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Samsung introduces 108MP smartphone camera sensor

The first smartphones with 64MP cameras are on the way. But they won’t hold the most-pixel-packed crown for long: Samsung plans to begin mass production of a new 108MP image sensor for smartphone cameras later this month. Samsung says it’s working in “close collaboration” with Chinese device maker Xiaomi on its new Samsung ISOCELL Bright […]

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Smartphones with 64MP cameras coming soon (and 108MP eventually)

The megapixel wars have returned. There are a handful of smartphones on the market with cameras capable of capturing images up to 48MP. But soon the first phones with 64MP cameras will be available. Chinese phone makers Xiaomi and Oppo are racing to announce the first smartphones with 64 megapixel cameras, with Xiaomi introducing the […]

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Asus ZenFone 6 up for pre-order for $500 and up (flippable cameras and all)

The Asus ZenFone 6 is a smartphone with with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh battery, and an unusual camera system. Thanks to a 180-degree rotating camera system, you use the same dual-cameras whether you’re snapping selfies or normal shots. First unveiled in May, the ZenFone 6 is now up for […]

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RED Hydrogen Two smartphone in the works, along with a camera module

The RED Hydrogen One is one of the more unusual smartphones to ship in the past few years thanks to a “holographic display,” a rugged design, and a connector for modular add-ons. Developed by a company best known for its cameras, the smartphone actually had a built-in camera that wasn’t all that impressive. But RED […]

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Canon IVY REC is a USB flash drive-sized camera (crowdfunding)

Smartphone cameras have gotten pretty good in recent years, to the point where they’ve largely replaced point-and-shoot cameras for many folks. While there’s still a market for professional-quality DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camera companies like Canon are looking for other ways to engage non-professional photographers. Enter the Canon IVY REC, a tiny, portable camera that uses […]

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Oppo demonstrates the first under-screen smartphone camera

As expected, Oppo is showing off one of the first smartphone camera systems that hides the camera behind the display rather than requiring a cut-out, bezel, or pop-up camera. The new solution could allow for bezel-free smartphones of the future that have no moving parts, but which still let you make video calls or snap […]

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Multi-camera madness: Leaks point to 8-camera Sony smartphone, 6-camera Motorola model

The Nokia 9 PureView turned heads when it launched earlier this year, thanks to an unusual camera system that packed six cameras into a single phone (five on the back and one on the front). Now it looks like Sony may be planning to one-up Nokia… or maybe two-up. The company is said to be […]

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Smartphones with cameras hidden in the display could be coming soon

Smartphone bezels have gotten slimmer in recent years as device makers move closer to offering a phone with nothing but a display on the front. But where do you put the front-facing camera on an all-screen smartphone? Over the past few years we’ve seen solutions ranging from notches and holes in the display to pop-up […]

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Asus Zenfone 6 is a flagship with a camera that flips over for selfies

At first glance, the Asus Zenfone 6 looks like any other modern Android flagship phone. It has a big screen, slim bezels, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. But there are three things that make the Zenfone 6 unusual. First, with a starting price of €499 (about $560), it’s cheaper than most similarly-specced phones. Second, […]

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Samsung paves the way for 64MP smartphone cameras

In the early days of digital photography, there was a sort of megapixel war with camera makers continually trying to one up each other by allowing you to capture higher resolution photos. For a while this was useful (my first digital camera topped out at an embarrassing 640 x 480 pixels), the war eventually fizzled […]