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Huawei launches the Mate 20 X 5G

Their first commercial 5G smartphone

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This is the Mate 20 X which is the base model of the Mate 20 X 5G

Initially billed as the gaming smartphone of the Mate 20 lineup, Huawei now launches the Mate 20 X (5G) — their first commercially available 5G smartphone.

The 7.2-inch device is powered by the Kirin 980 processor along with the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chipset — Balong 5000. It’s equipped with several patented technologies to support standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networking modes, as well as multiple generations of network technology. This allows consumers to experience high-speed connections no matter the infrastructure maturity of their mobile network operator.

The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G), which comes in Emerald Green, will be available in the UK from June for GBP 999 (US$ 1,273).

The phone essentially holds the same specs as the initial Mate 20 X. It sports a triple camera module: 40-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. It should also be able to handle the 5G’s power demand with its 4200mAh battery along with its support for 40W SuperCharge.

SEE ALSO: Is the Huawei Mate 20 X an underrated gaming phone?

The phone is also equipped with Huawei’s SuperCool technology — an advanced cooling solution consisting of a vapor chamber and graphene heat pipes. This should help ensure that the phone stays cool despite running apps that demand a lot of computing power.

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Huawei is expected to showcase the phone at MWC Shanghai 2019. The conference will mainly revolve around the progress various companies have made around 5G technology.

5G is essentially the next generation of mobile connectivity. It promises faster internet speeds, close to zero latency, and improved accessibility.

Huawei has been aggressively pursuing developments on this front which has had mixed results. In the US, they are facing a lot of friction but they have found some success in other parts of the world. Just recently, the company has inked a 5G developmental contract with Russia’s biggest telco, MTS.

SEE ALSO: Explaining 5G internet

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Vivo NEX 2 Preview: Full charge in 13 mins!

That’s insanely fast!

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Is this what the Vivo NEX 2 will be like?

It’s been a while since our last video but we got a bunch of exciting ones coming up in the next few days. We’re starting with Vivo’s announcements at Mobile World Congress Shanghai: AR Glass, 5G, and the insane Super FlashCharge 120W technology!

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OPPO’s Under Display Camera

Bye tear drops, punch-holes, and pop-ups

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OPPO first teased their under-display camera tech on Twitter. At MWC Shanghai, we finally see it in physical form.

They’re calling it the Under-Screen Camera or USC. The prototype at the venue was barely a phone but it showcased the future of what full-screen devices can be.

OPPO pulled this off by using a highly transparent material on top of where the camera module is placed. The camera module itself had to have a larger aperture, a bigger sensor, and greater pixel size. They then paired that hardware with a set of algorithms in the service of providing images that they say is “on par with mainstream devices.”

OPPO didn’t say when USC will hit a retail unit but promised that it will come in the near future.

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OPPO officially introduces Under-Screen Camera technology for phones

The future of borderless devices

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After teasing it a few weeks ago, OPPO has finally introduced its new front-facing camera solution. The notch hasn’t been the most appealing in terms of design. Likewise, moving parts in a phone such as a pop-up or flipping camera mechanisms have raised some concerns about durability.

Today, OPPO leaped forward with its Under-Screen Camera or simply USC. In order to deliver a full-screen experience without resorting to any of the previous camera solutions, OPPO has put the camera right behind the screen.

Using a customized camera module that captures more light, the camera can see better even though it’s being covered by a display panel. With the help of special algorithms and artificial intelligence, OPPO’s Under-Screen Camera is further enhanced.

Additionally, the screen itself works alongside with the camera by zoning control. Basically, it knows which pixel not to light up when the camera is in use to avoid any unnecessary blockage. The new Under-Screen Camera technology of OPPO is not just for taking selfies or video calls though, it can also do face unlock just like a normal front camera.

While a camera hiding behind the screen is pretty amazing, the technology is young. There’s a lot of processes it needs to undergo in order to capture a decent image like HDR processing, haze removal, and white balance calculations. Still, OPPO promises that the quality of the captured images will be “on par with mainstream devices.”

Like OPPO’s previous innovations, it’s yet to be confirmed which phone will have this technology. OPPO did say it’ll come in the near future.

SEE ALSO: OPPO patents its own rotating camera phone

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