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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....

Xperia X is the first non-Google Smartphone to Receive Android 7.1.1

Back in the beginning of December, a member of Sony's concept developer team stated that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was their "number one priority." The team had a goal to be the first smartphone manufacturer (excluding Google) to release the latest 7.1.1 update. And they succeeded. Granted, this release comes in the form of a Concept...

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...

Sony Invites Swedish Z3 Users to Test Concept Software

Sony is no stranger to setting up beta testing programs, and generally has a good working relationship with the development community, having previously even released AOSP builds for a few of their flagships.Today however the Japanese manufacturer has invited Swedish Xperia Z3 users to evaluate new 'Android concept' software, starting on July 27th. It's not entirely...