Over the past couple of years we haven’t seen any noticeable change in smartphone designs – candy bar form and some minor changes. The last big thing was edge screen we saw on Samsung Galaxy “Edge” family. Not so long ago Xiaomi decided to change that with what I call, the “XPS of Smartphones” (yes, we’re referring to Dell’s Apple-killer design notebooks). Mi Mix is smartphone with no bezels, and in that way is one of the first smartphones to bring this design to life. But let’s get it clear, this phone looks like one of those leaked fake designs of future Apple or Samsung
Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp
Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –
Japan’s Magnificent Electronic Dictionary
Even today the Japanese still love their electronic dictionaries, and it’s not just because they love antique gadgets.
Sharp’s ‘Bright’ Plan for the Future
Sharp, one of the earliest pioneers of solar energy in Japan, unveils its two-step plan to secure its business within the industry in the near future.
au Shinjuku, Bioelectric Pads, Black Solar: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 24
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 24, 2014.
Japan Cyberpolice, Hitachi Batteries, 4K Christmas: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 14
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 14, 2014.
Eye on Japan: What’s Making Headlines in Tokyo For November 11
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites and news publications for November 11, 2014.
Ricoh Introduces GR Certification For Smartphone Cameras
Ricoh announces that it will be providing a new certification standard for smartphone cameras through its GR certification program.
Sharp Develops 4K HD CMOS Image Sensor for Mobile Devices
Sharp has unveiled a new image sensor for 4K HD video recording. The new CMOS image sensor is designed for shooting video at 4K and has a resolution of 12-megapixels, with each pixel having a size of 3.1 x 3.1 micrometers. The pixel size, combined with a sensitivity level of 1.42 V/lux-sec, was achieved using Sharp’s own proprietary image cell technology. The sensor is capable of recording 4K or 2K video at 60 fps. Power consumption rate is at a mere 420 microwatts, allowing the sensor to considerably reduce image noise due to heat. Specialty-wise, the new CMOS image sensor is more geared for darker