Wiko Entering US Phone Market

French phone maker Wiko is entering the US market this month. A statement on their new US web site states that they are “partnering with one of the leading mobile carriers to offer a smartphone … created to simplify your life at an affordable price.” The company already sells its phones in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Representatives have confirmed to Phone Scoop that they have plans to open US offices in Plano and Atlanta.

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Minecraft + AR + The World = Minecraft Earth

Microsoft is working on a new Minecraft game for phones that uses AR to overlay Minecraft as a persistent, massively multiplayer game over the whole planet. Players will be able to build with Minecraft blocks anywhere in public. Players will be able to see avatars of other players and collaborate. Adventure challenges will pop up in the game, with rewards like treasure and rare blocks. Microsoft says it will kick off a closed beta of Minecraft Earth this summer on iOS and Android. Microsoft is also starting with select locations before eventually expanding the game to be truly global.

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Asus ZenFone 6 – Gallery special

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You’ll have no doubt noticed on my unboxing video that I jammed some things into the inner workings of the flip camera system and generally moved it around to see how strong it was.

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You can move it manually and it will stick in the place you left it if you wish. They tell me that it’s been tested many times and is made from a flexible metal material, so in theory my abuse shouldn’t present a problem.

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During my walk around this morning, I propped up the phone with the camera and took a number of up-close shots. The rear panel reacts really well to the daylight and shimmers – very nice..

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Want more? Check out our earlier story details everything you need on the Asus ZenFone 6…

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ZenFone 6 – Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Eager YouTube followers may have seen my late-night unboxing last night. However, I’ve now added a far better version so that you can see what this phone is all about. Before that though, if you want one, you need to head to the Asus online store. This one that I have on test is the 6GB memory and 128GB storage one, which is available on pre-order for £499.99. That, let me tell you, is pretty amazing when you consider that you can add a microSD card to boost the storage further. You also get two SIM slots.

Onto the video then…

Also this morning I’ve taken a load of photos with the rear cameras (which involves one 48 megapixel f 1.79 lens and one 13 megapixel wide-angle lens) so that you can see how good the shots are. First though, a few comparisons between my current handset, the Honor View20.

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Taken on the Honor View20

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Taken on the Asus ZenFone 6

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Taken on the Honor View20

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Taken on the Asus ZenFone 6

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Taken on the Honor View20

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Taken on the Asus ZenFone 6

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Taken on the Honor View20

ZenFone 6   Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Taken on the Asus ZenFone 6

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Taken on the Honor View20

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Taken on the Asus ZenFone 6

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Taken on the Honor View20

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Taken on the ZenFone 6

For me, there’s a definite difference in colour balance and a couple seemed paler somehow.

The next test was to try out that wide-angled lens..

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Standard lens

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Wide-angled lens

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Standard lens

ZenFone 6   Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Wide-angled lens

You can also add filters to shots too, which can be seen here…

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Following years of work, here’s the new BT logo. Err..

They say that less is more, but this is possibly taking things to the extreme. This simple logo is to be the new branding for telecommunications giant BT.

Following years of work, heres the new BT logo. Err..

Work started back in 2016 on this one, which appears to be not much better than my own logo design efforts at primary school.

It’s a circle with the BT letters inside. That’s it.

There’s rumours, and I should point out that they’re just rumours, that it cost £900k.

The logo will no doubt find its way to BT Mobile at some point, with the company telling us that the rollout will begin in August.

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Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

A mobile phone company called Huawei announced a phone late last night. You might not have heard about them because they’re hardly ever in the news πŸ™‚

Thing is, this is a 5G phone, and it’s a first for the company. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is powered by a powerful Kirin 980 and delivers on multiple fronts – superb performance, rapid speeds, a large display, long battery life and a great camera.

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

Wait though, because this puppy isn’t going to be cheap. You can buy it in June for £999. EE and Three have stated that they’ll both be offering the handset on contracts. EE told us…

EE will be offering the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G in the UK, which will be able to take advantage of EE’s 5G network when it launches later in 2019.

They’ll be taking the Mate X folding phone and the Huawei Pro 5G home router too.

Meanwhile Three told us…

Three can announce that the Huawei Mate 20 5G smartphone will be the first 5G ready device to come to Three.

We’re hearing that O2 and Vodafone will be carrying it also.

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

The Mate 20 X is, no doubt about it, a beast of a thing. Just listen to some of these details. “The world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system”, that’s mad cool. It’s also got a 7.2″ OLED screen. Check that out! It wasn’t too long ago that we were using tablets with 7″ screens – now here’s a phone with a 7.2″ display! It’s a 1080 x 2244 18.7:9 unit.

In addition there’s the Huawei M-Pen, which has a massive 4,096 levels of pressure to let you add a natural amount of pressure for a natural response.

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

Around back you’ll notice the camera setup, which Huawei call a “Matrix Camera”. It’s all Leica kit, with a 40 megapixel wide-angle camera, a 20 megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8 megapixel telephoto camera. This all comes with a flash and the AI scene-detection to adapt the camera settings for a better photo.

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

Other specs include a 24 megapixel front camera, Android 9 and 8GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage.

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

You can also expect dual-band WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. We do, however, know that it’ll have the 40W Huawei SuperCharge system. This will quick boost and replenish your battery, and you get AI-control to ensure that your battery only consumes what it needs.

It’ll be available in “Emerald Green” only.

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5G is Here: Huawei Launches Its First Commercial 5G Smartphone
HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G)

London 16th May 2019 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today launched its first commercial 5G handset—HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). Powered by Kirin 980 and the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000, the latest Huawei smartphone introduces consumers to 5G with a premium experience comprising high-speed connectivity, flagship performance, large display, reliable battery life and more. The 7.2-inch[1] smartphone harnesses a wide spectrum of patented technologies to support standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networking modes, as well as multiple generations of network technology, allowing consumers to experience high speed connectivity regardless of their mobile network operators’ infrastructure maturity. The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in the UK from June for RRP £999.

Dual-Chipset Solution Powers 5G Connectivity
Over the past decade, Huawei has invested significant efforts into developing 5G, amassing a considerable number of patents for its chipset, device and cloud offerings along the way. So far, Huawei has established more than ten5G R&D centers globally with an expert team of over 2,000 5G engineers.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is designed for the age of 5G. Forming a dual-chipset solution together with the market-tested Kirin 980, the Balong 5000 chipset represents a culmination of Huawei’s efforts in researching and developing mobile network technologies. As a next-generation multi-mode chipset, Balong 5000 is compatible with multiple generations of network technologies, from 2G through to 5G. Switching occurs at a low latency and power consumption, greatly improving the user experience in all use cases. Flexibly supporting both SA and NSA 5G networking modes, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is compatible with 5G networks at any stage of deployment around the world, adding another layer of convenience for frequent travelers[2].

Immerse in All 5G Has on Offer
In anticipation of the new entertainment and productivity possibilities that 5G will bring, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is equipped with a 7.2-inch FullView Display that provides an ultra-large viewing area for an immersive experience.

Available as a separate purchase, the HUAWEI M-Pen adds a new mode of interaction with the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). Supporting 4,096 levels of pressure, it works seamlessly with a range of productivity apps[3] to let consumers do more on the go. Outside the mobile office, the powerful stylus also enriches the experience on leisure and entertainment apps—for instance, users can use it to flip pages on supported e-book apps, mimicking the way how they read physical books for a more authentic reading experience.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is equipped with a Matrix Camera, consisting of three Leica lenses fitted to a 40MP wide-angle camera, a 20MP ultra-wide camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. From ultra-wide to macro photography, the Matrix Camera delivers an outstanding photography experience. Powerful AI synergizes with the cameras to take smartphone photography to the next level.

HUAWEI SuperCool, an advanced cooling solution consisting of a vapor chamber and graphene heat pipes, ensures the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) remains consistently stable and cool even when playing back high-definition videos or running graphics-intensive apps.

All-Day Battery Life

With faster connectivity comes a greater demand for data. 5G will introduce high fidelity media and game data streaming and new social and productivity app functionalities. All of this translates into a need for more power, a demand that the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) addresses with its 4200mAh battery.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, a fast charging solution certified by TÜV Rheinland, an authoritative and independent international organisation that provides product safety assessment and certification services. To take the battery life even further, HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) features an AI-powered battery optimizer that intelligently manages and regulates power consumption in the background.

Availability
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in Emerald Green, to pre-order in the UK, from late May and on-sale from June at selected retailers including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone plus selected re-sellers including SKY, MPD and A1 for RRP £999.

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Asus ZenFone 6 Sports Motorized Camera, Top Specs

The Asus ZenFone 6 is the company’s new flagship phone, sporting a 6.4-inch, full-HD display that covers the front without a notch, thanks to a motorized dual-camera module that flips up from the back to double as a selfie camera. The camera motor can also be used to track subjects while shooting video or automate a panorama, and the camera angle can be controlled manually. The camera contains a 48-megapixel Sony main sensor with laser focusing, plus a 13-megapixel wide-angle (125º) camera. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with up to 8 GB of RAM. It contains a huge 5,000 mAh battery. The phone also sports NFC, rear fingerprint sensor, memory card slot, and stereo speakers. A version will be compatible with US networks. The pricing will start at $560.

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Asus ZenFone 6 – All you need to know

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to knowHere in the evening sunshine, Asus conducted quite possibly the most relaxed press launch I have ever had the privilege of attending.

A large part of the announcement was put aside to detail the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU. A lot was said about it, but I can distil it down to being generally quicker, more efficient and with AI baked in.

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The phone itself has been built “for those who want to create content and for those power users who expect the best from their smartphone”. In addition to that CPU, they’re also “killing the battery anxiety” by adding a high capacity battery with quick charge combined.

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

The result is a 5000mAh battery (yes, 5000mAh) and Quick Charge 4.0. That’ll give you up to 2 days of battery life.

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

As for the cameras, there’s a 48 megapixel shooter and a 13 megapixel shooter pulling double-duty, with pictures from the ultrawide 13 megapixel lens and the f1.79 48 megapixel Sony lens being combined to produce the shot. Asus told us how this dual-camera setup was “all that was needed” to get a great photograph, and one that looks great in any light setting.

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Other specs include stereo speaker, a USB-C charging point and a triple SIM / microSD slot.

It has a 6.4″ Full HD+ 19.5:9 screen which manages a 92% screen-to-body-ratio because there’s no notch. It also has a 600nits IPS display and is protected via Corning Gorilla Glass-6.

Wait, no notch?

That’s because there’s no front camera.

Wait, no front camera?

Nope.

Prepare for the party piece. This is where things get fun. The camera setup on the back – that flagship top-end 48 megapixel lens and that wide-angle 13 megapixel unit.. they flip round to face you, coming out of the rear panel, rotating round and locating themselves directly at you.

Thus you get all the goodness of the rear camera setup, but facing you. Even better – you don’t have to do a full 180 degree flip. You can stop the rotation wherever you wish, meaning that you can do a 90 degree sweep and use the camera to take a shot in a whole new way.

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Very clever that, although it did immediately make me worry about sitting opposite people on the Tube. πŸ™‚ Having the camera set at 90 degrees means you can put the phone flat and see what’s directly in front of you.

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In action this is really rather cool and I loved the “soft close” when it completed the move. I was, however, a little concerned about how much mechanical complexity had been added. There’s 13 gears here, which is far more than is needed for something like the pop-up camera we saw on the OnePlus 7 Pro camera. The people from Asus are keen to show that you can do far more with theirs though, and obviously angle the cameras however you see fit.

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

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Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know
Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

OK, specs then, and this comes with there will be a few versions. The base model has 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, or you can pay a bit more and have 128GB of storage. Then there’s an 8GB RAM version with 256GB of storage but, wait up because….

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

…all of them not only have two SIM-card slots, but you can also drop a microSD card in. Yes, a microSD card. That’s brilliant really, and means that you can probably just go ahead and get yourself the 6GB / 64GB version and then whack a massive microSD card in. Boom. Done.

Asus ZenFone 6   All you need to know

Stereo speakers are included, as is a USB-C slot and a regular old-school 3.5mm audio jack.

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ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih, who is one cool cucumber let me tell you, told us..

ASUS ZenFone 6 is the ultimate illustration of our passion and persistence for innovation and technology. It is an emblem to honour our hard-core enthusiast fan base and a tribute to our relentless engineering origin — one that derives from extreme hunger to shatter the status quo. We confronted four of the most fundamental challenges of smartphones: screen, camera, battery, and performance. We believe we provided the best ever and most extraordinary solution. ASUS ZenFone 6 is designed to Defy Ordinary without compromise.

Pricing is as below, and we’ve being told that this will translate exactly into UK pricing, however we’re trying to confirm this and we’re awaiting confirmation.

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Will update shortly..

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Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!
Getting an electric scooter and trying to work out if you’re allowed to use it in various places, so most people tend to go for an electric bike if they’re wanting to get around without exerting too energy.

Trouble is, electric bikes weight a tonne right?

Well, that’s where the new minimalistic “Cowboy” bike comes in. It’s an award-winning smart electric bike created by a Belgian start-up, and now they’re expanding across European expansion.

Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

The Cowboy bike weighs just 16kg and can be carried pretty easily. It’s got a range of up to 70 km (a nudge over 43 miles) and has a clean, understated design. It features an automatic motor assistance system which senses when the rider needs more power and adjusts accordingly, so no need to switch gears. In addition, there’s front and back lights – those rear lights increasing in intensity when you brake.

A mobile application helps to control the bike (available for Android and iOS) and connects via Bluetooth. It’ll activate the bike and will also act as a dashboard to show you speed, duration, distance and battery level. You can also switch on the light and it’ll act as a tracker so that you can locate the bike if it gets stolen.

Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

The people behind this are going “big” in terms of customer service, with constant access to customer support and they only make direct sales via <A href="https://www.cowboy.com.

The bike costs EUR 1,990 and will be available for purchase in the UK later this year. It’ll charge up in 3.5 hours and has a top speed of 25 km/h (15mph).

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Sprint Launching 5G on May 31st

Sprint’s first 5G phone — the LG V50 ThinQ 5G — will launch on May 31st. Pre-orders start tomorrow, May 17th, and the company is offering special pre-order pricing on the LG V50: 50% off ($24/month with a “Sprint Flex lease”). The company is also offering a 5G mobile hotspot from HTC. Sprint’s initial 5G coverage includes Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. In “the next few weeks”, Sprint will switch on 5G in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix. and Washington, DC. Sprint’s initial 5G network uses band 41, which is near 2500 MHz, offering much better coverage and building penetration than the mmWave bands Verizon and AT&T are using for their initial 5G networks. Sprint is offering a free three-month trial of the Hatch game-streaming service on its 5G phones, including the LG V50.

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