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New Sony Xperia X Concept build brings LDAC support, Glove mode

Sony has pushed out a new update to Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company's Concept for Android program. Arriving as build number 38.3.1.A.0.32C, the update brings several changes, including last month's security patch. The update brings support for LDAC, a new Camera version, and some performance improvements. Also included is a new Glove Mode that lets you use your phone while wearing gloves. And finally, Android security fixes for the month of February are also there. What's worth mentioning here is that the VoLTE feature has been disabled in this update due to...



LG highlights key bits of the V30 UX on video: AOD, camera, Game Tools

The LG V30 was announced on Wednesday at IFA in Berlin, marking the demise of the secondary display that was a staple of the V-series. All is not lost, LG wants to convince you in a new video put up on YouTube. It details key features of the LG UX on the V30 - among them the floating bar that's meant to replace part of the secondary screen's functionality. The floating bar contains capture and draw tools, including a GIF maker ('jif' says LG, but the author of this piece remains unconvinced). App shortcuts can also be accessed from there, as well as a music player, contacts, and call...



Relive the evolution of Sony Xperia design in two minutes

Sony unveiled its latest design language at the MWC, called Ambient Flow. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact return to the curvy backs of Sony's earlier designs. Need a refresher? This video traces Sony's design language from 2012 to today. It starts with Iconic Identity - the time of the Xperia S and company with their ergonomic curves and transparent row of buttons. Then, OmniBalance came and ruled Sony design from 2012 to 2015, first introduced with the Xperia Z. OmniBalance shed the curves and went for a very rectangular look. It also cemented some traditional Xperia features like...



iPhone XS and XS Max drop test doesn’t end well

Apple made some big claims about the durability of the glass used on the new iPhone XS and XS Max making the first drop test videos particularly interesting. Even though the handsets feature "the strongest glass ever on a phone," the iPhone XS and XS Max are still fragile glass sandwiches. All it takes is a drop on concrete and the back and front panels shatter. The repair cost of the back panel is a whopping $599 on the iPhone XS Max while the front will set you back $329. However, both smartphones proved that they are beer-proof. The iPhone XS and XS Max were dunked in a 1.5-meter...



Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Specs Launch in August

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi after announcing the mi 5, now is gearing for the second flagship that company will release this year. Xiaomi expected to release successor to the last year Mi note with some high-end specifications. Company will launch the MI Note 2 that will feature a 5.7-inch Quad hd display. Under the hood we can see newly announced snapdragon 821 processor  that will be first to be used in Mi Note 2. Coming to the camera section we can see 23MP back camera and a fingerprint sensor on the front with optical image stabilization(OIS) . Device will be powered by 3500 mAH battery life with fast charge support. (more…)