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  • Huawei Number One as Global 5G Smartphone Shipments Hit Record 269 Million in 2020

    by Ken Hyers | 3月 25, 2021
    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global 5G smartphone shipments hit a record 269 million in 2020, rising over 1,300 percent from 19 mil... ...
  • Carbon Fiber Smartphone: Survey Result

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 17, 2021
    We surveyed this week over 100 tech-industry stakeholders worldwide on LinkedIn about whether they would purchase a smartphone wrapped in lightweight carbon fib... ...
  • Time of Flight to go Mass Market from Chinese Vendors

    by Ken Hyers | 3月 15, 2021
    Chinese smartphone vendors like Meizu appear to be poised to launch entry-level Time of Flight (ToF) smartphones.  The sensing technology is particularly p... ...
  • Amazon Vesta for Home Robots

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 11, 2021
    Rumors reemerged this week that Amazon will soon launch a (beta) home robot, codenamed Vesta, in the US. Such rumors have swirled for five years or more. But, ... ...
  • Will You Buy a Carbon-Fiber Smartphone?

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 10, 2021
    Smartphones are getting bigger and heavier. Carbon fiber can make them lighter. Will you buy one? Learn more in our new report here. ...
  • Qualcomm tackles wireless audio streaming

    by Ken Hyers | 3月 05, 2021
    Sales of Totally Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth headsets are skyrocketing.  So is mobile gaming, video streaming and listening to music on smartphones.  The... ...
  • Where is Your Phone Made?

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 04, 2021
    Your 4G / 5G smartphone or featurephone is almost certainly manufactured in Asia or Latin America. Learn more here. ...
  • Samsung upgrades Galaxy Buds Live TWS Headphones

    by Ken Hyers | 2月 26, 2021
    Samsung has brought new hearing enhancements to its Galaxy Buds Live TWS headphones.  The new feature, first introduced in its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS, let use... ...
  • Huawei Mate X2: Bigger in every way, but why?

    by Ken Hyers | 2月 24, 2021
    Huawei this week revealed its newest foldable, the Huawei Mate X2.  The newest flagship from the Chinese smartphone maker boasts a sizeable foldable displa... ...
  • OPPO Wireless Air Charging for Phones

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 23, 2021
    OPPO introduced today, in China, its prototype Wireless Air Charging (WAC) accessory for smartphones. OPPO WAC will enable your 5G handset to re... ...
  • Huawei X2 Foldable Has 8-Inch Screen

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 22, 2021
    Huawei today launched its new Mate X2 foldable with a huge 8-inch display. The X2 costs almost $3,000 and is the world’s most-expensive mainstream smartp... ...
  • G&D Brings eSIM Phones to Pakistan

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 18, 2021
    We notice Ufone, a mobile operator, has this month introduced a new eSIM program in Pakistan. This is Pakistan's first-ever eSIM rollout. The launch... ...
  • From Essential to Nothing

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 16, 2021
    As you may recall, former Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, once launched his Essential smartphone to crazy hype in the US way back in 2017. Essen... ...
  • Pixelworks Pushes into 5G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 15, 2021
    Pixelworks, of the US, has caught our eye. The processor firm -- famous for improving cinema flicks and home projectors -- is now driving a big push ... ...
  • How Good (or Bad) is Xiaomi Air Charge?

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 15, 2021
    Xiaomi’s new Air Charge box for the home claims to recharge your smartphone battery in open air while on the move. No&... ...
  • Apple iPhone Tops 5G Market

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 12, 2021
    As expected, Apple iPhone became the world’s number one 5G smartphone vendor in the final quarter of 2020. The lead over its rivals (like OPPO) is not a g... ...
  • Apple to Buy Bitcoin?

    by Neil Mawston | 2月 12, 2021
    Some say Bitcoin will eventually replace the US dollar. Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, is a big fan. Will Apple buy Bitcoin? We analyze the option... ...
  • Xiaomi Brings Wireless Charging to a Whole New Level

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | 1月 29, 2021
    In 23. January, Xiaomi, the worlds third largest (in 4Q20) smartphone vendor, announced a new revolutionary wireless charging method, the Mi Air Charge. T... ...
  • Samsung Display to Sell More Foldables?

    by Neil Mawston | 1月 28, 2021
    Speculative news out of Asia this week suggests Samsung Display could be about to supply more foldable screens to non-Samsung smartphone makers later this year.... ...
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G Has New OLED Screen

    by Neil Mawston | 1月 27, 2021
    Samsung announced this month that its flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone will (for the first time) use Samsung Display's new low-power OLED display, which ... ...

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