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 …


Display brightness and outdoor visibility comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 vs LG G6 vs Google Pixel vs Sony Xperia XZs

It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere, but you surely have noticed already: the temperatures have hit new record highs and the mood has quietly settled into that relaxed summer vibe.
Whether you are spending your spare time by a swimming pool, the beach or hiking the mountains, you are most likely accompanied by the one device that never leaves your pocket: your smartphone.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which one is the brightest of them all?Unfortunately, using a smartphone in the summer days can be a pain for one very …

Xiaomi's next flagship to sport a 6-inch OLED display from Samsung, according to report

If you thought Apple was the sole winner of Samsung Display’s recent expansion of its smartphone OLED display business, think again. A new report from Korean publication The Bell says Chinese powerhouse Xiaomi has recently signed a deal with Samsung for a supply of several million panels for its upcoming 2018 flagship.
The deal reportedly went through following a failed cooperation with LG Display, which fell through due to a delay in the building of a new plant. Curiously, this shift also impacted the unnamed device’s design, as LG’s display …

Pixel XL 2 to have Always-On ambient display with squeezable sides?

According to a report posted yesterday, the 2017 Pixel XL (or Pixel XL 2) will feature an ambient, Always-On display. With the latter, important information can be displayed on the screen, even if the device is locked and idle. Battery use is minimal, and users will be able toggle this feature on and off to their heart’s content. Another previously rumored change would return the glass cover to the two-tone design on the back of the device. However, with the sequels, the glass would not cover the fingerprint scanner as it did with the original models.

Additionally, it sounds as though the …

LG V30 tipped to arrive in Europe with OLED display in tow

We already know that the LG V30 will be announced on August 31, just one day ahead of IFA 2017. Even so, the flagship is expected to be showcased at the trade fair along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is supposed to go official on August 23.

There have been many reports talking about LG V30’s specifications, but few are referring to the smartphone’s availability in Europe. As some of your probably know by now, LG did not launch any V-series smartphones in Europe and preferred to bring its G lineup in the region instead.

But that’s not the case any longer, or at least that’s what …

LG releases new videos to show off the design and FullVision display of the LG Q6

Earlier this morning, we told you that LG had officially unveiled the LG Q6. Three variants of the device were introduced with the difference between them being screen resolution, the amount of RAM, native storage, and the color options. Pricing, when officially released, will also vary among the different versions. The LG Q6+, LG Q6 and LG Q6a each feature the FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and slim bezels.

LG released a pair of videos this morning with one showing the LG Q6 in various poses using different video effects. The screen on each model features a 5.5-inch display …

Google looking to add Always On ambient display to new Pixel models?

A string discovered by XDA Developers reveals that Google will be adding an Always On ambient display to the next generation of Pixel devices. The feature allows users to see important information on their screen without having to touch the phone or look for a notification to appear. This was originally found on the 2013 Moto X as the Moto Display. Eventually, it was added to the AOSP meaning that any Android device with the appropriate hardware can offer it.

Over the years, new capabilities have been added to the ambient display, but never an Always On feature. One reason was the heavy …

This is RED's Hydrogen One: a $1195 camera phone with 'holographic' display


RED or dead. That seems to have been the slogan inside RED Digital Camera when designing their well-kept secret of a phone, the Hydrogen One. The only hint that the company, known for its expensive, top-shelf camera equipment, will announce a flagship handset, was a patent about it filed not long ago, which went under the radar anywhere but the photographic blogosphere.

In this day and age where nothing can be kept secret anymore, the Hydrogen One was a pleasant surprise. It is actually still a secret, and very tantalizing at that, as the press release is full of unique selling …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases available for pre-order reveal larger Infinity Display and rear scanner


MobileFun today started accepting pre-orders on Olixar’s line up of cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Since major accessory makers get first crack at seeing an upcoming handset in order to produce a case that fits (and with cutouts in the right places), we have to assume that this leak gives us great insight into the design of Sammy’s new high-end phablet. What we see is a larger version of the Infinity Display employed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

In addition, the images dovetail with recent leaks showing that the fingerprint scanner will indeed be placed on the …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium tutorial: Here's how to enable constant 4K display resolution

Pssst. Pssst! Got a Sony Xperia XZ Premium?
If so, then you’re probably awed by its super-crisp 4K display… that’s actually downscaling content to Full HD 1080p by default. 
Yes, as per Sony, “4K (and 4K HDR with 4K HDR content) is used in the Album and Video apps and third party apps with 4K (and 4K HDR) content. Everything else, so homescreen, apps, menus, etc are shown in Full HD.”

A bummer, isn’t it? Having a 4K display on paper but not using it to its full potential… Well, lucky for all of you tinkerers out …