The Galaxy Note8 is Samsung’s next big thing and it is almost a year since the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 was announced last August. After serial leaker @evleaks had dropped some details on the specs, we now have some sort of visual of the upcoming productivity smartphone.
Following the big leak which suggested Apple’s iPhone 8 would feature an in-screen embedded Touch ID fingerprint scanner, many have wondered if Samsung would be able to perfect and launch that tech with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.
Unfortunately, if this recent reveal by an “industry insider” is to be believed, it won’t and here’s why.
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Having a bezel-less display appears to be a big deal right now. After Xiaomi introduced its Mi Mix, we’ve seen other manufacturers pushing a bigger display on a smaller footprint like the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and most recently, the Essential phone.
The biggest setback with these devices is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. They are all placed at the back and personally, I think the most practical position is at the front as you can unlock your device easily when it’s on a table. But, if the screen is going to dominate the entire front of the phone, where would the fingerprint sensor be?
Now it appears that vivo could be solving that problem with a new device that has a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the display. Word has it that it could be revealed very soon at the end of this month.
Apple‘s been rumoured to do something big this year for the iPhone because it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary. What could they be doing, you might ask? Well, based on the latest leak from the Redditors in r/iPhone, it looks like it’s going to be a really futuristic-looking iPhone with an edge-to-edge display and a vertical dual-camera module.
Fitbit is still struggling to launch its first proper smartwatch. Initially planned for this quarter’s release, the upcoming wearable has been delayed until later this year due to several issues which include GPS performance.
Now we get an early peek of Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch thanks to Yahoo Finance and it looks like an evolution of its current Blaze fitness watch.
The DJI Mavic Pro is probably the best drone you can buy right now. It’s easy to use, shoots 4K videos and it’s ultra portable thanks to its foldable design. Now, the Shenzhen-based company is going even smaller with its upcoming drone that’s called the Spark.
At the Mobile World Congress this year, Nokia managed to grab the attention of consumers with the announcement of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6, along with the revamped Nokia 3310. Details are now being rumoured of a top of the line device that could be on sale by the end of this year.
We loved the Samsung Gear 360. It was the easiest — and one of the cheapest — ways to get your feet wet with 360-degree video and photos. Now we get to take a closer look at its successor and it looks….rather interesting.
OPPO has recently put more emphasis on its rear camera with the release of the R9s and R9s Plus. Its 16MP main camera uses a newer Sony IMX398 sensor and it focuses quicker thanks to its Dual PDAF technology.
Not wanting to leave its “Selfie Expert” title behind, the Chinese smartphone brand is about to release a new successor for its OPPO F1 series and it will come with dual front cameras.