Lilbits: Xiaomi’s telescopic smartphone camera, Purism’s Linux phone that’s also a PC

In order to keep smartphones thin while still offering versatile camera features, smartphone makers have largely taken the same approach in recent years – instead of using cameras with lots of moving parts, throw a bunch of different stationary cameras on a phone. That way you can have different focal lengths to mimic the kind […]

Realme X3 SuperZoom smartphone packs a 120 Hz display and 5x optical zoom (60x hybrid zoom)

Chinese smartphone maker Realme’s newest smartphone gets its name from its camera, which the company says supports up to 60x hybrid zoom (or 5x zoom when using optical zoom only). In fact, the 64MP telephoto camera on the Realme X3 SuperZoom is the phone’s primary camera, although there are also 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro […]

Motorola One Zoom is a $450 quad-camera smartphone (including 3X optical zoom)

As expected, Motorola’s newest smartphone is a mid-range model with an emphasis on photography. The Motorola One Zoom features a 6.4 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, and 128GB of storage. It also has a 25MP front-facing camera and four rear cameras including one with a 3x telephoto lens. The […]

Oppo smartphone with 10x zoom coming in Q2, 2019

Chinese phone maker Oppo says it’s developed a camera system that will bring 10x lossless zoom to smartphones. But you can’t buy one just yet. Oppo used its Mobile World Congress press event to explain how it’s new camera will work… and to explain that you’ll be able to the first phone with its 10x […]

$399 Asus ZenFone Zoom pre-orders open (smartphone with 3X optical zoom)

The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an Intel Atom Moorefield 64-bit processor, and a 5.5 inch full HD display. But those aren’t the features which make this phone special: it’s the camera that does that. Asus outfits this phone with a 13MP camera with a 3X optical zoom […]