OnePlus 6 heart rate sensor hinted at in new teaser

OnePlus has teased the inclusion of a heart rate sensor in the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has continued to tease a number of device features in the leadup to the announcement and now, with just over a week to go before the official unveiling, the company’s latest social media post hints at a possible heart rate sensor.

As can be seen in the image, a cardiogram is clearly the main focus of the teaser along with a number “6” that is placed towards the center, suggesting the upcoming flagship could feature a heart rate monitor. Furthermore, the image was accompanied by a caption which makes reference …


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor hinted at in new patent

A new patent filing by Samsung hints at the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 9. It was rumored last year that the Galaxy Note 8 would include the tech, while this year’s Galaxy S9 series was also reportedly set to feature the new sensors. Despite this information being untrue, new rumors now point towards the Galaxy Note 9 being the device to debut the tech and, if Samsung’s patent is anything to go by, it may actually be true this time around.

As can be seen in the sketches provided, Samsung plans to include the new in-display sensor towards the bottom …

Moto Z3 Play with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-camera setup revealed

New case renders appear to confirm the design of Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z3 Play. The Lenovo-owned brand is expected to reveal a wide range of devices this year, with its first product launch taking place in Brazil tomorrow. Nevertheless, within the next few months, the company is also expected to launch its next flagship, the Moto Z3, alongside the budget Z3 Play alternative. The latter of which has been shown off in a number of new case renders.

As has previously been expected, Motorola’s device adopts the new 18:9 display trend by minimizing the top and bottom bezels. Up top, a selfie …

Huawei P20 Pro specs leak; three Leica cameras on back include a 40MP sensor

On March 27th, Huawei will officially introduce the P20, P20 Lite and the P20 Pro. The latter is Huawei’s new muscle phone with top-of-the-line specs including three rear-facing cameras that feature Leica optics. This reportedly is made up of a 40MP sensor, a 20MP (monochrome) sensor and an 8MP (telephoto) sensor. 5X magnification is available when using the zoom capabilities of the 40MP and 8MP sensors. Huawei calls this feature “Hybrid Zoom.” The aperture on the cameras range from f/1.6 to f/2.4. Adorning the front is a selfie snapper weighing in at 24MP.

The Huawei P20 Pro is equipped …

Can the Galaxy S9 measure your blood pressure? We put its new optical sensor to the test…

Samsung has big plans for its pulse meters, and the new one on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ “provides richer, more accurate information on users’ health status.” How does it do that? Well, there is a new, more accurate optical sensor on the back of the S9 and S9+, for once, which can measure something called the Heart Load Factor, which is a gauge of the real-time demand that is tasked to your heart. Of course, it comes with the usual “intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only” disclaimer, but that’s usually all everyone is using those for anyway.

The funkier part is that …

Pixel 2 XL proximity sensor issues got a fix, but Google won't release it yet

Google has finally found a fix for the proximity sensor issues which surfaced on the Pixel 2 XL following the Android 8.1 update in October, 2017. However, it will take some time until the fix is rolled out, so don’t expect it soon.
The proximity sensor is the part of the phone which turns off the display while you’re in a call. If the sensor is covered, it also turns off the Ambient Display feature, which shows you the time and notifications even if your device is locked. However, after the Pixel 2 XL got the Android 8.1 update, the proximity sensor started behaving …

Samsung unveils the new 12MP sensor that lets Galaxy S9 do its Super Slow Motion magic

Samsung has a brand new camera sensor in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and it just detailed all of its specs, putting to rest all speculation how does it do the Super Slow Motion capture that allows its new flagships to record 720p clips with 960fps.

Basically, the new 12MP Samsung ISOCELL Fast 2L3, which is already in mass production (duh), has its own stack of fast DDR4 memory attached under the typical analog logic layer that processes the electric signal coming from the pixel array layer above it, into digital code. The 3-stack setup is needed …

Motorola's Moto E5 appears in 3D renders, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor confirmed

Most of Motorola’s 2018 lineup has already been leaked earlier this month, so there are little surprises still waiting for fans of the US brand. However, the Moto E5 was a bit under the radar when it comes to pictures and details about specs.

Probably the cheapest Motorola smartphone to be launched this year, the Moto E5 is expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, something that companies usually save for their mid- and high-tier products.

Several 3D renders and a video made after the Moto E5’s CAD files confirm the positioning of the fingerprint sensor on the back …

Samsung working to embed camera and fingerprint sensor into a smartphone's display

Although it comes as no surprise that a company like Vivo manage to score a world’s premiere with the launch of the first in-display fingerprint scanner, it’s a bit embarrassing for companies like Samsung, Apple, Huawei and the likes, which invest hundreds of millions in R&D, not to have a solution in this regard.

Obviously, all of these companies are working on their version if in-display fingerprint scanner, which will only be integrated into their products when it’s perfected. Apparently, Samsung is trying to do a little bit more and embed not just the fingerprint sensor in a smartphone’s …

Samsung patents a rollable display with fingerprint sensor

Samsung is on a roll. The South Korean company has the most successful mobile display business, but that’s not enough for Samsung. Although 2018 should be the year of the “foldable smartphone,” it appears that Samsung has a few more surprises in store for us.

The company recently filed a patent for a rollable display that can be activated by fingerprint. Unlike LG’s rollable display that uses a very small rotating motor, Samsung’s features magnets that are positioned along the main body that houses the display.

The patent shows two types of metallic …