News – OneTechStop https://www.onetechstop.net Your Source For All Tech Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:57:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0 77705806 The All New Vivo Nex Doesn’t Have a Pop-up Camera, But a Second Display https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/11/new-vivo-nex/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/11/new-vivo-nex/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:57:14 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34105

Vivo is one of those few companies which is trying some really cool concepts with their flagship phones. When the first Vivo Nex came last year, everyone was excited about its motorized madness. This year, they ditched all the mechanical stuff and even the front camera and went for a secondary display at the back. As […]

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Vivo is one of those few companies which is trying some really cool concepts with their flagship phones. When the first Vivo Nex came last year, everyone was excited about its motorized madness. This year, they ditched all the mechanical stuff and even the front camera and went for a secondary display at the back.

As you can see, the back also has an unusual ring around the camera. Vivo calls it “Lunar Ring”. We’ll come back to that in a moment. Vivo has gone for a 12-megapixel primary camera backed with a 2-megapixel secondary module. There’s also a third f/1.3 lens paired with a time of flight (TOF) 3D module. The company says it helps to add point-to-point distance measuring and secure facial recognition to unlock the rear display. It can also be used for “personalized beautification.”

Coming to the Lunar Ring, it has both a decorative as well as functional use. The ring can show you notifications by changing to a different color. It can also glow softly to create diffused lighting for low-lit selfie shots. You can even set it to pulse along with the song you are playing.

 

The display, or rather the displays, are quite impressive on the new Vivo Nex. The front has a 6.4-inches, 2340 x 1080 OLED panel. On the back, there’s a smaller 5.5-inch 16:9 1080p OLED panel. The back panel can also be used to operate the phone normally, as you would do at the front.

The internal specs include Snapdragon 845, 10GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. For those who are curious, there’s a headphone jack as well. A 3,500 mAh battery keeps this phone juiced up.

Vivo hasn’t yet announced pricing or availability for the Nex Dual Display Edition outside of China, where it’ll go on sale on December 29th for 4,998 yuan, or about $725.

 

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Instagram Voice Messages Comes to Direct https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/10/instagram-voice-messages/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/10/instagram-voice-messages/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:34:17 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34103 Instagram Voice Messages

Facebook, before buying WhatsApp, took a cue from the latter to add voice messages on Messenger. Fast forward 5 years, now even Instagram has it! The voice messages feature is rolling out globally today to all the  Instagram users. It works the same way on WhatsApp and Messenger. To send voice messages on Instagram Direct, […]

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Instagram Voice Messages

Facebook, before buying WhatsApp, took a cue from the latter to add voice messages on Messenger. Fast forward 5 years, now even Instagram has it! The voice messages feature is rolling out globally today to all the  Instagram users.

It works the same way on WhatsApp and Messenger. To send voice messages on Instagram Direct, you have to hold down the mic button and start recording. To send, just release it. Voice messages are up to one-minute long, stay permanently listenable rather than disappearing, and work in one-on-one and group chats on iOS and Android.

Download Instagram today by clicking on the buttons below.

Instagram (Free, Google Play) →

Instagram (Free, App Store) →

 

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Samsung’s First Phone with Camera Cutout Hole is up for Pre-Orders! https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/10/samsung-galaxy-a8s-announced/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/10/samsung-galaxy-a8s-announced/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:53:21 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34100

Samsung has announced its first phone with the Infinity-O display in China. The phone is the Galaxy A8s and is even up for pre-orders. The A8s’ announcement made Samsung the second company ever to announce a phone with the camera cutout in the display, as Huawei did it before with the Nova 4. These two […]

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Samsung has announced its first phone with the Infinity-O display in China. The phone is the Galaxy A8s and is even up for pre-orders. The A8s’ announcement made Samsung the second company ever to announce a phone with the camera cutout in the display, as Huawei did it before with the Nova 4. These two phones are introducing a new design language for mobile phones, If 2018 was the year of notches, 2019 is going to be the year of phones having cutouts in their displays.

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is powered by Snapdragon 710, as we’ve seen in Nokia 8.1 recently launched in India. The phone has an excellent 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. The device has got 128 GB ROM which is expandable via MicroSD. For the ROM, you get an option of either 6GB or 8GB. A 3,400 mAh battery powers the device.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

The Galaxy A8s has a 24 MP primary lens, 10MP telephoto lens, and 5MP depth sensor on the back. You get a 24 MP front camera as well for crisp selfies. You can pre-order the phone in China. We’ll update once we know the availability of this product worldwide.

 

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More Galaxy S10 Leaks Confirm the Camera Cutout, but where is it placed? https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/09/more-galaxy-s10-leaks-camera-cutout/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/09/more-galaxy-s10-leaks-camera-cutout/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:38:23 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34084

Samsung is introducing a new design language with the Galaxy S10. Recently, we are coming across a lot of  Galaxy S10 leaks.  Evan Blass tweeted out three versions of the device – the S10 Lite, the S10, and the S10 Plus. In this image, the camera cutouts are in the top-center, whereas previous leaks had it over […]

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Samsung is introducing a new design language with the Galaxy S10. Recently, we are coming across a lot of  Galaxy S10 leaks.  Evan Blass tweeted out three versions of the device – the S10 Lite, the S10, and the S10 Plus.

In this image, the camera cutouts are in the top-center, whereas previous leaks had it over to the right. So there’s still a debate about the position of the camera cutout.

Another trusted leaker Ice Universe’s tweet put light to the side-mounted fingerprint sensor we earlier talked about. The vertical dual-camera setup can also be seen. 

No that doesn’t mean that Samsung is canceling the in-display fingerprint sensor. The premium variants, Galaxy S10/S10 Plus will have that.  However, the base variant, the Galaxy S10 Lite, will have the side mounted fingerprint sensor.

More news and leaks will be coming about the Galaxy S10. Keep following us for more updates.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 with SD855 Benchmarks, Camera Render Leak! https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/07/samsung-galaxy-s10-with-sd855-benchmarks-camera-render-leak/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/07/samsung-galaxy-s10-with-sd855-benchmarks-camera-render-leak/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:49:05 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34075 Galaxy S10 rear Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S10 is the most anticipated phone of 2019 which is nearing its launch. The phone will be having dual cameras at the back, aligned in a vertical position. The S10+ should be the top model with four cameras and a large curved screen. Also, the Galaxy S10 benchmarks have been leaked. The Samsung […]

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Galaxy S10 rear Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S10 is the most anticipated phone of 2019 which is nearing its launch. The phone will be having dual cameras at the back, aligned in a vertical position. The S10+ should be the top model with four cameras and a large curved screen. Also, the Galaxy S10 benchmarks have been leaked.

Galaxy S10 rear Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S10 have two models with a 5.8” screen, one curved and one flat. The one with the curve will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. The flat one will have the sensor mounted on the side.  The Galaxy S10+ with Exynos 9820 already posted an impressive AnTuTu score. But the Snapdragon 855 version promises to be even faster.

The scores below show that the Snapdragon 855 performs better than both the Exynos 9820 and the Kirin 980 n terms of CPU, GPU and AI performance. The margins are slim, but they are there.

Galaxy S10 Benchmarks –

Samsung Galaxy S10 Benchmark

Samsung uses different processors in different regions so you don’t have a choice between Exynos and Snapdragon.  Keep following us for more Galaxy S10 updates.

 

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iPhone XR has the Best Single Camera Score on DXO Mark https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/07/iphone-xr-has-the-best-single-camera-score-on-dxo-mark/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/07/iphone-xr-has-the-best-single-camera-score-on-dxo-mark/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:59:14 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34065

DXO Mark revealed their scores for their camera tests. The iPhone XR scored a whopping 101 in DXO Mark, which is the highest for s single lens camera. You can also have a look at the scores of other phones. Before you wonder where the Pixel 3 is, the latest score is of Pixel 2 […]

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DXO Mark revealed their scores for their camera tests. The iPhone XR scored a whopping 101 in DXO Mark, which is the highest for s single lens camera. You can also have a look at the scores of other phones.

Before you wonder where the Pixel 3 is, the latest score is of Pixel 2 and DXO might be still testing the phone. The Pixel 3 might easily throw off the iPhone XR from the DXO Mark throne, but until then, the latter has the best single lens score.

How DXO Assigns Scores

Have you ever wondered what factors are taken into consideration while assigning a DXO mark score to a phone’s camera? Here’s how it’s done –

  • DxOMark Score shows:
    • The amount of information captured by the lens for a given camera.
    • How well the lens and camera perform together.
  • DxOMark Score does not show:
    • The intrinsic quality of the camera sensor.
    • The camera sensor’s performance under high-light conditions.
Key points about DxOMark Score design:

The DxOMark Score reports on an average performance of lenses with a camera for a defined use case.

  • The DxOMark Score corresponds to an average of the optimal quantity of information that the camera can capture for each focal.
  • DxOMark Score is based on low-light conditions (150 lux and 1/60s exposure time). We chose these conditions because we believe low-light performance is very important in photography today and because photographers need to know how well lenses perform at their widest aperture. Lenses with a high f-number are usually more expensive, so photographers want to know if the performance is worth the expense. The score does not account for the depth of field and only considers performance at best focus.
  • DxOMark Score is a linear scale related to the largest print size that provides excellent quality. Doubling the size of the print requires doubling the DxOMark Score. A difference in scores of less than 10% can be considered irrelevant.

The iPhone XR is one of the most powerful devices. It has most of the features of the flagship iPhone XS Max and also has an impressive camera.

Do you want to buy an iPhone XR? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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AT&T Now Supports eSIM on the iPhone https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/06/att-now-supports-esim-on-the-iphone/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/06/att-now-supports-esim-on-the-iphone/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:14:10 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34062 eSIM AT&T iPhone

eSIM has finally come to the iPhones with AT&T being the first major US carrier to support them. Apple also released iOS 12.1.1 to the public which includes eSIM support. eSIMs are embedded SIMs integrates the identification technology of the plastic card directly into the device’s processor or the modem itself. This means you don’t have to […]

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eSIM AT&T iPhone

eSIM has finally come to the iPhones with AT&T being the first major US carrier to support them. Apple also released iOS 12.1.1 to the public which includes eSIM support.

eSIMs are embedded SIMs integrates the identification technology of the plastic card directly into the device’s processor or the modem itself. This means you don’t have to buy a plastic SIM card with a chip inside. You only have to get authorized/registered by a telecom operator of your choice which is AT&T in this case.

AT&T says that you can have two SIMs on your iPhone. This is good for those who have separate work and personal numbers. Apple’s website says that T-Mobile and Verizon will also support eSIM later this year.

 

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OnePlus 7 to be the First Device To Rock Snapdragon 855 in Europe https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/05/oneplus-7-to-be-the-first-device-to-rock-snapdragon-855/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/05/oneplus-7-to-be-the-first-device-to-rock-snapdragon-855/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 21:36:31 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34055

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2018, Pete Lau, OnePlus’ CEO, announced that the company’s next mobile phone will feature the Snapdragon 855. Pete didn’t announce the name but we can safely assume that it is going to be the OnePlus 7. The device will be the first mobile 5G device in Europe. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 […]

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At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2018, Pete Lau, OnePlus’ CEO, announced that the company’s next mobile phone will feature the Snapdragon 855. Pete didn’t announce the name but we can safely assume that it is going to be the OnePlus 7. The device will be the first mobile 5G device in Europe.

Snapdragon 855 OnePlus 7

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is made for the 5G future and most of the 2019 flagship phones will have it. This chip is super powerful as compared the Snapdragon 845. Some of its key features are –

  • 45% CPU performance increase (their highest increase EVER!) over Snapdragon 845. 
  • 20% Adreno GPU performance increase (with support for Vulkan Graphics API 1.1)
  • Many improvements made to AI
  • Adreno 640 GPU on the Snapdragon 855. Custom designed by Qualcomm. Supports Vulcan 1.1
  • Brings a Prime Core. Single high-performance core, 2 clusters of 3 X cores mid-performance and efficient cores
  • World’s first computer vision ISP embedded in the Spectra ISP. Brings a speed boost and power enhancements. 4K HDR video with portrait mode.
  • Fully accelerated support for encoding and decoding HEIF files. Can store depth maps, RAW data, video and more. Multiple focal lengths in a single shot, file. A lot more versatile than JPEG
  • Massive focus on gaming with the Snapdragon 855 platform. HDR rendering and display with 10bit Color depth, Rec 2020 Color Gamut.
  • AptX Adaptive and True Wireless Stereo Plus, Aqstic Speaker Amp. Hardware accelerated h.265 and VP9 support – this should significantly improve battery life

 

We’ll see a lot of Snapdragon 855 equipped 5G phones in 2019. Keep following us for more updates.

 

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Nokia 8.1 Announced for the UK and European Markets https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/05/nokia-8-1-uk-and-europe/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/05/nokia-8-1-uk-and-europe/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:30:12 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34045 Nokia 8.1

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 8.1, the successor the the Nokia 7 Plus. It will be launched in the UK and Europe next month on January 14th for €399 ($379.99). The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 710 and has got a brilliant HDR10 supported 2160 x 1440 resolution display. The storage options include 4GB RAM, […]

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Nokia 8.1

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 8.1, the successor the the Nokia 7 Plus. It will be launched in the UK and Europe next month on January 14th for €399 ($379.99). The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 710 and has got a brilliant HDR10 supported 2160 x 1440 resolution display.

The storage options include 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM which can be expanded up to 400 GB via MicroSD. All of this is backed up by a 3,5000 mAh battery, that can be fast charged at 18W. You also get  Bluetooth AptX support for wireless headphones. But don’t worry, it still has got the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Android One device will run on Android Pie out of the box.

One of the best features of the  Nokia 8.1 is its cameras. The device has dual rear camera with the primary one being 12MP with  f/1.8 aperture. The second one is a 13MP sensor for portrait shots. On the front, you get a 20MP sensor. You also get the “Bothie” feature which lets you take simultaneous shots from the front and the rear camera. The phone is also capable to record 4K videos and also has Optical Image Stabilization.

The Nokia 8.1 will also come to Asia and Middle East in the comings months. However, this phone won’t make its way to the US markets for now.

 

 

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Qualcomm Unveils the First Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/04/qualcomm-ultrasonic-in-display-fingerprint-sensor/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/12/04/qualcomm-ultrasonic-in-display-fingerprint-sensor/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 03:50:22 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34025 in-display fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm announced the next generation of in-display fingerprint sensors along with the Snapdragon 855 SoC. It says that these are already available to manufacturers and we can see them in action on the commercial phones of 2019. The in-display technology used by phones like the OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro use an optical […]

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in-display fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm announced the next generation of in-display fingerprint sensors along with the Snapdragon 855 SoC. It says that these are already available to manufacturers and we can see them in action on the commercial phones of 2019.

The in-display technology used by phones like the OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro use an optical sensor. This optical sensor flashes out the light on your finger and another sensor catches the reflected light back. This is why you see a flash while using in-display sensors. But the ultrasonic sensors used by Samsung and now, Qualcomm uses sound waves to replicate light waves and catches back the reflected sound. It provides more accuracy as the light waves get distorted by the light in the background but sound waves don’t. Also, it will make them work faster.

The new sensors are officially named “Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensors”. The company claims the ultrasonic tech can accurately detect fingerprints through various contaminants on your finger because it isn’t easily blocked in the way the light used for an optical sensor can be.  Also, unlike the optical display sensors, these do not require OLED displays to “see”. Thus, these can be used in LCDs as well.

Which type of fingerprint sensor does your phone have? Let us know in the comments below.

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