OnePlus has confirmed to The Verge that its upcoming flagship device will get a notch at the top of the screen, like the iPhone X and the slew of copycat devices that debuted at MWC last month. We previously heard rumors about it back in February; OnePlus’ Carl Pei confirmed that the next handset’s notch will be smaller than that of the iPhone X, but wider than the one on the Essential phone. The idea, he said, is to give users more screen real estate. He added that the notch was inevitable, and that OnePlus would’ve done even if it weren’t for the iPhone X: …we have access to the roadmaps of all the screen manufacturers, and when they gave us the opportunity to make cutouts at the top of the screen, it just made sense. While I do appreciate slimmer bezels that allow for a higher screen:body ratio, I’m not keen on hardware brands emulating what’s clearly a less-than-ideal solution to that problem, and continuing a disappointing trend of … [Read more...] about The OnePlus 6 is getting a notch because it ‘just makes sense’
It all makes sense
Summer is (almost) here, and now that all major flagships have launched, it means we'll have a few quiet months to enjoy all the cutting-edge gadgets that phone manufacturers bestowed us with in H1. However, it also means that it's time to start looking forward towards the upcoming devices that are destined to shape the mobile landscape in the second half of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a prime example, as the company's phablet line-up has managed to become incredibly popular among smartphone aficionados. Thus, you can imagine the great expectations Samsung has to meet with this upcoming successor - the Note 4.We're starting a bit early here, so leaked data about the next-gen phablet isn't aplenty. However, this isn't to say that there aren't some interesting bits worth knowing already, plus, people are dying to know more about the Galaxy Note 4, so it's our duty to provide! Actually, we think we have a shot at making a rather believable selection of Galaxy Note 4 specs and … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 4 specs and features that make sense
posted on 02 Jun 2011, 10:59 2 1. grundeldeluxe (unregistered) Although I think that the newest onslaught of tablets are really cool, I personally haven't found a use for them in my everyday life, and it just seems like an exorbitant luxury. The PadFone is probably the one idea that has made me reconsider that notion. The ability to use my existing cell phone data plan on a tablet, and extend the functionality of my mobile device is a really intriguing notion. If the ASUS Padfone has tmobile 3g frequency support and retails for $650 or under I will pre-order one ASAP. posted on 03 Jun 2011, 00:38 1 25. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010) me too! this is the perfect gadget for us all! if u want a tablet, just simply insert the phone into the tablet body then BOOOM! you have a tablet. no separate SIM cards means no separate bills which in turns saves data charges! too smart asus! i have another reason to wait. haha competition really rocks! posted on 20 … [Read more...] about Comments for : The Asus Padfone: Does it make sense?
Fingerprint scanners on phones have been around for quite a while now, with feature phones such as the Toshiba Portege G900 offering one as early as 2007. Of course, the modern incarnation of the scanner is far more advanced, and for the most part owes its popularity to Apple and its iPhone 5s, which introduced Touch ID to the masses for the first time. Ever since, fingerprint scanners have become a sort of 'must-have' feature with flagships, and we're already starting to see the tech trickle down to lower end devices as it gets more affordable.Until very recently, however, all we cared about when it came to these clever contraptions was speed and accuracy. There were problems there that needed to be resolved before the category could progress, but if we were to call it, we'd say 2015 finally put these concerns to bed. Fingerprint scanners are now almost universally reliable, at least within devices manufactured in the past year. As is the case with any technology, the question … [Read more...] about 5 extended fingerprint scanner features that make sense, but are still rare
posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:33 2 1. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011) Don't mind the curved surface of the Galaxy Round. Open your eyes in the morning,give the phone a tip to see time,messages. Not bad and a bit easier to use when holding to the face to chat. posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:02 17 7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012) Plus is outstandingly increases outdoor visibility according to experts at DisplayMate. Not that Samsung's latest isn't great outdoors, the Note 3 with 5% reflectance and 630 nits is quite extraordinary under the sunlight. Movie mode is one of the most accurate too. posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:58 1 27. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011) They better make it premium. Seriously.. these guys should just wow everyone by throwing in an amazing set of stereo speakers, premium metallic finish/trim, outstanding low-light capabilities (none of that garbage night mode crap), usual beastly samsung internal specs, … [Read more...] about Comments for : 11 Galaxy S5 features that make sense