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    One of the most lamented limitations of dual-camera technologies has been the implementation of image stabilization. Optical and electronic forms of the technology are great with single camera sensors, but with two of them engaging to form one image, the slightest extra jiggle on one sensor could spell disaster in terms of final product. OIS in particular relies in part on magnetism to keep things relatively still as well. Recent chatter between Chinese tech analysts on Weibo, though, has been encouraging for a few reasons — especially if you happen to be a photo geek. One point of ...

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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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    Possibly the most significant hardware upgrade of the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (not Pro, not 6SE) has stopped being a secret a long, long time ago. Countless renders and live pics initially starring dummy units and mockups, and ultimately actual device prototypes, as well as recent video material shows the subtly redesigned iPhablet featuring a brand-new, trend-following dual rear-facing camera. But what about the smaller, likely lower-end and considerably cheaper iPhone 7? It’s also not a big mystery that a more conventional single snapper with a larger lens shall grace the back ...

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    LG Innotek has been working on plenty of goodies for smartphones recently. Market analysts think that the company's also working on one big goody for Apple and the rumored iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro (or Premium). Nomura Securities, as have KGI and Citi Research, believes that every 5.5-inch iPhone will feature a dual-camera module and that said module will be made by LG, not Sony. Why? Analyst Chris Chang explains: We think Sony may not be able to deliver its full share of dual cameras to Apple due to: (1) lower-than-expected yield, and (2) damage to its production facility from the ...

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    Sony recently decided that it would prove itself to be all that and more in mobile, so it doesn't necessarily surprise us that once comes the Xperia XA would come what we thought to be the Xperia C6 Ultra. Turns out, it's the Xperia XA Ultra. The phone builds upon the XA's MediaTek Helio P10 processor and an expandable 16GB of storage, but bumped the RAM up to 3GB to power a whole lot more elsewhere — for instance, a 21.5-megapixel main camera with hybrid autofocus tracking, but not the "intelligent" tracking as promoted on the Xperia X. There's also a six-inch, full HD display that ...

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    Can't you feel that holiday cheer, Samsung? The Ga-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-laxy A9 is back on the eggnog overflow and we have more details as to what it tows. And there's also a little quirk that made us shift in our seats just a little bit. See if you can spot it and guess what we think it means while we go through the laundry list. The new leak from Weibo seems to be a showroom specifications card meant for Samsung plots in retail stores or carriers. This one's for the dual-SIM version that can apparently come in salmon, champagne or white colors. The 2.5D glass (as we learned about in a ...

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    When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. The Lenovo Motorola deal, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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    Yes, we know this title is like saying that Apple's App Store is now available to Windows Phone customers, but it's actually a different scenario. Nokia has been famous for its optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras since the Lumia 920. We've tested it against every other smartphone you can think of, and there's no denying that Nokia is superior, or at least was, according to some news. It turns out that what Nokia had was an exclusive deal to the ST Microelectronics L2G2IS two-axis gyro, which allowed movement compensation of up to 500 times per second, and that was built-in ...

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