Huawei teases the unique 3x zoom of P20, and studio-level portraits (videos)

In case you haven’t heard, the world’s second-largest Android maker will be second in line to announce its spring flagships, after Samsung is done and dusted with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveiling. Scheduled for March 27, the “mooore” event in Paris is expected to reveal the P20/Pro/Lite trio, all with notch-y screens, big batteries, and great cameras for their respective class.

How great? Well, how about triple-camera on the more expensive P20 and Pro models – a regular shooter, a monochromatic one (in a Huawei traditions), and a new telephoto lens – the best of all worlds. Well, …

Alcatel 3, 3V, and 3X hands-on

Alcatel didn’t hold back anything during its MWC 2018 press conference, where they announced a slew of brand new devices. Positioned as the mid-tier in its lineup, the trio that makes up the new Alcatel 3 series offer considerable value when you factor in their designs and features. Specifically, the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 3V seem to follow the same principles, as they feature 18:9 FullView displays, fingerprint sensors, and facial recognition technology with Face Key. We spent a little bit of time checking out the trio of devices, which surprisingly enough will appeal to cost-conscious buyers …

Alcatel 3x

The Alcatel 3X offers a 18:9 display which has a 5.7-inch diagonal with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It’s also powered by the quad-core, 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6739 SoC and comes with 32 GB of memory and 3 GB of RAM. On the camera end of things, we have a dual module on the back — a 13 MP main sensor for your everyday photo needs, and a 5 MP secondary camera that has a 120-degree, wide-angle lens for some bigger shots.

Check out these new images of the Alcatel 1x, 3 and 3x

Back in November, we showed you six renders that revealed part of Alcatel’s 2018 smartphone lineup. Three of those models are back in a new series of images disseminated via tweet by the one and only Evan Blass (@evleaks). The three models are the Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3 and the Alcatel 3x. At least one of these devices will be unveiled tomorrow, just a couple of days before the industry’s largest annual trade show, Mobile World Congress (MWC), opens its doors. The company has already announced that the Alcatel 1x, along with the Alcatel 3v and Alcatel 5 will be introduced on Saturday.

The …

Dual camera with 3x zoom? Top new Galaxy Note 8 features to expect

With the Galaxy S8 and S8+ already behind us, we can safely turn our prophetic gaze into the future, namely the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung just announced its Unpacked event for August 23, where we can safely assume that the phablet will be unveiled for the world to see. 
There have been plenty of leaks and tips about the phone already, plus we have the immortal words of Samsung’s DJ Koh: “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8,” uttered way back in January to lean back on. 
Could it be a …