Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News - Page 1
We are all checking out the Amazon Prime Day sales right now, but if you are skipping the new Pixel 5 and want to grab Google's still kick ass Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL -- then now, is your time.
The Google Pixel 4 has its regular price of $799 slashed by $350, bringing it down to just $449. If you want the larger Google Pixel 4 XL then it is down from its regular price of $899 also slashed by $350, bringing the price of the Pixel 4 XL down to just $549 for Amazon Prime Day.
Apple will eventually enter the foldable smartphone market, which is currently kinda dominated by Samsung wtih a couple of different foldable smartphones in the Galaxy Z Flip and new Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones.
According to a new patent filed by Apple to the USPTO, a future foldable iPhone could "heal" itself from regular scratches. Not huge dents, but think more of the everyday use of your phone and being put inside and outside of your pocket or placed face-down onto a table, etc.
The patent is titled "Electronic Devices With Flexible Display Cover Layers" and explains: "The flexible portion of the display cover layer may be interposed between first and second rigid portions of the display cover layer. The display cover layer may also include a layer with self-healing properties. The layer of self-healing material may be formed across the entire display cover layer or may be formed only in the flexible region of the display cover layer. The display cover layer may include a layer of elastomer in the flexible region of the display cover layer for increased flexibility".
Google has just announced its next-gen Pixel 5 smartphone, which is aimed at a more mainstream audience and not going spec heavy against its competitors in Samsung and Apple.
The new Pixel 5 smartphone rocks a large 6-inch OLED display with a native 2340 x 1080 resolution, with a super-smooth 90Hz refresh rate. This is same 90Hz refresh that the previous-gen Pixel 4 smartphones had, but now we have some bigger improvements.
First off we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor which delivers some great, but not flagship performance, while adding 5G connectivity. Inside, Google is using a large 4000mAh battery which should provide much better all-day battery use out of the Pixel 5 versus the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 which weren't the greatest on battery life.
Samsung has just announced that it will be detailing its latest foldable smartphone on September 1 at Samsung Unpacked Part 2, with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 being detailed in full after its initial tease at Samsung Unpacked on August 5.
We should expect absolutely everything to be unveiled on Galaxy Z Fold 2 on September 1 at 10AM ET, where it will talk about all of the amazing things inside of its flagship foldable smartphone for 2020.
We've already had some reviews go live, so we know that it is already a kick ass phone with what should be a gorgeous 7.6-inch 120Hz display that will blow the foldable socks off of the current-gen Galaxy Fold -- of which I'm a personal owner, and big fan of.
Caviar makes some of the highest-end luxury custom smartphones in the world, with their new take on Samsung's just-released Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costing up to $6260.
Samsung charges around $1400 for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, so you're paying a $4860 premium for what exactly? Well, Caviar is using some exotic materials including red marble on the back panel, beautiful decorative framework on the back of the phone -- which uses rose gold covering.
The company is only making 396 of these smartphones in total, with 3 different series having 99 each -- starting at $5750 up to $6260. The website is light on details, but I don't think anyone paying $6000+ for a custom $1400 smartphone is going to care.
Microsoft has just announced that its Surface Duo smartphone is now available for pre-order, with the dual-screen smartphone shipping on September 10 for $1399.
Microsoft announced the dual-screen Surface Pro nearly a year ago, with the Surface Duo rocking dual 5.6-inch screens but when it is unfolded, you'll get a huge 8.1-inch PixelSense display to gander at. Microsoft uses a 360-degree hinge system that sees the dual 5.6-inch displays either being used on their own, or together.
Inside, we have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB storage options.
Samsung has made its Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone official, the successor to the Galaxy Fold which has been rebranded to fall under its Galaxy Z family of foldable phones.
The new Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon virtually every area of the already technically impressive Galaxy Fold, where it is faster, thinner, packs a better display, better hinge, faster charging, better cameras, better 5G, better everything really. Samsung really went the whole hog, again.
Samsung plans an event on September 1 for the full unveiling, or should we say, unfolding of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 -- so until then, let's walk you through what we do know about the new foldable.
We're hours away from Samsung's upcoming Unpacked 2020 event where we'll be introduced to the new Galaxy Note 20 (you can read all about those phones here) and the new, re-branded Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones.
Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone is right around the corner, but before it's big unveiling we've got leaker Ishan Agarwal providing the world with the official Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers. If you've got an original Galaxy Fold, you might want to check them out.
You can grab the official photos in higher quality from this Google Drive link, but expect more Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers when Samsung announces the new phones (and I'm sure much more) at Unpacked 2020 on August 5.
Google announced 3 new Pixel smartphones today, but only one of them was unveiled in full: the new Pixel 4a.
The new Google Pixel 4a smartphone shows that the company is serious about dominating the budget smartphone market, pricing the Pixel 4a at just $349. Google had everyone happy with the $399 pricing on the Pixel 3a, but the Pixel 4a is an even better phone at an even better price.
Pixel 4a is powered by a lesser-powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, compared to the Pixel 3a and its higher-end Snapdragon 855. We do have the same great 12-megapixel camera experience, as well as the same RAM and storage capacity as the Pixel 3a.
We had our first look at Samsung's purported Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G smartphone last week, which has reportedly been re-branded from the Galaxy Fold 2 to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will be unveiled at Samsung's upcoming Unpacked 2020 event on August 5.
Now we have our first real look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G smartphone thanks to MySmartPrice, which shared the first official press renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G in both its colors: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.
Samsung looks to have beefed up the Cover Display, which is the smaller display on the front of the phone before you unfold it. As a personal owned of the first-gen Galaxy Fold, this is going to be a much welcomed upgrade over its predecessor.