Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III smartphones feature variable telephoto lenses

Sony makes high-end cameras. Sony makes high-end smartphones. And Sony makes the smartphone camera image sensors found in many of the best phones for snapping photos, including Google’s Pixel series. But Sony’s smartphones have historically been… just fine for taking pictures, although things have started to look up recently. So it’s interesting to note that […]

Unihertz Titan Pocket is a smartphone for fans of keyboards and small phones (crowdfunding)

There haven’t been many smartphones with physical keyboards since BlackBerry exited the mobile phone business. But a few years ago Unihertz launched an Android-powered BlackBerry clone called the Unihertz Titan. Now the company is getting ready to launch a newer, smaller model called the Unihertz Titan Pocket. Like the original Titan, the new Titan Pocket […]

HMD promises 3 years of software updates for its new mid-range phones (and 2 years for budget models)

Android phone makers have a reputation for offering limited software support for their devices – buy a new phone today and maybe if you’re lucky it’ll receive one major Android operating system update and a few security updates. But that’s starting to change. Google Pixel phones come with three years of guaranteed updates. Samsung flagships […]

Samsung brings 64MP cameras, high refresh displays to Galaxy A52 and A72 mid-range phones

Samsung is bringing some premium features to its latest mid-range smartphones. The new Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphones both feature AMOLED displays with 90 Hz refresh rates, 25 watt fast charging, IP67 water and dust resistance, 32MP selfie cameras, and four rear cameras including a 64MP primary camera with optical image stabilization. The company […]

Do people still want “small” smartphones? (Apple may have overestimated demand for the iPhone 12 mini)

Smartphone screens have gotten larger and larger in recent years, but there are still some folks who prefer a model with a smaller display that’s easier to operate with one hand. So when Apple launched the iPhone 12 series last fall, the company included an iPhone 12 Mini with a relatively small (by recent standards) […]