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Huawei Mate 20 Lite Now in Stock

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Now in Stock

Announced at IFA 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite with 6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 diagonal display is now in stock.

The front-facing 24 MP + 2 MP camera and Automatic AI beautification makes your selfies stand out, and tear 20 MP + 2 MP dual-camera with f/1.8 aperture add creative flair to your photos with optical bokeh.

Offering eye catching visuals on a the 6.3″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) FullView Display you’ll be immersed in moments of magic, while the sleek symmetrical rear cover rests comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Read the full specifications here.

Revealed: Samsung and Disney Collaborate on Zootopia-Themed AR Emojis

Revealed: Samsung and Disney Collaborate on Zootopia-Themed AR Emojis

Augmented Reality Avatars hit our mobile devices late last year, giving us a new way to express ourselves in message beyond the 2D Emoji keyboard.

This month we saw Apple update their Animojis to Memojis (Me + emoji = Memoji) on iOS12, and Samsung up their entertainment game with a development in their collaboration with everyones childhood favourites, Disney.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was the first pairing of Samsung Electronics and Disney, bringing a number of Disney characters to life as downloadable AR Emojis. Now, the addition of three beloved characters from Disney’s hit movie Zootopia has made messaging on Galaxy devices even more magical.

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Turn yourself into Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and Flash or one of the ever-growing roster of animated Disney characters that are currently available for users to download, including Mickey Mouse and friends as well as characters from The Incredibles and Frozen.

Simply load up the camera’s AR Emoji mode, tap on the plus icon and select Zootopia AR pack form the Galaxy App store. You’ll then be able to create and share animated emojis, images, videos or gifs to keep your friends and family entertained.

Everything you need to know about Apple’s new A12 Bionic Chip

Everything you need to know about Apple’s new A12 Bionic Chip

With the release of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR comes the latest Apple’s next-generation Neural Engine, the A12 chip. Marketing the new technology to be the ‘smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone’ is a big claim, so let’s see how it delivers:

“iPhone Xs is packed with next-generation technologies and is a huge step forward for the future of the smartphone. Everything is state of the art including the industry-first 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with 8-core Neural Engine, faster Face ID and an advanced dual camera system that shoots Portrait mode photos with Smart HDR and dynamic depth of field,” – Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing

CPU and GPU:

The A12 Bionic incorporates six processor cores – two performance cores to tackle heavy computational task and four efficiency cores take on everyday tasks.
Apple claim their new performance cores perform up to 15% faster than its predecessor and use 40% less power.

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The efficiency cores are said to use up to 50% lower power than the A11, whilst delivering the same performance.

In regards to GPU, Apple also revealed that the graphics processing unit in the A12 Bionic is up to 50% faster than last year’s A11.

7 nanometer tech

Boasting ‘the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone’, the latest additions to the A12 Bionics within the iPhone family are made up of 6.9 billion transistors. This is a huge 60% increase in transistor count and the 7-nanometer technology has 1.6 times the logic density of its 10-nanometer technology, which was used to build the A11 Bionic.

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Neural Engine:

Completing up to 5 trillion operations per second might sound impossible, but that’s exactly what the new eight-core design allows the XS, XS Max and XR to do. Consequently you’ll enjoy faster plane detection for ARKit and new features that use real-time machine learning. It’s certainly a step up from the 600 billion operations per second seen in the A11 Bionic.

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The Neural Engine is open to Core ML for the first time too, empowering developers to build apps that utilise the machine learning technology. Core ML running on the A12 Bionic Neural Engine is up to nine times faster than on A11 Bionic, with as little as one-tenth the energy usage. The A12 Bionic chip unlocks new experiences through machine learning and Siri Shortcuts.

Pre order your latest iPhone handset today, available with UK next day delivery upon release. International orders will ship within 1-3 business days from the time we receive your payment.

Shot on an iPhone XS: Delivering some of the best Mobile Photography on the Market.

Shot on an iPhone XS: Delivering some of the best Mobile Photography on the Market.

Proving one of the most popular phone cameras on the market, last years iPhone X delivered some of the best photographic results when shooting in slow motions, 4k and suing time lapse.

Whilst the iPhone XS may look like it doesn’t offer a huge leap when compared to the iPhone X, the specifications of the lenses and sensors have proven to up the ante quite significantly.

Just like iPhone X, the new iPhone XS lineup features two 12 MP cameras, but the iPhone XS’ main camera has 1.4µm pixels, up from 1.22µm in the iPhone X and on par with the Google Pixel 2. When you pair this with the super fast A12 Bionic chip, Apples new image single processor and the ‘Smart HDR’ (that combines the best parts of multiple photos taken at different exposures into a single image in a similar way to Google’s HDR+) the quality of your shot is beyond belief. The iPhone XS also offers twice as many Focus Pixels, improved low-light performance and a better bokeh for your portraits.

Video capturing has also taken a leap for improvements, as seen in Apple’s “first look” video shot on the iPhone XS within which Apple demonstrates what its new camera is capable of when shooting in slo-mo, 4K, and time-lapse.

Running a series of experiments with a range of materials this video shows the beauty that can be captured on this latest piece of tech. Even if the price tag is rising year on year, the upgrade in photography alone makes it well worth the cost.

Preorder your iPhone XS today, available with UK and international delivery. All handsets are Sim free and unlocked, but if you’re looking to add a Sim deal we’ve got you covered too.

Apple iPhone XS MAX Specification Sheet

Apple iPhone XS MAX Specification Sheet


APPLE iPHONE XS MAX SPECIFICATION DETAILS:

  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 208 g (7.34 oz)
  • Build: Front/back glass, stainless steel frame
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China
  • Durability: IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins),  Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified), Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Display: 6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio), Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density), Multitouch, Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant, Wide colour gamut display, 3D Touch display, True-tone display, 120 Hz touch-sensing
  • OS: iOS 12
  • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory: 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Rear Camera: Dual
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Front Camera: Single
  • 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@60fps
  • Alert types: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser: HTML5 (Safari)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery, Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging
  • Talk time: Up to 25 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 65 h

Pre order the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR sim free today.

Apple iPhone XR Specification Sheet

Apple iPhone XR Specification Sheet

APPLE IPHONE XR SPECIFICATION SHEET:

  • Status: Pre order
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 194 g (6.84 oz)
  • Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and e-SIM
  • Durability: IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins), Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • NFC: Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Display: 6.1 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 90.3 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio), 828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~326 ppi density), Multitouch, True-tone display, Wide colour gamut display, 120 Hz touch-sensing
  • OS: iOS 12
  • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Front Camera: Single
  • 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@60fps
  • Alert types: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser: HTML5 (Safari)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery, Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging
  • Talk time: Up to 25 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 65 h

Apple iPhone XS Tech Specification Sheet

Apple iPhone XS Tech Specification Sheet

APPLE iPHONE XS SPECIFICATION DETAILS:

  • Status: Preorder
  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
  • Build: Front/back glass, stainless steel frame
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and e-SIM
  • Durability: IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins), Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • NFC: Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Display: 5.8 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density), Multitouch, Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant, Wide colour gamut display, 3D Touch display, True-tone display, 120 Hz touch-sensing
  • OS: iOS 12
  • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory Options: 64/256/512 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Rear Cameras: Dual 12MP
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
  • Front Camera: Single 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@60fps
  • Alert types: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser: HTML5 (Safari)
  • Battery: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging
  • Talk time: Up to 20 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 60 h

Pre order your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR today. Available for UK and international orders. UK customers can take advantage of our pay monthly finance offers for easy to manage options.

Pre Order the Huawei Mate 20 Lite today

Pre Order the Huawei Mate 20 Lite today

Huawei released the Huawei Mate 20 Lite at IFA 2018, offering a 6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 diagonal display that is packed into a body only 2mm taller than the Huawei P20. The device is now available to pre order, with UK and international delivery available.

 Huawei Mate 20 Lite

  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.23 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 97.4 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) Multitouch
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Rear Camera:  Dual 20 MP, f/1.8, PDAF & 2 MP, depth sensor, LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Fron Camera: Dual 24 MP & 2 MP, depth sensor, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones, Loudspeaker. 3.5mm jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Battery:  Non-removable Li-Ion 3750 mAh battery, Fast battery charging

Pre Order the Huawei Mate 20 Lite Sim Free today.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE vs BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2 LE vs BlackBerry KEY2

Late last week, TCL launched a more budget friendly little brother to their very popular KEY2 handset. Coming in under £350, the handset offers the same design with streamlined features with a saving of over £200.

So what can you expect for your money? Let’s compare:

Display:

This is where the two devices are most similar, with both housing a 4.5-inch LCD screen, 3:2 format with a resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels and a density of 434 dpi. The only minor difference? The Key2 LE screen covers a larger screen surface at 55.6%, in comparison to 55.2% on the Key2.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

Keyboard:

If you’re a die-hard BlackBerry fan, chances are you are looking for the classic physical keyboard experience. Both the KEY2 and the KEY2 LE provide the expected QWERTY keyboard design, making efficiency a breeze. The only downgrade on the LE is that the keys are a non-touch physical keyboard, due to the removal of the touch capability. Not a biggie, but features like swipe type may be missed. The physical keyboard and its Speed Key with built in fingerprint reader are still there for you to use.

Storage:

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE does comes with less starting storage than the BlackBerry Key2, 32 GB and 64 GB compared to 64 GB or 128 GB of the original KEY2. However, both devices offer the same amount of expandable storage of up to 256 GB.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

Battery:

TCL have reduced the battery size of the latest of the KEY2 family from the original 3,500 mAh to a still reasonable 3,000 mAh. Despite the downgrade, the device still promises a better than average endurance,  of about 22.5 hours of battery life. If you’re a heavy user though you may want to spend the bucks for the longer lasting BlackBerry Key2, which can get up to two days of battery life.

Under the hood:

BlackBerry’s Key2 LE runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, just like the BlackBerry Key2, so you’ll enjoy the same OS experience. Chipsets are slightly different, with the Key2 LE running on the Snapdragon 636, while the BlackBerry Key2 has the Snapdragon 660. While the KEY2 had a generous 6GB of RAM, the LE has a perfectly adequate 4GB.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

Rear Camera: 

Dual Rear cameras grace the back of the BlackBerry Key2 LE with a 13 megapixel and a 5 megapixel lens.  This is slightly smaller combination to the 12 megapixel rear lenses of the BlackBerry Key2, but both devices offer an 8 megapixel selfie camera.

Build:

As a cheaper phone, the KEY2 LE has a polycarbonate build with a metal  frame, which makes it lighter-weight and less expensive to make. Great if you’re looking for something lightweight in your pocket as it is 12 grams lighter than the Key2.

You can Pre order the BlackBerry KEY2 LE today, available with UK and international delivery. Don’t forget all of our handsets are unlocked, but you can add a sim if you need one. 

Never get lost in translation again thanks to Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

Never get lost in translation again thanks to Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

Your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are built to learn from the wrold about you, thanks to Bixby.

Bixby Translation:

Bixby is designed to combine the camera of your Galaxy S9 and S9+ with the high end AR technology to provide you detailed information about the world around you. The intelligent assistant is also harnessed with deep learning technology to understand your surroundings and execute your commands quickly.

Bixby Language translation

When travelling abroad, language can be the greatest barrier to discovery as you try to find your way around. With the Live Translation function, Bixby Vision can capture the text it finds in an image and then provide an accurate translation of that text, deciphering words so you can be confident that you know where you are going.

You don’t even have to take a photo. Select from 54 input languages and 104 output languages, and the intelligent assistant will translate the text in real time on the screen.

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S9 sim free today.

Sim Free Galaxy S9/S9 Plus:

Don’t forget that all of our Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices are fully unlocked and sim free for all UK and International customers. You can even switch up your sim or service provider at any time as the handsets will remain unlocked. International and worldwide delivery is generally within 1-2 working days via FedEx, with full 12 month warranty. Don’t forget if you’re purchasing outside the EU you’ll pay the Ex-VAT price.

International Customers: We’ve got you Covered

Samsung Region lock their handsets globally. If you place an order for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for shipping outside of the EU, we will remove the region lock on your device prior to dispatch. This will enable you to use your device locally on a carrier of your choice.

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