Apple supplier: brace for the triple-camera and periscope zoom phones of 2019

The rumors that Apple’s iPhone X Plus will sport a tri-lens camera on the back may have been premature, it seems, as Largan Precision, one of Apple’s camera element suppliers, revealed that the multi-lens boom is not happening en masse before next year.
Tucked in its reports about a new 7-layer plastic lens invention for handsets, was the tip that many phones with three or more cameras on the back, as well as true optical zoom, are in the pipe for 2019, when Largan will be able to mass produce said modules. Currently, iPhones and Android handsets, …

Surface Pro 6 coming in 2019 with major design changes, powered by the latest Intel processors?

According to a report published today, the rumored next-generation Surface Pro 6 tablet is codenamed “Carmel,” and will be released in the middle of next year. The report goes on to say that the next version of the Windows 10 Pro driven slate will be “heavily redesigned.” There is talk that the next-generation Surface Pro model will be powered by the latest Intel processors and might include a USB-C port. This is based on the USB-C port that Microsoft placed on the Surface Book 2.  However, many industry experts expect that Microsoft will continue with its proprietary Surface Connector, …

'Kingdom Hearts III' is coming in January 2019 to PlayStation and Xbox both


Kingdom Hearts III is coming to PlayStation 4 and — in a series first — Xbox One on Jan. 29, 2019. That’s the good news.

The game, which mashes together Disney worlds and characters with Square Enix RPG (largely Final Fantasy) worlds and characters, will send players on a journey through Arendelle. That’s the setting of Disney’s Frozen.

It’s also the great news.

Check out the latest look at Kingdom Hearts III in this freshly released trailer. Read more…

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Google working on a Snapdragon 710-powered Pixel phone for 2019

Rumor has it, Google will launch two Pixel 3 smartphones later this fall, both being consistent upgrades over the current Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL models. The phones are said to be manufactured by Foxconn, but LG Display is supposed to provide the panels for the upcoming Pixel 3 handsets.

However, there’s a new rumor running around that claims Google has already started working on yet another Pixel smartphone, which will be launched in the first half of 2019.

Unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, this rumored Pixel smartphone will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon …

Like Apple's 2019 iPhone X Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10 could feature a triple rear camera

According to a brand new report from South Korea, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone could feature a triple rear camera. Korean website The Information quotes a local analyst who says that Samsung is “considering” equipping the Galaxy S10 with such a camera possibly because Apple is expected to launch an iPhone X Plus with a triple camera sometime in 2019.
The new report also reiterates a rumor about a 3D sensing sensor that could be included in the camera of the Galaxy S10 – this would allow the recording of high-definition 3D content, from selfies to stuff …

IDC says smartphone shipments declined last year and won't resume growth until 2019

According to research firm IDC, global smartphone shipments declined .3% last year to 1.465 billion units. Following an expected .2% decline in shipments to 1.462 billion handsets this year, IDC sees the market turning around with 3% annual growth from 2019 onward. By 2022, 1.654 billion phones will be delivered IDC estimates, which would result in a five year compounded annual growth rate of 2.4%.
IDC computes that Android flavored handsets will make up 84.8% of the smartphones shipped globally this year. That comes to 1.246 billion phones. Shipments of iOS powered …

There's more talk about a 2019 Apple iPhone model sporting a triple camera setup

Last month, we told you that an Apple iPhone model planned for 2019 might feature a triple camera setup on back. Now, there is more talk about a future iPhone model sporting a trio of rear-facing cameras. The latest about this comes from Deutsche Securities analyst Lu Jialin, who says that the new system will employ two stereo-vision lenses and a telephoto lens. The analyst says that this will allow the cameras on the back of the iPhone to capture 3D images without using the lasers employed by the iPhone X’s front-facing TrueDepth Camera.
A …

Apple set to sell 440 million iPhone units over the course of 2018 and 2019

Apple could be set to sell a total of 440 million iPhone units across 2018 and 2019. Despite many claims that the Silicon Valley-based company is facing a sales drop due to the higher cost of the iPhone X, analyst Gene Munster expects the brand to sustain a high volume of sales over the course of this year and next.

Specifically, the analyst is forecasting iPhone sales of 220 million units in both 2018 and 2019, which also coincides with Wall Street’s estimates. The reason behind this is a new phase of “greater iPhone visibility” which should strengthen future sales despite high price tags …

Apple could introduce a triple-camera iPhone in 2019: report

Apple could release a triple-camera iPhone in 2019 according to a new report. With the company’s current lineup, both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X boast the company’s dual-camera setup, while the smaller iPhone 8 sticks to a more traditional single camera. According to a new report, however, this could all change come next year. 

The new information claims Apple will launch at least one triple-camera smartphone in 2019, with this most likely being the range-topping second-generation iPhone X Plus. In regards to what the setup will actually entail, the report is pretty vague, …

Huawei's first 5G smartphone will launch in 2019

Huawei has confirmed its first 5G-enabled smartphone will arrive next year. The Chinese company is currently one of the pioneers when it comes to future 5G networks, with it presently working alongside a number of carriers across the globe in order to get the next-generation networks up and running.

Coinciding with the global rollout of 5G networks, Huawei has now announced that its first 5G-enabled device will arrive in Q3 2019, suggesting a late summer release next year is currently on the cards. Nevertheless, the smartphone brand is yet to confirm any specifics in regards to the new …