Myanmar’s searing smartphone images flood a watching world

The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world: scenes from a protest-turned-government crackdown, captured at ground level by smartphone users on the streets of Myanmar.

Images shot across barricades and furtively through windows. From behind bushes and through smudged car windshields. Horizontal video. Vertical video. Video captured by people running toward chaos and away from it. People shouting. People helping. People demanding.

People dying.

The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can.

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Xiaomi foldable smartphone will be released in March and will be so affordable

As it became known, Xiaomi will very soon introduce a new flagship smartphone, which may turn out to be another bestseller with the right pricing. The first Xiaomi flagship mobile phone with a foldable screen has already passed the certification of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China. Sources say the phone should be officially unveiled in March.

Xiaomi foldable

Over the past months, leaked photos have appeared on the Web several times. The device is equipped with a screen that is hidden inside the case when folded. It resembles the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2,

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Now you can buy smartphone with /e/ OS in the US and Canada (Android phones stripped of Google services)

The /e/ Foundation has been developing a custom version of Android that doesn’t include Google’s propriety apps and services for a few years, and in 2019 the team began selling refurbished phones with the de-Googled software pre-installed.

At the time the phones were only available for purchase for customers in Europe. But now customers in the US and Canada can buy Google-free Android phones from /e/ as well.

Samsung Galaxy 9+ with /e/

Initially the foundation was focused on Europe because it had a limited supply of refurbished phones and many were designed for use with European wireless networks, with

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Samsung raises the smartphone camera stakes with high-tech new sensor

Smartphones have revolutionized photography, making it vastly easier than ever before to capture and share great images. And on the other side of the coin, camera advances are probably responsible for a lot of smartphone sales these days; phones have been more than good enough in most areas for many years now, and a terrific new camera provides a compelling reason to upgrade where a processing boost or RAM upgrade might not move the needle.

And they do keep getting better, thanks to a number of creative software and hardware developments that keep pushing super-compact imaging to new heights. Most

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What are Oppo phones? A guide to the company and its smartphones

 Of the Chinese phone brands currently gaining popularity in the West, Oppo is notable – its reach is increasing at pace, with a wide selection of smartphones hitting most price points. 

Sure, it isn’t in the same league as Samsung or Apple, or even its Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi and Huawei, but its popularity is certainly growing, and we’re expecting to see lots of big things from the company in 2021 and beyond.

If you’re a fan of premium-looking smartphones, top camera capabilities and screen innovations, then it would be worth keeping an eye on Oppo and the devices

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large

Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192 Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192 Xiaomi Mi 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192 Average Samsung Exynos 2100 5G
  (5873 – 6010, n=3) Average of class Smartphone
  (205 – 8672, n=44) Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 8192 Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192 Xiaomi Mi 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192 Average Samsung Exynos 2100 5G
  (5668 – 5815, n=3) Average of class Smartphone
  (153 – 7275, n=44) Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Exynos 2100
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