Oppo officially reveals 10x optical zoom for smartphone cameras

Today Oppo has officially announced that they have a working smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom, a feature that has been teased for a few days. In the images posted by Oppo we can see the camera mechanism that has a mirror and lenses that redirect the light parallel to the smartphone case. This position allows for a lot more space to arrange the lenses and the sensor inside the smartphone compared to a more traditional approach. The entire setup…

Mysterious Vivo “Waterdrop” device to be revealed next week

Vivo is planning to reveal a new device next week, on the 24th of January, according to a poster released today by the company. We don’t know what specs the device will have or what design Vivo chose for it, but the company says that this will change our conception of a smartphone. Those are quite some bold statements, but Vivo did manage to release a few interesting devices in the past and I won’t be that surprised if this…

First stock of Redmi Note 7 depleted in minutes

It seems that Xiaomi, ahem…, Redmi, has a gold mine on their hands. Today they started sales for the Redmi Note 7 in China and the initial stock was depleted in just 8 minutes and 36 seconds. The first flash sale had 100.000 device in stock, so not that much, but it is still quite impressive. Furthermore, the company is prepared to push 1 million Redmi Note 7s by the end of the month, an impressive number that they will…

Oppo may release a smartphone with 10x optical zoom this month

Oppo announced that on January 16th it will hold the “OPPO 2019 Future Technology Communication Conference”. The tagline for this conference is “Ten for the See”, which hints at a smartphone that has a 10x optical zoom. Under normal circumstances, we would be skeptical of such claims, but last month it was leaked that Oppo has a patent for such a device and they already had a prototype of a smartphone with 5x lossless zoom back in 2017. The patent…

Could this be the first leak of the OnePlus 7?

An image has surfaced on the internet that looks like the first leak of the OnePlus 7 smartphone. It was initially reported on coolapk.com but the post was later deleted. The image, however, was saved and now available at multiple sources. The phone is not expected to be revealed until May or June, however, prototypes that are close to final should already be available inside the company. The image is plausible, but since in the image the device is in…

Umidigi S3 Pro will have a 48MP camera. Sample pictures inside

We just found out about Umidigi’s next device. This will be the Umidigi S3 Pro and the company is betting on the 48MP sensor, as many other Chinese companies are doing lately. But the news doesn’t end here, because not only do we know full specs for this device, we also have some camera samples. Let’s dig in, shall we? The Umidigi S3 Pro will be powered by the Mediatek Helio P70 CPU and have 6GB of RAM. Considering that…

[Exclusive] Elephone A6 Pro will come with Helio P70 chipset and a punch-hole screen

Today we managed to partially confirm a few specs from an upcoming smartphone from Elephone. Some of the specs listed here are still not official, so file them under ‘rumors’, but still we thought that it is worth mentioning what we know about the Elephone A6 Pro. The standard version of Elephone A6 appeared in a video yesterday and managed to turn a few heads. The Elephone A6 will come with a Helio P60 chipset and a waterdrop notch. It…

Doogee S90 will have a 5G module + Night Vision camera comparison

Well, this is the second article about the Doogee S90 modular smartphone in the same amount of days, but we just got hold of some interesting developments related to this smartphone. Like we already know, the S90 will be a modular phone where you can attach certain modules to add extra features to the device. This is something that Motorola tried quite successfully in the past. We already know about the modules that will be available at launch, battery pack,…

Doogee S90 will be a modular smartphone with a very attractive price-tag

Doogee announced today their next rugged smartphone, but this time they will be doing something new and rather unique, especially for a Chinese company. The Doogee S90 will be a modular smartphone that will have some very attractive modules available right from the start. The modular design is very similar to what Motorola made with the moto-mods a few years ago. However, these will be a lot cheaper when launched. Let’s just hope they will be as good as they…

Xiaomi Blackshark Skywalker spotted in Geekbench

It looks like Xiaomi is close to release a new gaming smartphone in the Blackshark family. The latest, going by the codename ‘Skywalker’, was spotted in Geekbench and, as expected, we now know a few of its internal specs. The Blackshark devices are gaming-centric smartphones that feature the best hardware possible so that you have no lag or delays. The new device seems to go on the same route by offering the new Snapdragon 855 chipset. The actual chipset is…