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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

CES has blessed us with a three-webcam laptop

Nexstgo's Avita Admiror II is a laptop made with livestreaming in mind. You'll find a "ring light" around the screen, along with three webcams at the top. → Read More

LG will demo a 'bendable' OLED gaming monitor at CES 2021

At CES 2021, LG Display will be showing off a 48-inch “Bendable CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) display” that can switch between a flat screen and a curved screen. → Read More

LG Display's transparent OLED puts a screen between you and the sushi chef

As per its annual tradition, LG Display is preparing to show off some new display tech demos for CES 2021, with the focus set on showing where transparent OLED may fit in the pandemic age. → Read More

Oppo's Find X3 phones will support true 10-bit color from camera to display

The upcoming Oppo Find X3 smartphones will support the full DCI-P3 wide color gamut and 10-bit color depth across “capture, storage, and display." → Read More

Oppo's X 2021 rollable concept phone expands in your hand

The idea of a rollable display is nothing new. LG’s very own rollable OLED TV entered the consumer market about a month ago, but you’ll have to fork out $87,000 for one. → Read More

Insta360's One X2 includes a touchscreen to make panoramic captures easier

Insta360 One X2 is essentially the 360-edition One R repackaged into a candybar form factor, so not only can you mount it directly onto a monopod, but you also get a handy touchscreen for quickly checking your 360 shots. → Read More

HTC's Vive XR Suite is now available for VR collaboration

Following the official announcement of Vive XR Suite back in June, today HTC is finally making its VR collaboration tool available to all, giving users full access to all five apps on their desired platform or type of device — be it a VR headset, computer or smartphone. This works out to be more affordable than subscribing to a professional account for each app, which is needed if you want to… → Read More

LG’s Wing is a weird, surprisingly practical smartphone

LG's Wing 5G is a weird smartphone with a swivel screen, but it turns out to be surprisingly practical device -- more so than foldable phones. → Read More

Royole's FlexPai 2 5G foldable phone costs under $1,500

Royole FlexPai 2 is available for pre-ordering via Royole’s website and JD.com, starting from just under $1,500. → Read More