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  • Samsung Tops Foldables

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 16, 2021
    Samsung today remains by far the world’s largest foldable smartphone vendor in 2021. Huawei and other Chinese brands are a long way behind. Clients of ou... ...
  • Better Foldable Smartphones Driving Growing Sales

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 06, 2021
    The display is the main technology that defines usability and perceived quality of a smartphone. Foldable displays mark the biggest and most important design ch... ...
  • 5G Smartphone Installed Base Nearly Triples from 2020 to 2021

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 31, 2021
    5G Smartphone shipments and sales are growing rapidly in markets around the globe. Smartphone vendors have rapidly transitioned from 4G to 5G. The install... ...
  • Vivo Captures One in Five 5G Shipments in Asia Pacific Region

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 25, 2021
    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Vivo, for the first time ever, is the top 5G smartphone vendor in Asia Pacific in Q2 2021. Three of th... ...
  • 5G Drones Arrive for Carriers

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 25, 2021
    Interesting to see Qualcomm this month announce the world's first 5G- and AI-enabled drone platform. The Flight RB5 5G reference design boosts computer vision ... ...
  • Under-Display Camera Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2021
    Smartphone makers, such as Xiaomi and Samsung, are betting on under-display cameras (UDC) for their new premium 5G models in H2 2021. Will Apple iPhone be... ...
  • Xiaomi CyberDog: Hit or Miss?

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2021
    Xiaomi’s new CyberDog is a four-legged robot on sale for US$1,500. It is the world's cheapest quadruped robot. But what is the point of it? We answer th... ...
  • Is Honor Magic3 Pro+ the Ultimate Camera Phone?

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 13, 2021
    Chinese smartphone maker Honor, today, introduced its first new flagship smartphone since 2019.  Half a year since being sold, the former Huawei sub-brand ... ...
  • Samsung Z Fold3 and Flip3 Slash Prices, Improve Durability

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 11, 2021
    Samsung today has unveiled its new Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 foldable display smartphones. The 3rd generation foldables add a few new features and big price cu... ...
  • Xiaomi Tops Android 5G Smartphone Leaderboard in Q2 2021

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 09, 2021
    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi was the world’s leading 5G Android smartphone vendor in Q2 2021.  On shipment volume... ...
  • 5G Sales are Poised to Pass 4G - We've Come a Long Way

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 05, 2021
    Global handset shipments have returned to growth in 2021.  LTE (4G) is the dominant air-interface technology, though GSM (2G) continues to show strength in... ...
  • Xiaomi Takes 2nd Place in Global Handset Shipments in Q2 2021

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 03, 2021
    Global legitimate handset shipments improved by 15% annually in Q2 2021. After uneven growth in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, handset sales in Q2 2021 cont... ...
  • Google Becomes Apple

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 03, 2021
    Google this week is unveiling its new Tensor chip. Tensor is a custom chip that brings ambient computing, machine learning and artificial i... ...
  • WiFi in Smartphones: Ubiquitous and Useful

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 26, 2021
    WiFi in smartphones is as ubiquitous as cellular radios – 100% of smartphones sold today have WiFi.  Surprisingly, a (much smaller) proportion of fea... ...
  • Ever evolving Bluetooth standards are powerful connectivity enablers

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 23, 2021
    Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology that lets handsets communicate with other devices.  The first Bluetooth handset was launched in 1999.  ... ...
  • The Wireless Phone is Still Wired

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 22, 2021
    Practically all handsets sold globally now use a USB type connector to connect the phone to a charger and for wired data transfer.  While USB Type-C is the... ...
  • The smartphone is the only camera you'll ever need

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 21, 2021
    Cameras are one of the most important features for consumers when choosing a smartphone to purchase, right up with battery life and not far behind OS choice and... ...
  • Smartphones add ever more advanced Wireless Connectivity Solutions

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 20, 2021
    The modern smartphone is a wireless marvel. Not just because of its cellular capabilities, but also because of the way that a range of wireless connectivity so... ...
  • OnePlus to Launch 5G AI / AR Smartphone

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    OnePlus next week looks set to launch its new Nord 2 5G smartphone with enhanced AI and AR features. Nord 2 5G blends a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-... ...
  • BPP vs. EPP

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    The "spec wars" for dominance of the 1-billion-unit wireless-charging smartphone industry are heating up. In the blue corner, we have Baseline Power Profile (B... ...

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