Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI

Three Nokia-branded smartphones have been unleashed on the market this year, but more are expected to arrive by the end of 2017. Finnish company HMD Global successfully gained possession of many of Microsoft’s design patents after Nokia gave the former the right to use its name for any smartphones, tablets and feature phones plans to launch on the market.

Even though Microsoft still owns trademarks for PureView, ClearBlack and PureMotion technologies, no less than 500 design patents held by the Redmond-based company have been transferred to HMD Global.

These …


Moto Z2 Force & Moto 360 Camera: Unboxing Motorola's latest modular gear


For mobile-gadget fans who love checking out lots of new smartphone hardware, Motorola’s Z-series and its support for Moto Mods has been a dream come true. Not only do we get to see a bunch of new handsets, ranging from top-shelf flagships to power-conserving mid-rangers, but there’s also a steady stream of new modular accessories just waiting to be used with these devices.

Earlier this summer, we shared with you a new batch of Moto hardware that was landing, including the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Mods that gave the phone support for wireless charging, an extended-life battery, and an extra-loud …

The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are now official: twice the screen, twice the camera

Meizu has traditionally been one of those Chinese phone makers you’ve probably heard about, but never really given much thought to. It’s not that their devices have been bad by any measure — they’ve just been mostly forgettable.

But this is now in the past: the company has now formally introduced us to its latest flagship duo, and if it’s one thing they possess in spades, it’s personality. You see, while we’ve seen several different implementations of the “second screen on a smartphone” idea (see: Samsung’s Galaxy Folder series, LG’s V20, or the …

Motorola Moto Z2 Force and 360 camera mod hands-on

Today is the (ongoing) launch event for the Moto Z2 Force.
The Z2 was accompanied by the unveiling of two more Moto Mods, as well: the 360
Camera Mod which launched today, and the Moto Gamepad, which is said to launch later
this summer. Motorola’s also throwing a full-blown launch party for the Z2
Force later today, but in the mean time we figured we’d break you off with a little
preview of the two products launched today.

 

Ta-da! Here it is, the Moto Z2 Force, in all its
unbreakable* glory.

*The Z2 Force is said to be unbreakable from drops as high
as five …

The Moto Z2 Force Edition is now official: Snapdragon 835, ShatterShield display, dual camera

Call them what you will, but you sure can’t accuse Moto phones of being inconsistent with their design. Ever since the Moto Z, the rounded square shape and the circle camera bump have become synonymous with the Lenovo-owned brand. So it’s no surprise the company’s latest flagship, the Moto Z2 Force Edition, would have the key characteristics of its predecessor on full display.

But those of you in the know with the Moto lineup will immediately raise the point that the Z line has reasons beyond simple brand consistency to remain the same between generations. …

Moto 360 camera: a pricey new Moto Mod with 4K video and immersive 3D audio capture

Motorola just announced a brand new Moto Mod alongside its Moto Z2 Force Edition flagship. The latest member of the snap-on accessory line is a 360 camera, capable of recording video in 4K.

So, how does it differentiate itself from competitors like Samsung’s Gear 360? Well, the fact that it’s a module has many advantages – it can be connected via pins to compatible Moto Z handsets, which enables users to store videos and photos directly on their smartphones. This also allows for a more compact size, since there’s no need for a separate battery or memory …

Meizu Pro 7 rumor review: display, camera, specs and everything else we know so far

Most of you out there may not think of Meizu as a company known for its innovative devices — hell, most of you may not even think about Meizu at all. So far, the Chinese phone maker’s offerings have been the epitome of the cheap, soulless black rectangle people have come to associate with the People’s Republic. Sure, there’s a fairly good reason for that — fly too high too fast and you’ll turn into the next LeEco — but it’s still funny just how same-ish all their phones have looked like in the past.

But not for long.
It’s …

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 …

Deal: 6-inch screen, 21.5MP camera. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is now up for $199, save 20%

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Looking to buy a nice, big phablet that won’t put your budget in disarray? If the answer is “yes”, then you might want to check B&H’s latest offer for the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. 
You can currently nab the XA Ultra in Black or Lime Gold for $200, a discount of 20% compared to its recently reduced MSRP. For two Benjamins, you get a phone with a sizeable 6-inch screen, …

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included

Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.

Revealed by Venture Beat, the renders allegedly present the front and back of the Nokia 8. Obviously, this is a handset that doesn’t stray too much from the design of HMD’s current line-up of smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3).

The yet-to-be-announced Nokia 8 has pretty thin bezels on the right and left side of its screen, but the top and bottom bezels are certainly on the thick side. …