You can Additionally switch out the second SIM card for Huawei’s NM card (256GB max.). It arrives with the 7nm Balong 5000 modem which brings 5G support to the product.

Cameras

It options 3 cameras on the back, what Furthermore double as the selfie digital cameras. The digital cameras were co-developed with Leica and are made up of a 40MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens.

User interface

The smartphone runs the EMUI 9.1.1 custom interface, which is based on Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. As for the connectivity features, the device supports NFC, dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and USB Type-C port.

Battery and charging

The Huawei Mate X has 2 built-in batteries, which offers a total capacity of 4,500mAh. Huawei has Additionally debuted its new SuperCharge fast charging tech which supports up to 55W. The company claims that the new SuperCharge makes it possible for users to charge the gadget from empty to 85% in just 30 minutes! Via

Snap’s Spectacles can now be bought online for $130

Snapchat's parent Snap launched an intriguing product - sunglasses called Spectacles that record 10-second videos. They were hard to buy but little by little they were made available for limited amount of fanboys. Until today. Starting February 20 Spectacles are available at Snap's Online store for $129.99 in three colors - Coral, Black and Blue. The package includes charging case and a cable. Sadly, delivery is 2-4 weeks and the device is currently available only in United States. The glasses are pretty easy to use - you press a button to start recording a 10-second Snap. A...



New leak offers closer look at the Galaxy A8s Infinity-O glass and its selfie camera hole

The future of Samsung's mobile display tech is nothing short of exhilarating at the moment, but also equal parts confusing. After the official announcement of the eagerly-anticipated Infinity Flex Display, along with a roadmap for at least four other display designs (Infinity-U, Infinity-V, Infinity-O and New Infinity) the industry and especially the rumor vines permeating it are struggling to put their finger on the exact look of future models. Samsung's constant patent filing for even more solutions for the notch dilemma and slight design variations are only making things worse. It may...