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[Exclusive]: After LG, Samsung, Oppo, Apple also aims for an under-display camera smartphone

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Under-display camera smartphones are soon going to be the next big thing in the world of Android and, as it turns out, Apple does not want to stay away from the upcoming craze either.

The company has recently filed a patent for an upcoming iPhone which will reportedly feature an under-display front camera in order to get rid of the much-dreaded notch and provide for a real bezel-less display experience.

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Previous developments: A couple of weeks ago, we got to know that Samsung is working on launching a smartphone with an under-display front camera. Soon after that, reports suggesting that Oppo is also working on a similar smartphone of its own popped up on the internet. Post that, LG joined in as well with a patent of its own.

Though it is rather unusual for Android Updated to post about Apple products, Letsgodigital was motivating enough for this latest scoop of intel which led us to cover the news.

On November 8, 2018, the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) published a patent from Apple Inc. for a ‘camera integrated window’. The patent was applied for in June this year and is very technical and detailed.

A smartphone is described with a hole in the display for the camera lens. The camera hole is placed in the top right of the device. There is no talking about sensors under the display. The patent only deals with the entire assembly process.

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The cover glass will be made of a different material, which is stronger and transparent. For example, aluminum silicate glass, such as Corning’s DVTS. This would, therefore, be a replacement for the Gorilla Glass that has been used by Apple since the original 2007 iPhone.

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Apple and Corning have a relationship that goes back many years, also in the area of AR, they have found a partner in each other. This year, Apple invested $ 200,000 million in Corning, for Research & Development and equipment purchases.

It is, therefore, likely that new innovation from Corning will be the first to be admired in an Apple iPhone, after which other smartphone manufacturers will also switch.

The patent refers to several older specimens, the first patent related to this subject dates from January 2012. Such innovations do not come from day to day.

To know more about the patent, you can head to Letsgodigital.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming iPhone? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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The Huawei Enjoy 9e will come in a faux leather variant, specifications leaked

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Yet another day, yet another budget smartphone from Huawei gets leaked. This time, we have got the upcoming Huawei Enjoy 9e under the radar. Mysmartprice has recently leaked the specifications and a bunch of press renders of the device which showcases its design language in all its glory.

The render images suggest that the Huawei Enjoy 9e will feature a waterdrop notch at the top. The chin of the device will be fairly wide as we can clearly see the Huawei branding there. At the back, we see the regular game. The Huawei branding is on the bottom left portion of the back. A physical fingerprint scanner is nowhere to be seen. Furthermore, there is just a single rear camera.

In addition to the Black and the Blue color variants, we will get a Brown color variant which will boast of a faux leather back.

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The website has also leaked some key specifications of the Huawei 9e. As per the report, the device will be powered with a Helio P35 chipset which will be coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with scope for further expansion (up to 512GB) with the help of an external SD card. A 3,020 mAh battery will fuel the device.

A 6.08-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch will sit at the front. The notch will accommodate the front camera of the device and given that the Huawei Enjoy 9e would not feature a fingerprint scanner, one would have to rely on the facial unlock mechanism to get the job done.

As far as the cameras of the device are concerned, the Huawei Enjoy 9e will feature a single 13MP (f/1.8) rear camera and an 8MP (f/2.0) front camera.

As of now, this is all we know about the device, but we will keep you posted the moment we receive further intel on the same.

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Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 VS Asus Zenfone Max Shot: What’s different?

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Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 vs Asus Zenfone Max shot

Asus recently launched two new smartphones – Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 and Asus Zenfone Max Shot.

While both the devices are more or less the same when it comes to the specifications, there are a few differences here and there which set them apart.

Let’s compare both the smartphones and find out as to which one is the better choice for you.

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max shot: Specifications comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 vs Asus Zenfone Max shot

Specifications Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 Asus Zenfone Max Shot
Status Available Available
Dimensions 159.2 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.33 in) 159.2 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight 165g 165g
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.26-inch S-IPS LCD display 6.26-inch S-IPS LCD display
Resolution 1080 x 2346 pixels, 398 ppi pixel density 1080 x 2346 pixels, 398 ppi pixel density
Aspect ratio 18.7:9 18.7:9
Colors Red, Silver, Blue, Black Red, Silver, Blue, Black
OS Android 8 Oreo Android 8 Oreo
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Octa-core 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3GB 4GB
Internal storage 32GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 512GB Yes, up to 512GB
Primary camera Dual camera (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25μm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor) Triple camera (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25μm, PDAF + 8 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor)
Front camera 8MP 8MP
3.5mm headphone jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
Battery 4000mAh Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+) 4000mAh Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+)
Charging microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint scanner Rear-mounted Rear-mounted
Other features -
Price $339 $351

These were the main differences between the devices. What are your thoughts on them? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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Oppo Reno lineup to have 5 devices – Pro, Plus, Zoom, Lite, and Youth

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We got to know about the upcoming Oppo sub-brand Reno a couple of weeks ago. The Reno lineup of smartphones will be focused on youth as it will pack in punchy and vibrant colors at the back.

Now, courtesy of Letsgodigital, we have got intel on the various models in the lineup. As per the report, the lineup will have five devices (initially) – Reno Pro, Reno Plus, Reno Zoom, Reno Lite, and Reno Youth.

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On March 20, 2019, Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications submitted the trademark applications to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and to the IPO (Intellectual Property Office UK). The trademarks are classified as Class 9, which includes smartphones. The names are Reno Pro, Reno Plus, Reno Zoom, Reno Lite, and finally Reno Youth.

The trademark was applied for by Domingo Galletero Company, a law firm in Alicante. This company has often acted in the name of Oppo, as the Spanish company also applied for brand name protection at the beginning of this year for the name Oppo Limn.

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Oppo Reno Pro

Based on the name you can assume that the Pro model will be a top model. It was previously known that the Reno will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, or this will apply to all models is still unknown. But this powerful chipset will probably be used for the Oppo Reno Pro. It also seems obvious that this phone will offer 5G support.

Oppo Reno Plus

The name Reno Plus can have several meanings. This may involve an extra large screen, extra memory or an extra large battery. This last option certainly does not seem unlikely, it has already been announced that the Reno will be equipped with a 4,800 mAh battery. Oppo’s fast charging technology, called SuperVOOC Flash Charge, will certainly not be missing.

Oppo Reno Zoom

It is obvious that the name Reno Zoom refers to the zoom function of the camera. Earlier this year Oppo announced to have a smartphone with 10x optical zoom in development. This phone was already demonstrated at MWC 2019 last month. It is a triple camera with image stabilization. The triple camera consists of a 48-megapixel main camera, an ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel zoom camera.

Oppo Reno Youth

The name Youth does not leave much to the imagination. Young consumers are an important target group for innovative Oppo. The Reno Youth seems to be meant for that. What this will mean for the functionality is still unknown, but this will probably be one of the cheaper models.

Oppo Reno Lite

The name Reno Lite also reminds me of a cheaper smartphone model. It is possible that this smartphone will be provided with less powerful hardware, in order to be able to offer an affordable device for every consumer.

The will run on the Android 9.0 operating system in combination with the recently introduced ColorOS 6 user interface from Oppo. Oppo’s own voice assistant, Breeno, will also be available.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Oppo Reno lineup of smartphones? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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