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New Oppo flagship R15 comes with iPhone X-style design and portrait lighting Chinese manufacturer Oppo has unveiled its latest two high-end Android smartphones, the R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition. The new devices are among the first of likely very many Android devices to be launched with an iPhone X style camera notch at the front this year. There is also a tall 6.28" screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. The device comes with a metal frame and glass at front and back. Mar. 23, 2018
Shiftcam 2.0 iPhone add-on offers 6-in-1 lens-slider and 'Pro' lens options The makers of the Shiftcam lens slider case for the iPhone have returned to Kickstarter to fund mass production of their latest development: the ShiftCam 2.0, an iPhone lens case that offers six integrated lenses in a single easy-to-use package, as well as a set of 'pro' lenses that slide into the same rail system. Mar. 15, 2018
Vivo's AI-powered 'Super-HDR' tech takes on Google's HDR+ Google's HDR+ mode is widely regarded as the current benchmark for computational imaging on smartphones, but Chinese manufacturer Vivo wants to unseat the champion. Earlier today, Vivo announced its AI-powered Super HDR feature—a direct competitor to the Google system found in Pixel devices. Mar. 15, 2018
Samsung unveils Galaxy S9 with variable aperture and super-slow-motion Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S series flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today and the new devices' cameras deliver what Samsung's teaser videos had been promising: Variable aperture, super-slow-motion and AR emojis. Feb. 27, 2018
Microsoft Photos Companion app offers easy photo transfer from smartphones to PC Microsoft has launched a new app to facilitate easy photo transfer from mobile devices to a Windows 10 PC, without using the cloud. Photos Companion is available for iOS and Android and deposits your mobile images in the Windows Photos app on the desktop or laptop PC using just a WiFi network. Feb. 24, 2018
Samsung's new ISOCELL Dual module will bring dual-cameras to budget smartphones Dual-camera setups that allow for better zooming and a background-blurring fake bokeh effect have become pretty much a standard feature on flagship smartphones; however, they are still far less common on cheaper 'budget' devices. That's all about to change. The image sensor division of device maker Samsung just launched the new ISOCELL Dual camera module, which was specifically designed for use in budget devices. Feb. 11, 2018
The 'Best Smartphone at CES' Now Available in the U.S. Award-winning HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro now available for pre-order in-stores and online at BestBuy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg, and B&H with a $150 gift card promotion until Feb. 17 Feb. 07, 2018
Smartphone front cameras might soon be placed underneath the display With smartphone displays getting larger and moving to an 18:9 (or 2:1 if you prefer) aspect ratio and display bezels shrinking at the same time, there is hardly any space left at the front of new devices for physical controls or other components. Jan. 22, 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 and XA 2 Ultra put high-end camera tech in mid-range phones Most mobile manufacturers tend to unveil new flagship smartphones at or around MWC in February or IFA in September, but occasionally interesting mid-rangers pop up at CES as well. That's the case with the Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra devices, which were just launched this morning at the Las Vegas show. Jan. 12, 2018
APK app unlocks Pixel 2 portrait mode on older smartphones (sort of) Itching to get your hands on the Google Pixel 2’s camera effects, but don’t have the cash? A developer just unlocked one of the flagship smartphone’s camera features using software. Charles Chow recently shared an update to Camera NX, a Google Camera mod app, that unlocks part of the Pixel 2 portrait mode on older phones, including the original Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Jan. 03, 2018
The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures, Kodak and Apple X is in Co.Design reviewed the hardware in 2017 and listed the baddest ones. Among them, Kodak and Apple X is in. Dec. 27, 2017
iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera Flickr, the popular image hosting site, just shared some interesting info on the top cameras of 2017. According to its data, the iPhone ranks as the most popular camera with 54 percent of photographers using devices from Apple -- more than all the other traditional camera companies combined. Dec. 26, 2017
Samsung Galaxy A8 And A8+ (2018) Release Date Revealed Recently Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A8 2018 Smartphones with a whole new design. Both the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus features Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display and stunning ergonomic design. Dec. 22, 2017
Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X Moment has launched a new photography case and lenses for the iPhone X, all of them currently listed for preorder on the company's website. The protective case, which is simply called Photo Case, is black with a canvas or optional walnut wood backing, and is joined by wide-angle, macro, super fisheye, and telephoto lens options. Nov. 22, 2017
Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod attaches a printer to your smartphone Motorola has officially announced its Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod, a small Polaroid instant printer that attaches directly to the back of the Moto Z smartphones. Nov. 16, 2017
HTC U11+ combines U11 camera specs with large 6-inch display HTC has launched the HTC U11+ which shares many characteristics with its smaller cousin U11. Both phones are powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset and come with, depending on region, 4 or 6GB of RAM. They also share the same camera specifications that made the U11 one of the best camera phones in 2017. Nov. 07, 2017
Halide 1.5 camera app is designed specifically for the iPhone X Lucky owners of the new iPhone X have a tempting new camera app option. The newest update to Halide (v1.5) features a new interface designed from scratch for the iPhone X—one that positions all of the controls near the bottom where they're within thumb's reach. Additionally, Halide leverages the iPhone X display's 'ears' on either side of the top notch, using that space to display a histogram and exposure values. Nov. 06, 2017
Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode Background-blurring portrait or bokeh modes have pretty much become a standard feature on dual-camera equipped phones. Similar effects can be achieved with single-lens devices but operation tends to be more cumbersome, with more manual interference required, and results less realistic than on dual-camera setups. Oct. 19, 2017
The ROV Slider promises cinematic phone, GoPro and DSLR shots at the push of a button ROV Slider, a new motorized camera slider currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, promises to bring cinematic slider shots to the masses. Oct. 18, 2017
Surprise! Google hid a custom-built image processor inside the Pixel 2 Google's Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th put a lot of emphasis on the new smartphone's camera capabilities. However, the presenters at the event left out one very interesting detail: Google Visual Core. Oct. 18, 2017
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