Samsung came up
with the Gear VR headset two years ago in the market, and it actually performed
pretty much well. Samsung following the year made numerous smartphone models
compatible with the new Gear VR device, but since last year it looked as if the
Korean tech giant got bored with the VR and did not manufacture even a single
smartphone compatible with the technology.
good news is that Samsung hasn’t stopped supporting the virtual reality
technology yet, as the company is back with some brand new models that will
support Gear VR headsets. A report says that Samsung upcoming flagship lineup
of Galaxy S10 phones will be compatible with the existing Gear VR headsets.
spokesperson in one of the statements said, “Yes, the latest model Gear VR will
work. Gear VR comes with an adapter that will work with S10”. The spokesperson also mentioned that the Gear
VR would work with all four Galaxy S10 variants.
spokesperson said that the adapter required to connect Gear VR to Galaxy S10
would come with the VR headsets, it means that it will be pretty much easier
for the users to connect their Galaxy S10 with the VR headsets as compared to
the Note 9 as Samsung did not provide adapter for the last year’s model.
Though Gear VR
is capable of assisting different phone sizes as it comes with spring-loaded
catches, Samsung should still work on to limit the size and shapes of its
phones to fit the device. Besides this, the Korean tech giant should also
preload specific software in the smartphones that will notify whenever a Galaxy
phone is plugged in.
So, one thing is
clear now that Samsung has not given up yet on the VR technology as it still is
manufacturing devices that are compatible with VR headsets.
brand in smartphones is experiencing a drop in popularity since last few years.
There was a time when it had a severe leakage issue amongst smartphone OEMs.
The clock has come full circle now, tipsters and leakers do not even actively
track Sony for any upcoming phones. However, this year Sony is coming up with a
strangely designed phone MWC 2019. The official teaser gives a glimpse that
Sony would continue to design ultra-wide or ultra-tall screens in its
is projecting to the prospective listeners to “embrace a new perspective” by
accepting its newer design. The teaser shows a smooth gradient of colors that
provides a peek at the design that might be on the new Sony Xperia smartphones.
The details about the company’s press event are equipped with a wide rectangle
market has understood it as Sony’s newly trademarked “CinemaWide” display, the
existing ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. Though this form has been restricted to
monitors, Sony has been thinking of bringing it to the mobiles.
is still a mystery how the market will react to a new perspective, but it is
this thing with Sony that it tries to be ahead of others in the display
technology. Sony was the only manufacturer that had put a 4K display on a
smartphone. Introduction of 21:9 screens would make the smartphone quite tall,
it may also reduce the user-friendliness of the smartphone.
we have to wait and watch which models will get a wide 21:9 Cinemawide display
screen. Rumors are floating that say that Xperia 10 and 10 Plus will be having
these screens. Watchers are also saying that a new phone Xperia XZ4 is in the
pipeline. All this and more will be revealed on Sony’s MWC 2019 announcement on
February 25 at 8:45 a.m. CET (2:45 a.m. ET).
TCL, the Chinese company that is best known for budget televisions, Blackberry mobiles, and Alcatel brands is developing five new devices. The devices that TCL is working upon will have flexible displays. The upcoming products include two tablets, two smartphones, and a phone that could turn into a smartwatch, according to reports.
Besides this, the two
smartphones too will have a fold that bends (both internal and external) along
the horizontal axis. However, none of them shares any similarity in design to
the Samsung foldable phone.
The upcoming trend of foldable
devices in mobile design may again get us interested in phones. The industry
feels that users are not frequently changing their phones, instead, they are
holding on to them for a more extended period. This may affect long term sales
and customer may ignore pricier upgrades. That’s why the focus on reintroducing
foldable electronic devices.
This development is still
speculation, and there is a possibility that TCL may change or scrap these
plans. But a TCL executive has disclosed that company may be releasing its
first foldable device in 2020. The executive said that the foldable technology
would be appearing in other consumer products such as wearable, home
appliances, and Televisions.
TCL has a licensing deal for
making productivity based phones with Blackberry. It has also licensed out the
Palm name to start up that makes tine companion phones for the primary phone.
On the other hand, Google has
promised Android support for foldable devices. Flexipai is a foldable
smartphone from startup Royole. The foldable smartphone is available at a price
of $1,318 ((£1,209) with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It folds like a book with
its screen on the outside. Apple too has patent filings for foldable phone
There have been reports that
Samsung too would be launching Galaxy S10 soon. The device from Samsung will be
a tablet when fully opened and a phone when folded. Samsung is using new
technology for a display called Infinity Flex Display, which allows the device
to be opened and closed any number of times without any fall in the