Google shares helpful tips on how to make the most out of the Pixel's camera (when photographing flowers)

That both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL sport excellent cameras, is a secret to nobody at this point. We’ve been over this many times before, so we won’t bore you with unneeded explanations or super-detailed comparisons with other smartphone cameras (okay, that wouldn’t be boring, at least to us, but anyway). Instead, we’ll be taking a look at an odd collection of advices, published by Google itself, that aims to help Pixel users make most out of their pocket cameras… when photographing flowers?


Yes, flowers. With the help of L.A.-based floral studio …

Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

NOTE: Photo on left shows what is alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ with a dual camera setup. Some believe that it is actually a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just might be the best analyst following Apple. Over the years, he has been uncanny at telling clients exactly what features to expect on the next-gen Apple iPhone. Now, turning his attention to Samsung, Kuo has passed along a pair of notes to clients. The first note says that market response to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been better …

Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China over the past couple of years for its flash sales of phones with great value for the money. And today, it has announced its most important phone for the year: the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. And it has a dual camera with a special portrait effect just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
What is this new dual camera all about and how good its pictures are?
First, let’s look at the camera system itself: we have two 12-megapixel sensors, one with a wide-angle lens and the secondary one with …

Xiaomi Mi 6 visits GFXBench, revealing 12MP dual camera setup on back

Xiaomi is supposed to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 6 tomorrow. On the eve of the flagship’s appearance, the device was benchmarked by GFXBench. According to the site, the Mi 6 will feature a 5.1-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 640 GPU. Apparently, consumers will have the option of purchasing the phone with 4GB RAM/64GB of storage or 6GB RAM/128GB of native storage.

While previous speculation had Xiaomi putting a 19MP shooter on back, the GFXBench test shows that there will be a 12MP dual-camera …

SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all


A couple of years ago we told you about a future project from startup SpaceVR that would send virtual reality cameras into orbit in order bring back immersive space video to VR users on Earth. 

On Friday, I held that future in my very hands, and it felt like most space bound objects — surprisingly clunky, but packed with all the mystery and promise of the universe.

During a meeting in Los Angeles, SpaceVR’s CEO, Ryan Holmes, allowed me hold his space baby, a large thermos-sized device that houses eight cameras (four cameras on each end). Those cameras will capture two to three hours of 360-degree footage per month over the course of nine months. After nine months, the device will fall back to Earth and burn up during re-entry.  Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 concept images envision a striking 6.4-inch handset with dual camera setup

Want to get a look at a concept that just might come true? Here’s the Galaxy Note 8, envisioned by designer Benjamin Geskin. It looks like a jumbo-sized Galaxy S8 – something that Samsung is very likely to pull off for the Note 8. And it’s still beautiful, because it starts with the right foundation.

Benjamin assumes the Note 8 will have a 6.4-inch 4K Infinity Display (18:9 ratio) in addition to an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a dual camera setup on the back, and stereo speakers. Again, highly plausible features that Samsung could very well introduce with the Note 8 in the second half …

Alleged Apple iPhone 8 schematic shows vertical dual camera setup on back (Update)

UPDATE: Apparently, the Chinese text layered over the image clarifies that it is a fictional drawing of what the next iPhone could be. 

Better grab the ol’ salt shaker because you are going to need a grain of the stuff to take this story with. According to tipster SlashLeaks, the schematic drawing that accompanies this story is allegedly showing us the 10th anniversary iPhone known as the Apple iPhone 8. As expected, Touch ID has vanished, and the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the glass as part of the .6-inch area of the screen that will replace the home button …

LeEco Le Max 3 leaks with dual camera, chunky metal body prior to April 11 launch

Despite its messy financial situation, LeEco keeps working on new devices, and the Le Max 3 looks quite up-to-speed. Thorough photos of the upcoming smartphone showed up online, revealing a handset that’s typically LeEco – simplified metal design with narrow screen bezels and software keys.

Notably, the smartphone features a dual camera and what looks like two LED flashes below the lens. Other points of interest include an USB Type C port, a chamfered metal frame, and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Based on previous leaks, the Le Max 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, which …

Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with new Sony IMX333 and Samsung camera sensors

Remember those rumors sourced from the Chinese tech blogosphere that the Galaxy S8 may come with a new custom Sony camera sensor, tagged as IMX333. At the time, it seemed a bit improbable, given that this sensor is not in Sony’s official Exmor lineup of mobile sensors, and that the camera was rumored to be the same as on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Moreover, last year the 12 MP camera that found its way in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge uses two sensor models – either Samsung’s own S5K2L1 ISOCELL unit, or a piece by Sony, marked as IMX260.

A quick look at a system info …

Samsung Galaxy S8 is facing manufacturing issues due to its selfie camera

DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business, recently assured everyone that there would be “no issue of supply delay” with the new Galaxy S8 phones. According to Koh, the company has prepared for the expected record-breaking sales of the new handsets by doubling the initial supply compared to the Galaxy S7/S7 edge units that were produced in 2016.

While this year’s first batch of about 20 million handsets will be able to satisfy the initial demand for the latest Samsung flagships, a new report from The Bell indicates that the smaller Galaxy S8 …