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    The big camera fix that the HP Elite x3 supposedly needed to get pre-sales back up and running has come to end users who already have the phone. Word from Windows Central forum users is that the Elite x3 has the Windows 10 Anniversary Update including the Double Tap to Wake feature, multiple tweaks and fixes that cover, among other things, that camera issue. The Windows Device Recovery Tool has the package for users to download, but there's an OTA out, too. Source: Windows Central

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    At least one techie Weibo account has dropped a fairly in-depth specifications list of what we should expect from the Galaxy S8 that should be coming relatively soon. By the way, it's just a screenshot of a two-column list that looks formatted perhaps for a blog. Even KJuma, a well-known entity around these social parts, is asking a couple of other techie Weibo members if they think the list is a bluff — though she hasn't gotten an answer back. You're free to believe or disbelieve all this as you wish, though. The big digits you'll see are a 30-megapixel rear camera paired with a ...

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    White? Not after Labor Day. You probably have to name it "aluminium". That's the call that rumormongers have made on some fashion choices that the HTC-made Google Pixel phones could take. Blue, black, then this "aluminium." Someone has both the 5-inch Pixel (right) and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL (left) in real life, both showing off what prior renders have already told us. Well, they show off only a few things. While the original photos may have been clear as a bell, there's been a liberal application of blurring to obscure any identifying labels. Back and center is the fingerprint sensor. The ...

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    Keeping with the virtual experience theme, we turn to Samsung and its Gear 360 camera, the first consumer-grade camera dedicated to 360° visual content. But what if consumer-grade just isn't enough for you? We're seeing more of these 360° documentaries coming around all the time, but the visual quality hasn't been something to write home about. Maybe a Gear 360 Pro could change that, according to SamMobile. There aren't any specifics about the device just yet, but a "Pro" model would presumedly entail "improved image and video quality as well as more features." The Gear 360 out on ...

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    If you trawl around YouTube enough for reviews and comparisons of tech products, you'll no doubt find those text-only videos that just pit two devices and their specs, item by item by item. Pretty monotonous, inn'it? Well, some of the latest rumors on Huawei's wintertime flagship being passed around in the Chinese tech media — and, thusly, us at Pocketnow — seem to trace back to a generic text-only video made by "CanerS Tech" on YouTube, a channel exclusively devoted to such videos about smartphone specs (speculative or official) like the Honor 8 or a concept Galaxy S9, to give you a ...

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    "While an attractive addition for avid picture takers and professional photographers, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera is not a mass-market killer application yet." That's what KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo wrote to investors in a note recently but there's way more text on that paper or .pdf than just that and it talks plenty about 2017. Kuo says that Apple will still find an appeal for the dual-camera system and continue to implement it on just the Plus model for the time being, even though it costs a little much and isn't exactly perfect. For example, while the wide-angle 28mm lens has OIS, ...

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    The cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus get optical image stabilization. The regular model gets an f/1.8 aperture on a six-element lens. The Plus model has a 28mm lens on one camera and another camera with a 56mm lens for an effective 2x optical zoom product. Both sensors fire up every time the shutter button is pressed for a software-enabled "zoomed" view when looking at images in the gallery, with a maximum digital "zoom" crop of 10x. A more sensitive, power-efficient 12-megapixel camera comes behind the six-element glass and it is aided with a quad-LED flash. Apple's new Image ...

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    Shooting video with the LG V10 was simply a treat. It gave us control over every aspect we've been used to for still photography — but for video. It gave us control over the audio we recorded. And it gave YouTubers, indie filmmakers and industrious folk another tool in their camera arsenal. It got bonus points for letting them check Facebook, too. Well, here comes the LG V20. It has all of the above, but better. The hardware, for instance, nets us an extra camera with a 135° wide-angle lens. Shooting stills is a breeze. Video is still a breeze if not a gust, to extend the metaphor. In ...

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    One HTC-made "Nexus" device, codenamed "Marlin" and perhaps to be brought to market as the "Pixel XL," may use an entirely new mobile camera sensor from Sony. @LlabTooFeR, the source of several previous leaks on HTC, has tweeted out some supposed camera information for the Pixel XL. HTC Nexus (M1) = Marlin = Pixel XL will be featured with Sony IMX378 (12mp) main camera and IMX179 (8mp) front camera. — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 2, 2016 Sony has not put out any information about the IMX378, but we do know that the IMX179 is a 1/3.2-inch sensor with an effective resolution of 8 ...

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    A well-known and fairly reliable Weibo tech leaker has posted a list of potential specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With the dogpile of previous rumors factored into account, we now have a more complete look at what will change and what will not from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. To the iPhone 7 first: it will be keeping the 4.7-inch screen size that's been inherited since the iPhone 6 while also keeping the 1334 x 750 resolution. The battery crops up to 1,960mAh, the most potential it has ever had. That should power the TSMC-made A10 processor, made on a 16nm FinFET process, ...

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    Let's not be bashful. This camera rocks. We very much enjoyed the still photo performance on the Huawei P9, and the Honor 8 is nearly identical. Dual camera sensors mimic the way our eyes work. One sensor focuses on color, the other on light. When the output of both sensors is merged, we get photos unlike any other phone we've reviewed. We're not producing our full crazy in-depth review format as performance is so similar to the P9, but we are detailing what's new, what's different, and taking a quick look at a few features we missed in our P9 Real Camera Review. We'd recommend also ...

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    The Sony brand has come to represent multi-media prowess from an entertainment juggernaut of a company. This year sees Sony offering phones that are a bit more modest, though maintaining premium price points. Why might a consumer be inclined to spend more on a phone? Camera performance is certainly one aspect which still sets high end phones apart from more budget friendly options. Based on the specs we should expect a solid photography and video solution here. Sony makes the actual camera sensors which are built into numerous competing phones. For the X Performance, they've included a ...

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    Digging through our viewer mailbag, we got a question about photography. Does your OP3 over expose & blow out areas not in focus when u tap to focus? -TGC Have you ever focused a phone camera at an object and then produced a photo which was way too bright or too dark? We've gotten several questions about this "bug" on various smartphone cameras, and we're sorry to say this is probably a feature, not a bug. The issue is likely metering, and understanding how your camera decides to adjust exposure based on what you focus on. Let's dig into this setting on your camera! Improve your ...

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    You know how sequels should theoretically be "upgrades" to their predecessors? According to one source, we should be expecting a downgrade this year from the LG V10 for the V20. And if you prefer not to believe that, we have another rumored spec sheet for those thankful of the status quo. Let's tackle the numbers we're getting from the Seoul Economic Daily, first. The publication is getting word from its insiders that while it expects the Snapdragon 820 to be in there, there's a question of variance. There seems to be one model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other gets 4GB ...

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    Moving beyond the Galaxy Note 7, we now know some critical dates for US availability of some much pined-over accessories. Sales have been active for the Gear 360 camera since last month when VidCon swept up all them YouTubers and put them in Anaheim, California. Most lay consumers, however, got the butt end of things until now. The Gear 360 will be widely available starting August 19 at its current price of $350. The truly wireless and independent Gear IconX earbuds that were launched beside the Gear Fit 2 last month are also getting buoyed for sales in the states on August 15 at a cost of ...

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    As Microsoft continues to de-emphasize its mobile hardware operations through mission revisions and layoffs, one particular employee's move through the revolving door seems to have made waves. Juha Alarkarhu, who most recently directed Microsoft's Phones Imaging unit, has announced that he has moved back to Nokia as Head of Imaging and Presence Capture, working on the company's enterprise-focused virtual reality gear called "Ozo". A small announcement: today was my first day in Nokia Technologies! I am now new Head of Imaging in the Ozo team. — Juha Alakarhu (@jalakarhu) August 1, 2016 ...

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    There was a moment where we'd suspect that the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 would be getting two cameras on the rear. It's been a trendy thing to include on this year's big flagships, why not continue that trend through the fall? Well, it seems that with a component listing on Zauba, an Indian import-export database, may prove those hopes unfounded. Several camera components said to be for the "SM-N930F" have actually come through the site, rating the sensors' resolution at 12 megapixels. The listing mentions OIS. Physical image stabilizing hardware has been considered incompatible with ...

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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

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    US retailers are stocking up on the Samsung Gear 360, but it's not due for a release until sometime in the fall. At least, that's what B&H Photo says on its site. So, what's taking so long? How much is it going to be? And why the special treatment? Samsung won't tell us much, but it did confirm to Phandroid that we'll see the virtual reality camera sell for $350 and that there will be some stock going on at the online video festival VidCon this week in Anaheim, California. It's there that the company will take the opportunity to sell creators on its cameras and get its software lined ...

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    The different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    As soon as the exhale ended from the OnePlus 3's standardizing of 6GB of RAM (plus the other device launches that never really got outside of China), we find ourselves holding our collective breath once again. This time, LeEco might be making the next move. In fact, LeEco may be pushing the borders on several fronts with an unnamed phone similar to the Le Max 2 — a Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.3GHz with 8GB of RAM and a 25-megapixel main camera above a fingerprint sensor. And it's said to come in around the ¥3,000 range ($452). In a weird turn of palettes, the phone may come in red, ...

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    The Chinese like to describe things with extended metaphors and poems. Lenovo is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. It owns the Moto brand which has a new device ready for launch tomorrow. And sometimes, it likes to get really wordy — like pretentious marketing in the western world. Trust us, it can get much worse on Weibo. Lenovo posted the above poster on its Weibo account teasing its 16 magnetized pogo pins along with the following poem that we've Google Translated and cleaned up quite considerably — and it's still not perfect: You can capture the entire night sky and lock sights on ...

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    The OnePlus 3 gets its official debut next week and we're getting a bit of the flavor of what the device can do with its reported 16-megapixel rear camera. OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu posted a few samples from his OnePlus 3 of his varied lunch of okra, what looks to be spicy wonton soup and bean curd. These samples are scaled to 1024 x 768. [gallery ids="474649,474650,474651"]   The images uploaded come up to 4640 x 3480 in resolution, good enough for 16 megapixels. If we can take these pictures at face value as real samples, we seem to be dealing with some limited lighting and, ...

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    We've been watching some of these partnerships for years, and other collaborations are new territory for consumers. Phone manufacturers can generate a lot of buzz and generate some healthy headlines when announcing a partnership with a camera company. It's exciting to see a fancy new label printed on the back of our phones, highlighting a photography reputation designed to impress us. A logo is slapped on the side of the box. Companies deliver press releases, but when actually using the fruits of those partnerships, do consumers actually benefit from these licensing deals? Do we really get ...

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    If last week didn't get your engines revved for the iPhone 7, well, you're probably tired of seeing Steve Hemmerstoffer's name. Probably because it's a fairly long one, but we really don't know what your beef is against him. Anyways, we have not a render, but a photo leak of another iPhone 7 unit, courtesy of Weibo. In addition to the now-familiar revisions in the antenna line design and the engorgement of the camera port, we see an extra hole in between the lens and flash. We figure that one is the typical rear microphone, but the other port sees Apple join the crowd with a focus-assist ...

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