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Huawei P10 wins best smartphone camera title at EISA Awards

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The EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) announced the winners of its awards for the year 2017 to 2018.

As a group focused on imaging and sound, they gave the Huawei P10 the Best Smartphone Camera award for its Leica-branded dual-rear cameras and portrait mode feature. EISA also recommends the bigger brother — P10 Plus — for “an even more professional photography experience.”

Two other Huawei devices also bagged awards — the Honor 8 Pro and the Huawei Watch 2. The former is recognized as the Best Consumer Smartphone with its beastly specs like 6GB of memory, Quad HD display that’s ideal for virtual reality, and 4000mAh battery, while the latter got the Best Wearable Device award.

However, the overall Best Smartphone awards went to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. EISA recognizes the Galaxy S8’s HDR-ready Infinity Display, top-notch processor, and excellent rear camera. The Bixby voice assistant also got a mention.

For the Best Buy Smartphone award, the NOA Element H10le was chosen thanks to its great price-to-performance ratio. The phone is powered by a Helio X27 deca-core processor with 4GB of memory and an AMOLED display.

When it comes to audio, the following devices won awards:

  • Best Mobile Audio Player: FiiO X5 3rd gen
  • Best Wireless In-Ear Headphones: Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless
  • Best Mobile Speaker: JBL Boombox
  • Best Mobile Headphones: JBL Everest Elite 750NC
  • Best Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier: RHA Dacamp L1

SEE ALSO: Huawei is now more popular than Apple in Central and Eastern Europe

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Apple iPhone XS Max undergoes scratch and bend tests

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t bend!

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The latest iPhones from Apple are already available in key markets around the globe. Quite a number of people already have their hands on one (including us), so it’s time to review the phone. While we’re still working on our insights about the new iPhone XS, let’s witness the device go through a series of durability test.

If you’re fond of seeing phones get through sharp blades, you should definitely check out Zack Nelson’s JerryRigEverything channel on YouTube. The latest phone to suffer on his table, of course, is the newest iPhone — the iPhone XS Max to be specific.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone XS Max practically survived the whole test. The front and back glass body managed to withstand scratches like most high-end smartphones on the market. The stainless steel frame did scratch too, but Zack pointed out that it’s less prone to damages compared to previous aluminum-made iPhones.

Everything was not perfect, though. Apple claimed that the new iPhone XS and XS Max have “sapphire crystal lens cover” for the dual rear cameras. That’s ideal to fully protect the camera from unsightly scratches which will greatly affect the image quality. Unfortunately, it seems to be just a marketing gimmick. Compared to an actual and pure sapphire crystal face of a Tissot wristwatch, the iPhone’s lens cover is not hard enough and it scratches easily.

At least, though, the iPhone XS Max didn’t bend at the end of the video.

SEE ALSO: Pocophone F1 gets tested for durability

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro official cases leak online

That’s a wide notch

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Huawei is set to announce their latest flagship phone next month, but we’ve seen seeing leaks about it all over the internet. The latest one is this: the upcoming Mate 20 Pro is seen inside the official case renders.

Similar with the P20 series that was announced earlier this year, the Mate 20 Pro will once again have a notched display. However, the new notch appears to be wider which indicates that Face ID-like technology is coming to the new Huawei phone. The overall front design is pretty iPhone X-esque, to be honest, but there’s a bit of a chin towards the bottom of the display.

Check the upcoming official cases from Huawei for the Mate 20 Pro:

At the back, you can see the new square-shaped camera module. This will house three cameras and a dual-tone LED flash. It’ll be quite unusual, but it’s a welcome change.

Also noticeable is the lack of a fingerprint reader. Neither the front or rear of the phone has a visible fingerprint scanner. Huawei could implement an in-display reader, though.

The Mate 20 Pro will go official on October 16 in London along with the regular Mate 20 variant.

Source: Slashleaks

SEE ALSO: Leaked Huawei Mate 20 copies from Apple and Samsung

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OnePlus 6 officially gets stable Android Pie update

The update is rolling out in stages

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Earlier this month, OnePlus announced the open beta version of Android Pie for its latest smartphone. Thankfully, it didn’t take them long to have the final and stable version available. If you own a OnePlus 6, turn your update notification on because Android Pie is coming to your phone.

OxygenOS 9.0 brings Android Pie features to OnePlus devices, starting with the OnePlus 6. The version number of OxygenOS jumped from 5.x to 9.0 to match Google’s latest version number.

OnePlus also adopted the Android Pie user interface and gestures, but the support for custom accent colors is still present. There’s also the Adaptive Battery feature, new Do Not Disturb settings, and updated Gaming Mode v3.0. The September 2018 security patch is also in tow.

The update is rolling out in stages. Only a few users are getting it first, so they can report any missed bugs before the wider roll out in the next few days.

Source: OnePlus

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 3 and 3T will surely get Android P

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