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Sony Xperia 1 IV smartphone has an optical zoom camera with 85-125mm continuous zoom

Plenty of modern smartphones have telephoto cameras that let you get closer to the action. But most have a fixed focal length, which means that you have only a few choices for zoom level before you start relying on digital zoom. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is different. One of the three cameras on the […]

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Honor Magic4 Ultimate packs a high-performance camera and custom image processor

Less than a month after introducing the Honor Magic4 and Magic4 Pro smartphones with big, high-res displays and even bigger, higher-res cameras, Chinese phone maker Honor is adding one more model to the lineup. The new Honor Magic4 Ultimate looks a lot like the Pro model at first glance, but it has an even more impressive […]

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Motorola Frontier smartphone with a 194MP camera leaked (again)

This is the year when we’re likely to start seeing smartphones with 200MP cameras, with the latest chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, and MediaTek all supporting the high-resolution image sensors. And one of the first phones to feature a (nearly) 200MP camera could be the upcoming Motorola Frontier. Details about the phone were first leaked by WinFuture […]

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Sony Xperia 5 III is now available in the US for $1000 (Flagship phone specs and an adjustable telephoto camera)

The Sony Xperia 5 III is a flagship-class smartphone with a high quality display, a speedy processor, and three rear cameras featuring Sony Exmor image sensors. The telephoto camera also has an adjustable focal length, making the Sony Xperia 5 III one of the first smartphones with that feature. Sony introduced the phone last April, […]

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Nokia 9 PureView won’t be getting Android 11, HMD offers discounts on new phones instead

HMD Global, the company that’s been producing Nokia-branded smartphones over the past few years, had earned a reputation for offering decent bang for the buck, a near-stock Android experience, and several years of guaranteed software updates. And then came the Nokia 9 PureView. When the company launched the phone in 2019, it shipped with Android […]

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Vivo X70 Pro+ is the first phone with a Vivo V1 imaging chip

The Vivo X70 Pro+ is a flagship phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, support for up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and a 6.78 inch, 3200 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. But the phone’s camera features are what really set it apart: In addition to packing four […]

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Oppo says its new under-display camera snaps better photos

Oppo is showing off an update to its under-screen smartphone camera technology, which it says can take better photos while also maintaining screen consistency. It’s the latest salvo in the ongoing war on screen bezels, which first resulted in smartphones with camera notches and then cameras with punch hole displays. Most recently, we’ve started to […]

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Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III smartphones feature variable telephoto lenses

Sony makes high-end cameras. Sony makes high-end smartphones. And Sony makes the smartphone camera image sensors found in many of the best phones for snapping photos, including Google’s Pixel series. But Sony’s smartphones have historically been… just fine for taking pictures, although things have started to look up recently. So it’s interesting to note that […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]