Asus kicked off its year with a big party at Mobile World Congress 2018 announcing three new phones, the ZenFone Lite, the ZenFone 5 and the flagship ZenFone 5Z. We’ll talk about the ZenFone Lite in a later post, for now I want to concentrate on the two more interesting models – the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5z.
The ZenFone 5 is the most intelligent smartphone Asus has ever made, or so they claim. The device was introduced with a range of what Asus claim is AI technology enhancing seven key performance aspects of the device – AI Display, AI Camera, AI Ringtone, AI Gallery, AI Charging, AI Boost, AI Photo Learning.
Before we go into details on the what these AI enhancements do, let’s talk about the specs of the ZenFone 5.
Autonomous driving is all the rage. Tesla put that idea into everyone’s minds and now it’s a race to see who’s going to be first to achieve the dream of full autonomy. While many manufacturers are creating purpose-built autonomous cars, Huawei believes they can do it with just a smartphone.
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Bixby is Samsung’s very own virtual assistant which was introduced together with the Galaxy S8/S8+ and it’s also available on the Galaxy Note8. Not only you can command your phone using your voice, you can use it to set customised actions such as running multiple apps or tasks at a single command.
It also gets smarter the more you use it. If it doesn’t get it right the first time, you can teach it so that it will know how to respond the next time you issue the same command.
To encourage more people to use Bixby, Samsung is running a Bixby Level Up campaign where you can get rewarded with Samsung Reward points.
After a brief appearance, Samsung has officially announced its latest Exynos 9810 chip that will power its upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9/S9+. This will be based on Samsung’s second generation 10nm FinFET process which provides better performance with its 3rd generation custom CPU and has support for even faster gigabit LTE connectivity. The new Exynos chip also boasts advanced 3D facial recognition capabilities with a hint of AI.
Isn’t it really annoying when you’re on your smartphone in a public space and out of the corner of your eye (or when your spidey senses start tingling) you notice someone looking at your smartphone’s screen. You make eye contact with them and they immediately avert their gaze in guilt.
How long have they been looking? What have they seen? Did they manage to take a look at that awful selfie you took yesterday before you deleted it from your gallery? Suddenly, you’re super self-conscious.
The good news is that that may not be a problem for much longer because a group of Google researchers have found the solution.
After months of teasing, The Huawei Mate 10 series is finally unveiled. This is Huawei’s flagship phablet lineup and this year, they are upping the ante with local-based AI capabilities. As usual, there will be two models, a standard Mate 10 and a more premium Mate 10 Pro version that is also available as a limited edition Porsche Design.
Of all the things that Google launched today, Google Clips is probably the thing I’m most on the fence about. It’s supposed to be this GoPro-smartphone-like camera that takes the photographer out of photography.
How? Well, it’s Google so it’s obviously going to be with machine learning.
The second half of the year will be an interesting one. Samsung will be unveiling its new Galaxy Note8 while Apple might be launching up to 3 iPhones in the following month. Meanwhile, Huawei is working on their upcoming new flagship that’s expected to be announced later this year.
Today we had the privilege to speak to Bruce Lee, the VP for Handset Business for Huawei Consumer Business Group, where we try to find out what the upcoming Mate 10 has to offer.