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Complete connection: the 75-year evolution of the mobile phone
The first mobile phone call was made 75 years ago, in a car. How has technology changed since then and what does the future of communication technology look like?
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G clinches top prize at GLOMO Awards
The phone won in the Best Smartphone category at the ceremony, beating out all other smartphones released in the past year.
Hands-on review: TCL 20 SE smartphone
The TCL 20 SE is a big phone for a small budget. But does it perform?
5G mobile subscriptions predicted to exceed over half a billion by the end of 2021
Ericsson predicts 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed over half a billion by the end of 2021, with an estimated one million new subscriptions every day.
Canalys: Smartphone market remains 'resilient' despite supply chain shortages
Although shipments fell 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the market has bounced back with shipments expected to grow 12% in 2021.
5G smartphone market most accelerated mobile technology generation ever
"Now 5G mmWave in smartphones is set to grow extensively in 2021 and beyond, driven by its use in Apple's latest iPhones destined mainly for the company's important U.S. market."
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi 11 5G Dual Sim Smartphone
The Mi 11 is designed for the visual creatives out there who will love its “on the fly” brilliance.
iPhones to capture 40% of smartphone market value despite Android device proliferation
Apple’s average selling price will rise in coming years, while Android devices will decline, unless they can leverage new technologies like 5G or bring new design features.
The NZ smartphone market reaches new heights due to pandemic
IDC marks the highest annual growth in 7 Years for New Zealand’s smartphone market.
New Nokia G20 smartphone lands in NZ with exclusive warranty offer
In a first for Kiwi consumers, the new phone comes with a three-year warranty in addition to a three-day battery life.
Hands-on review: OPPO A54 5G and OPPO A94 5G
These mid-range models offer an economical alternative to some of their higher-priced competition.
Smartphone shipments to reach 1.38 billion units this year despite economic woes — IDC
This represents a 7.7% increase from 2020, and IDC says the trend will continue: in 2022, shipments will total 1.43 billion — a year-over-year increase of 3.8%.
Hands-on review: Oppo A74 5G - a reliable and affordable 5G phone
5G is typically an offering found on higher-end smartphones. Oppo bucked the trend and included 5G on one of their budget phones.
Hands-on review: Oppo Find X3 Lite 5G - midrange done right
For a mid-range phone, the Oppo Find X3 definitely doesn’t skimp on cameras.
Android announces expansion to its earthquake alert system
Android has announced a new expansion to its Android Earthquake Alerts System that uses both the detection and alerts capabilities, bringing these alerts to Android users in countries that don’t have early warning alert systems.
Major shift in smartphone market - Huawei drops out, Samsung regains top spot
A major shift is occurring amongst the top smartphone vendors as the market continues its recovery.
Hands-on review: OPPO Find X3 Pro
The Find X3 Pro has a juicy set of specs. After a week of playing with some of the features, they have hooked me.. again!
LG quits the smartphone business
It becomes the first major smartphone brand to exit the market.
Samsung launches Galaxy XCover 5, a new rugged smartphone
The Galaxy XCover 5 fits within Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphone line, bearing a much chunkier resemblance to its counterparts.
Samsung releases new Galaxy A Series lineup
The Korean electronics giant introduced its Samsung Galaxy A32, A52, A72 and A52 5G smartphones last week, with the latter bringing the realm of 5G-capable smartphones into an affordable price range.
OPPO's Find X3 smartphone series shoots for one billion colours
OPPO has launched itself back into the smartphone market with the release of its new ‘premium and futuristic’ Find X3 Series.
PC & smartphone markets on strong growth trajectory in 2021 - IDC
Worldwide smartphone shipments could achieve a 5.5% growth rate this year - and PC shipment rates will also grow 18.2%.
Apple and Xiaomi only vendors to see smartphone growth in 2020 — Gartner
Apple’s growth was largely due to the success of the iPhone 12, which helped the company surpass Samsung to regain the status of number one global smartphone vendor for Q4 2020.
Smartphone sales to reach 1.5 billion this year — Gartner
The rebound reflects the consequences faced by the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a year in which smartphone sales declined by 10.5%.