The first Samsung Galaxy S9 teaser videos are here: 3D emoji, slow-mo, superb low-light camera teased

SamsungMobileKorea has just uploaded a slew of Galaxy S9 teasers on its YouTube page, and just like any self-respecting video teaser should do, these all but confirm many of the key features that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are wildly expected to have.

The first video blatantly reveals the advantages of slow-mo videos, the second one is a dead giveaway for superb low-light photography thanks to the variable aperture that can go as wide as f/1.5, and the third one… Well, the third one is a sign of the times as it features 3D emoji, which would allow users to create animated …


Samsung outs new ISOCELL Dual camera kits for better low-light and bokeh photos

Samsung is taking its multi-sensor camera technology downstream, it seems, as it just announced ISOCELL Dual, all-in-one dual camera kits, prepackaged with the accompanying software algorithms. The setups would allow phone makers to take advantage of hardware-level bokeh effects, or low-light capture improvements even on their low- to mid-range phones without much implementation troubles.
The ISOCELL Dual kit for depth-of-field and other refocusing shenanigans consists of a 13 MP and a 5 MP sensor, while the low-light shooting setup comes with two 8 MP sensors, and …

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 low-light camera comparison: prepare for a plot twist

Dual cameras come in many flavors. Some phones gain a dramatically wider field of view, while others go for optical zoom and the ability to take artsy portrait shots. The latter model was pioneered by Apple on the iPhone 7 Plus and was later adopted by many other smartphone makers, OnePlus included. Earlier this year, the company launched its OnePlus 5 smartphone with a secondary camera at the back providing optical zoom of 1.6X. 
Fast-forward to present day, and the OnePlus 5T is here – better than the 5 in a number of ways, but …

Night Mode feature coming to WhatsApp to improve pictures snapped in low-light?

WhatsApp, the messaging app purchased by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping $21 billion, could be looking to add a new feature for its 1.2 billion members to enjoy. On the app’s translation page is a request for the words Night Mode. No, this is not the Night Mode that reverses the black text on white background to produce a UI that won’t strain your eyes at night. This is something else entirely.

The Night Mode for WhatsApp works with the camera UI to enhance the quality of  photographs taken in low-light conditions. This new button could also be added to the video calling feature as …

OnePlus CEO Lau shares OnePlus 5 camera sample taken in low-light


OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has a great job. After all, he gets to take any new OnePlus handset out for a spin whenever his heart desires. Recently, Lau checked out a OnePlus 5 model and took at least one photo under low-light conditions. From what we can see of this night time snapshot, it shows a clear sky framing this odd-shaped building. The camera has captured several details of the building including shadows, the grime that covers the walls, and even some stairways inside the edifice.

We expect to see a dual-camera setup adorn the back of the OnePlus 5. While some are looking for both …