Possible Pixel 2/Pixel XL 2 camera sample found deep into Google's own teaser page

You’ve got to give it to Android fans – they get quite resourceful when a new Google flagship phone is about to be unveiled in a few weeks’ time or so. And with the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 coming October 4, it was only natural for Android enthusiasts to dig around the source code of the official Pixel 2 teaser page. 

Users have unraveled a picture of two cookies plastered over a colorful wrapping which looks like it could have been taken by the Pixel 2 / Pixel XL 2 or, on the contrary, a random image that Google has planted inside for diversion purposes. …


Photos show off Portrait Lighting camera effects on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

Chances are that you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait Mode – a feature that adds artistic blur (bokeh) to the background of your images. It was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus, leveraging its dual camera system to produce the effect. At today’s keynote, Apple announced a new addition to its Portrait mode called Portrait Lighting. As its name suggests, it allows the lighting of the image to be manipulated for more dramatic effect.
Sounds cool and all, but what do photos with Portrait Lighting applied look like? Well, in the gallery below are a few samples …

See the official camera samples from the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3

Xiaomi’s new Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 smartphones just broke cover. In terms of looks, the two handsets are worlds apart, but they do share some similarities in the specs department.
For example, both devices rely on image sensors which can be found on the Xiaomi Mi 6 – the Mi Note 3 borrows the full 12MP + 12MP dual-camera combo, while the Mi Mix 2 only features a single 12MP camera at the back. 
The Chinese company did share a bunch of official photo samples taken from the two handsets, so …

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus camera comparison: which takes better portraits?

One of the most notable similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the way their cameras are set up. Both sport dual main cameras at the back – one is a standard shooter for general photography in any setting, while the secondary one brings your subject closer with its 2X zoom capabilities. But the feature we’ll focus on in this post is the ability of both to add background blur (also known as “bokeh”) to the image – what Apple calls Portrait Mode and what Samsung named Live Focus.

Chances are you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait …

Meet the Xiaomi Mi A1: an affordable mid-ranger with stock Android and fancy dual camera

A few days ago, we reported that Xiaomi is planning to announce an entirely new lineup of phones on September 5. Based on the teasers released at the time, our guess was that the Chinese manufacturer planned to introduce the next Android One phone, a fruit of its collaboration with Google. 

This has indeed happened, as today, the company unveiled its new Mi A1 model during an event in New Delhi, India. At a first glance, Xiaomi seems to have made the A1 specifically for this particular South Asian market, but the phone maker actually plans to introduce …

LG V30 wide-angle camera produces less distortion than G6 and V20; here's the difference

Wide-angle cameras are a bit of a double-edged sword. While they have an enormous field of view, distortion spoils the image, stretching it out of proportion. LG’s previous dual-camera phones – the G6 and the V20 included – were all affected by this, as anyone who’s ever used their secondary wide-angle shooters surely knows. The new LG V30, however, promises to differ.
One of the camera upgrades LG brings with the V30 is reduced distortion in wide-angle images. At the same time, its secondary camera retains an impressively wide viewing angle of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG V30: quick camera comparison

Samsung’s such a huge player in the mobile space that all too often we see companies being accused of playing copycat to its actions. And while the smartphone manufacturer’s been a leader plenty of times in the past, right now we’re witnessing Samsung itself acting as the company catching up to others, as it finally embraces dual-camera hardware with the new Galaxy Note 8 flagship.

Does being a latecomer to this trend mean that Samsung’s had more time than everyone else to get its hardware and software right? Considering how successful it’s been with single cameras on phones like …

LG V30 vs Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus: first look camera comparison

The sunset in Berlin was beautiful tonight – for about an hour, as we were sipping lemonade on the balcony, shades of red, yellow, and blue were blending across the sky for our viewing pleasure. As many of the folks around us, we took a photo of the remarkable spectacle – three of them, actually. And we’re now going to share them with you. In fact, we’re sharing a whole bunch of images that we took today with the LG V30, the Galaxy S8+, and the iPhone 7 Plus.
Mind you, this is not a full-blown camera comparison. Far from it – the LG V30 we …

LG V30 first camera samples and impressions!

The LG V30 is official and we’re here to share our first camera samples with the phone with our readers! Keep in mind that we won’t be giving final judgement on how capable V30’s camera really is in our opinion, since we haven’t had the time yet to extensively test it and pit it against the other top players, but we’ll be sharing our first impressions from LG’s latest flagship!

The LG V30 features a trendy dual-camera setup, combining an f/1.6 16MP primary shooter with an f/2.0 13MP wide-angle camera, and from what we’ve seen so far, both are capable …

OxygenOS 4.5.10 update brings camera improvements to the OnePlus 5

OnePlus continues to push updates to its high-end smartphones. Last week, both OnePlus 3 and 3T received a major OxygenOS update that added a few improvements and removed Hangouts.

Today, the Chinese company is pushing out another update, but this time it aims another of its high-end devices, the OnePlus 5. OxygenOS 4.5.10 mostly brings camera improvements, as well as some bug fixes.

First off, the update adds photo noise reduction, camera stability improvements and enhancements to 60fps video noise and texture. Also, OnePlus has added country info of photographers …