Gartner sees smartphone recovery
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Monday, 30 November 2020 10:07

Gartner sees smartphone recovery


5G is the cause

Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting their Tarot cards and rattling their collective bones to divine that there is a recovery underway for the smartphone market.

Smartphone users have the attention span of a goldfish
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Nothing to do with too many notifications


A study has poured cold water on the notion that smartphone users are distracted by too many notifications.

DXOMARK now scores displays
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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 13:56

DXOMARK now scores displays


Game changing 400+ objective measurements

After great success with the scientific approach and standardization in camera testing, DXOMARK has decided to start testing mobile phone displays. There was a big debate for years how to accurately do that, and so far, no media house managed to stand out as the task is time and budget intensive.

Samsung might soon launch its latest M-series smartphone
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Powered by a Qualcomm 730 Snapdragon

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Samsung's M-series smartphone will arrive soon with Qualcomm 730 Snapdragon under the bonnet.

Huawei prepares mid-range smartphone
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Friday, 13 March 2020 12:27

Huawei prepares mid-range smartphone


AQM-AL10 spotted on Chinese certification site

Huawei appears to be gearing up for the launch of its new mid-range smartphone.

Black Shark releases third generation gaming smartphone
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Comes in standard and Pro versions

Xiaomi's sub-brand, Black Shark, has released its third-generation gaming smartphone, and although it will first launch in China, Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro will be bringing their unique gaming-oriented features to the global market at a later date.

Vivo shows its APEX 2020 concept in more detail
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With 6.45-inch FullView screen and more

Although it failed to be the star of the MWC 2020 show in Barcelona due to Coronavirus, the vivo APEX 2020 concept phone has just been described in detail and it shows in which direction vivo is heading with its future smartphones.

Huawei displays a Mate Xs foldable smartphone
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Comes with Kirin 990 5G SoC and improved hinge design

A year after it introduced the original foldable Mate X, Huawei has now announced the Mate Xs, an updated version that will feature a Kirin 990 5G SoC, and a couple of other improvements, including a new hinge system.

US people will not pay more than $1000 for a smartphone
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Unless they are really really stupid and rich

Beancounters at analyst outfit NPD have added up some numbers and worked out that less than 10 percent of Americans are actually spending $1,000 or more on a smartphone.

One in four kids have smartphone addiction problems
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Could result in poor mental health

One in four children and young people could have problematic smartphone use, according to research that also suggests such behaviour is associated with poorer mental health.