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  • The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is the company’s flagship comeback kid

    The Axon 9 Pro is ZTE's latest flagship. Yes, that ZTE. The same company that was clinging to life just a few weeks ago following US sanctions. But now, with those sanctions lifted, the Chinese firm's first device since is saying all the right things. On the surface, it has all of 2018's common flagship traits: a large, 18:9 screen; a dual camera setup at the rear; and a notch. Beneath the 6.21 inch 2248x1080 AMOLED screen, there's a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. You're also getting a 4000mAh battery, a water and dust resistance...

  • Sony Xperia XZ3 unveiled with OLED screen, SD 845 and AI smarts

    It's been a little over three months since the Sony Xperia XZ2 launched in South Africa, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese phone maker from unveiling yet another new flagship today. At IFA 2018, the company lifted the curtains on its Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone, sporting very few aesthetic and internal differences from its XZ2 predecessor. With that said, you'll still get a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, the real difference is the screen. The XZ3 sports an OLED panel instead of an LCD. It's a 6.0 inch panel with 2880x1440 pixels coated in...

  • Samsung launches its 8K TV screens at IFA 2018

    If 4K just isn't enough for you, you'll soon be able to purchase an 8K television screen. Samsung has announced its new 8K television lineup at IFA 2018, covering a number of sizes. Starting at 65 inch for the baby model, consumers can also consider mounting an 85 inch set to their lounge walls. Notably, this is Samsung's first foray into consumer 8K screens and brings with it a host of jargon. "Samsung QLED 8K TV will feature several 8K-ready enhancements, including Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Processor 8K, all created to bring 8K-quality images to life,"the company writes...

  • Huawei’s phones are now more popular than Apple’s

    Huawei now sells more smartphones globally than Apple, this according to data released by research firm Gartner. The firm's Q2 2018 reports suggests that the Chinese manufacturer sold in excess of 49-million devices within the quarter, around 13.3% of total market share. For Huawei, that's a gain or more than 13-million units year-over-year. Apple in comparison sold 44.7-million units, just over 400 000 more than the same quarter last year. Samsung remains the biggest selling smartphone manufacturer with 72.3-million units. Notably, that's a drop of some 10-million year-over-year. The Chinese onslaught continues further down the table. Xiaomi cements its place in fourth position, reclaiming it...

  • LG G7 family introduces two new members

    LG has extended its G7 series to include two more phones, the LG G7 One, and the LG G7 Fit. The One, as the title suggests, is the company's first Android One smartphone "that brings together the best of the company’s smartphone experience and expertise with Google’s latest smartphone OS innovations," the company writes. For the record, it isn't a lowly-specced budget device either. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset -- also seen on the LG G6 -- and a combo of 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity. The G7 Fit still features LG's UX user interface, and uses a...

  • The leaks continue: Google’s Pixel 3 XL gets an unofficial unboxing

    If you thought Apple's pre-iPhone leaks were bad, take another look at Google and its Pixel 3 XL, because there's almost nothing left to the imagination. After pretty much every detail of the device has been leaked well before launch date, a new unboxing by YouTube channel In DIGI arrives with the final blow. The unboxing mirrors the snaps we've seen circulating on the internet for recent weeks. The massive notch, the blinding white rear panel, and the lack of a headphone jack are all clear to see. (Especially that notch). Additionally, a number of accessories are also showcased, including a USB-C...

  • iPhone 2018 rumour roundup: iPhone 5C successor expected in September

    Welcome to our mid-year Apple rumour roundup, popping up just in time for the company's annual September product announcement. Because rumours have an odd tendency to be true around these parts, treat this article as a look at possible things to come. But none of these tidbits have been confirmed by Apple. So take everything listed below with a pinch of salt. With that out the way, have at our rolling rumour roundup for Apple's upcoming iPhone models below. Significant changes coming to three iPhones in 2018 We're hearing from more sources that three iPhone devices will launch in a few weeks time. The...

  • This is the Xiaomi Poco F1, a flagship-spec phone at a basement price

    In a world where flagship smartphones rocking the quickest Fortnite-supporting chipsets can cost in excess of R20 000, Xiaomi has this week launched a device for a little over R4300 (directly converted from Rupees). Introducing the Chinese company's latest brand and device: the Pocophone F1. Now, Poco isn't the strongest name to lead the line of new, affordable but stupidly quick devices, but at that price, anything will do. The F1 launched in India earlier this week and will sell there for Rs. 20 999 -- less than a quarter of the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone X. Best...

  • Nikon launches its Z series, its first full frame mirrorless camera range

    Nikon has today officially launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera series in Tokyo, called the Z mount system. The release features two cameras, the Z7 and Z6, along with new Nikkor Z lenses. “This system has been realized through the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performance", said Nikon in its press release. The cameras feature a 17% larger diameter mount, allowing for "more of everything: more light capture, more data sharing between lens and camera and more image quality performance". They further include 4K video, a backside illumination CMOS sensor that allows for a large range of ISO, electronic viewfinders, and...

  • Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 launches in South Africa for R1999

    Fujifilm has this week launched its new Instax camera in South Africa. Dubbed the Square SQ6, the little unit can snap photos and then print them in square film format within three minutes. Getting geeky for a minute, the SQ6 features automatic exposure control, which adjusts flash level and shutter speed based on the available light. Fujifilm notes that this is perfect for capturing moments indoors, or "at a party". Other modes are also included. "The Selfie mode should be popular, since it automatically adjusts brightness and focal length to the ideal setting, while the selfie mirror allows one to check the capture...