it, the world of smartphones has changed ultimately in the past couple of years
and very soon our smartphones might just be tiny chips that display holographic
images and have endless capabilities. I know you may be saying I’m talking
about a scene from a sci-fi movie but be honest with yourself, everything
you’re seeing today was once called sci-fi before it actually became real.
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toughest and most competitive markets in the world is the smartphone market,
companies are going to the extreme to outdo the other, breaking boundaries and
setting new records. Samsung’s Note 7 debacle can be said to be an example of
design gone wrong in an effort to outdo others in the market. It wasn’t an easy
year for Samsung but it’s good to see they got back on their feet in no time
started off with the idea of curving the displays of the smartphone and while
we all were still mesmerized by the design of the S7, Xiaomi dropped a killer
Mi Mix Smartphone to kick start the beginning of the bezel-less trend and every
company jumped into the bandwagon. Near bezel-less displays brought the 16:9
aspect ratio display and increased screen to body ratio. This trend continued
till Essential released a phone with a notch. They chose a circular notch;
however, the notch didn’t become a trend till the Cupertino based tech giant,
Apple decided to use the rectangular variant and also yanked off the classic
3.5mm headphone jack. 26 companies copied that notch design and the list keeps
design ideas are coming up daily, from Google’s cancelled Project Ara to
Motorolla’s modular smartphone and even foldable smartphones are now becoming a
look at ZTE’s Axon M confirms the beginning of foldable smartphones, something
Samsung is still yet to release.
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Samsung and LG are working of phones that can be wrapped round the hands like
pieces of paper.
boys in the game have stepped up their game. Vivo beat Apple and every other
manufacturer to yank off the physical fingerprint scanner and place it below
the screen. Although most of us didn’t really flow with Apple’s yanking off of
the headphone jack, there’s something that sounds like music to my ears
currently and it’s the front camera. Oppo yanked it off in the Find X and Vivo
did the same in the Nex. However, selfies aren’t going away anytime soon so
they’ve given us a full screen display and a camera that pops up when the
camera is opened.
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there is reason for concern since it’s a moving part and it may fail but
believe me we are in the future already and I can gladly say I’m happy to be
part of the 21st century.
knows the special thing Samsung is cooking up for the Note 9 but I believe
before then we would be hearing more from other companies,
Tecno Phantom 9 is on its way
Just in case you still haven’t heard, Tecno Mobile posted a teaser of their next addition to the phantom series. This was posted on their Facebook page about last week Tuesday.
The phantom series is considered to be Tecno’s top innovations, their flagship lineup. Always incorporated with the best hardware & features from the Chinese company. The phantom 9 seems to be following the same sequence.
From the teaser, we supposedly got a few hints (not sure if this is the right word) of what to expect before it is finally revealed. And it has a couple of impressive specs I’d say.
Here are the following specifications from the teaser;
• 6.4 inch Full view AMOLED display
• Android 9 – the latest android version
• In-display Fingerprint sensor
• 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
• AI triple camera with dual front flashlight
• 3500mAh battery
I think Tecno needs to be reminded of what a teaser mean, because at this point, you’ll have to wonder how this is a teaser. Permit me to called it a spoiler instead.
What else do they have in store? They literally listed every spec we care about in a smartphone today. Well, only time will tell.
iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?
It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.
The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.
Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.
Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?