With 2017 coming to a close, we are also getting nearer and nearer to the next round of major flagship announcements — the first quarter of 2018 will be marked by the reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and the LG G7, among other handsets. Of course, we are already hearing the first rumors and basking in the first leaks concerning the hot upcoming models.
Among reports that the Galaxy S9 will have even slimmer bezels than its predecessor, we also got a few leaks suggesting that it would have its fingerprint scanner moved to the “proper” location — not awkwardly …
Back in late September, we reported about a research firm that claimed Essential Phone only sold 5,000 units in the United States. Fast forward six weeks and it looks like that number increased by ten times.
Apparently, Essential Phone may have sold around 50,000 units since its release, a much better number than the amount mentioned in September. The information is based on the number of downloads of Essential’s Camera app from the Google Play Store, so it surely isn’t 100% accurate.
In case you’re wondering how did Essential manage to boost sales of its smartphone in such a short …
Never shying away from experimenting with software and
hardware, Google today announced Appsperiments – a series of app experiments
aiming to bring new, fun, and useful camera features to smartphone users around
According to Google, the Appsperiments project was partially
inspired by Motion Stills – an app that the company released in 2016 on iOS, and
this year on Android. Motion Stills uses automatic stabilization and rendering
technology to create smooth GIFs and time lapses out of your photos and videos.
Following a similar approach, Google is now launching three …
One of the Essential Phone’s major letdowns, camera performance continues to be improved through software updates that seem to come pretty often lately. After adding Facebook Live 360 streaming support to its 360 Camera module, Essential is now updating the Camera app that comes pre-installed on the phone.
While there don’t seem to be any graphics changes, Essential added two new features: YouTube Live 360 support (for Essential 360 Camera) and the option to broadcast Facebook Live 360 on a Facebook page. In a previous update, Essential finally enabled Portrait …
Ever since Huawei partnered with Leica to build the optics and camera software for the P9, the company has been paying great attention to camera quality, even when it comes to mid-range offerings from its Honor sub-brand.
OK, so when it comes to smartphone cameras, it’s pretty clear that the number 1 thing we all want is great image quality. Mainly for pictures, but also for video, we want our $700+ devices to be able to snap outstanding memorabilia at the touch of a button.
And manufacturers have that down in 2017. Sure, some are slightly better than others, some will fail in some select scenes… but generally, if you buy a top-tier smartphone nowadays, you can expect to be able to make stellar photos with it.
So, since everyone has a camera that’s somewhat on par with everyone …