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Even if Black Friday is already over, there is still a bit of time left to take care of some last-minute shopping. And if you are like yours truly - having little to no inspiration when it comes to choosing Christmas gifts - you might find it hard to decide what to surprise your friends and family with this Holiday season. Luckily, smartphones are the perfect gift, so choosing one for Christmas is an almost obvious option. Here are some models released this year that anyone would love to see under the Christmas tree.
The Razer phone is the perfect choice for anyone in love with Android games. Its screen is amazing, capable of displaying the graphics of anything between mobile real money gambling casino games available at at Wild Jack and even the most demanding and action-packed titles available today. It also comes with a massive battery to ensure long-term gaming action and a high-quality sound system with front-facing stereo speakers for the best experience altogether.
Released: November 2017. Price: $699
Nokia was once the best name on the mobile phone market and the manufacturer of the world's first true smartphones. Over the years, especially after the brand was sold to Microsoft, its value for smartphone users declined. This year, though, it has once again released some amazing handsets, one for every pocket. And Nokia 8 is its best, a phone worthy of the Finnish brand's former glory.
With Nokia 8 under the Christmas three, you cannot fail. The phone has hardware fit for a flagship, an amazing screen, 6GB of RAM, a dual 13 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and 128GB of internal storage.
Released: October 2017. Price: ~$670
Xiaomi Mi A1
If your pockets are not that deep but you still want to offer a smartphone that's special as a present, you might want to consider Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1. While its specs are not exactly on par with this year's flagship phones, they are more than decent: it has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, it has a dual 12MP camera, FM radio, and a 3080mAh battery. What makes it special is its operating system: it is an Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) Android One on it (the plain stock version of the operating system) planned to be upgraded to a similar version of Android 8.0
Released: September 2017. Price: ~$260
The realme, one of the largest growing chinese smartphone brands, will launch their next series in the UK on October 7. The series is specially designed to meet the needs of the younger generation who use smartphones to keep in touch with their family and friends. The phone comes with an ultra-long battery life, but more importantly, it features the ability of 65W fast charging. You can charge the 7 pro to 100% in just 34 minutes.
The phone is also the perfect device for people in love with mobile photography, featuring a Sony 64MP Quad camera. The camera comes with Starry mode, a new suite of advanced AI filters, and a 32Mp in-display selfie cam for beautiful looks. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 720G processor. The device features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED full-screen display, which is ideal for anyone interested in stunning and sharp display. In addition to the Pro model, the realme 7 comes with 5,000mAh battery and 30W dart charge, providing standby time of more than a month.
Realme 7 is powered by the world's first MediaTek helio G95 gaming processing, and offers high display refresh rate up to 90Hz and a 48Mp AI Quad camera with 16Mp in-display selfie camera. Realme 7 owns one of the most powerful game processing engines available in the market. Both phones have passed 22 major and 38 minor tests for the TUV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification. The phone was tested for extreme cases and has been certified as both reliable and safe device for the consumers. You can check more detail on its release date on realme official Twitter and Facebook pages.
A few interesting details about the upcoming Galaxy S10 and the Note 9 has recently been revealed and although there's no way to be 100% sure whether these are rumors or facts, they are quite exciting nonetheless.
The Galaxy S and Note line-ups are not exactly famous for their battery life and that fact was painfully obvious with the Galaxy Note 8 last year which sported just a 3,300mAh battery, in spite of sporting a huge display. That is probably going to change this year though as a report from famous leakster Ice Universe suggests that the Note 9 might sport a 4,000mAh battery and we really hope that this one's true. Accommodating the bigger battery would be possible because Samsung will apparently shift its camera positions to make room for it.
No More Earphones
One of the biggest issues with removing the bezels of a smartphone completely is the fact that you have to make room for the earphone up top. Of course, the notch is the new iPhone-led path to follow for smartphones, as made evident by almost every Android smartphone manufacturer adopting the technology this year. However, Samsung could be looking to solve this problem in a different way by removing the earphone altogether! Apparently, the Galaxy S10 will let the user hear the person on the other side via the display itself, through bone conduction technology. Whether this will work better than it did on the Xiaomi Mi Mix or not, remains to be seen.
There was a time when the nearly bezel-less display introduced by Samsung with the Galaxy S8 was considered to be revolutionary, but that time is now officially over. The iPhone X's notch has taken over these days from the Infinity Display as it seems to be the go to choice for almost every other Android manufacturer as well. However, report has it that Samsung is not going to follow Apple this time (for a change!), but instead, they will remove the earphone completely from the Galaxy S10. The new technology will deliver sound directly through the display, via bone conduction technology and that will let them narrow the bezels even further on their next year's flagship smartphone.
Whether the S10 will look anything like what we are seeing in this image remains to be seen, but we have to admit that the modified render by Ice Universe does look pretty damn amazing! Let us know what you think down in the comments and enjoy the picture.
If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're therefore not using Android correctly. A Material Design wallpaper is not enough to make your Android smartphone look more Lollipop-ish, you'll need some Material Design widgets to go with it.
We here will show you a pack of some amazing Material Design widgets, the pack includes (Weather, Clock, Google search, Music and calendar) widgets with different material design and styles.
This Pack is called "Matte Zoopers" you can get it from Google Play Store for $1.14, but first you'll need to install the main Zooper widget App from the Play Store HERE. Enjoy it!