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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 “handheld” costs $1,600, has warm-swappable battery

Panasonic's Toughbook computers look more like suitcases than laptops - they are not pretty, they are not cheap, but they are so rugged that they are advertised for military use. A few years ago the company unveiled Toughpad tablets and now there's a phone. Well, the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 isn't necessarily a phone, the press release calls it a "handheld". That's because there's a Wi-Fi only version as well as a Wi-Fi/4G vesrsion (with voice capabilities). Either way it runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Panasonic's COMPASS 2.0 (Complete Android Security and Services), which enables flexible...



OnePlus 7 live picture surfaces online, could be a slider smartphone

The OnePlus 7 isn’t coming to launch until around May/June but a live photo said to be that of the smartphone has surfaced online, providing which can be our extra initially accurate watch at the upcoming flagship. The OnePlus 7 is appeared in an industrial case side by side with the OnePlus 6T. The case makes it watch as if the smartphone has really thin bezels but we don’t think it is any thinner than that of the OnePlus 6T. However, there isn’t a notch on the product and the speaker is Lots wider than that of the OP6T. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t show the lower half of the smartphone, so we can’t view if the chin has gotten thinner. https://twitter.com/xiaovai77/status/1083941073217417217 The lack of a notch has led to theories that the OnePlus 7 might have a slider. However, one can’t say if it is a mechanical one or a motorized one. The OnePlus 7 should arrive with a Snapdragon 855 processor and be out there in alternative RAM and storage configurations. It need to In addition arrive with Warp Charge 30 which debuted on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. There are moreover rumors that it may be the first OnePlus smartphone with support for wireless charging because OPPO, a sister company has joined the Wireless Power Consortium and OnePlus could follow suit. Source: link



Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market increase. Huawei and Oppo are third and fourth. Huawei is got to a 10.7% share achieving 38.4 million units shipped, up from 32 million a year ago....



Xiaomi Redmi S2 in for review

Xiaomi quickly emerged to Top 5 manufacturer in the world thanks to affordable but reliable smartphones. The latest addition to the portfolio that matches the description is the Xiaomi Redmi S2, announced last month in China. It is also bound to arrive on the Indian market under the Redmi Y2 moniker as a cheaper variant of the dual-cam Redmi Note 5 Pro. We just received the device, and we want to share our initial thoughts before doing the complete review. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 quickly gets attention with its height when you take it out of the box. The phone is the tallest Redmi...



Nokia 8 teardown shows repairs are tricky but doable

Nokia 8 already went through the grueling burn and bend tests of JerryRigEverything and lived, but what if it didn't? How hard would it be to repair a component that broke or failed? Well, nothing like a comprehensive teardown to answer that question. The phone is certainly well-built, but a novice will have a hell of a time trying to repair it. The first obstacle is the screen, which is glued down. Below that things are mostly held down with screws and plenty of them - 30 in total with different sizes and one standoff screw. The copper heat pipe is interesting. It's pretty big, but it...