Julian Chokkattu

Julian Chokkattu

Julian is the mobile and wearables editor at Digital Trends, covering smartphones and wearables. He began his career in journalism as the news editor of his college newspaper, and then worked at TechCrunch writing about startups. He's an avid photographer, and loves tinkering with new phones.

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Focals succeed where Google Glass fumbled (but do we really need smartglasses?)

It’s been seven years since Google took the wraps off Google Glass. Now, we’re finally getting a modern-day equivalent we want to wear. North’s Focals combine subtle style with an intuitive interface to craft smartglasses you’ll…

North Focals smartglasses discount cuts the price by a massive $400

Canadian startup North is hoping smartglasses will be the next big wearable. After announcing its new Focals smartglasses in late 2018, the company opened product showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto and has made its first shipment.
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Nokia’s 3.1 Plus is an affordable phone that’s crippled by its camera

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is HMD Global’s first smartphone to be sold by a U.S. carrier in-store. It’s only available on Cricket Wireless right now, which underlines its focus on affordability. Should you buy a phone this affordable?

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 Complete Coverage

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2019 is going to be a big deal -- not just because it's the first one of the year, but because it's commemorating 10 years of the Galaxy S-series with the Galaxy S10 smartphone. It's also where we'll likely see…
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With the G7 series, Motorola refines its winning strategy for budget smartphones

Motorola’s Moto G-series often sets the baseline for good budget smartphones. The new Moto G7 lineup is looking to do the same for 2019. There’s the Moto G7, the Moto G7 Power -- a new entry -- and the Moto G7 Play, and we looked to see…

HMD's first phone on Verizon, the Nokia 2V, costs just $70

HMD is ramping up its presence in North America for its Nokia phones, and that starts with three key carrier partnerships. The Nokia 2V is coming to Verizon, the Nokia 3.1 Plus to Cricket Wireless, and Rogers gets the Nokia 2.1.