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Samsung surprises with Galaxy Flip Z Oscars reveal

The device was revealed ahead of its heavily-rumoured official unveiling at the Galaxy Unpacked event on 11 February.

The first-look focused on the smartphone's ability to sit at a 90-degree angle during video calls.

It also noted that the presence of a "small crease" on the screen was a "normal characteristic".

The surprise advert confirmed that previously leaked renders of the device were mostly accurate.

​P10 officially launched today

Huawei Technologies, in collaboration with Digicel PNG, officially launched the latest entry to the ‘P’ series during a breakfast event.

The P10 smartphone is the latest Huawei ‘P’ series model to hit the market, boasting technological improvements rivaling that of other brands.

What gives the P10 an edge over its rival brands is its camera which has been co-engineered with Leica, a German company that manufactures optics and high end cameras.

5 essential tips to look for when buying a smartphone

Most of the times, you’ll be enthralled by the awesome features like the smartest designs, cutting-edge technology etc. And, in that kind of scenario, the whole process of selecting the right phone for yourself becomes a really tough one.

Moreover, as the new models get launched, the leading technology stores always update their collection with the latest ones. And most of the times, you’ll get various deals and discount offers from such stores to save huge bucks.

Is this $30 smartphone a gamechanger?

Johannesburg-based Onyx Connect is gearing up to launch a four-inch entry-level smartphone for about $30 that includes front and rear cameras, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 1.3GHz quad core processor and runs the latest Android 7 Nougat.

While most low-cost smartphones come preloaded with apps that can use up half the storage space, Onyx will give the user a "clean" phone.

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes.

The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could be applied to a wide range of diseases and drug treatments.

And the Chinese researchers say the approach could pave the way for a "new era" in medicine.

The first step was to turn normal cells into living factories.

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit.

They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases more effectively than is sometimes possible in the developing world.

But a UK firm says it is developing a more advanced and cheaper alternative.

Details of the peer-reviewed project are published in the journal Nature Communications.

 

Drug resistance

Beware! Advertisers are tracking you via your phone's battery status

Unfortunately, YES!

Forget about supercookies, apps, and malware; your smartphone battery status is enough to monitor your online activity, according to a new report.

In 2015, researchers from Stanford University demonstrated a way to track users' locations – with up to 90 percent accuracy – by measuring the battery usage of the phone over a certain time.

The latest threat is much worse.

LG's G5 might pack a killer Sony camera

Reports suggest that the Android handset is upping its camera game with the inclusion of a Sony-made 20-megapixel sensor on the rear.

It also promises to be a powerful beast, with a Snapdragon 820 processor running the show, according to Mihai Matei of G for Games.

File this one under rumour for now, but Matei's sources have proven accurate in the past, bringing us solid information about Apple's hardware plans.

Previous reports suggest that the LG G5 will embrace recent developments in biometric security with the inclusion of iris-scanning technology.