Ever wondered just who is listening in to your conversations or simply checking out the kind of messages that you have been sending back and forth on your smartphone? A secure device might seem to be something that is within the realm of science fiction, but DarkMatter Group thinks otherwise, recently rolling out its next generation of mobile devices that will provide additional peace of mind whenever you communicate digitally with another person over a smartphone. Enter the Katim R01, touted to be the first ultra-secure smartphone in the world that has been specially designed to withstand extreme field conditions. Tough and secure? Sounds like a dream to us.
Let us face the facts: just about everyone owns a smartphone today, making it more or less an indispensable tool regardless of whether you are a youth or an adult. The smartphone too, has its fair share of accessories that make life more convenient and interesting. Some smartphone cases offer nothing but just protection, but what if you could tack on something that will help keep you organised along the way? Enter the Card Lok all-in-one phone wallet from Chrome Cherry.
Do you feel that modern day smartphones, despite containing a slew of bells and whistles, tend to be a little bit on the soft side? Most of the time we hear about smartphone displays cracking because of an accidental knock or drop. What if there was a rugged version of a smartphone or phablet in the market that is capable of delivering close to the mid-range to high end handset, while being able to take in a whole lot of punishment? The answer to that question comes in the form of the Nautiz X6.
The world of smartphones is a fascinating one, where trends tend to shift quickly from one to another. Huawei has slowly but surely moved up the food chain over the years, and have made their presence in the smartphone world felt yet again with the reveal of the Honor View20, setting new standards with many different kinds of first technologies packed underneath the hood. For starters, there is a 48MP camera at the back, a 25MP in-screen front camera, a 7nm Kirin 980 AI chipset, an AI Triple-Antenna Wi-Fi technology and the aurora nanotexture design, where all of these have never made their presence felt in a smartphone before.
If there is one thing that everyone loves about concepts, it would be the very idea that you can basically think of everything that you would like to include without having to worry about whether it is feasible or possible or not just yet. Enter Vivo’s APEX 2019 concept smartphone that was recently announced. The APEX 2019 is the first 5G smartphone from Vivo that arrives in an elegantly simple and uniquely recognizable design, boasting of a curved surface waterdrop glass without any openings, seams or bezels whatsoever in order to present a minimalist concept.
While many of the modern day smartphones do have plenty of features and functions, one thing they’re not: built tough in order to withstand the numerous rigors of accidental drops and knocks. Cat handsets are in a totally different category altogether, with the recent debut of the Cat S48c rugged smartphone being made available by Verizon Wireless. The Cat S48c has been specially designed to keep working even in the toughest of environments, delivering exceptional performance when needed most.
There was a time when the standard digital camera market was involved in the megapixels race, but thankfully that period is over. It spilled over to the smartphone market as well, making huge gains along the way in terms of performance and quality. Huawei has decided to up the ante this time around with the announcement of its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Honor View20. This is no ordinary handset, where it will boast of sophisticated features that are commonly found in a flagship handset, accompanied by unsurpassed design and style and a 48MP camera at the back.
Vivo has certainly made waves over the past few years when it comes to rolling out smartphones that are packed with quality components and offering a performance-for-value ratio that can only be matched by other China-based players such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Oppo. This time around, their flagship series has just received a bump in the form of the NEX Dual Display Edition. The NEX Dual Display Edition offers a revolutionary dual-screen design which is able to provide a truly multifaceted smartphone experience, sporting an advanced triple camera setup alongside other kinds of industry-leading technologies.
Xiaomi has worked their way to be the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and their mid-range smartphones continue to straddle the comfortable level between price and performance. While the Redmi Note 5 is not the newest device on the block in this category, it has aged well over the past half year. Here is a review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for those who would like a highly functional smartphone without having to take out a second mortgage on their home.