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July 1, 2017

Upcoming smartphone tech to look forward to

Smartphone technology moves at a brisk pace, with new camera, processor, and other enhancements appearing each year. It wasn’t so long ago that smartphone fingerprint scanners, dual cameras, and contactless payments were considered wild ideas, and yet there’s still much more awesome tech to look forward to in the coming months and years.

Whether you’re holding out on a major upgrade or are just interested in what’s to come, here are some pieces of smartphone technology that will be appearing in upcoming devices in the very near future.

Foldable screens

I know, I know: bendable, flexible, and foldable screens have been touted as The Next Big Things for seemingly forever, [...]

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May 20, 2017

Life-like realism, a Pixel AR and going mainstream: catching up with Project Tango

Project Tango has been around for a while, from the developer tablet and demos at MWC and Google I/O to the Lenovo Phab2 Pro and the new Asus Zenfone AR. While we’ve seen it progress quite steadily in that time, we’ve never seen it look as convincing as it did at I/O this week. With the recent announcement that Verizon will carry the Zenfone AR in the U.S., Tango is about to hit the mainstream.

See also: The state of Google’s hardware program 1 week ago

From slightly choppy and unstable demos in years past to something that looks completely consumer-ready, Tango has matured a lot in the last year. Tango’s mainstream possibilities have also blossomed, with obscure home [...]

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December 8, 2016

(Update: UK too) Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now available in Europe for €499/£499

Update, December 8: The Lenovo UK store is now also listing the Phab 2 Pro for £499.

Original post, December 3: The world’s first Tango smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is now available in Europe for €499. The product page for the device have appeared on the German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch Lenovo sites. For now the UK doesn’t have a product listing but it is likely not far away.

See also: Augmented Reality – Everything you need to know July 20, 2016

Announced in June and initially available on November 1, the Tango phone has had a very leisurely launch. Offering a bunch of really intriguing but arguably niche augmented reality tech, the Phab 2 Pro [...]

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