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Report: Samsung is developing a 1,000fps mobile image sensor According to sources who spoke to Korean publication ETNews, Samsung is planning to kick its mobile camera technology up a notch with a 1,000fps smartphone camera sensor that will compete directly with Sony's similar sensor. This technology is called a "3-layered image sensor," and Samsung has reportedly ordered special equipment necessary to start producing the hardware in November. Smartphones featuring this technology, like the Sony Xperia XZ, can record super-slow-motion video. Oct. 03, 2017
Snapseed app updated with new interface and presets, adds perspective tool to iOS Google has just pushed out an update to Snapseed, the popular mobile image editing app for iOS and Android. The update (version 2.18) is for both versions of the app, and offers users on both mobile platforms a new interface and 11 new image presets. Additionally, the iOS update has brought the app's Perspective Tool to Apple's mobile devices, enabling users to adjust the horizon and "skewed lines" using their iPhone or iPad. Sep. 27, 2017
Apple iPhone 8 Plus offers dual stabilized dual-cam, iPhone X goes edge-to-edge At its event in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple has today unveiled its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Despite the direct step from the iPhone 7 to the 8 model number, rather than 7s, the new models look at first sight like fairly incremental upgrades. Sep. 13, 2017
DxOMark Mobile testing protocol now considers bokeh simulation, low-light, motion and zoom Camera and lens testing company DxOMark has announced an updated smartphone camera evaluation protocol that evaluates additional elements encompassing some of the newer mobile camera technologies. This new protocol builds upon the previous version, adding an updated low-light test that evaluates performance down to 1 lux, new bokeh and zoom tests, and a motion-based test. Sep. 13, 2017
Google Pixel’s HDR+ trick makes almost any Android camera better The Google Pixel is often considered to have the very best camera around thanks to some truly effective software processing. Now you can get that same processing on almost any recent Android flagship. Sep. 11, 2017
THE EVOLUTION OF ZOOM CAMERA TECHNOLOGIES IN SMARTPHONES Zoom is a commonly used photography feature; it allows the user to shift smoothly from a long shot to a close-up and vice versa. Optical zoom employs camera optics (a lens) to magnify the object, while digital zoom crops and up scales the input image. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom reduces resolution and, as a result, diminishes image quality. Sep. 08, 2017
Xiaomi teams up with Google on the $234 Mi A1, its first Android One phone The juicy report that did last month is true: Xiaomi has indeed partnered with Google for its next phone, an Android One handset dubbed the Mi A1 that’s priced at Rs. 15,000 ($234) and will be available across Asia, Europe, and Mexico later this month. Sep. 08, 2017
Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos Lightricks, the company behind the popular selfie-correcting app called Facetune, is adding to its line of mobile photography and editing tools with the recent launch of a new app called Quickshot. Like its other efforts in this space, Quickshot aims to make photo editing more accessible to amateurs. However, in this case, the app’s focus is to assist with taking photos, not just correcting them after the fact. Sep. 07, 2017
Motorola Moto X4 brings a dual-cam with super-wide-angle to the mid-range segment Lenovo has introduced the Motorola Moto X4 at its IFA 2017 event, closing the gap in its line-up that was created after the Moto X series went into hiatus with the launch of the Moto Z models last year. Sep. 05, 2017
Sony launches Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with 3D-scanning function Sony has just announced the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphone models, both of which take over many of the camera specifications of the flagship Xperia XZ Premium that was announced earlier this year at MWC. Sep. 05, 2017
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