Honor unveils high-end View 20 smartphone complete with 48MP rear camera

At a preview event in London's Soho Square today, Tech Digest took an exclusive glimpse at the latest high-end smartphone from Huawei sub-brand Honor.  Dubbed the View 20 and due to be officially launched for European markets in Paris on January 22nd, it is expected to retail for well under £500 (the Chinese price starts…

OnePlus unveils £649 6T McLaren Edition phone with superfast charging

Smartphone maker OnePlus has unveiled a new superfast charging phone, built in collaboration with motor racing firm McLaren. The new OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition uses a new charging standard the phone maker calls Warp Charge 30, which it says can provide “a day’s worth” of battery power – around 50% charge – in 20 minutes.…

Recycling old phones ‘could help save endangered gorillas’, report claims

Recycling old smartphones stashed around the house could help towards saving endangered gorillas, scientists have claimed. Mining of special metals such as gold and coltan for use in handsets has long blighted gorilla habitats in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, jeopardising the future of the species. It is thought that around 400 million people…

Church offers live voting smartphone app to encourage interaction

  A ‘word cloud’ displays things the congregation at Aylsham Parish Church in Norfolk is praying for (Mentimeter/PA) A church is trialling the use of a live voting smartphone app during sermons to help engage its congregation and encourage greater participation.  Worshippers at Aylsham Parish Church in Norfolk are asked to…

BlackBerry £399 KEY2 LE now available to pre-order

Looking for a business smartphone with a good old fashioned QWERTY keyboard? TCL Communication has announced that you can now pre-order its vibrant BlackBerry KEY2 LE. This new addition to the BlackBerry KEY series smartphone lineup includes minimised screen bezels while bringing subtle new design refinements that make it slimmer and lighter, claims TCL communication. The…

Royole Corporation to invest $30 million to build new ecosystem for FlexPai foldable phone

Royole Corporation has announced a ‘Developer Support Project’ in which the company will invest $30M in supporting and encouraging software developers around the world to create a variety of new apps for its foldable FlexPai smartphone. The project will help in building a software ecosystem for the potentially revolutionary device. Disrupting consumers’ traditional concept of…

How does Google Pixel’s Night Sight feature match up to rivals?

This week Google began rolling out the highly-anticipated Night Sight feature to its Pixel smartphones.  The company claims the facility will enable people to take bright photos in dim-lit settings without using flash. But just how good is it? Jamie Harris reports Night Sight  is said to reveal the true beauty of photos by adapting…

ASUS launches £799 ROG gaming smartphone

First unveiled at Computex 2018 (see story here), ASUS UK has announced the launch for the ROG Phone in the UK. Pre-Orders begin today (Friday 16th of November 2018) and the ROG Phone will begin shipping on 14th December 2018. The ROG Phone will retail in the UK for £799 and will be available from the ASUS E-Shop. For a limited run from 16th of November, there…