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What is the Difference Between a Periscope and Telephoto Camera?

Cameras are indispensable to phones. Ever since the first camera phone, cameras have been so central to phones' branding that many companies cash in solely on their devices' abilities to capture Pixel-perfect (pun definitely intended) photographs. Over recent years, phone makers have channeled their creative energy into improving cameras and accommodating more sensors on smartphones....

How Qualcomm is Improving the Camera Experiences on Android Phones with its Spectra ISPs

As the maker of system-on-chips (SoCs) that power much of the world's smartphones and wearables, US-based Qualcomm is undoubtedly one of the giants of the chip maker industry. The Snapdragon line of SoCs, for example, is used by nearly every major Android device maker for flagship, mid-range, and budget smartphones. Qualcomm gets plaudits every year...

OPPO demonstrates some of its potential new camera tech at CVPR 2020

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has demonstrated some of its potential new camera technologies at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference 2020, which have earned the company two first-place and two-third place awards at the event. The technologies that won the awards include perceptual extreme super-resolution technology, visual localization, and human activity recognition in...

Hands-on with Imint’s Vidhance Software: Powerful Video Stabilization!

Even if you consider yourself very in tune with what's going on in the smartphone space, there's a good chance you haven't heard of a company like Imint before. Not every smartphone company can be like Apple, Samsung, or Huawei and develop almost all of their own technology in-house, and even the big 3 that...

OnePlus Camera 5.4.10 adds Quick Share to social media, taking burst photos or video with a shutter long-press, and more

Android 11 Beta 1 is here! As has become tradition, in addition to the Google Pixels, several other OEMs like OPPO, Xiaomi, and Realme will also be joining in on the party at a later date. If you have a OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, you can actually join in right now, as OnePlus...

Adobe Photoshop Camera is now available for download on the Google Play Store

The AI-powered Adobe Photoshop Camera app, which was announced late last year in November, is now available for download on the Google Play Store. The latest app from Adobe joins the long list of third-party camera apps available on the Play Store, but it has something unique to offer. The app makes use of Adobe's...

The Sony IMX500 and IMX501 are Sony’s first image sensors with AI processing

Sony is the largest player when it comes to supplying camera image sensors for smartphones. Examples of popular sensors include the 48MP IMX586, which was used by a bewildering variety of phones ranging across price ranges in 2019. The IMX586 was succeeded by the 64MP IMX686. The company doesn't just deal in smartphone image sensors,...

The Motorola Edge+ is the first phone with Imint’s new Vidhance stabilization tech

Motorola finally unveiled the much-awaited Motorola Edge+ and Motorola Edge last week. In the past few years, the Lenovo-owned company had focused largely on selling budget and mid-range phones. The last true flagship from Motorola was the first-gen Moto Z, which was launched all the way back in 2016. Since then, there wasn't any contender...

Google is testing HDR photography for Camera Go on budget Android Go smartphones

Google Camera Go is a watered-down version of the Pixel's Google Camera app. The app was released on the Nokia 1.3, an Android Go smartphone, and we recently went hands-on with the apk to see what the app can do. While the app itself is barebones, what excites us is the sheer potential it has...

Google Camera Go Hands-on – GCam for the masses!

Last month, Nokia announced the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 smartphones. While everyone may be interested in the higher-end 5G device, the humble Nokia 1.3 also demanded some attention thanks to one key detail. The Nokia 1.3 with its Snapdragon 250 SoC runs Android 10 Go Edition, with upgrades planned to Android 11...

Imint partners with Qualcomm to optimize its video enhancement tech for the Snapdragon 865

The hardware in smartphone cameras has gotten incredibly good. We're seeing phones launch with crazy high megapixel counts, "SuperZoom" abilities, macro lenses, wide-angle lenses, and much more. What has become even more important that hardware, however, is camera software. Qualcomm announced that they are partnering with Imint to optimize its video enhancement tech for the...

Imint’s Vidhance Selfie Mode brings a Google Duo-like auto-framing feature to smartphone cameras

Imint is a Swedish company that produces video software used by smartphone brands such as OnePlus and Xiaomi. Vidhance is the company's flagship product and today they are announcing a new feature for multi-camera devices called "Selfie Mode." A name like "Selfie Mode" does the feature a disservice as there's actually quite a bit going on...