Xiaomi Mi 8 with display notch & dual camera setup appears in retail packaging

The retail packaging of Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 8 flagship has leaked online. The low-cost Chinese brand has already confirmed its plans to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 8 on May 31 and now, after a number of previous leaks, what appears to be the device’s retail packaging has shown up, revealing various design details in the process.

Overall, it appears Xiaomi’s next flagship will resemble Apple’s iPhone X quite closely, sporting what seems to be a bezel-less display complete with a notch up top. Additionally, this is rumored to house new hardware that will allow for Face ID-rivalling 3D facial recognition, …


Samsung's ad for the Galaxy J6 focuses on its Super AMOLED 5.6-inch Infinity Display

The new Samsung Galaxy J6 is a mid-range handset that will, nonetheless, be decked out with Sammy’s Infinity Display. The thin-bezels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio are usually found on the company’s high-end models. Not that you will find this panel on the Galaxy Note 9, mind you. The 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display carries a 720 x 1480 HD+ resolution. Still, it is a bright and colorful screen according to a new commercial for the device that you can find at the top of this story.

The 60-second spot is called Live Colorful and contrasts the display on two different handsets, …

Google and LG Display unveil OLED display for VR headsets with 1,443ppi and 120Hz refresh rate

Back in March, Google and LG Display mentioned that the pair were working together on a new VR/AR display that would be unveiled in May. And sure enough, the 4.3-inch panel was introduced yesterday at the Display Week 2018 expo in L.A. The new display features a resolution of 3,840 x 4800 and 1,443ppi. It features a 120Hz refresh rate and a 120 x 96 Field of View. Two of these panels can be used together, each covering one eye. The panel is optimized for mobile VR and AR use and weighs in at 18MP. It currently is the “world’s highest-resolution OLED-on-glass display.” 
Google’s …

The Alcatel 3v launches in the US: dual camera, 18:9 display, $150

The Alcatel 3v was introduced earlier this year in Europe and we got some hands-on time with it, but had no idea when it would be launching in the States. Well, we’ve got official word that it’s coming to the US next week, for the super-competitive price of $149.99! What does that get you? Here’s a quick reminder:

The Alcatel 3v is super-shiny, with a metal-and-glass build that makes it look no less premium than much more expensive flagships. On its front, we have a display with the contemporary 18:9 aspect ratio — it’s tall and narrow — with a 1080 x 2160 …

Porsche Design told Huawei not to include a display notch on the Mate RS

Porsche Design has confirmed that it specifically told Huawei not to include a notch on the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design. The two companies have worked on a number of Mate-branded devices over the past two years starting with the Mate 9 Porsche Design. More recently, however, their partnership created the Mate RS which was announced alongside the Huawei P20 line back in February and noticeably lacked a notch. Now, in an interview with Digitial Trends, Porsche Design explained why.

Speaking of the phone, Porsche Design’s Design Director, Christian Schwamkrug, dubbed the project between …

The iPhone 9 may come with a Super Bright LCD display technology like the G7

Apple is supposed to thoroughly revamp its basic iPhone, introducing one with 6.1″ LCD display in the fall, at the $650 tag reserved for its bread-and-butter handsets that sell the most. That’s quite the jump from the current 4.7″ iPhone 8, but the new aspect ratio brought along with a TrueDepth camera notch, should keep the size nice and compact still.

How will Apple do its giant notch on an LCD screen? Well, the iPhone 9, or whatever it’s called, is heavily tipped to use JDI’s Full Active display technology. While not an OLED screen, it is flexible enough for slight bending, …

LG suggests the LG V40 will sport an OLED display, other V-series devices too

LG has confirmed that future V-series device will sport OLED displays. Despite certain reports claiming that LG would produce separate G7 ThinQ variants with LCD and OLED panels, the company ultimately bet solely on the cheaper display. Speaking to AndroidHeadlines, however, LG has confirmed the reasoning behind this decision and, in the process, also revealed some details about its upcoming devices.

Speaking at the G7 ThinQ launch event yesterday in New York City, LG stated that it opted for an LCD panel in its latest flagship because G-series devices are considered more mainstream by …

Samsung receives patents for a folding phone and a transparent smartphone display

With the foldable Samsung Galaxy X expected to be unveiled next year, the manufacturer has received a couple of patents, one of which could give us a look at what the Galaxy X might look like. The images show a phone that folds horizontally, unlike a previous patent that showed a phone folding in a couple of different ways. Users would be holding the handset in landscape orientation. Thanks to an additional hinge, the device can be propped up vertically in portrait mode. Shutting the device by folding the two sides together will automatically turn off the phone while opening up the two sides will …

ZTE patents another smartphone with dual notch display design

Although ZTE seems to be hit with restrictions from all sides, the Chinese company has no issues in patenting new products that might or might not see the light of day.

The newest patent ZTE filed at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) reveals an unusual smartphone design that features not one, but two notches – one at the top, and another one at the bottom.

It’s the second patent for a dual-notch smartphone that ZTE filed in China, so the handset maker could be very serious about this specific design. Even though the notch is a rather controversial feature, ZTE seems …

The 6" iPhone 9 may sport tougher LCD display with mysterious extra layer

Apple may be doing away with 3D Touch on the rumored “affordable” 6.1″ iPhone with LCD display, in order to keep costs down. That much we’ve already heard, but reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities now claims its screen will actually sport a mysterious extra thin film sensor layer that will raise the price.

What is Apple planning to do with this layer, and will it mean some sort of mock 3D Touch will stay in the LCD iPhone model, remains to be seen. The analyst says that Apple is moving to cover glass sensor (CGS) technology for the mass 2018 iPhone, instead of …