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Available now in China, the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 limited edition is what the smartphone should have looked like from the start. What really sets is apart from the standard edition is the rear panel, which has three distinct sections. The upper section boasts a large glass panel that houses the camera sensors, complete with ‘2077’ lettering. The middle section and bottom are also glass, but with distinct finishes.
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Samsung has many patents that the public isn’t aware of, or at least until they’re approved, and one of them is for an ‘electronic device’ that was recently published by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) on October 29, 2020. This smartphone-like device was also included in the database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for worldwide protection of the patented technology. The patent sketches reveal that is has multiple screens that enclose the entire device with a display surface.
Apple opened pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Mini this week, and currently, it’s the world’s smallest, thinnest, as well as lightest 5G smartphone. Featuring a 5.4″ edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, A14 Bionic processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and five colorful finishes — blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED8. Its Ceramic Shield front cover is tougher than any smartphone glass ever made, complete with IP68 water resistance.
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Back in 2010, Sony Ericsson had initially planned to release an Xperia VAIO SE 123 mobile phone with a 5.5-inch display and a hinged slide-out keyboard. Fortunately, at least one of the prototypes have surfaced and might have given similar devices a run for their money at the time. This was before the company released the first Android-based VAIO smartphone in 2015, but since this is a prototype, the device runs Android 2.1 Eclair.
Yahoo, which was acquired by Verizon Media, unveiled its first smartphone, and it’s the ZTE Blade A3Y. At $49.99, it’s paired with Yahoo Mobile’s unlimited plan and works on Verizon’s powerful 4G LTE Network. Featuring a 5.45-inch 720HD display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-camera, 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, rear fingerprint sensor, and a 2660 mAh battery, all running Android 10.