Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy A9 – The World’s First Rear Quad Camera

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New smartphone device announcments are coming in thick and fast now and Samsung are not ones to lag behind. They’ve just announced their new mid range Galaxy A9 smartphone featuring the world’s first rear quad camera.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November, at Samsung.com/uk (RRP £549), and selected partners.

“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”

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Mobile Photography – Xiaomi Mi 8: Challenging the Best – SmartPhone Review – DxOMark with Kevin Carter

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Some of you may know, many of you do not know, my husband Kevin Carter is a photographic technical expert and journalist. He works at high level imparting his knowledge, never compromising his journalistic objectivity, it’s one of the many things we share (Sociologist Michael Schudson suggests that “the belief in objectivity is a faith in ‘facts,’ a distrust in ‘values,’ and a commitment to their segregation”).

As well as that, he’s an editor for DxOMark and he’s just completed his latest report which includes an in-depth analysis of the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone camera. Its resulted in an overall score of 99 points, the Mi 8 offers some improvements in certain areas over Mi MIX 2S launched earlier this year, placing it shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best smartphone cameras that they have tested.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, it comes with camera hardware specifications that are identical to the Mi Mix 2S. The rear-facing camera module features twin 12Mp cameras, one a wide-angle with a 1/2.55-inch size sensor and 1.4µm pixels and an f/1.8-aperture lens, and the other a short “tele” with a slightly ‘slower’ f2.4 aperture.

Its Photo sub-score of 105 is among the best that they’ve rated, thanks to consistently good performance in all lighting conditions, super-fast and accurate autofocus, as well as bold color rendition. It strikes a nice balance between noise and texture, too, and generates pretty decent low-light results.

If that’s piqued your interest, you can read his full report here.

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Mobile phone photographer wins prize for ‘model-like’ image of Doc Martin’s Port Isaac

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A surreal and captivating image of one of Cornwall’s favourite spots – and the setting for the popular TV series Doc Martin – has beaten the competition to win the South West Coast Path Motographer of the Year 2013 competition, designed to capture a moment in time on the UK’s longest National Trail. The winning … Read moreMobile phone photographer wins prize for ‘model-like’ image of Doc Martin’s Port Isaac

Your Best Hipstamatic Style Photo Competition

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Digital Photo Buzz are running a great new fun mobile photography competition. They are looking for an Hipstamatic inspired shot, but it can be taken with any app on any mobile. It’s to see how creative you can be with a mobile phone. This contest will go until next Friday April 1st and end at … Read moreYour Best Hipstamatic Style Photo Competition

Apple’s Share of Mobile Phone Industry Profits Rises to 39%

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Fortune are running a report based on new research from Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, it compares Apple’s performance in the mobile/smart phone industry to that of its competitors for the first half of 2010. Apple sold 17 million iPhones during the first half of the year, a tiny fraction of the 400 million … Read moreApple’s Share of Mobile Phone Industry Profits Rises to 39%

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