Huawei launches MatePad Pro premium Android tablet (punch hole and all)

The Huawei MatePad Pro is an Android tablet with a 10.8 inch IPS LCD display, a Kirin 990 processor, and support for up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. With optional 4G LTE support as well as optional accessories including a keyboard cover and pressure-sensitive pen, this is basically Huawei’s version of Apple’s […]

Notch Pie makes the best of smartphone notches by adding a battery indicator

Smartphones with camera cut-outs in the display don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Some folks like the way these “notches” increase allow phone makers to use slimmer top bezels, increasing the screen-to-body ratio. Others hate the way that they seem to punch a hole in full-screen images, videos, and apps. But xda-developers forum […]

ZTE Axon V and Axon S Slider have unusual solutions to the smartphone not problem

As smartphone makers have been moving toward nearly bezel-free smartphones, they have to figure out what to do with the components that you’d normally squeeze into a bezel, like cameras. So far the most popular solution has been to put a notch in the display. More recently, some phone makers have removed the bezels and […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus leaked: Dual front cameras make a hole in the screen

Smartphones with notches in the display are old hat… and now phone makers appear to be in a race to bring the first phone with a hole in the display to market. Huawei and Vivo are both expected to announce smartphones this month with holes in their displays for the front-facing camera. And after teasing […]

Would you rather have a phone with a slide-out camera, or a hole in the screen?

As the war on bezels continues, smartphone makers seem to be falling into one of three camps this year. There are phones with slimmer-than-in-the-past bezels. There are notch-phones with a cut-out near the top of the display for a front-facing camera. And recently we’ve seen the addition of a third category: phones with slide-out or […]

Nubia Z18 smartphone is nearly all screen, has Snapdragon 845 processor and $410 starting price

Xiaomi may have set a new standard by introducing a smartphone last month featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and a $300 price tag. But at a time when most phones with that processor sell for twice the price, Nubia’s new Z18 smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 chip and a $410 starting price still looks […]