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Discussion: Do you want a waterfall display that’s curved on all sides?

Xiaomi just unwrapped its new smartphone concept with a display curved around all four edges. The new "quad-waterfall display" appears more conventional than the Mi MIX Alpha's fully wraparound design but only at first glance. The nameless phone features an 88-degree "waterfall" curve on the left and right of the screen and the top and...

Xiaomi’s new Waterfall Display concept phone looks like a sci-fi movie prop

Xiaomi today showcased a new concept smartphone that takes curved displays to the next level. The device builds upon the expertise Xiaomi gained with the Mi Mix Alpha concept, and it features a quad-curved Waterfall Display that seamlessly wraps around all edges. We first heard about the new concept device back in April last year, when...

The OnePlus 8T Concept phone has a color-shifting glass back

Early this year, OnePlus showed off the OnePlus Concept One: a smartphone with a camera that could turn "invisible." Essentially, the phone's electrochromic glass back panel could shift from being transparent to being opaque by changing the current and voltage. Electrochromic glass is not a new concept, but this phone was the first to apply...

OPPO “slide-phone” is a triple-hinge foldable design concept

Foldables are widely predicted to be the future of smartphones, tasked with sprucing up the glass slabs into designs that have more individuality and character. We've seen a few iterations of final foldable hardware, but everyone does agree that there is still some more work to be done on this end. OPPO has some ideas...

This is the OPPO X 2021, a concept smartphone with a rollable display

Towards the end of last month, we learned that LG was working on a unique smartphone with a rollable display as part of its Explorer Project. The device, codenamed Project B, was teased during the LG Wing launch, and it's expected to hit the market in March next year. While Project B is still in...

OnePlus experimented with a marble OnePlus 7T, but you can’t buy it

The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro were launched back in May 2019, and while we are still a month and half away from completing a year from that launch, reports suggest that the government is gearing up for a device announcement on April 15, 2020. While we wait for OnePlus to make an...

TCL shows off two concept phones with rollable and tri-foldable displays

Smartphones started off as small-screen devices that could easily fit into our palm, and gradually gained bigger displays till the point they could not fit into our pockets. To shrink them back down again, the war on bezels eliminated all the holding areas on the front of the device, giving us our current generation of...

How OnePlus made an Invisible Camera on its Concept One smartphone

In our post covering the top smartphones of 2019, I believed that the Mi Note 10's penta-camera setup was the best new hardware feature of the year. What drove this innovation in multi-camera technology is the fact that image sensors have gotten much better, modern image signal processors are more powerful, and camera software has...

[Update 3: Invisible Camera details and sketches] OnePlus will show off a concept product at CES 2020

OnePlus is gearing up for an eventful 2020. Everyone, of course, expects the Chinese company to launch the next OnePlus flagship pair; and we have already seen leaks of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, giving us a fair idea of what to expect. What really surprised everyone was the renders of the OnePlus...

Lenovo allegedly used a fan-made video to flaunt the Motorola Razr foldable phone

One of the most intriguing trends we're witnessing for the smartphone industry in 2019 is that of foldable smartphones. Titans such as Samsung and Huawei have already given us wholesome peeks at their vision of what foldable smartphones look like, even though neither has actually started selling them yet - while Xiaomi is in the...

Huawei thinks you’ll like a hole in your display instead of a notch

If you're vehemently against notches, then maybe you'd prefer to have a hole in your display instead? According to a source which spoke to Korean publication etnews, Huawei may be doing just that. Internal documents suggest that the company will have a single cut-out at the top center of the screen for a selfie camera....

iPhone Concepts Are Ridiculous

For the past 6 years or so, without fail, I have had at least one of my friends get overly excited by the new holographic keyboard that will be featured in the new iPhone. It seems every year, the same concept videos start making their rounds. We might get a 3D endless display, a 5K...