New vivo NEX 2 leaked images reveal the secondary screen

The Chinese company vivo is planning to launch the NEX 2 in the following days, and even though we don’t have an official confirmation, all signs lead to the date December 11. That’s when we expect to see the dual screen device officially, but as usual in the smartphone business, live photos were leaked ahead of schedule, leaving nothing to the imagination.

The user and tech blogger in China ophone8 posted plenty of photos of the vivo NEX 2 in two colors, showing its two sides, and there’s even a shot where the back is compared to the vivo NEX S.

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vivo NEX 2

Although the phones are not powered on, we can see the miniature bezels on the front panel, while the back has a small screen, along with the vivo logo and the triple camera setup. It is in a circular module that we already know from previous teasers that it would have RGB lighting.

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More vivo NEX 2 photos

The vivo NEX 2 will arrive in at least two colors, going one step further than the vivo NEX S that was only available in Black but had neat RGB accents under different lighting. The color of the new phone will be seen mostly on the rim since actual screens occupy both the front and back. The new device will have USB-C on the bottom, while the 3.5 mm audio jack is safe and sound on the top.

Meanwhile, the company is already teasing the vivo NEX 2 on Chinese TV and social media, with the video above suggesting we’re about to see something that should belong to the distant future or that we should believe more in ourselves and to dream bigger or something else. Let us know what you think the video is saying down in the comments.

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Pocophone F1 beta software enables 960 fps slow-motion video recording

Gartner published its report on smartphone sales for the Q3 2018 period. The overall market grew merely 1.4% and reached 389 million units. While Samsung is ahead, Huawei is catching up, and if it weren’t for Chinese brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo, the global market would’ve declined by 5.2%, compared with Q3 2017.

Company Q3 2018 sales
(in thousands)
Q3 2018
Market share
Q3 2017 sales
(in thousands)
Q3 2017
Market share
Samsung 73,360.1 18.9 85,605.3 22.3
Huawei 52,218.4 13.4 36,501.8 9.5
Apple 45,746.6 11.8 45,441.9 11.8
Xiaomi 33,219.7 8.5 26,853.2 7.0
Oppo 30,563.4 7.9 29,449.2 7.7
Others 153,960.0 39.6 159,742.0 41.6
Total 389,068.2 100.0 383,593.4 100.0

The analysts say Samsung experienced the most significant decline since the company is tracking smartphone sales. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9 devices could not help reduce the fall, and the Korean maker saw a 14% drop YoY. Combined with Huawei’s massive increase in sales, the gap between the two manufacturers shrunk significantly.

One of the major reasons Huawei is so successful is its aggressive positioning of the affordable Honor devices. A testament for the success in sales are the shopping holidays in India, China, and the Western World, where Honor smashed various records.

Apple’s sales in Q3 2018 remained flat – only 0.7% growth, or just 300,000 smartphones. Anshul Gupta, Research Director at Gartner, said the company is facing fierce competition in China and is targeting an already saturated premium market across the globe. The data shows iPhone XS Max was the more desired smartphone than the iPhone XS.

While the global smartphone market is currently losing steam, technologies like 5G and foldable phones can boost user experience and offer new user value. 2019 will be a year for cautious testing, but 2020 is expected to see 65 million sales of 5G-enabled smartphones.

The foldable devices will arrive as early as next year, but they will be expensive, and it will take time for manufacturers to build an ecosystem around the new handsets, so we shouldn’t expect them to have a major impact on sales volume.

Gartner published its report on smartphone sales for the Q3 2018 period. The overall market grew merely 1.4% and reached 389 million units. While Samsung is ahead, Huawei is catching up, and if it weren’t for Chinese brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo, the global market would’ve declined by 5.2%, compared with Q3 2017.

Company Q3 2018 sales
(in thousands)
Q3 2018
Market share
Q3 2017 sales
(in thousands)
Q3 2017
Market share
Samsung 73,360.1 18.9 85,605.3 22.3
Huawei 52,218.4 13.4 36,501.8 9.5
Apple 45,746.6 11.8 45,441.9 11.8
Xiaomi 33,219.7 8.5 26,853.2 7.0
Oppo 30,563.4 7.9 29,449.2 7.7
Others 153,960.0 39.6 159,742.0 41.6
Total 389,068.2 100.0 383,593.4 100.0

The analysts say Samsung experienced the most significant decline since the company is tracking smartphone sales. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9 devices could not help reduce the fall, and the Korean maker saw a 14% drop YoY. Combined with Huawei’s massive increase in sales, the gap between the two manufacturers shrunk significantly.

One of the major reasons Huawei is so successful is its aggressive positioning

shopping holidays in India, China, and the Western World, where Honor smashed various records.

Apple’s sales in Q3 2018 remained flat – only 0.7% growth, or just 300,000 smartphones. Anshul Gupta, Research Director at Gartner, said the company is facing fierce competition in China and is targeting an already saturated premium market across the globe. The data shows iPhone XS Max was the more desired smartphone than the iPhone XS.

While the global smartphone market is currently losing steam, technologies like 5G and foldable phones can boost user experience and offer new user value. 2019 will be a year for cautious testing, but 2020 is expected to see 65 million sales of 5G-enabled smartphones.

The foldable devices will arrive as early as next year, but they will be expensive, and it will take time for manufacturers to build an ecosystem around the new handsets, so we shouldn’t expect them to have a major impact on sales volume.

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ beats the Mate 20 Pro on AnTuTu

A Samsung Galaxy S10+ version has surfaced on AnTuTu showing a snippet of its main specs and topping the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and its 7nm Kirin 980 chipset.

According to the specs, the SM-G975F – likely to be called Galaxy S10+ – has a 6.4-inch display of 2280x1080px resolution (likely due to the software being set to a lower resolution), runs Android 9, is powered by an 8nm Exynos 9820 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage. It posted an amazing benchmark score of 325,076.

The posted result beats the official AnTuTu score of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro but falls short of the result captured by the Snapdragon 8150 platform.

The Galaxy S10+ reportedly clocked as high as 2.7GHz during its run. The Exynos 9820 packs two Samsung-developed Exynos M4 cores, two Cortex-A75 and two Cortext-A55 cores.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ on AnTuTu
Samsung Galaxy S10+ on AnTuTu

Analysts predict that there’s an even more powerful Galaxy S10 with 12GB of RAM in the making, one with a larger 6.7-inch screen. If we go by the Galaxy Note9, we expect at least one Galaxy S10 model to pack 8GB of RAM or even more.

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