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Amazingly, the ZTE Axon Elite 4G has a huge 5.5-inch Full HD IPS+OGS display (1920 x 1080) with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for full protection.
ZTE Axon Elite 4G packs a powerful Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB RAM and Adreno 430 and powered by Android 5.0.2 Lollipop which means you won't need to wait for any update, you can enjoy all the good Lollipop features right away.
AS for the Media and Camera, the ZTE Axon Elite 4G packs 8.0MP front camera and a 13.0M IMX214 + 2MP Altek Dual-rear cameras with flash light and AF, the device can shoot a Full HD video and amazing photos using its software features to enhance the photo in real-time capture.
Connectivity is all around the ZTE Axon Elite 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, 3G, 4G-LTE and everything in between, along with Dual Nano SIM (Dual Standby) support too.
ZTE Axon Elite International Edition Specifications
Type: 4G Phablet
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.0
System Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Cores: Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 430
RAM: 3GB RAM
External memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: 3G, 4G, GSM, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen type: IPS+OGS
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Camera type: Triple cameras
Back-camera : 13.0MP + 2.0MP Dual Cameras
Back camera: with flash light and AF
Front camera: 8.0MP
Video recording: Yes
Picture format: GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG
Music format: AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Video format: AVI, WMV, 3GP
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK
I/O Interface: Micro USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer
Additional Features: Bluetooth, Proximity Sensing, GPS, 4G, MP3, MP4, 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi, Gravity Sensing
Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh Built-in
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Product size: 15.4 x 7.7 x 0.98 cm / 6.05 x 3.03 x 0.39 inches
Package size: 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.170 kg
Package weight: 0.550 kg
Another day, another leak... Today, an industry insiders from the Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) subsidiary hint that the the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 flagship will pack a 20MP main camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Last year's poor financial results of SEM were caused by the predominant market distribution of low-end camera modules with small profit margins. What's interesting is that profits for this year are expected to be on the rise, thanks to the production of premium 16MP and 20MP OIS camera modules. We haven't seen Samsung make a 20MP stabilized camera yet, but who would be more likely to rock it, if not the upcoming flagship.
Samsung is particularly known for packing its devices with the highest specifications possible, and the company has pioneered numerous innovations in recent years. The most notable of these is the curved screen technology that is now almost indelibly associated with Samsung, and it is expected that this will become even more significant when the Galaxy S7 is released.
Samsung is now rumoured to be in talks with Sony to include the IMX300 Xperia Z5 camera sensor within the Galaxy S7, which are DSLR quality sensors, similar to what the Nexus 5X and 6P both have, and that it would be a 12-megapixel shooter. It will also have support for RAW images, and feature a new video recorder mode. Likely to compete with the RAW features of video recording that LG added on the V10.
Aside from this, Samsung is also likely to upgrade the display technology included in the Galaxy S7. With Sony having released the world's first 4K smartphone in the shape of the Z5 Premium, Samsung is expected by many analysts to follow suit. It is also suggested according to recent rumors that the Galaxy S7 will follow the example of Apple and include a technology similar to Force Touch. This could utilize a system known as ClearForce, which is able to differentiate between a tap and a press to trigger different actions.
The expert believes that the next-gen handset will cost 10 percent lower than the Galaxy S6. This should easily give surety to bigger sales as the tech firm is basically offering up a more formidable device with a price much more manageable than what the competition puts up.
Finally, Samsung Galaxy A8 is now official, the Korean giant has just revealed the device's specifications and photos. The handset is now listed on the Korean manufacturer's China website and we can finally say that the company's thinnest phone to date is a reality and relieve ourselves of the sea of information that has been bombarding the rumor mill.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a metal frame with a curvature very similar to that of the Galaxy S6, but the glass on the back has been replaced by aluminum, as is typical for the A-series. The handset has a profile of just 5.9mm and packs a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, yet still manages to keep things on the light side weighing in at 151 grams quite modest for a phablet.
Inside the A8, there is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, with one cluster of Cortex-A53 cores working at 1.0 GHz and another ticking at 1.5 GHz. RAM is 2GB, onboard storage can be either 16GB or 32GB and there is also a microSD card slot. The memory expansion slot is shared with the second SIM slot so you can't get both dual-SIM and microSD at the same time, though.
In terms of connectivity the Samsung Galaxy A8 offers 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with Glonass and Beidou support, as well as NFC.
The camera setup consists of a 16MP main shooter, which, according to previous rumors is not identical to the one in the S6 and S6 edge and has a reduced pixel size of 1.0 µm to conserve space. It still has OIS and a bright f/1.9 aperture.
Another high-end feature present in the Galaxy A8 is a fingerprint reader, just like the flagship models. The unit is powered by a 3,050 mAh battery and Samsung promises 304 hours of standby time. As far as we currently know, color options include white, black and gold.
Samsung Korea unveiled the industry's first 16MP image sensor for mobile devices with 1.0μm pixels size for smartphones, packing the Model No.S5K3P3 and it entered mass production already.
Thanks to its smaller pixels, Samsung has reduced the height of the ISOCELL sensor by 20% in comparison to the currently old utilized 16MP solutions with 1.12μm pixels. With z-height below 5mm, the newcomer will allow hardware designers to create devices with minimal camera protrusion.
Samsung S5K3P3 is already made available to device manufacturers. We won't be surprised if the sensor gets featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Google announced before that it is developing a Smart Contact Lens prototype containing a glucose sensor. The US-based company had earlier said that this lens won't be available to the general public for at-least next five years, it now looks like the wearable device may hit the market before 2019.
This was revealed in a recently uncovered patent application that showed off potential designs for how the search giant could package a smart contact lens. When reached for comment, a Google representative said that product releases can't be deduced from patent applications.
For those who aren't aware, the smart lens can measure glucose levels by analysing the wearer's tears. It is capable of generating a reading once per second.
Biometric authentication seems like a norm these days. According to a survey conducted in 2016 of 4000 consumers across the US and UK by Gigya revealed that almost 52$ of the users prefer biometric authentication solution over a traditional login and password. Biometric authentication provides a more convenient and powerful alternative to the traditional ways, the user doesn't have to remember weird passwords. The Biometric measurement is reliable, repeatable, convenient, and stable but is it as secure as well think or assume?
In the recent era of smartphones, companies feel proud to integrate security measures like in-display fingerprint scanning and 3D face recognition in their devices. A new report suggests that Samsung's recent flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 can be easily fooled a fake 3D print of a fingerprint. At imgur.com a user darkshark explained how he managed to fool the new Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by using 3d printing. He took a snapshot of his fingerprint on a wineglass, processed it in Adobe Photoshop and made a model using 3Ds Max that extrudes the lines in the picture into a 3D version.
After a 13 minute print and 3 attempts, he was able to print out a final product of his fingerprints which fooled the phone's ultrasonic sensors. This isn't the first time, someone tried to ditch the security measures. In 2016, police officers used a 3D printer to get into a murder victim's phone. The concern is that if someone stole your phone, chances are your fingerprints are already on it. This isn't just about phone unlocking. Many banking apps also use this mechanism to secure the user's authentication to its bank account. But if Samsung Galaxy S10's security system can be fooled, what else is secure? You can read more about this experiment here.
Xiaomi has come up with the new Redmi Note 3 in China. The new device gets bigger and better in comparison to its predecessor, with a new full metal body, fingerprint sensor, a huge 4000mAh battery, and more.
The new Redmi Note 3 sports a full aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine double sided sandblasting and curved edges. At the thickest area the device will be of 8.65mm and the weight will be 164g, 4g more than its predecessor in spite of the larger battery.
On the rear a new fingerprint sensor is available, which Xiaomi claims unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. Soon we'll see whether the sensor will only be used for unlocking the device or within apps as well. It opens up new possibilities like biometric authentication for payments via the Mi Wallet Service.
Other specifications include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage depending upon the variant, 13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, 4G dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and MIUI 7.
The smartphone will cost RMB 899 ($140) for the 16GB model and RMB 1099 ($172) for the 32GB variant. It will be available in three colors: silver, gold, and gray.
The US variants of the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will be made available in the next month and they won't feature a fingerprint sensor. The suitable placement of the sensor in an elongated power button on the side of the phone was one of the major factors contributing to its popularity. But, it won't be made available in the US versions of these devices.
As per Sony it was a business decision to discard the sensor and to us it surely seems like a completely unexpected move. Certainly it won't contribute to the success of these devices in North america. We hope Sony has a rock solid reason behind this.
Sony's primary concern right now is to get things moving in the US, considering the plethora of problems the Xperia Z4v had during its US launch and problems that made Verizon ditch the device completely. Sony had to release the same device after few months under the Xperia Z3+ brand on Amazon and B&H. But it seems like Sony is on the verge of another botched up product launch.
There is a major unanswered question: why would Sony get rid of one of most popular feature from a flagship device? We'd have wait and watch to check out how the story will unfold and how would Sony tackle the any kind of adverse situation.