Xiaomi stole the limelight yesterday with their announcement of the Mi A1 smartphone that marries the company’s great bang-for-buck hardware and the stock vanilla goodness of Android One. But while people were fawning over Xiaomi’s announcement, vivo also has something in the works that’s due to launch tomorrow.
Its big selling feature? A near bezel-less FullView display like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
The LG V30 is almost upon us and if there were any doubts about LG’s shift towards an OLED display for their upcoming smartphones, you can erase them now. LG has just confirmed that their upcoming device will feature the company’s first OLED Full Vision display and also that the display will be curved at the edges.
Two different rumours spanning a month in between have been going around suggesting that Xiaomi will collaborate with Synaptics to bring about their own pressure-sensitive screen. Enlisting help from a partner that is essentially one of the big guns in the touch-based solutions interface industry, it seems like pressure-sensitive tech is catching on quickly and will soon be on the Mi 5 (or whatever they intend on calling it).
Anticipation is running high for the latest iteration of the Xperia line-up; mainly due to the 4K screen on the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual, and the same 23-megapixel sensor found on all three that gave the number 1 smartphone camera spot to Sony (judged by DxOMark). But will this trio be enough to revitalise the ailing Japanese mobile division of this multinational conglomerate?
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Wild murmurous have been spreading that the new generation of iPhones and iPads might sport an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. A big change for Apple, since they’ve maintained LCD panels across all their mobile devices so far. It’s quite surprising who they allegedly reached-out to supply their newer displays.
Xiaomi very recently teased that they were launching something super slim, releasing teaser images about this new device that looked a lot like a flatscreen TV. With that the super sleek Mi TV 2S is now official, which is claimed to be as thin as their Mi 4 smartphone which was launched last year. The TV is to feature 4K support as well as a unique super compact plughead which is a first for smart TVs.
The new models will be going by X8300C, X8500C, X9300C and X9000C being the ultra thin model and the X9400 being the huge 75 inch premium model. All of the above will be run by the same 4K Processor X1 chip that allows the TV to scale up 1080p content to 4K quality without sacrificing any clarity or detail. The screens will feature a 3840 x 2160 4K resolution as well as the TRILUMINOUS tech to accurately reproduce brilliant colours as well as the X-tended Dynamic Range contrast enhancement to provide deeper blacks.
LG has just outed a new generation 5.5 inch QHD IPS LCD display that has a whopping 538ppi and 120% colour gamut.
The 2,560 x 1,440 resolution display will be on the upcoming LG G4 when it launches on April 28th, with the new panel supposedly having such a high touch sensitivity that it will be able to respond to touch commands with water drops.
The contrast ratio also has been improved to be 50% higher than conventional QHD LCD panels and brightness has been bumped up by a good 30% as well. The way it does this is by using a photo-alignment technology that utilizes UV light to get the higher contrast while the better brightness is done by aligning the liquid crystals to reduce leakage.
The big question now is how the new panel would affect power consumption for the LG G4?
Over the years Samsung’s Super AMOLED display tech has been improving with leaps and bounds, with the Galaxy Note 4 being proven to have the best display in the mobile world last year by DisplayMate.
The new Galaxy S6 is another showcase for Samsung’s display technology and it’s more than just a curved screen with a higher resolution. DisplayMate have put the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge through a rigorous battery of testing to see if it can top last year’s Galaxy S5 and the Note 4.
Yesterday, the Gear Fit was spotted displaying text in vertical orientation in Korea. This solves its usability issue when displaying information in landscape mode, making it awkward to read from your wrist.
Now it has been confirmed that the Gear Fit will be getting an update internationally and the folks at Android Central has managed to test this out. To change the orientation, you can do so under settings. You’ll also get the option to choose whether it is for left or right hand use so that it is usable in landscape mode.
Find out how this is done with a hands-on video after the break.