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Counterclockwise: monster-sized screens, the early days

Last week we traced the upwards trajectory of phone storage, let's do the same but for screen size. Note that we'll focus only on phones - that is no PDAs. With that in mind, get ready for some Nokia domination. Hailing from the distant 1996, the Nokia 9000 had a 4.5" 640 x 200px screen and a graphical web browser to surf the web at a blistering 0.0096Mbps. It was a true smartphone (running GEOS, a predecessor of Symbian) on a 33Mhz processor. This phone spawned a multitude of successors, all of which featured its unusual laptop-like design - easily accessible screen outside, big...

Apple Pay now live in Brazil

Apple's expansion efforts for its digital payment platform might have slowed down a bit, but it is still scoring important wins, nonetheless. After Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates joined the Apple Pay ranks, last year, now Brazil is officially on the supported list as well. Cupertino is a bit behind the competition when it comes to the vast Latin American market, since both Google and Samsung already have their solutions up and running in the country. Still, it's all about third-party support, when it comes to the digital payment game and Apple is off to a...

Meizu 16 primary digital camera features a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture

Meizu is preparing to launch its next flagship cameraphone series — Meizu 16 in August. The manufacturer will be launching Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus, and ahead of the phone’s launch upcoming month, other of the details related to the telephone have leaked online. Although we presently know that the upcoming flagship phone will have a dual sensor setup, the latest reports reveals that the major digital camera on the back side will feature a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.8 apreture. Further, it is said that the company’s mBack button will have a fresh evolutionary variant and will ditch the dot design and style. There’s a possibility that the manufacturer could represent a fresh gesture recognition feature. Meizu 16 primary digital camera features a 12mp sensor with f/1.8 aperture Recently, Meizu CEO Jack Wong shared sensor samples of the next flagship telephone Meizu 16. The inside sample photo seems to be incredibile with a high level of accuracy in color reproduction and the clarity is vivid. Meizu is coming to launch 2 smartphone in its Meizu 16 series — Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus and even though both smartphone will have narrow bezels and high screen-to-body ratio, the phones will not feature a notched screen. Under the hood, both phones will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Sd 845 octa-core cpu, clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.8GHz. This is the exactly chipset that powers most of the flagship telephone unveiled this year. The company’s CEO has presently unveiled that there’ll be an 8GB RAM + 128GB internal memory model, which is likely to be the high-end version of the Meizu 16. The smartphone is moreover confirmed to arrive with an under-display fingerprint camera. It will In addition come with dual rear scanner setup and support for wireless charing. However, there’ll be an additional model titled Meizu X8, a mid-range providing from the manufacturer, which will be powered by Snapdragon 710 processor and won’t function the in-display fingerprint digital camera. Recently, Meizu CEO Jack Wong had said that the other powerful version of the upcoming flagship smartphones will not price tag far more than 4000 Yuan, which roughly translates to $514 whereas the Meizu X8 is said to cost between 1,500-2,000 Yuan ($226-300). The Meizu 16-series as effectively as the Meizu X8 are slated to launch next month. While Jack Wong has unveiled that the Meizu 16 will be introduced on 26th August, the manufacturer has not still made the release date formal.

Asus Zenfone 5Z US pre-orders open at $500

Asus announced the Zenfone 5z at MWC 2018 back in late February. The phone's rollout to markets took a lot of time but it's finally in motion - it went to Europe, then launched in India in July and will hit the United States mid-August. In fact, the flagship just appeared on pre-order at Amazon with its 6.2" notched screen and Blue paintjob for $499. The actual launch date is August 13. The Asus Zenfone 5z is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and arrives in the United States unlocked for all carriers. The flagship has a dual camera on the back with 12 MP main sensor and 8 MP...

Honor Note 8 with 6.6-inch 2K display is coming

A new Honor has been spotted on Chinese mobile regulator website, TENAA. The certification is for a device with the model number EDI-AL10, aka as the Honor Note 8. The phablet is quite a massive one, with a 6.6-inch Quad HD (2K) 1440p OLED display, which means it is bigger than the Xiaomi Mi Max (6.44″). In fact, the teaser did mock the Mi Max. (more…)