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DPReview on TWiT: tech trends in smartphone cameras

On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TWiT Network, DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal talks with host Leo Laporte and co-host Megan Morrone about some of the newest tech trends in smartphone cameras.

Microsoft Photos Companion app offers easy photo transfer from smartphones to PC

Similar to Apple's AirDrop functionality, Microsoft's new Photos Companion app lets you send photos and videos from an Android or iOS smartphone to a PC via a WiFi network.

Samsung teases Galaxy S9 low light and slow-mo performance

Samsung just released a few short advertisement videos for the Samsung Galaxy S9 on its Korean Youtube channel, two of which hint at the upcoming smartphone's new and improved camera features.

Noa N7 smartphone captures 80MP images with 'high-resolution mode'

Croatian brand Noa will launch its N7 smartphone at MWC. The phone will feature a 16MP dual-camera setup, and a high-resolution mode that captures 80MP images.

LG will introduce a powerful new camera AI for the V30 smartphone at MWC

The Korean manufacturer will introduce a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones, including a Vision AI that puts the focus on camera usability and performance. The 2018 version of the flagship LG V30 will be the first device to feature the new tech.

US intelligence agencies warn against purchasing Huawei smartphones

Directors from six US intelligence agencies—including the CIA, FBI, and NSA—have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it does not recommend Americans purchase Huawei devices, citing multiple security concerns.

Review: Google Pixel 2 is the best smartphone for stills photographers

The Pixel 2 pushes the envelope in terms of what can be accomplished with computational photography. Find out why it earns our highest ever score for a smartphone camera in our full review.

Google Photos adds new AI-powered themed video options

Google Photos can automatically create videos from your images for special occasions, such as Mother's Day, or by selecting a specific type of photo in your collection.

Samsung's new ISOCELL Dual module will bring dual-cameras to budget smartphones

Samsung has revealed a new configurable dual-camera module designed for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. Expect even budget models to have a dual-camera setup (and fake bokeh Portrait mode) moving forward.

DxOMark report reveals just how far smartphone cameras have come in the last 5 years

DxOMark looks back on 5 years of testing smartphone cameras, showing how the focus on image processing advances have helped these little cameras improve "at a much faster pace than in the 'traditional' camera sector."

Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is finally available for pre-order in the US

You won't be able to purchase Huawei's current flagship through a US carrier, but the unlocked version of the Mate 10 Pro and its Leica co-engineered dual camera system is finally available to US customers.

Google enables HDR+ for Instagram and other apps on Google Pixel 2

Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.

Huawei may be the first to launch a triple-camera smartphone

According to recent reports and a leaked photo from Chinese social media site Weibo, Huawei's upcoming P20 smartphone will feature a triple-camera with hybrid-zoom tech and a 40MP pixel count.

New flash storage standard opens the way for 8K video capture on smartphones

The new UFS 3.0 flash memory standard for mobile devices brings theoretical transfer speeds of up to 2.9 GB/s, while lowering power consumption at the same time.

Steven Soderbergh shot his latest movie entirely on the iPhone, calls it a 'gamechanger'

The director of movies such as Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and Ocean’s Eleven was impressed by the smartphone's 4K resolution, and general movie performance.

Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones

Verizon is following in AT&T's footsteps, becoming the second US mobile carrier to drop Huawei devices from its catalogue due to security concerns voiced by Congress.

Apple iPhone X review
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Apple's premium iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone to date, so it's only fitting that it comes with optically stabilized dual rear cameras, impressively high-quality video capture and a gorgeous display. So does all that make up for the high price of entry? Let's find out.

Samsung promises to 'reimagine the camera' on the Galaxy S9

Samsung has sent out its Galaxy S9 smartphone launch invites, and it looks like the company's next flagship phone is all about 'reimagining' camera.

Red's Hydrogen One holographic super-phone to ship this summer

Red, best known for its high-end cinema cameras, is projecting a summer ship date for its Hydrogen One smartphone. This super-phone's main trick is a 5.7" holographic display, which displays a "better than 3D" image without the need for glasses.

Samsung's new smartphone sensors can shoot 480fps in Full HD

Samsung's new ISOCELL Fast image sensors feature a 3-stack Fast Readout design, which enables 1080p video capture at a whopping 480fps.

Smartphone front cameras might soon be placed underneath the display

A new patent by Samsung proposes moving the front camera and other components—such as the earpiece and proximity and ambient light sensors—underneath the screen.

Apple will stop automatically slowing down your iPhone, will let you decide

In an interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will allow iPhone users to turn off the controversial 'power management' feature that was slowing down old phones when the battery became 'unhealthy.'

AT&T decision to drop Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly made under pressure from US Congress

According to a Reuters report, US Congress is urging US companies to sever ties with Chinese manufacturers of communication equipment.

HTC U11 Eyes smartphone features a dual selfie camera with live bokeh

HTC's newest handset, the HTC U11 Eyes, improves on the standard U11 by slapping a dual camera on the front for 'portrait mode' selfies with real-time bokeh simulation.

The Google Arts & Culture app can find your fine art doppelganger

A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app compares your facial features to its database of thousands of artworks, finding your fine art "doppelganger."

Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review

The latest product of Huawei's collaboration with Leica is a smartphone with a great all-around imaging feature set that left us very little to complain about.

Leaked photo hints at Samsung Galaxy S9 with variable aperture lens

A leaked image of a Galaxy S9 retail box indicates the new model might come with a variable aperture lens and a super-slow-motion video mode.

AT&T won't sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns

It appears Huwei's ties to the Chinese Government and a fear of espionage have played a role in AT&T's decision not to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and it's Leica-branded dual camera to customers in the United States.

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA 2 Ultra put high-end camera tech in mid-range phones

With Snapdragon 630 chipset and 1080p displays, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are mid-range devices. And yet they offer very similar camera technology to Sony's flagship models.

Insta360 unveils new, 4K capable Nano S 360-degree camera for iPhone

The Insta360 Nano S comes with the same form factor as the original Nano, but it can now shoot 4K video, up from 3K, and take stills up to 20MP, a huge step up from the 4.6MP stills of the previous version.

DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal

DJI's Osmo 2 Mobile stabilization system offers significantly improved battery life, new features like hyper-lapse shooting, and a much lower price.

Moment filter mount lets you add 62mm filters to its smartphone lenses

The Moment filter adapter kit allows you to attach any filter with a 62mm thread to its iPhone accessory lenses.

Google Camera mod brings Pixel 2 portrait mode to older devices

Thanks to Charles Chow, developer of the Camera NX Google camera mod, the Pixel 2's portrait mode is now available on the original Google Pixel, the Nexus 5X, and the 6P

Selfitis, the obsessive taking of selfies, may be a real mental disorder

In 2014, a fake viral article claimed the existence of a new disorder - 'Selfitis,' or the obsessive taking of selfies. Now, there's real research being done on the subject, prompting some to take the prospect of this unproven disorder more seriously.

Apple apologizes for iPhone performance issues, offers discount on battery replacement

In a letter posted on its website, Apple apologized to its customers for reducing performance on older iPhone models and announced that it would offer a $50 discount on battery replacement for affected phones.

Apple facing several lawsuits over intentionally slowing down old iPhones

Last week, Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones as their batteries aged. This has sparked a flurry of lawsuits all over the world, alleging everything from deception to breach-of-contract.

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones as the battery gets weaker

Is your old iPhone 6 or 6s camera slowing way down? Try replacing the battery. It turns out Apple will cut your phone's CPU performance in half once the battery reaches a certain age, to prevent internal damage and unexpected shut downs.

Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2

Apple and Google both offer improved Portrait Modes in their latest devices, but the two manufacturers take somewhat different approaches. Take a look at side-by-side shots to see how they square up and learn about the technologies behind them.

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags, is testing 'recommended' posts

A month after testing the feature with small groups, Instagram has launched the ability to follow hashtags at the same time as they're testing another new feature: a Recommended for You section.

Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'

Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.

Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS

Still yearning for an Aperture replacement? Here's a quick overview of RAW Power, a Raw image editor for iOS that pairs with the Mac application introduced in 2016. Take a look at some of its capabilities.

VSCO reveals 'Messages' feature, takes on Instagram's DMs

VSCO Messages allows VSCO X subscribers and free users alike to share text, images, photo editing 'recipes', VSCO journal entries and more.

Freefly unveils Movi iPhone stabilizer: A 'portable, adaptable, and intuitive cinema robot'

Meet the new Freefly Movi, a handheld gimbal stabilizer designed by cinema stabilization pros for use with the iPhone. Freefly is calling this little beast "the world's most portable, adaptable, and intuitive cinema robot."

Snapdragon 845 will bring 10-bit color, faster burst and more to next year's smartphones

Qualcomm's latest high-end mobile chipset offers higher frame rates and a wider color gamut, among other important camera improvements you can expect to see in next year's flagship smartphones.

Samsung's built-in storage chips might make microSD slots a thing of the past

With a capacity of 512GB, Samsung's new UFS chips take built-in storage on smartphones to desktop-PC levels. Will this eliminate the need for microSD slots?

The Huawei P11 might feature a triple-camera that takes 40MP photos

Huawei'e next high-end smartphone could be the first to take computational imaging to the next level with a triple-camera that spits out 40MP files.

Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X

Photography app developer Sebastian de With showed off the power of shooting Raw with the iPhone X in a recent article, pointing out some of the advantages and disadvantages of the format when using a smartphone.

Lifeprint unveils larger, WiFi-enabled version of its AR-equipped mobile printer

Lifeprint's new model can still print Apple Live Photos and video stills you can view in full via augmented reality, only now they're 3 by 4.5 inches in size, compared to the original version's 2 by 3-inch prints.

Samsung's new W2018 flip phone features a variable aperture F1.5-F2.4 lens

A rarity in the world of phones, the new high-end Samsung flip phone can switch between an F1.5 and F2.4 aperture to capture more of the background when it senses there's enough light.

Instagram is testing a 'Regram' button and other major feature updates

Instagram may soon add a Regram button, GIF support, the ability to follow hashtags, and a whole lot more. All of these features are currently being tested with small batches of users.

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