The Google Pixel 2 has a special image processing chip hidden inside

Our Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review just went up, and surprising almost no one, the devices can take some quite spectacular shots (animal lovers: check out the camera section for photos of two absolutely adorable kitties). And most of this has to do not with the camera sensors, but rather Google’s special HDR+ algorithm which can drastically improve upon the quality of images.

But it turns out that Google has a trick up its sleeve this year: yes, HDR+ is back and in top shape, but Google has decided to enhance it on the hardware side as well. That …


New render of Huawei Mate 10 Pro features "live" image showing off the lock screen

Yesterday, we showed you a couple of renders revealing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in two different colors. The phablet, along with the Huawei Mate 10, is set to be unveiled on October 16th. This morning, we have another render of the Mate 10 Pro to show you, although this time the image shows off the phone’s lock screen on the 5.99-inch LCD display. The image comes to us from leak master Evan Bass. The screen carries an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 1440 x 2880, and there are no physical buttons on the front of the phone. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the Mate 10 Pro, along …

Apple and iOS 11 could revolutionize smartphone photography with a next-generation image file format

At this year’s WWDC, Apple introduced that it’s adopting two new standards-based formats for storing and processing images and video, called HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) and HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) respectively. Although the implications of both for the future iOS cannot be understated and merit their own research, today we will be focusing on the HEIF standard, which by the way is pronounced “Heef,” according to Apple, because we all know how obsessed people can be over the pronunciations of different file extensions (*cough* GIF *cough*). But …

Leaked image shows the name (and mascot?) of the next Android OS version

Google has already scheduled an Android event for August 21 where we’re expecting the search giant to release the new version of its mobile platform. Google is referring to its iterative mobile platform as Android O, but the market name will be revealed tomorrow.

However, if you’ve been following the news then you already know there’s high chance that Google will announce Android Oreo on August 21. Evan Blass tweeted an image of what appears to be the future mascot of the next version of Android, along with the official name of the OS.

Google usually reveals a huge mascot at its headquarter …

The iPhone 8 image stars in a McDonald’s promo, 'hamburger menu' makes sense now

McDonald’s just leaked the iPhone 8 in a promotional E-Mail to customers #Apple #iPhone #iPhone8 #McDonalds pic.twitter.com/N5QXYKe0KL— Marc (@mschwind200) August 17, 2017

Ok, now this is getting out of hand – not only hasn’t the eventual OLED iPhone 8 been announced yet, but we haven’t even seen a glimpse of its production version outside of concept image renders, dummies and admittedly elaborate prototypes. 

That, however, didn’t preclude none other than the McDonald’s brand to already start using the alleged shape and form of the “all-screen” …

Here is another unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 8 teaser image

It’s that time of the year when we’re overwhelmed by more or less information about upcoming smartphones that will be showcased at IFA tech exhibition. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is just one of the many high-end devices that are likely to be unveiled in the coming weeks, but probably the most prominent until Apple’s iPhone announcement.

Without further ado, we now have one of the official teasers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which hasn’t been published yet since we’re still more than two weeks away from the company’s Unpacked event.

Leaked courtesy to Evan Blass, …

Google adds new badges to Image Search on Android to help you find the right info

Yay, Google is making the search app on Android devices even better, the company announced today. If you’re an avid searcher for pictures of food, fantastic destination places or just beautiful people, the latest Google Image Search update is going to help you find the right images.

The bottom line is you’ll now have relevant badges at your disposal, which will point out what else you can find with just a single tap. All the new badges added today will allow Android users to find images where next steps and more in-depth information is available.

Now, how will that work? You’ll notice …

The first press image of the upcoming Moto X4 leaks out

A new Moto high-end smartphone is expected to arrive later this year. Dubbed Moto X4, the phone is supposed to hit the shelves just in time for the holiday season. It will also be the first non-Google handset to support the search giant’s Project Fi.

We were given a glance at the phone’s innards a few days ago, but now it looks like we’ll have the chance to admire Moto X4’s outsides. The first press images showing the upcoming smartphone has been recently leaked by Evan Blass.

As expected, the phone looks like it’s covered in glass from head to toe. Another …

Clear image of the back and front of the OnePlus 5 surfaces

With the introduction of the OnePlus 5 scheduled to take place tomorrow, we now have the clearest image yet of the new flagship killer thanks to tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass.Yesterday, we got a little closer to the actual look of the phone when a few seconds of a television ad aired in India was disseminated on social media. After the introduction of the phone tomorrow, the handset will be launched two days later via flash sales.

While Amazon India has an exclusive in the country, in China online-retailer JD.com has started taking registrations for its flash sale. The latter will be …

Image of Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ for U.S. market surfaces

In the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are available in Midnight Black. Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver. Today, reliable source Evan Blass (@evleaks) sent out a tweet that included an image of both phones dressed in Coral Blue. Blass says that this color is heading to U.S. versions of the two handsets, although no time frame for its stateside release was mentioned. Also, while you most likely will find this new color for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ offered on Samsung’s website, it isn’t known yet which carriers and retailers in the U.S. will stock it.

You might recall that …