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Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei have been one of the most successful Chinese OEMs in recent times with. Not only are they now the third largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, the company strives on a plethora of some of the most beautiful looking devices we have come across. The latest entrant to their already impressive lineup of devices is the Huawei Mate 9, the company’s flagship device of the year. Following the success of its predecessor the Huawei Mate 8, the company has upped the notch this time around by launching not one but two variants of the Huawei Mate 9. One of which is a limited edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design phone. This gorgeous device not only looks amazing, it packs a punch in the hardware front as well. The Mate 9 Porsche Design phone sports a 5.5″ QHD 534ppi AMOLED display, the company’s much renowned and latest Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB RAM, 256GB of non-expandable storage, dual Leica-branded cameras, one features a 12MP color sensor while the other is a 20MP black & white sensor, an 8MP front shooter, a massive 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 with Huawei’s own customized EMUI . On the camera front, the duo is the second generation camera of what was found in the Huawei P9 and thanks to the Kirin 960, it’s able to capture 4K video which the P9 couldn’t do. Another new addition is Hybrid Zoom, which is a 2x digital zoom that uses information from both camera sensors. Huawei has overhauled its EMUI Android skin (based on Android 7.0) for the phones’ launch, giving it a fresh and simplified look with more blues and whites and reducing menu clutter. It certainly looks better than older versions of EMUI, and Huawei is also giving users the option of using an app drawer — rather than enforcing its previous iOS-inspired system of app-placement where everything you install has to find a place on the home screen. The company says it’s also introduced a number of software tweaks, including a machine learning-powered system which watches how you use the phone and changes the allocation of processing power accordingly. Huawei’s promise is that the Mate 9 which actually gets faster the more you use it — the opposite of what happens with most Android phones — and the company claims internal tests have found that performance improved by as much as 8 percent over 10,000 hours of simulated use. And all of this is powered by the company’s new octa-core Kirin 960 system-on-chip, which supports the Vulkan API for improved graphical crunch. With all the added juice along with the Porsche Design and Leica brand affiliations, the device does come...

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Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Lenovo Tech World kicked off yesterday with a bunch of major announcements that is sure to revolutionize the future of smartphones. The company launched several new phones that have been rumored since quite some time; but the one device that got us all excited was  the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The world’s first Tango phone for consumers. Without going into much detail about Google’s Project Tango, let us give you a quick refresher of what it’s all about. Rumors have been floating around since the beginning of last year regarding Google’s next big project that brings Augmented Reality in the palm of your hands. With Virtual and Augmented Reality already on a stride these days, Project Tango could very well be the next big thing. Besides the PHAB2 Pro, Lenovo also announced two other devices in the PHAB series, the Lenovo PHAB2 and the PHAB2 Plus. Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The World’s first Project Tango Phone The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is a 6.4-inch phablet having a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution QHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM. The device comes with a 16MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera but the one feature that makes this phone standout from the rest is that it supports Google’s Project Tango. The built-in cameras and sensors found in the back of the device will allow it to use Project Tango’s 3D mapping technology to understand and create a whole new virtual world around you. Combining these with the phone’s powerful hardware, the device is best suited for Augmented Reality (AR) games and simulations. Other specs include 64GB on onboard storage, a 4050mAh battery with fast charge support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device would be availablecomes in two colors: Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold. The PHAB2Pro will be available globally in September for $499 from selected Lowe’s outlets in the US while the rest of us can order ours online by the end of the year Lenovo PHAB2 For those of you who don’t want to burn a big hole in your pockets, Lenovo also offers a budget friendly variant in their new Phab series. The PHAB2 also comes with a massive 6.4-inch HD IPS display with 227 PPI (unlike the QHD found in its elder sibling, the PHAB2 Pro), a Media Tek Quadcore MTK 8735 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera, 32GB of onboard storage with microSD card support, a 4050mAh battery and will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Lenovo PHAB2 will be available in two colors:...

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LG G4 Camera Testing – Macro Shots

LG G4 Camera Testing – Macro Shots

The LG G4 is undoubtedly a beast of a device and is a worthy contender for having the best camera of a 2015 flag ship device. We got our hands on one for a while and thought to test out its camera and take some good old Macro shots. Seriously, who does not like Macro shots?? The 16MP shooter at the back packed with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and LG’s very own Laser focus makes photography so fun and the result is well, you can judge for your self from the pics below. The back camera takes pictures at max resolution of 5312 x 2988 pixels which means the pictures are really sharp even when you zoom in. Not only that, but low-light photography with the help of its f/1.8 low light lens is painless (If you think you are in need for some light the ISO can be bumped up to 2700 which is insane!). The LG G4 camera software has various modes. Auto is for the casual photographer, while there is a Manual mode for those who are looking to really dig in and take the “perfect” shot. The layout is quite similar to what you will find in a DSLR these days, which is quite handy. You can also check out our review of the LG G4 as well. The pics taken below have not been edited at all they are as they were. Enjoy! Click on the pics to see full resolution images.  Which pic did you like the best? Let us...

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HTC M9 to come with a Dual 20 MP Back Camera and 4 Ultra Pixel Front

HTC M9 to come with a Dual 20 MP Back Camera and 4 Ultra Pixel Front

Rumors for the HTC M9 have started coming in thick and fast as the Mobile World Congress 2015 gets closer and closer. A very strong leak has confirmed that the new HTC One M9 a.k.a Hima will be sporting  Dual 20MP Cameras at the back and a 4 Ultra Pixel camera in the front. The layout maybe similar to that of HTC’s current flagship the HTC One M8 with dual flash. These are still rumors but according to the sources this is very close to the truth. Will just have to wait for HTC’s event at the MWC 2015 to get the first glimpse of the device. As a lot of people preferred having a Mega Pixel shooter to an Ultra Pixel, HTC listening to these cries later introduced the HTC M8 Eye with a  13 Megapixel shooter. HTC though are not giving up hope on the Ultra Pixel technology, as they might still use it their next flag ship device. Other specs include a 5 inch 1080p LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and running on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense...

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Google Camera updated to v2.4.022 gets Material Design

Google Camera updated to v2.4.022 gets Material Design

Google has started to update all its apps to get them ready for Android 5.0, Lollipop. Google updated the Google Camera app to version 2.4.022. Not much has changed except for some new icons and animations, basically giving it a nice Material Design touch. Users who were using the Android L Developer Edition would already have this updated version of the app, but for the rest, Google made it official today. The app can be found on the Play Store or you can used the download link provided below. Download Link : Google...

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Sony launches the Xperia C3 with a front camera flash for all Selfie Lovers

Sony launches the Xperia C3 with a front camera flash for all Selfie Lovers

The selfie syndrome is at a all time high these days, with apps like Snapchat, Slingshot and Instagram putting fuel to the already fast spreading fire. A lot of OEM’s are looking to cash in this selfie fiasco by launching smartphones with higher resolution front facing cameras. HTC actually calls the front camera of their 2014 flagship the HTC One (M8) a Seflie cam. Well, if you thought that was cool, then all you selfie lovers are going to fall for this next device launched by the Japanese giants Sony. Sony today announced the Xperia C3, the first Android powered smartphone which has a LED Flash on the front. The Xperia C3 comes with a 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera with an LED flash for taking those selfies in dark places. At the back of the device is an 8 megapixel shooter with a bunch of nifty settings for your photo shooting needs.  Some of them include Superior Auto, Portrait Retouch v.2, Timeshift-burst, Picture effects, Movie Creator, Social Live, Sweep Panorama. Other specifications include a 5.5 inch 720p HD display, a 1.2 GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB Ram and internal 8GB memory. It also supports upto a 32GB microSD card, so memory is not going to be an issue for storing all those selfies. On the software front it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so you are in for smooth interface. Now lets come to the most important topic, the battery. The Xperia C3 comes with a 2500mAh battery, an according to Sony it has a talk time duration of 24 hours. But how will it perform when you go crazy using the front and the rear cameras is still yet to be found out. So what do you think about this new Selfie smartphone? Give us a heads up on our comments below.   Xperia C3 Full Specifications General Release date July 2014 Form factor Touchscreen Dimensions (mm) 156.00 x 78.50 x 7.60 Weight (g) 150.00 Battery capacity (mAh) 2500 Removable battery No Colours White, Black, Mint SAR value NA Display Screen size (inches) 5.50 Touchscreen Yes Touchscreen type Capacitive Resolution 720×1280 pixels Hardware Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon RAM 1GB Internal storage 8GB Expandable storage Yes Expandable storage type microSD Expandable storage up to (GB) 32 Camera Rear camera 8-megapixel Flash Yes Front camera 5-megapixel Connectivity Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n GPS Yes Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00 NFC Yes Infrared No DLNA Yes Wi-Fi Direct No MHL Out No HDMI No Headphones 3.5mm FM Yes USB Micro-USB Charging via Micro-USB Yes Proprietary charging connector No Proprietary data connector No Number of SIMs 1 SIM Type Regular GSM/ CDMA...

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