Oppo’s tablet prototype can fold in half

Tablets are a thing largely because some folks want to run smartphone apps on bigger screens, but don’t want to carry around 7 inch or larger phones. One day flexible screens and modular devices may offer a solution: imaging a 4 inch phone that becomes a 7 inch tablet when unfolded or attached to a […]

Oppo and Vivo joined the top 5 smartphone companies in Q1 2016

Apple may have had a decline in iPhone shipments for the first time since launching the first model in 2007. But Apple wasn’t the only company to see a slump in smartphone sales: According to a new report from IDC, the smartphone market only grew by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, with […]

Oppo promises 15 minute smartphone charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge

There are a number of fast-charging technologies that let you top off a smartphone battery quickly. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology gets a lot of attention. But MediaTek has its own solution, and as we noted when reviewing Google’s latest Nexus phones, just adding a USB Type-C port to your device can enable support for fast […]

Are smartphones with 6GB of RAM on the way?

Some smartphone makers try to make their handsets stand out by cramming an insane amount of pixels into the display. Others opt for extra-long battery life. But there’s another battlefront in the smartphone spec arms race: RAM. This year we started to see smartphones with 4GB of RAM. Next year we might see the first […]

Oppo R1C smartphone launches in China, has a Sapphire glass back

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo’s latest smartphone features a 5 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, and a 13MP Sony IMX214 camera. But the Oppo R1C‘s most unusual feature is its design: the smartphone has a sapphire glass panel on the back. At a time when many Chinese phone makers are offering products that stand […]