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Sony’s foldable Smartphone might be having Transparent Display, hints Patent




Sony recently ditched its boxy 16:9 design and switched to the 18:9 trend on its latest devices. It appears to take a leap in the design aspects as the patent filed by the brand hints at the change in design plans on its upcoming devices.

The patent reveals that Sony is working on achieving transparent display on its devices. The initial patent was filed with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) under ‘Display device and electronic apparatus’ in May 2018. According to the patent, there will be two displays on the device. The key attraction of these displays is the ability to be set as transparent. This might sound impossible for now, but as the tech industry is growing at a swift pace, we might be seeing devices with transparent displays by the end of 2019.

The patent describes a smartphone with two displays, one at the front and one at the rear. The first display includes a plurality of light emitting elements. The second display includes a plurality of light control elements, each performing light control for control of transmission or reflection of incident light. As a result, the patented Sony smartphone features a dual-sided transparent display.

said LetsGoDigital, who first spotted the patent. There will be three modes for the device namely Non-Emission State, Emission State, and Transparent State. There is yet another patent for two devices which are foldable, coupled with this bleeding-edge transparent display technology.Sonys-foldable-display

There are no actual working prototypes made public so far by the brand. In addition to this, in the current scenario, Sony is struggling in the smartphone industry and if this turns out to be a very practical one, it would be the comeback of the good old Sony and its legacy of devices. Stay tuned for further details which might get leaked or teased in the upcoming days.



Honor 9X Pro to come with Kirin 810, 48MP IMX582 Primary Camera & 20W Fast Charging!



Honor 9X series seems to be the company next launch with the Honor 9X Pro certified from FCC and China’s 3C a few days ago. The smartphone’s specifications were a mystery but now a Twitter user @RODENT950 has revealed the smartphone’s specifications. Another Twitter user who goes by the name Huawei Club has posted about the device’s alleged chipset.

According to the tweet by @RODENT950, the Honor 9X Pro will feature a punch-hole LCD with a screen size between 6.5 inches to 6.7 inches. The rear side will sport a quad camera setup consisting of a 48MP IMX582 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP dedicated macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The front will offer a 25MP camera. He further mentions it will carry a 4,000 mAh battery with 20W fast charging and a 3D glass design.

Now, @ClubHuawei reveals that the Huawei 9X Pro will be powered by the Kirin 810 SoC. According to him, the Kirin 810 is Huawei’s upcoming mid-range 7nm SOC that has its self developed NPU. It will also be powering the upcoming Huawei Nova 5(standard version) apart from the Honor 9X Pro.

Honor’s 9X series will likely to have the standard Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro. They are the successor to the last year’s Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max. Considering the recent US ban on Huawei and the number of companies that have severed ties with the company including Google, the smartphones may face some problems in the near future. It is not clear whether it will run the Android-based EMUI or Huawei’s Hongmeng OS that is rumored to debut on the second half of 2019.

There is no word about the launch date but the FCC and 3C certification hints that the launch is imminent. Like its predecessors, they are likely to be launched in the Indian market.

NOTE: The featured image is an Honor 8X, and is used for representational purposes.


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Vivo Z1 Pro to come with SD712, Punch Hole Display. Revealed in a Hands On Video!




Vivo India has launched a teaser page for their upcoming smartphone, the Vivo Z1 Pro in their website, and it reveals some of the important specifications of the phone. Earlier it was speculated that the Vivo Z1 Pro that is to be launched in India will be a rebranded Vivo Z5x. However the newly released teaser suggests that the rumor was indeed false, and the two smartphones are entirely different.

According to the teaser in the Vivo India website, the Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. Vivo even goes further and teases that the Z1 Pro is the first Snapdragon 712 powered smartphone in India, along with the tagline ” Performance! Fully Loaded”.

The Snapdragon 712 processor is technically an overclocked Snapdragon 710, along with some new features such as support for Quick Charge 4+ and Qualcomm’s True Wireless Stereo Plus technology. The processor was announced earlier this year, and the only smartphone running on it currently is Mi 9 SE.

Coming to the design segment, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a punch hole camera design, which houses a 32MP in-display selfie camera, as opposed to the 16MP camera onboard the Vivo Z5x. However, there isn’t much information about the display. In the rear, there is a triple camera setup, which is believed to be a depth sensor and wide angle sensor along with the main shooter.

The Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a huge 5000 mAh battery, and will also have support for 18w fast charging technology. Coming to other elements, Vivo did not ditch the audio jack unlike what many other companies are doing now. Also, it comes with a traditional fingerprint sensor which is mounted at the back.

In the teaser, the Vivo Z1 Pro is shown in the Aurora color variant. While there is no release date mentioned in the teaser, we can expect it any time soon since the teaser is out.

The phone has also been revealed by a hands-on video posted by on Instagram, take a look:

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Google Pixel 4 Spotted in the Wild, Confirms recent leaked design



Pixel leaks have already started pouring out getting off to a strong start this week. Google responded soon by providing an official image of the device. Now, a tipster for 9to5Google has spotted the Google Pixel 4 in the wild. The leak looks genuine and it lines up with the design Google provided.

The leaked images which are shared by an anonymous tipster show the device with a rear camera array and placement that is identical to the official design from Google. Though there is no way to check the authenticity of the image, we believe we are indeed looking at a real-life Pixel 4.

Since the design has been already revealed to the public, there is not much information from the leaked images. If we notice carefully, there seems to be a microphone cut-out on the top of the device. This might be the XL model given the size in the user’s hand. The phone is encased in a case which looks like a fabric design unlike the Google’s official cases for the Pixel 2, 3 and 3a.

The leak of the Pixel 4 doesn’t come as much of a surprise as it has already happened before. The first Pixel was spotted on a train and gave away the details while the Pixel 3 XL’s notch design was leaked ahead of the official launch.

The tipster shared that the device was spotted in London, but no other images of the handset were taken. However, they were able to get a quick peek at the front of the device and confirmed that the rumoured “forehead” did seem large and sports the two front cameras from the last year’s model.

There is no official date for the Pixel 4 launch but looking at the history the first Pixel was launched in October. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 followed the same pattern which leads to the speculation that Google will unveil the Pixel 4 sometime in the second half of October. There is also another rumour that Google will integrate its Project Soli radar chip, but it is too early to comment on how the tech will be utilized in the Pixel 4.


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