Samsung Launches World’s First 108-Megapixel Smartphone Camera Sensor in Partnership With Xiaomi

After launching a new 64-megapixel camera sensor earlier in May this year, Samsung today announced a new 108-megapixel camera sensor. The world’s first 108-megapixel camera sensor for smartphones has been built by Samsung, in collaboration with Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi. Both the companies had earlier teamed up for a new 64-megapixel smartphone that will use Samsung’s 64-megapixel ISOCELL GW1 sensor. Samsung believes the new, powerful sensor will allow smartphone users to take much better photographs. In an announcement, Samsung revealed that its new ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor can produce great photographs in ‘extreme’…

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Apple’s holiday quarter hit market share hard, but still second-largest smartphone producer

The iPhone XR and the iPhone XS Max, launched just before the fourth quarter. Apple’s holiday quarter results revealed iPhone revenue was down 15 percent compared to last year, but unit figures were not provided by the company under its new reporting policy. According to data produced by Gartner, the number of units did go down but at a lower percentage of 11.8 percent, which is believed to be the worst quarterly decline for the company since the first quarter of 2016.  Gartner claims iPhone unit sales reached 64.5 million in the quarter, down from…

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Razer Phone 2 Review: The Smartphone Gamers Demanded

Last year saw PC gaming specialists Razer launch their first smartphone. The imaginatively titled Razer Phone brought a gaming focus to the Android platform with a high performance screen, top-line specifications, and a drive to improve the mobile gaming experience. Twelve months later, what has Razer learned about the smartphone space and can these lessons be applied to its second handset? Thanks to Razer UK and its UK network partner Three, I’ve been able to put the Razer Phone 2 through its paces. Is a gaming smartphone for everyone? No. Is there…

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Mobile phone recycling 

After single use plastics, smartphone hoarding is the new habit we need to break

The plastic ban is here Let’s be honest, saying goodbye can be hard. And judging from our behaviour, that sentiment even rings true when it comes to parting ways with our old smartphones. Australians are holding on to their old phones for longer, rather than refurbishing or recycling them — and it’s having real environmental consequences. Nearly half (45 per cent) of Australians intend to recycle their old device but this motivation drops off with only one in 10 actually following through, according to new research by MobileMuster, Australia’s government-accredited…

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