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  • It’s official: the Nokia 9 PureView’s insane five-camera array is here

    The Nokia 9 PureView is finally, finally official, the company's product head Juho Savikas announced on Sunday. With its five cameras, the device looks like a spider from the rear. The array however sports two are RGB cameras and three monochrome sensors. All five are controlled by a custom chipset developed by a firm called Light and lets the device control each snapper separately. Notably, the phone will take at least one simultaneous snap with all sensors regardless of the mode. Overall, these snaps can hold as much as 240MP of imaging information. The phone will also always snap pictures in RAW...

  • HMD Global announces Nokia 210, Nokia 1.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2

    HMD Global on Sunday announced a number of devices set to arrive for consumers in 2019. Nokia 210 https://twitter.com/NokiaMobile/status/1099690988849844224 This is the company's most affordable 2.5G smartphone. The phone comes with a built-in app store and a month-long battery life. It'll be available in three colours, grey, black, and red. It will be available from next week for just $35. Nokia 1 Plus The company's next device takes the form factor of the successful Nokia 1 and gives it a more premium look -- it looks like a smaller Nokia 6.1. https://twitter.com/NokiaMobile/status/1099691729664593921 The front of the phone is dominated by 5.45 inch IPS LCD display in 18:9...

  • Official: This is the Huawei Mate X, the company’s first foldable phone

    The Huawei vs Samsung rivalry is back in full swing. And we're absolutely loving it. Today, the Chinese company debuted its foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, at a pre-MWC 2019 event in Barcelona. The move comes just four days after Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold, its first bendable smartphone. But while the Fold lacked the fit and finish we'd expect from Samsung at the highest level, the Huawei Mate X looks like the finished item. https://twitter.com/HuaweiMobile/status/1099665049612886016 The company's calling it the "world's fastest foldable 5G phone". But there are three different ways to use it. One, is in 6.38 inch mode, which will give...

  • Huawei Mate X foldable phone leaks (again) hours before MWC 2019 event

    We're less than two hours away from Huawei's MWC 2019 presser, but already, the big surprise has been spoiled. Once more. Twitter user Lazar Constantin has tweeted a gaggle of pictures portraying the Huawei Mate X which bends outwards rather than inward like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. https://twitter.com/lazarcata97/status/1099602196180672512 The phone also has remarkably thin bezels, and unlike the Galaxy Fold, there doesn't seem to be a notch for the larger screen's cameras. More about this phone will be divulged in a little less than two hours, so stay tuned to Gearburn for those details. H/T: Thanks Brendon Petersen for the tip! Feature image: screenshot, Lazar...

  • Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 855, triple-camera Mi 9 will cost €449

    Update: At the company's MWC 2019 conference today, Xiaomi finally gave us a European price for the Xiaomi Mi 9. The device, the first with the company's triple camera setup, will cost €449 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version, and €499 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage version. Preorders kick off in Spain, France and Italy today. It's not clear when or if it'll arrive in South Africa. Original article: With all the hullabaloo surrounding Samsung's devices on Wednesday, most of the world completely forgot that Chinese firm Xiaomi debuted its latest flagship. But this being Xiaomi, this phone isn't set to retail for...

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G will cost just €599, available in May

    Xiaomi kicked off MWC 2019 by talking none other than 5G. But after a long song and dance about IoT and 5G's performance, the company's product manager Donovan Sung announced the device we've all been waiting for: the Mi Mix 3 5G. It'll be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset alongside Qualcomm's X50 5G modem. https://twitter.com/xiaomi/status/1099611828932362240 The company also showcased a 5G demo, in which the company performed a 5G video call beyond Chinese borders using Orange's network. "Real 5G. Not fake 5G," Sung quipped. As for the physical design, the Mi Mix 3 5G still includes the bevy of features the phone's known...

  • Oppo’s next flagship will have a mental 10x zoom camera system

    News of Oppo's ambitious 10x lossless zoom first leaked in January, but today, journalists in Barcelona got a taste of it in the flesh. The company announced in a pre-MWC 2019 conference that its zoom system is ready to be placed on a phone. And that phone could arrive as early as Q2 2019. https://twitter.com/oppo/status/1099296733694251011 The lens system -- consisting of three distinct modules -- will cover the focal equivalent of 16mm to 160mm. The primary sensor will feature 48MP. A secondary 16MP sensor will be strapped to a wide-angle 120 degree 16mm lens. And lastly, the third module will be the 160mm...

  • Archos Oxygen 68XL wants to make the corner notch a thing

    The notch be a 2018 fad that's slowly making way for pop-up cameras and in-display selfie snappers, but some firms just can't seem to let go. One such company is French firm Archos. While two of its devices set to launch at MWC 2019 will feature more traditional teardrop notches -- selfie cameras set at the very top -- one phone will have its notch occupy an entire top corner of the screen. Hey, the Samsung Galaxy Fold's inner screen has a corner notch. Why can't Archos' phone have one too? Dubbed the Oxygen 68XL, the phone is aimed at the lower-end of...

  • Big leak: is the ‘Huawei Mate X’ the company’s foldable smartphone?

    Huawei may have just inadvertently let one out of the bag, and a big, foldable one at that. According to an image of a billboard that originated on Weibo and reposted to Twitter, we have a fairly good idea of Huawei's foldable smartphone. https://twitter.com/gimme2pm/status/1098995332233469953 Dubbed the Huawei Mate X, judging by snaps, it seems that the screen -- just a single screen, that is -- will bend backwards snapping out from a pillar that's reminiscent of Lenovo's tablets. It's an entirely different design move compared to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which has a single screen on the outside and a large screen on...

  • Huge leak: Sony Xperia 1 flagship, three other phones leak ahead of MWC

    Well, there goes another surprise. Sony is the latest company to suffer from a huge info leak just prior to its MWC 2019 press event, spilling a list of specs of its latest devices. The exclusive by 91Mobiles suggests that four phones are planned -- one flagship in the form of the Xperia 1, two mid-rangers in the form of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, and one budget device in the Xperia L3. The Sony Xperia 1 The most interesting device on the list, of course, is the Xperia 1. Read more: Sony’s simplifying its naming scheme with the royal purple ‘Xperia...