Xiaomi launches Mi Mix 3 bezel-free smartphone with slide-out cameras, up to 10GB RAM

As expected, Xiaomi’s latest Mi Mix smartphone features a big screen, slim bezels, and no visible camera on the front… until you slide down the screen to reveal dual front-facing cameras that hang out behind the display. It’s the sort of design we’ve seen before, but the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 combines premium design, high-end specs, and […]

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 […]

Moto Z keyboard mod canceled, team shifts focus to upcoming smartphone with slider keyboard

If you’re looking for an Android smartphone with a built-in keyboard, right now your only options are BlackBerry devices. But the folks behind the crowdfunded sliding keyboard mod for the Moto Z smartphone family plan to launch a new phone with a landscape-style slide-out keyboard. That’s the good news for keyboard fans. The bad news […]

Oppo Find X gets the teardown treatment (slide-out cameras and all)

Thanks to the folks at MyFixGuide, we already have a good idea of what a phone with one pop-out camera looks like when you take it apart and peek at the spring-loaded mechanism that ejects and retracts the camera. But what about a phone with a slide-out mechanism that houses both the front and rear cameras? […]

Doogee Mix 4 prototype hides the camera with a sliding display rather than bezels (or a notch)

How do you make a phone with slim borders around the display, but still leave room for the earpiece, camera, and ambient light sensor? Apple, Essential, and a bunch of other companies have opted for display cut-outs, which has the screen wrap around the camera and sensor. Samsung and Google have just opted to make […]

BlackBerry Priv confirmed to be the company’s first Android phone

BlackBerry has confirmed that the upcoming BlackBerry Priv will be an Android-powered smartphone with a slide-out keyboard. In the company’s quarterly earning statement, BlackBerry describes the Priv as a flagship device “bringing together the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem” of Android. The phone will support BlackBerry Enterprise Service […]

BlackBerry Venice Android phone spotted in the wild

Tired of looking at rendered images of the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone with a slide-out keyboard and Android operating system. Well, now you can look at some actual photos of the phone that’s allegedly code-named “Venice,” thanks to Vietnamese site Tinhte. While it’s possible we’re looking at a clone rather than an actual product, Tinhte forum members […]

Report: BlackBerry’s first Android phone coming in November

BlackBerry’s first smartphone running Google Android software could hit the streets in November. Concerned that it won’t feel like a BlackBerry device without BlackBerry OS? Don’t worry: it’ll have one of BlackBerry’s other signature features: a physical keyboard. The phone is reportedly code-named the BlackBerry Venice, and we’ve been hearing rumors about the phone for a […]