Today at the Nokia World 2013 held in Abu Dhabi, Nokia announced their new Refocus camera app for the Lumia 1520. Refocus promises users the freedom to selectively change the area of the photo, which is in focus.
The Nokia Refocus is a separate camera app for Lumia phones (unlike what we first heard). The camera app aims to reproduce the shallow depth of field that pro cameras have and it does that in a really high-quality way. Details about how it works are scarce at the moment so we are not quite sure whether it snaps a series of images and stacks them into an image, where you can dynamically manipulate the active focus point or if it maps out the depth of the image and subsequently creates the lens blur purely artificially but in a nice looking way. Read more »
The just-announced Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502, and Asha 503 have made their way to YouTube, with the latest video ads showing up by the boatload.
The new phones were unveiled at Nokia World today in Abu Dhabi, and unlike their Asha 501 predecessor, feature new “ice shell” exteriors that complement the characteristic flashy Nokia colors. Take a look! Read more »
Nokia finally took the wraps off its first phablet, the Lumia 1520 and now it’s time for the promo videos to pop up on YouTube.
The phablet got three of those, focusing on its smart side, artistic side and also on its hardware. Read more »
Case-maker Ringke has released a case for the upcoming Nexus 5 and listed it for sale on eBay.
The case straps onto the device and doesn’t seem particularly interesting, but the fact that the actual phone is present is rather more exciting. The Nexus 5 is expected to be announced in a week and go on sale soon (probably the beginning of November). Read more »
Apple released its first dedicated commercial for the gold iPhone 5s. Entitled “Metal Mastered”, the thirty-second clip unsurprisingly features a good deal of bling.
The ad shows liquid gold on the screen, slowly taking the shape of an iPhone 5s. Read more »
Can’t get enough of the Nexus 5 leaks? Well, good news, for we have one more for you. The latest one shows what is supposedly the packaging for the phone. The very Nokia-esque blue box has the image of the phone on the front and the back next to the Google logos, with the LG logos placed on the side.
But what’s more interesting than the packaging itself is the image of the phone depicted on it. You’ll notice that it is, in fact, white in color whereas all the leaks we have seen so far, including the official image and listing on Google Play, have only shown the black model so far. Read more »
The slo-mo videos has been kind of a big deal about the iPhone 5s since Apple announced the fella in September. The iPhone 5s indeed outputs 720p videos at 120 fps, but does it record them in 720p resolution as well? As it turns out – it does not.
A reader of ours tipped us the Apple iPhone 5s doesn’t actually capture proper 720p footage when you enable slow-motion recording and since we had already noticed that those videos have less captured detail than expected, we though a more detailed investigation was in order. It’s like they were recorded in lower resolution and then upsized to 720p. Read more »
Nokia would like to name October 20 (cleverly spelled by Nokia 10.20) the International Mobile Photography day and has teamed up with some Associated Press photojournalists to bring a “mobile photo documentary” and a “Life Unexpected” video.
The mobile photo documentary will bring together series of photos from people around the world, while the best will make it to the video, which is said to air on Monday, October 21. Read more »
The PR Scandinavian agency M&C Saatchi created a very clever ad campaign for LG that bashed the G2 competitors through banners on websites they visit.
If you browse a website serving the latest LG G2 ad campaign on your Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Apple iPhone 5s, you will be getting device-specific banners. Fox example, if you browse such a website through your iPhone 5s your banner will say “Hard to read this on your iPhone? Get the LG G2 with a 5.2″ FHD IPS Display”. Read more »
HTC detailed the fingerprint collection method of the freshly announced One max phablet. In a fashion, similar to Apple’s solution in the iPhone 5s, the Taiwanese manufacturer stores the fingerprint data in the device’s local memory.
When in local memory, the fingerprint data is stored and encrypted in the system partition which cannot be easily accessed or copied. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Round has been unboxed in front of the camera to reveal what it has to offer in terms of accessories. In the case of the South Korean version of the phone it turns out that’s quite a lot.
As Italian tech site WebTrek reveals, Samsung has packed the Galaxy Round with two batteries, wireless battery charging pad, as well as the usual headphones with replacement tips, a USB 3.0 cable and a charger. Read more »
Steve Kondik, Mr. Cyanogen himself, has posted a screenshot of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running the popular third party ROM CyanogenMod.
While he did not provide an estimated time of when we’ll expect to see a test build ready for the public, seeing the ROM up and running on the device undoubtedly indicates that it will be sooner rather than later. Read more »
Now that the HTC One Max is finally official, the company has outed a quick first look of the device highlighting its key features.
Naturally, the video also showcases the phablet from quite a few angles giving you a better idea of what it looks like. Read more »
The freshly unveiled HTC One Max is here at HQ and we’ve got a bunch of images to share with you guys.
Built around a whopping 5.9″ display of 1080p resolution, the One Max is HTC’s first real attempt at a phablet device and will be taking on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG Optimus G Pro. Read more »
Oppo is seeking ten creative individuals to participate in its latest N1 Pioneer program. The initiative allows you to purchase the Oppo N1 for just $99 as long as you are willing to share your photos and experiences with Oppo fans around the world.
Set to start from today, the Oppo Pioneer program will remain open for two weeks. Read more »