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Smartphone Display Explained: LCD, AMOLED, 8 bit, 10 bit, LTPO, POLED

Smartphone display acronyms can be confusing, but we've got you covered if you want to understand what all the numbers and abbreviations on your screen signify. Smartphones employ a variety of display types, including LCD, OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, TFT, IPS, and a few others that are less used anymore, such as IPS-LCD. AMOLED is one of the most common display technologies today found in mid-to-high-end phones. But what do all of these things mean? In a nutshell, there are two types of smartphone display technology on the market: LCD and OLED. Similar to televisions such as LED, QLED, and miniLED - which are all versions of LCD technology - each of them has multiple modifications and generations, giving rise to more acronyms. Smartphone Display What exactly is an LCD? LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display, and it refers to an array of liquid crystals powered by a backlight. Because of their widespread use and inexpensive cost, LCDs are a popular choice for smartphones and

Top 10 Android 12 Features You May Experience In Coming Updates

Pic Credit: Google After nearly eight months of developer previews and betas, Android 12 is finally a finished product. The new operating system is one of Google's most significant endeavors in years, with so many new capabilities and a major design overhaul. If you have a compatible phone, you should be able to install the update. You shouldn't have any big bugs or issues because it's a full release. Google decided to rip up the script with Android 12, entirely reworking some of the visual elements to make it look, feel, and react differently to your onscreen gestures and button presses. Everything you need to know about the new operating system is right here. 1. The stunning new 'Material You' design Material You, a new design approach introduced with Android 12, will be seen throughout all of Google's products, but it will begin with Android. It's Google's new tailored design language, in a nutshell. It is centered around you, as the name suggests. It

Google launched Pixel 6 and 6 Pro with new in-house Tensor SOC

Pic Credit: Google For a long time, Google has teased the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. So it's not an exaggeration to claim it's the most anticipated phone of 2021. Pixel and stock Android lovers have been waiting for a phone with comparable specs since their last phone, the Pixel 5, which was more of a downgrade. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship smartphones have finally been revealed by Google. Both are powered by Google Tensor, the company's latest in-house SoC. Furthermore, the flagship phones are running the latest Android 12 upgrade, which includes significant camera and performance improvements. Let's start with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 6 features a smaller 6.4" display with a flat-screen and noticeable bezels around the design; the Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, has an LTPO display with a 6.7" screen size and a slightly curved display around the edges. In addition, the Pixel 6 has a Tactile alloy frame, and the Pixel 6 Pro has a polished

Apple finally launched New MacBook Pro 2021 with new chips and larger displays

Pic Credit: Apple After nearly a year of speculation, Apple finally revealed the new MacBook Pro 2021 lineup at its "Unleashed" virtual press conference on Monday. The new laptops, as expected, have a major overhaul that will appeal to many admirers. Several ports that Apple removed in 2016 have been reinstated, including a new MagSafe charging port. The speculations were true, with both 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models being added to the lineup. Both models include a notch on the screen, which now supports ProMotion at refresh rates of up to 120Hz. They're also mini LED and XDR, with a brightness of 1000 nits and a peak brightness of 1600 nits. A 1080p camera with a bigger image sensor and 2x improved low light performance is housed in that notch. Most notably, Apple's new CPUs are included with the MacBook Pro notebooks. That's true, there are two new chips from Apple: the strong M1 Pro and the much more powerful M1 Max. Apple's biggest hardware change for

Realme launched GT Neo 2 flagship with Snapdragon 870 SOC in India

Pic Credit: Realme The GT Neo 2 is Realme's newest flagship phone, which is now available in India. It's similar to the amazing Realme GT that arrived in Europe a few months ago - better in some areas, but weaker in others. At the same event, Realme unveiled a 4K Smart TV Google Stick, Bluetooth Speaker, and gaming accessories. In terms of specifications, the new Realme GT Neo 2 has a 6.62-inch E4 display with Full-HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1,300 nits of peak brightness, which is greater than the previous model. HDR10+ content, DC dimming, and a touch sampling rate of 600Hz are also supported. The new vapor cooling system on the GT Neo 2 is 30 percent larger and 20% more efficient, according to Realme, and it uses stainless steel and copper. The battery is also larger than the GT's, at 5,000mAh (up from 4,500mAh), and the GT Neo 2 retains Realme's 65W SuperDart rapid charging technology. According to Realme, charging from 0 to 100% will take 36 minutes.

Amazon announced New Smart Home Devices during Amazon Fall 2021 Hardware Event

Pic Credit: Amazon Amazon made a lot of announcements during its hardware event in September 2021. The e-commerce company presented a variety of new devices, including an autonomous robot, a smart thermostat, and a service that lets you look after elderly relatives while you're away. We got a brand-new Echo display, additional AI features, and even a robot that appears to be a lot of fun to have around the house. Amazon is definitely aiming to take over the home with a slew of devices designed to keep you secure and connected. Here's a short overview of all of Amazon's new products and services: 1. Smart Thermostat The Amazon Smart Thermostat is an Energy Star-certified gadget with a straightforward design that is "reliable with most existing 24V HVAC systems." When you're at home or away, Alexa will automatically adjust the temperature in your home to suit your preferences. Preorders for the Amazon Smart Thermostat are currently available for $59 or p

Apple Maps to offer 3D city view and other new features with iOS 15 release

Pic Credit: Apple With the release of iOS 15, Apple Maps got its most significant overhaul yet, with a city experience that includes rich details, improved navigation, immersive walking directions in augmented reality, and much more. Apple's Maps app is slowly but steadily adding 3D city views. You can now pinch and zoom your way through a three-dimensional rendering of London starting today. As part of the iOS 15 release, Apple turned on the experience in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles last week. By the end of the year, the feature will be available in Washington, DC, San Diego, and Philadelphia. Next year, Apple will launch 3D maps in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Apple Maps users, on the other hand, will be able to see more details for locations across the city, including their neighborhoods, business districts, marinas, buildings, and more, as well as elevation details, new road labels, and even custom-designed landmarks, according to the company. Apple Ma

Apple’s iOS 15 is now available to download – here’s how to get it

Pic Credit: Apple If you've been waiting patiently for the arrival of iOS 15 and the new features that come with it, you'll be happy to hear that Apple has started rolling out the new operating system. You'll be able to get the latest version if you have an iPhone 6s or newer, which includes features like Live Text, updated Find My, FaceTime improvements, and more. The software update arrives just days before the iPhone 13 is unveiled to the public. New ways to stay connected, major enhancements to help users focus and explore, and intelligent tools to help people get more done with their iPhones are all included in iOS 15. New features such as Live Text make advantage of on-device intelligence to display important information, while Maps updates provide totally new ways to navigate the world, among other things. FaceTime is far more advanced than it has ever been, allowing users to communicate with anyone at any time. The audio and visual elements of FaceTime have be

Xiaomi Launched Pad 5 Tablet with 120Hz Display and Snapdragon 860 SOC

Pic Credit: Xiaomi Xiaomi has decided to bring its newest tablet series to European shores just a day after Apple's iPad and iPad Mini refresh. The Mi Pad 5 4G, Mi Pad 5 Pro, and Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G were released in Xiaomi's home market earlier this month, but the rest of the globe will only get one variant. Xiaomi has rebranded the Mi Pad 5 4G as the Pad 5 without making any hardware changes, as far as we can determine. The Pad 5 was created with productivity in mind, with the intent of becoming a tool for people who work or study from home. It includes the company's Smart Pen, which can be used to take notes or take screenshots fast using the function keys. The Xiaomi Pad 5 is an 11-inch tablet with a WQHD+ 120Hz display, quad speakers, 6GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 860 chipset – Qualcomm's flagship SoC from 2019. The IPS panel is housed in a Cosmic Gray or Pearl White chassis measuring 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85 mm. The big display is complemented by four speakers that

Apple announced new iPhone 13 lineup with an A15 Bionic Chip, Improved Cameras, and Cinematic Mode

Pic Credit: Apple The wait is finally over for Apple enthusiasts. Apple announced its new iPhone 13 smartphone lineup on Tuesday, following more than a year of leaks and rumors. All of the iPhone 13 models, including the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, have been released. The Apple Watch Series 7, as well as the AirPods 3 are now available for purchase. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, whereas the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch OLED display. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max variants have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels, respectively, although the Pro models have a faster refresh rate of 120Hz. The iPhone 13 bears a similar design to its predecessor, but the Face ID notch on top is 20% smaller this year. The A15 Bionic CPU is featured in the iPhone 13, as well as the iPad Mini, which was announced earlier at Apple's event. According to Apple, the A15 is a 6-core processor with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. It's mad