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Samsung Electronics has been known to reveal some interesting concepts at trade shows over the years, but this recently filed utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) might actually become a reality. Published on August 27, 2020, the sketches appear to describe a transparent smartphone, but the technology itself could eventually be used in other consumer electronics products, like televisions, monitors, laptop screens, game consoles and even cameras.
Nintendo Switch emulators have been around for quite some time, but this is the first we’ve seen for Android-based smartphones that actually runs decently. Based around Yuzu, a highly touted Switch emulator for the PC, this one reuses some of its GPU emulation code, but unlike its open source counterpart, this one requires users to create an account and actually log in. Oh, did we mention that you also need a special controller? That’s right, it’s not even available to the public right now, but when this does hit stores, expect to shell out $99.99.
One thing many smartphones still have are unsightly notches, but Xiaomi will definitely change that in the near future. This week they unveiled their third-generation under-display camera technology, and it’s better than ever. Users will now be able to experience the front display in its entirety, thanks to a custom pixel arrangement and optimized camera algorithm that offer the same performance as normal selfie cameras.
Here’s a first look at the upcoming LG Wing smartphone, which reportedly has two displays, with one being the flip-out variety. In a newly leaked video, we see that its primary display is used for GPS navigation, while the second is streaming music. Why is this useful? Well, say a call comes in and you need directions for the next turn. The second display can switch from media player directly to show who’s calling.
No, the world’s most powerful gaming smartphone (or at least currently) isn’t from Samsung or Apple, but rather Nubia. That’s right, the RedMagic 5S 144Hz packs a 6.6″ display, Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a triple rear camera array (64-megapixel f/1.8 primary, 8-megapixel f/2 ultrawide, and 2-megapixel macro), an 8-megapixel f/2 selfie camera, and a 4500mAh battery with 55W fast charging.