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Caviar launches Nokia 3310 'Putin-Trump Summit' edition

Lana Jelic | Jul 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm CDT

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for the first time this weekend during G20 summit in Germany. And what better way to mark this encounter than with a phone that features images of both presidents together?

Caviar, a Russian company known for special edition phones, mostly iPhones, which feature portraits of the Russian president, has launched a special edition of the modern Nokia 3310 named the Putin-Trump Summit.

Caviar launches Nokia 3310 'Putin-Trump Summit' edition | TweakTown.com

The Caviar Nokia 3310 New Putin-Trump Summit, which is the full name of the phone, features portraits of both Trump and Putin on the back of the phone. There's also an emblem of the G20 summit below the portraits.

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iPhone 8 might not support wireless charging after all

Lana Jelic | Jul 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm CDT

Apple will announce new iPhone devices in September, and according to many sources, we should expect three new devices - two upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a premium iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 might not support wireless charging after all | TweakTown.com

While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus shouldn't bring many changes to the design and the features, the iPhone 8 is rumored to come with some changes.

The iPhone 8 is expected to rock an OLED screen and ditch the fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition. It was also rumored that the device would support wireless charging. However, the latest leak claims that this feature is still questionable.

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Samsung predicts highest quarterly profit in its history

Derek Strickland | Jul 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm CDT

Samsung today announced earnings guidance for its Q2 2017 timeline, showing strong quarter-over-quarter growth in both total sales and operating profit, and the highest operating profits in the company's history.

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Mobile juggernaut Samsung's Q2 2017 guidance forecasts $52 billion (60 trillion Korean won) in net sales during the second quarter, and a tremendous $12.13 billion (14 trillion Korean won) in operating profit, with both respective revenues recorded as median forecasts. Analysts note that this operating income is more than the combined Q1 quarterly earnings of titans Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.

Samsung's second quarter forecasts sees both net sales and operating income up quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. Net sales are predicted to be 18.69% quarter-over-quarter and 17.78% year-over-year, whereas operating profit is up an incredible 41.41% QoQ and an astronomical 71.9% year-over-year.

Samsung is slated to release its Q2 2017 earnings on July 27.

The official Q2 2017 range can be found below:

  • Sales: 59 ~ 61 trillion Korean won
  • Operating Profit: 13.9 ~ 14.1 trillion Korean won

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HTC U11 beats OnePlus 5's camera on DxOMark

Lana Jelic | Jul 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm CDT

Back in May when HTC announced its flagship, the company revealed that the U11 has the highest DxOMark score, outranking Pixel and Galaxy S8. DxOMark score is the ultimate guideline when it comes to smartphone cameras.

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The HTC U11 received score 90, which is the highest score on DxOMark so far, and it will take a mighty phone to take it off its throne.

We've had high expectations from the OnePlus 5, especially since the company partnered up with DxO itself for the phone's camera, but the phone didn't manage to beat U11's camera.

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Vivo's new smartphones have dual front camera setups

Lana Jelic | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:14 pm CDT

Vivo, the company that recently launched the first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display, has released the successor to its X9.

Vivo's new smartphones have dual front camera setups | TweakTown.com

The X9s is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The phone comes with a 16MP rear camera and a dual front camera setup, 20MP + 5MP. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a 3,320 mAh battery. The device is priced at $396.

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Samsung launches another affordable smartphone

Lana Jelic | Jul 7, 2017 at 9:13 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 7:22 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 3:19 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 1:19 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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