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Past articles by R.:

OnePlus' 2022 flagship will share a unified Android 13 system with Oppo

Pete Lau said OnePlus' and Oppo's unified OS will be based on Android 13, and it'll be featured on the OnePlus 10 due out first half of 2022.. → Read More

Vivo's X70 Pro+ does optical stabilization on all four rear cameras

The Vivo X70 Pro+ is the world's first smartphone to feature OIS (optical image stabilization) across all four of its rear cameras.. → Read More

Oppo promises 5-axis OIS is coming to its phones soon

Oppo teased its 5-axis optical image stabilization tech, which uses both lens shifting and sensor shifting for maximum effect.. → Read More

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 4 packs an under-screen camera in a ceramic body

The Mi Mix 4 is Xiaomi's slimmest ceramic unibody smartphone yet, featuring a 20-megapixel under-screen camera, thanks to advancements in AMOLED production.. → Read More

Realme's 'MagDart' is an Android take on MagSafe, but faster

Realme, the sister brand of Oppo and OnePlus, has announced its very own "MagDart" magnetic wireless charging system, which is essentially the Android version of iPhone's MagSafe.. → Read More

Leica's very own Leitz Phone 1 is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6

The Leitz Phone 1 is Leica's first self-branded mobile phone, and it'll be a Softbank exclusive when it launches in July. → Read More

Realme GT is the cheapest Snapdragon 888 smartphone (for now)

The Realme GT, first launched in China back in March, is now available in the West starting at 369 euros. → Read More

JMGO's O1 is a surprisingly affordable ultra-short-throw projector

JMGO, an up-and-coming Chinese brand, has significantly lowered the entry barrier for ultra-short-throw projectors, starting with the O1 and the Leica-branded O1 Pro.. → Read More

ASUS' Zenfone 8 series includes a compact flagship and a flip camera

ASUS is keeping its flip camera on the new Zenfone 8 Flip, but it's also trying a new compact flagship smartphone strategy with the smaller Zenfone 8.. → Read More

Xiaomi's first foldable phone has a shape-shifting 'liquid lens' camera

Xiaomi unveiled its first foldable phone, the Mi Mix Fold, which follows the same inward-folding form factor as Huawei's Mate X2 and Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2. What makes this device stand out, though, is the "liquid lens" on one of its rear cameras. → Read More

Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra has a tiny selfie screen on the back

Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra is the first smartphone to utilize Samsung's more powerful ISOCELL GN2 sensor for its main camera, and to get the most out of it, the device packs a small screen next to the rear cameras for higher-quality selfies. → Read More

Dyson's new air purifier shows how much formaldehyde it's trying to destroy

The new Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde air purifiers — Hot+Cool (HP09) and Cool (TP09) — are able to distinguish formaldehyde from other VOCs using a dedicated solid-state formaldehyde sensor, in order to better monitor the carcinogenic gas constantly released from the likes of furniture, carpets, paint and flooring. → Read More

Oppo's X 2021 prototype shows that rollable phones have potential

The Oppo X 2021 prototype rollable phone can switch between a conventional 6.7-inch screen and a mini-tablet-like 7.4-inch screen. This is achieved by rolling part of the flexible OLED panel into the back of the phone, which supposedly avoids the creasing issue we've seen on foldables. → Read More

Oppo's Find X3 Pro has a 30x 'microscope' camera

The Oppo Find X3 Pro's main focus is photography, packing the same flagship sensor in both the main camera and the ultra-wide camera, both of which support 10-bit color. There's also a rare 30x microscopic camera. → Read More

ASUS' ROG Phone 5 focuses on audio quality for mobile gamers

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 have completely redesigned innards for better heat dissipation, weight distribution and audio performance. There's also a Pro model plus a limited edition ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, with the latter boasting a whopping 18GB of RAM. → Read More

Insta360's upgraded Go 2 action cam will have a 'Minions Edition'

Insta360 Go 2 is a thumb-sized action cam bundled with several handy accessories, and it no longer has a time limit for normal video recording. → Read More

Nubia's new Red Magic phone packs a 165Hz screen and up to 18GB of RAM

Nubia is back with the Snapdragon 888-based Red Magic 6 series gaming phone, which boasts a faster internal fan, along with two world firsts in the mobile market: a 165Hz display and up to 18GB of RAM. → Read More

Oppo demos true wireless charging on its rollable phone

At MWC Shanghai 2021, Oppo unveiled its "Wireless Air Charging" tech, which can apparently deliver up to 7.5W of power over a short distance. → Read More

VAIO Z is a pricey laptop with a '3D molded' carbon fiber body

The new VAIO Z is allegedly the world's first laptop to sport a "3D molded full carbon fiber body," as in each carbon fiber piece is contoured around all sides on the lid, the palm rest and the base assembly. The result is a stronger structure while keeping the overall weight to a little under 2.3lbs or 1.04kg. → Read More

Huawei's foldable Mate X2 will launch on February 22nd

Huawei's next foldable phone is simply called the Mate X2, and it’ll be unveiled on February 22nd. → Read More