• Apple looked at Samsung, MediaTek 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhone models

    5 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The FTC v. Qualcomm non-jury trial continued on Friday with Judge Lucy Koh (yes, the same Judge Koh who presided over the first Apple v. Samsung trial) listening to testimony from Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins. According to Reuters, Blevins told the court that the company considered sourcing 5G modem chips from MediaTek and Samsung for the 2019 iPhone models.
    Between 2011 to 2016, Apple used modem chips from Qualcomm for the iPhone. In 2016, for the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company used chips from both Qualcomm and Intel. Because of its ...
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  • Vivo to show off a ‘crazy' new smartphone at MWC 2019

    Vivo to show off a ‘crazy' new smartphone at MWC 2019

    5 days ago - By Phandroid

    Vivo is an underrated company. While many tend to focus on brands like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, Vivo has flown under the radar a couple of times with industry firsts. For example, in 2013, the company was the first to launch a phone with a 2K display. Then in 2018, Vivo also made headlines by being the first to launch a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor .
    Now it seems that Vivo is getting ready to turn the industry on its head again, Ice Universe tweeted that the company had a “crazy” new phone in the works codenamed “The Waterdrop”. Apparently, this is named after a...
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  • Possibilities of a Triple-Lens iPhone Camera: Improved 3D Sensing, Zoom, and Low-Light Photos

    Possibilities of a Triple-Lens iPhone Camera: Improved 3D Sensing, Zoom, and Low-Light Photos

    5 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Following in the footsteps of Huawei and likely Samsung , Apple is widely rumored to release at least one new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in 2019. That model is now believed to be the next generation of the iPhone XS Max .
    A render of the alleged triple-lens design has even surfaced this week, complete with what would surely be a polarizing design:
    OnLeaks / Digit
    If the rumor proves to be accurate and depending on the implementation, there are several potential advantages of the third lens, including advanced 3D sensing , increased optical zoom , improved low-light...
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  • Apple Considered 5G Modem Chips From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

    Apple Considered 5G Modem Chips From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

    5 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Qualcomm, Apple, and other suppliers are in court this week as Qualcomm faces off with the FTC over an antitrust lawsuit accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to remain the main supplier for baseband processor for smartphones.
    Several Apple witnesses are testifying during the trial, which has led to the leak of some interesting, previously unknown information.
    Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins today said that Apple considered purchasing 5G LTE modems from companies that include Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for use in its 2019 iPhone lineup.
    Qualcomm was Apple's sole...
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