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, …


Apple accused of stealing fingerprint technology, to be sued by a "patent troll"

Patent infringements are nothing unusual these days. Companies sue one another left and right claiming to be the original creators of a certain technology. On top of this, Apple often happens to be sued by so-called patent troll companies, and it seems like the Cupertino company is the suspect once again. Korean company Firstface claims to own the patent of a fingerprint scanner, built in the home button of the smartphone, a.k.a. Apple’s Touch ID.
Accusations of the supposed technology plagiarism came directly from Firstface co-CEO Jung Jae-lark. He said …

Qualcomm confirms all smartphones supporting Quick Charge 4.0 technology

Each top-tier mobile chipset launched by Qualcomm comes with Quick Charge. The technology has evolved throughout the years, so the latest smartphones equipped with Qualcomm’s newest chipsets should support Quick Charge 4.0/4.0+.

To make it easier for consumers who want the latest quick charge technology in their smartphones, Qualcomm published the list of all devices compatible with Quick Charge 4.0/4.0+. In case you’re expecting the list to contain at least several devices, you’ll be completely disappointed.

There’s only one device that Qualcomm confirmed it’s fully compatible with …

Sprint announces the six cities where it will start building out its 5G technology

Earlier this month, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that Sprint will start offering 5G wireless service sometime during the first half of 2019. The carrier will start building out its 5G pipeline this April by rolling out Massive MIMO technology to six cities. This brings additional capacity to the network as it adds multiple antenna links between the cell tower and compatible phones. Last year at MWC 2017, Sprint and Nokia demonstrated multi-gigabit speeds over LTE by using a Massive MIMO layout consisting of 128 antennas (64 transmit/64 receive).

The three cities that will receive …

From zero to hero: How the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series significantly improved battery technology

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As the two largest, most profitable smartphone makers in the world can’t shake off battery management issues, Huawei has spotted an opportunity and seized it with two hands. The company left nothing to chance, and went to the most rigorous third-party certification system – Germany’s TÜV Rheinland – to ensure a fresh and demanding set of eyes before launching the phones with the best battery life in …

Apple HomePod: sound technology explained

The HomePod is out and while it is not the first smart speaker – it comes years after Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home – Apple claims that it has worked for six years to make the HomePod sound “amazing” using the innovative technology beamforming and it has over 200 patents to back it up.

Here is how Apple itself describes the new HomePod:

“HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it’s playing. It’s the ultimate music authority”

The ultimate music authority. These are some strong words. So what is the mysterious technology …

Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm complete first 5G call using 3GPP-compliant NR technology

The other day, we told you how Verizon Chairman Lowell McAdam and KT chairman and CEO Chang-Gyu Hwang connected on the first “pre-commercial” 5G video chat during the Super Bowl. As carriers continue the testing process for 5G, today Big Red announced that along with Nokia and Qualcomm, it completed a 5G voice call. With this action, Verizon becomes the first carrier to make such a call using 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) technology over licensed spectrum

The call was made over Verizon’s millimeter wave spectrum using Nokia’s 5G network technology. The device used was a 5G NR prototype …

US bill plans to prevent government from working with firms that use Huawei and ZTE technology

It looks like Chinese smartphones makers will have a hard time selling their products in the United States. After the failed partnership between Huawei and major carrier AT&T, it appears that another Chinese giant, ZTE, will have problems signing agreements with certain firms in the US.

A Republican lawmaker announced earlier this week that it has introduced legislation aimed specifically at Huawei and ZTE. The bill that was made public this Friday is supposed to prevent the federal government from working with companies that use equipment made by Huawei and …

Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei

Back in May 2016, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung in China for infringing upon some of its patents. After 8 months, the Chinese court finally ruled and its decision isn’t good at all for Samsung.

The South Korean company was found guilty of infringing on two 4G standard essential patents related to telecommunication technology and equipment owned by Huawei. Moreover, the court found that Samsung delayed the negotiations on purpose probably because it knew it infringed on those patents.

Apparently, this was a very complicated case since it took the …

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …