The Bluboo S2 was at MWC with its crazy rotatable camera, all-screen front, massive battery

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This year’s MWC was stuffed to the brim with interesting tech and it’s obvious that phones with 18:9 screens and minimal bezels are taking over. Now, while a lot of them will have a notch cutout at the top of the screen to accommodate a selfie camera, some have chosen a more exotic, innovative take on how to deal with the lack of a top bezel. Such is the case with …

Samsung gets historical with its phone camera innovation (infographic)

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the first top-shelf smartphones with variable aperture cameras, oscillating between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture depending on the light conditions. Samsung is so proud of its new creation, and we did indeed find it useful in extreme low-light shots, that it outed the infographic you see here to explain to us how eighteen years of cell phone camera innovation got it to the top of the pile.

Samsung has a brand new camera sensor in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and it has already detailed all the specs, putting to rest all speculation how does it do the Super Slow …

Official Huawei P20 teasers offer a better look at the notch, triple camera

By now everything points to a new premiere from Huawei, a smartphone with a triple camera. We’ve had quite a large quantity of information about the upcoming P20 series smartphones, so the following news shouldn’t be surprising to the tech-savvy.

The first official Huawei P20 teasers are already making the rounds in China and from what we can see, the P20 Pro will get both the notch and a triple camera on the back.

Also, we have at least two color variants confirmed for the P20 Pro: black and blue. However, these might not be the only color options for the P20 series, as Huawei likes …

UMIDIGI S2 Lite with bezel-less display, dual camera and giant battery is now shipping

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Count it on UMIDIGI to slap premium features in a budget offering, and the Lite moniker of its new S2 model doesn’t really tell the tale. The phone inherits most of the notable features of its S2 sibling, which we showed you not long ago, like the 6″ 18:9 display, or the giant 5100 mAh battery, but makes a few substantial changes, and manages to fit into a sub-$150 price bracket.
The 6″ 720 x 1440 pixels Sharp display, …

Essential owns patent on a pop-up selfie camera similar to the one on the Vivo Apex concept

The other day, we told you about the Vivo Apex concept phone. With a tap anywhere on the bottom of the screen activating the in-display fingerprint scanner, and audio coming out of the screen, the near bezel-less display leaves another quandary for the manufacturer; with bezels this thin, where does Vivo put the front-facing camera? The proof-of-concept OG Xiaomi Mi Mix, which was the blueprint that many of today’s bezel-less handsets followed, had its front-facing camera located in the bottom bezel. That was repeated in the Mi Mix 2. The Mi Mix 2s plans on putting the front-facing camera in the …

Microsoft's OneDrive for Android gains new camera features

Good things happen to OneDrive users on Android, as Microsoft recently decided to push yet another important update. As with the previous updates, the latest one focuses on a few aspects of the app, in this case, it’s all about the camera.

The latest version of OneDrive for Android comes with three new improvements that slightly change the way you’ll be using the app to edit and navigate photos.

First of all, you can now crop rotate, and choose from a set of filters to digitize the physical world with the new enhanced Scan feature. But that’s not all. Microsoft’s changelog states …

Essential Camera update adds new Tiny Planet mode and flash for the selfie camera

Great news for Essential Phone users who want to make the best of their camera features, as the US company behind the unique device has just pushed another update for the Essential Camera app.

The app that provides the necessary software algorithms for the Essential Phone’s camera has been updated with new features and improvements. The most interesting is the new Tiny Planet camera mode, which adds a small planet on the background of your 360 photos and videos.

The Tiny Planet mode is still in beta, so be patient if you notice any issues with the new feature. Also, Essential Phone …

Another Huawei P20 leak shows… a dual camera! The rollercoaster is intense

So, MWC has started and is going, but no Huawei hasn’t unveiled its new flagship smartphone yet. That’s because the company is holding its own event in the end of March, where it will finally launch the mysterious phone.

Why mysterious? Well, trying to follow the leaks about the upcoming Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Plus (or Pro?) can easily make you dizzy. Some rumors say it will feature a triple camera on the back. Then, others claim it’s a dual camera. Then, Huawei comes out with its own teasers hinting at a triple lens module yet again. What could be going on?

Our best guess is that …

Moonshots: T-Mobile does a Galaxy S9 unboxing and shares first camera samples

Leave it to T-Mo to do flamboyant unboxing of the world’s newest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which are not only carrying the best of what their predecessors had to offer in terms of design and features, but have addressed their shortcomings, too. 

They move the finger scanner around, add variable aperture cameras, and garnish it all with a faster chipset, at much the same prices as last year, at least on US carriers. Perhaps that is why T-Mobile does the unboxing in low gravity, and even offers sample photos done with the S9 – you know, moonshots.

The Big Barcelona Camera Comparison: iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Note 8


Mobile World Congress is just about to kick off, but we’ve already been here for a day and we have wasted no time. Walking down the iconic La Rambla main street and sightseeing the Sagrada Familia and the rest of the amazing buildings by Catalonia-born Gaudi, we also took some pictures.
And yes, we had a fancy camera with all the bells and whistles, but we would not be PhoneArena if we just used that. Instead, we had our pockets full of phones.
To help us capture the beauty of Barcelona in photos we had the:
Apple …