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Samsung launches another affordable smartphone

Lana Jelic | Jul 7, 2017 at 09:13 am CDT

A month after the launch of the Galaxy J5 (2017), Samsung has launched a new smartphone, the Galaxy J5 Pro.

Samsung launches another affordable smartphone | TweakTown.com

The phone is powered by Exynos 7870 processor with octa-core 1.6GHz processor and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

The device features a 5.2-inch display and runs Android Nougat (7.0). The Galaxy J5 Pro comes with a 13MP rear and 13MP front camera.

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Nokia partners with Zeiss for dual-lens smartphone

Lana Jelic | Jul 6, 2017 at 07:22 pm CDT

HMD Global is pretty eager to bring back the old fame to the Nokia phones. They already announced a modern version of the Nokia 3310 and three Nokia smartphones. The company should also announce its flagship, Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone, later this year.

Nokia partners with Zeiss for dual-lens smartphone | TweakTown.com

But the company is not stopping there. They have announced that they are partnering up with Zeiss for its smartphones camera. HMD Global shared its excitement saying it's looking "to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry."

Zeiss posted a tweet saying that they "look forward to an exciting journey into the future of smartphone imaging." Interestingly, the tweet features a short video which indicates that the two companies might be working on a dual camera setup, rumored to debut in Nokia 9, the company's flagship.

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Apple to use OLED screens in all new 2018 iPhones

Lana Jelic | Jul 6, 2017 at 03:19 pm CDT

Apple is planning to use OLED displays in all the new iPhone models launched in the second half of 2018, claim industry sources.

Apple to use OLED screens in all new 2018 iPhones | TweakTown.com

One of the sources states that Apple plans to release three new models next year, all of them with OLED displays.

According to sources in OLED production, panel makers might not be able to meet the demand if Apple goes through with their plans.

This year, Apple should launch three new iPhone models, but only the premium handset, the rumored iPhone 8, should have an OLED display. The other two devices should be updates to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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RED Hydrogen One is the world's first holographic phone

Lana Jelic | Jul 6, 2017 at 01:19 pm CDT

RED is a company that has a history of leading the movie industry into new technologies. RED was the first company to make 4K cameras accessible, and now we have 4K in virtually every movie and TV show imaginable. They already have 8K cameras as well, but as you know, that's a long way away.

RED has a tendency of creating their own technologies for their products when those technologies don't quite exist yet like they did with the RED One, their first 4K camera.

RED Hydrogen One is the world's first holographic phone | TweakTown.com

The new RED Hydrogen One is the company's first smartphone, but it isn't just any regular smartphone. The RED Hydrogen is a holographic media device that fits in your pocket. Yes, the Red Hydrogen is a smartphone with a holographic display.

It features a 5.7-inch hydrogen holographic display that allows for 2D, 3D, holographic, AR and MR display all inside of a smartphone. The RED Hydrogen One is modular like all RED cameras with a new high bandwidth bus interface, allowing you to add new components that might not exist yet. The device is meant to be the center of a Hydrogen system that will integrate RED's professional cameras into these displays to eventually create real-time mixed reality, augmented reality and stereoscopic 3D filming. No word on the display's actual resolution.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: Snapdragon 835 and stunning design

Lana Jelic | Jul 6, 2017 at 11:13 am CDT

Back in October, Xiaomi announced their most ambitious phone so far - the Mi MIX. The device comes with an incredible 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, which the company says is the world's 1st. Less than four months after the launch, the company's CEO Lei Jun confirmed that they are working on the Mi MIX successor.

The company is reportedly aiming for 93 percent screen-to-body ratio this time, and it has been confirmed that Xiaomi is again developing the phone with the help of French designer Philippe Starck, who worked on the design of the original Mi MIX.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: Snapdragon 835 and stunning design | TweakTown.com

We've already seen some interesting Mi MIX 2 concepts that show an almost bezel-less design with a curved display. The device could also feature a dual camera.

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LG to announce a G6 mini with Snapdragon 821

Lana Jelic | Jul 5, 2017 at 07:21 pm CDT

We recently learned that Samsung is planning to announce a mini version of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and it seems that another Korean company is planning its mini smartphone.

LG to announce a G6 mini with Snapdragon 821 | TweakTown.com

According to multiple reports, LG is all set to unveil the G6 Mini, although it won't have the word 'mini' in the title but will be named LG Q6.

The LG Q6 should feature a 5.4-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the G6, with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

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Mate 10 to feature Kirin 970, Huawei's first 10nm SoC

Lana Jelic | Jul 5, 2017 at 05:23 pm CDT

Huawei has a habit of announcing its P line in the first quarter of the year, while the Mate line is unveiled in the fall. After the launch of the P10 in March, the company is now preparing to introduce the Mate 10.

Mate 10 to feature Kirin 970, Huawei's first 10nm SoC | TweakTown.com

The Mate 10 will most likely be unveiled at this year's IFA in Berlin, early September, and we already have some insights into what expect.

According to the reports, the Mate 10 will be powered by Huawei's first 10nm processor, HiSilicon Kirin 970. The Mate 10 should be the Huawei's first smartphone to feature this yet-to-be-announced chipset. The Huawei P10, as well as last year's Mate 9, are both powered by Kirin 960 SoC.

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Leak confirms that the Note8 will have a headphone jack

Lana Jelic | Jul 5, 2017 at 03:24 pm CDT

More and more phone manufacturers are ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, and there have been some rumors that Samsung might to the same with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, the company decided to keep it, at least for now.

Leak confirms that the Note8 will have a headphone jack 01 | TweakTown.com

With the Note8 launch around the corner, many began to question if the device would keep the headphone jack, or join the numerous other phones that lack this feature.

According to a new leak, a photo of the Note8 case, the phone will have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Leak confirms that the Note8 will have a headphone jack 02 | TweakTown.com

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ZTE launches an outdated smartphone - the Blade V7 Plus

Lana Jelic | Jul 5, 2017 at 11:17 am CDT

Although ZTE already released the Blade V8, the company is still not giving up on the V7 line. After the launch of the Blade V7 and V7 Lite, the company has now announced the Blade V7 Plus.

ZTE launches an outdated smartphone - the Blade V7 Plus | TweakTown.com

The device comes with some new features but is has more minuses than pluses.

The phone is powered by an outdated Mediatek MT6753 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. The Blade V7 Plus features a 5.2-inch screen and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

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Samsung to launch the first 'mini' smartphone in 3 years

Lana Jelic | Jul 5, 2017 at 09:09 am CDT

Samsung recently launched its this year's flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and while we are waiting for the Note8, it seems that the company is preparing another smartphone - the Galaxy S8 mini.

Samsung to launch the first 'mini' smartphone in 3 years | TweakTown.com

According to reports, the Galaxy S8 mini will feature a 5.3-inch screen, although it might feel smaller due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9). The device is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821, the same processor used in LG G6.

The Galaxy S8 mini should come with 4GB of RAM, same as the Galaxy S8, and 32GB of internal storage. It should also feature a fairly high-end feature, an iris scanner.

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