IFA 2018 is here: what to expect

29 August 2018
LG already unveiled two phones, events from Sony, Samsung, Huawei and others are coming up. Tomorrow will be the busiest day by far.

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FinnishInquisition, 30 Aug 2018That's the nature of rumours; nothing is verified, and nobo... moreThey really should launch it. We're about to hit hurricane smartphone season in Q3 and Q4

Lightning McQueen, 30 Aug 2018If you have the source information for the Nokia 9 on the N... moreum , i guess you've quoted the wrong comment :")

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FinnishInquisition, 30 Aug 2018I strongly disagree. There's a reason photographers look fo... moreIf you have the source information for the Nokia 9 on the NokiaPoweruser website, I expect something from the Nokia 9 which many people were waiting for almost 2 years!!!!


1. Implement Pureview HD+
2. Better cameras for software optimization only
3. LCD display like the LG G7, but better
4. Bigger battery, but don't have to be too huge like 4000mah or more.
5. More RAM
6. Better GPU and CPU for smoother experience
7. Improve the thermal cooling from the Nokia 8 (2017)
8. Dual speaker powered by: JBL, not Dolby Atmos.
9. Better OZO audio quality.

Shanti Dope, 30 Aug 2018In photography, noise is part of a great image You know wh... moreI strongly disagree. There's a reason photographers look for the highest signal-to-noise ratio there is; noise is destructive and unwanted. And yes, that includes very low levels of noise, which usually still need to be edited out in post if your image has any larger uniform spaces (such as the sky).

Walter C. Dornez, 30 Aug 2018Really? I’ve heard it’s coming in September That's the nature of rumours; nothing is verified, and nobody knows for sure.

We haven't seen any actual pictures of a Nokia 9 prototype though, and the intensity in rumours that usually happen prior to a release is non-existent. I'd say it'll be a while yet before the Nokia 9 launch.

Mi7even, 30 Aug 2018i won't deny that , but too much noise kills the image , th... moreYou're right, less noise is more appealing for social media, since details are already gone after downsizing.

Sadly, manufacturers don't offer controls for image processing. Although some offer RAW and some implementations also allowed the user to tweak sharpness and other parameters but it seems they died quickly as most won't bother digging through settings.

I like to have at least an option to tweak noise suppression at times, for photos that I want to edit on my PC.

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If nokia does launch a phone, it will surprise every single person; unlike samsung which deliberately 'sponsors' the leaks for several months to build hype!

Shanti Dope, 30 Aug 2018In photography, noise is part of a great image You know wh... morei won't deny that , but too much noise kills the image , that's why there's something called image processing , to eliminate as much noise as you can while the details of an image remains good , there is a lot of noise by all means in XZ2 Premium images and as a normal mobile user who wants to take nice shots , this isn't good , they should work more on image processing to make pictures less noisy and well detailed .

Shanti Dope, 29 Aug 2018Does anybody care about the new 48MP Quad Bayer 1/2" sensor... moreWe do care about it, but we already know about it and what it entails

PapaRafe, 30 Aug 2018Notch haters are fun.... go ahead post some more whinings I... moreI think it’s more like he’s tired of notches

Shanti Dope, 30 Aug 2018Of course, because fools like you will always fall for the ... moreSorry, what?

FinnishInquisition, 30 Aug 2018We do, actually. Look over at NokiaPowerUser or NokiaMob fo... moreReally? I’ve heard it’s coming in September

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Anonymous, 29 Aug 2018Because Nokia is dead as a phone brand.LOL.. Nokia is on a meteoric rise.. They are already the TOP 10 smartphone producer after only 1 and a half year beating HTC, Sony and others.. Please update your brain

Mi7even, 29 Aug 2018well , not when that innovation takes noisy pictures :" to ... moreIn photography, noise is part of a great image
You know why?? Because it proves that the image was truly taken with a camera
The additional noise adds up to more retained details, and as the rule of photography says, it's always easier to remove details than to add them

Kabbi, 29 Aug 2018Of course. Every will care when it used in other phones the... moreOf course, because fools like you will always fall for the marketing tricks done by popular OEMs, who do nothing but to steal the real innovators' formula, claim it as their own innovation, and advertise it as if it's nothing like ever been made before

Anonymous, 30 Aug 2018Maybe Mate 20 Pro... if not P30 Pro next year will get it.It would be a considerable downgrade if they use a 1/2" sensor, as opposed to 1/1.7" of the P20 Pro, but hey, anything is possible though

Noel, 29 Aug 2018Just TOOOO MANY Notched phones this year..i mean they are e... moreNotch haters are fun.... go ahead post some more whinings I really really enjoy it :)

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Anonymous, 29 Aug 2018Ik have a Nokia 7 Plus, you said Nokia is dead, i Will bet ... moreNo, ”they” (i.e. the brand) will never even be in the top 5 anymore. During the time when Nokia reigned there were only a handful of manufacturers and none from China due to the technology being new at the time. But times have changed. The future belongs to Chinese manufacturers, just as happened before with laptops.

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Shanti Dope, 29 Aug 2018Does anybody care about the new 48MP Quad Bayer 1/2" sensor... moreMaybe Mate 20 Pro... if not P30 Pro next year will get it.

Walter C. Dornez, 29 Aug 2018Because nobody knows what the Nokia 9 is going to be likeWe do, actually. Look over at NokiaPowerUser or NokiaMob for details on the Nokia 9. I just don't think it's expected already at IFA, as it's supposed to be an end of the year release.