Category: Events

Paymo seeks crowdfunding to bring all your payment and travel needs into one 4G connected wallet

One of the other things I saw extremely briefly at Mobile World Congress was a 4G connected wallet that hopes to bring a single, Android-powered, device to manage all your mobile payments. This includes NFC-based contactless payments, peer-to-peer payment transfers, and even cards for travel in various locations (such as… [Click for more]

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Honor announces new Gaming+ technology for View 20, bringing GPU efficiency boost

Honor today used Mobile World Congress to announce Gaming+, to bring faster speed, image quality and frame rates to mobile gaming on the recently launched View 20. The View 20, which I reviewed last month will get an update that takes things beyond the current GPU Turbo offering, and promises… [Click for more]

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Sony at MWC: Three new Xperia phones, including world’s first mobile 4K OLED display

Sony has today launched 3 new Xperia phones; the Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, and a flagship Xperia 1. The latter comes with the world’s first 4K OLED display, with HDR and a 21:9 ratio display. Well, in fact all three phones have gone with the same 21:9 ‘CinemaWide’ display… [Click for more]

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Huawei Mate X: A phone that shows foldable phones may have a future after all [Updated: I held one!]

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold may have captured the media attention for a few days, but Huawei has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons with the Mate X. The Mate X is the fastest foldable 5G phone, which also has its screen folding the opposite way in comparison to the Galaxy Fold…. [Click for more]

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OPPO announces intention to release its first 5G phone and the first 10x lossless zoom mobile camera

OPPO kicked off the Mobile World Congress events with a small event to talk up its forthcoming innovations, which included the launch of a 5G phone, and also a 10x lossless zoom with OIS. Although not announcing any specific handsets today, the company has made it clear it will be… [Click for more]

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[Updated] Xiaomi to unveil Mi 9 at MWC, but is there anything left to say?

There are plenty of people that don’t believe phone leaks are accidental, with ‘controlled leaks’ now considered a vital part of any product launch. In some cases, the ‘controlled leak’ goes a step further, like when Xiaomi decided to use its various social media channels to talk up the upcoming… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches four new colour variants for the P20 Pro, including real leather

With the new Mate 20 handsets on the horizon (including the Mate 20 Lite announced today), Huawei has announced four new colours for the existing P20 Pro; two variants with real-leather backs and two variants with gradient colours – each inspired by nature. There’s not much else to say, as… [Click for more]

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Kirin 980: Huawei’s most powerful mobile chipset so far is unveiled at IFA 2018

Following last year’s IFA unveiling of the AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, Huawei has once again used the German consumer electronics exhibition to launch Kirin 980, which will soon find its way into a range of Huawei and Honor-branded devices. Only yesterday Honor stole the thunder from Huawei’s Kirin 980 announcement… [Click for more]

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Netgear launches Orbi Voice: Mesh Wi-Fi with Alexa enabled Harman Kardon speaker

Netgear has launched the world’s first mesh Wi-FI system with an integrated Alexa-powered smart speaker and Harman Kardon tuned audio. Perhaps begging the question ‘why didn’t someone think of this sooner?’ the new Orbi Voice smart speaker will not only use the skills of Alexa to answer questions and perform… [Click for more]

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MWC 2018: Doogee V joins others in ‘proving’ that we all want the notch

Like it or not, Apple’s introduction of ‘the notch’ has seen the far eastern smartphone manufacturers falling over themselves to incorporate it in their own handsets. Yesterday I mentioned the Ulefone T2 Pro, and Asus also unveiled the Zenfone 5 today with, yep, the notch. In this case, Asus claimed they… [Click for more]

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