Google IO 2016 Coverage

HTC 10 scores the same as Galaxy S7 Edge in DxOMark’s camera rankings

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Whenever a new smartphone is launched, one of the most important questions you can ask is how good is its camera? The question becomes even more relevant when it comes to HTC, because of its hit and miss record with cameras on previous flagships. This time round, though,¬†initial reports suggest that the Taiwanese handset maker has got it right, with DxOMark scoring the HTC 10‘s camera the same as the much-praised Galaxy S7 Edge, achieving 88 out of a possible 100. Read more

Details about Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge camera, speakers leak

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With only a few days left until Samsung’s big reveal of their new flagship smartphones, we have some new details emerging about the camera setup and the speakers that Samsung is expected to announce. We have already seen several rumors and leaked information indicating Samsung was pulling back on the camera module when it comes to the number of megapixels. At the same time, they have been promising better performance thanks to a new f/1.7 aperture lens and something Samsung is calling BRITECELL technology. More details about how Samsung is going to work their photography magic has surfaced thanks to a new listing on the Zauba web site. Read more

New shortcut option appears in Google Photos app

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Over the weekend users of the Google Photos app may have noticed they had a new card showing up in the Assistant portion of the app alerting them to a new feature. The card indicates users can add a shortcut to “Jump from Camera to Google Photos” and it does just what it says, which is to provide a quick way for users to jump from their camera app over to the Google Photos app. Read more

AnTuTu benchmark appears to confirm 12MP camera for Samsung Galaxy S7 devices

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In an earlier leak regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, word surfaced that Samsung was pulling back on the megapixel count for the rear-facing camera. Where the Galaxy S6 devices had a 16MP camera, the new devices working their way to market are supposedly getting 12MP cameras. That rumor seems to have been confirmed by a new listing in the AnTuTu benchmark database for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that lists the device with a 12MP camera. Read more

New reports say Samsung shutting down digital camera business

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New reports coming out of South Korea indicate Samsung is in the process of shutting down their digital camera line of business. The move appears to include both the portions of the business unit that produce products like the Samsung NX1 smart camera as well as the parts that produce sensors like the APS-C hybrid sensor used in the Samsung NX500. Sources indicate the personnel are being moved to other divisions like medical devices or the smartphone division. Read more