Asus unveils ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5Q smartphones

Asus is introducing three new smartphones at Mobile World Congress. The Qualcomm Snapdraon 845-powered Asus ZenFone 5Z is the company’s new top-of-the-line model, but it has a relatively affordable starting price of $499. But the new ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q offer similar features for lower prices (although the ZenFone Q also has a special […]

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro promises all-week battery life (in a huge phone)

As expected, the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro smartphone with a massive 16,000 mAh battery is on display at Mobile World Congress this week. Unfortunately it’s just an early prototype at this point, so the folks at GSM Arena, Mashable, and TechRadar who got a look at it weren’t able to turn the phone on. […]

Qualcomm introducing Snapdragon 700 platform for upper mid-range phones

Qualcomm is introducing a new series of Snapdragon 700 mobile processors that the company says will supercharge “high-tier mobile experiences” with features that the company previously only offered in its “premium” Snapdragon 800 series chips. Lest you should get confused between the difference between high-tier and premium, the former means kind of expensive, while the […]

Jolla’s Sailfish OS coming to more devices (including feature phones)

Jolla’s Sailfish operating system may not have be ready to topple Android just yet. But the Linux-based smartphone operating system is getting a few major updates this year, and it’s coming to a wider range of devices. Jolla is providing an early look at Sailfish 3 at Mobile World Congress this week, and the company […]

Sony, Samsung show off new smartphone camera tech at MWC

One of the unique features of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 series smartphones is their variable aperture cameras that let you choose between F/1.5 and F/2.4 settings. It’s likely that will be a Samsung-exclusive feature for the time being. But another Galaxy S9 feature could be headed to third-party phones: super slow motion video (960 frames […]

MediaTek launches Helio P60 with AI features for mid-range phones

MediaTek’s latest processor is an octa-core chip that the company says is up to 25 more efficient and offers up to 70 percent higher performance than its predecessor, while offering new artificial intelligence features for machine learning and computer vision-related tasks. Phones powered by the new MediaTek Helio P60 should hit the streets in the […]

Vivo Apex concept phone is nearly all screen, has a pop-up camera and in-display fingerprint sensor

Phone and laptop makers have been shrinking screen bezels over the past few years, but that raises the question of what to do with the things that used to hang out in the bezels, like cameras, home buttons, and fingerprint sensors. While most phone makers have been moving the fingerprint sensors to the back of […]