South Korean conglomerate Samsung has announced that they will conduct an investigation into its Galaxy Fold phones following a series of complaints. The world’s No.1 smartphone vendor confirmed that it will inspect units of its much vaunted foldable smartphone after a number of reviewers reported screen damage. A handful of US-based reporters were given the flagship Galaxy Fold phones, priced at $1,980, ahead of the model's official release next week. However, they reported screen issues within days of using the…
US electronics behemoth Intel has made the decision to withdraw from the 5G smartphone modem business following the unlikely resolution agreement that was brokered between Qualcomm and Apple. Apple and Qualcomm managed to settle the dispute between both parties over royalty payments and reached a deal ahead of fresh court case that was set to get underway in San Diego next week. The modems that connect smartphones to telecommunications networks were at the heart of the battle between Apple and…
US technology giant Apple is reportedly mulling over the prospect of entering into an unlikely partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei in an effort to address issues with the modem technology in its flagship iPhones.
During an exclusive launch event at the Paris Convention Center, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI P30 Pro. The HUAWEI P30 Series builds on the HUAWEI P Series DNA in design and photography and is the company’s most advanced series of smartphone cameras. These devices feature the innovative HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, an optical SuperZoom Lens, a new HUAWEI Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and enhanced optical and AI image stabilization technology. With these revolutionary technologies,…

Huawei launches the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone

Written on Monday, 25 February 2019 11:56
In the framework of the Mobile World Congress 2019 edition, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei unveiled the world’s fastest foldable 5G phone, just four days after rival Samsung became the first major handset maker to offer the feature.

Samsung takes the fight to Apple by opening new US stores

Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 12:53
South Korean conglomerate Samsung has unveiled its ambitious strategy to enhance its market share in the US by launching three new retails stores nationwide. Samsung officially announced that it will open the new retail facilities as it gears up to launch an updated version of its flagship Galaxy handsets in the United States. Some consumer experts are also claiming that the marketing strategy adopted by Samsung indicates clearly that the Seoul-based behemoth is directly challenging Apple in its domestic market.…
Global smartphone sales saw their worst contraction ever in 2018, and the outlook for 2019 isn't much better, new surveys show. Worldwide handset volumes declined 4.1% in 2018 to a total of 1.4 billion units shipped for the full year, according to research firm IDC, which sees a potential for further declines this year. “Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now,” said IDC analyst Ryan Reith. “Outside of a handful of high-growth markets like India, Indonesia, (South) Korea…

US tech giant announces recruitment cutback

Written on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:26
US technology giant Apple has announced that it will impose a recruitment cutback - which has been primarily forced due to weak sales on the company’s iPhone devices in the lucrative Chinese market. Bloomberg has reported that Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced the recruitment cutbacks just a day after he sent a letter to Apple investors that warned the company was bracing itself for a year-on-year decline in revenue for its fiscal Q1, which would shave $5bn from its guidance.…

Apple executive blasts Qualcomm during antitrust lawsuit trial

Written on Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:28
A prominent Apple executive has testified that Qualcomm refused to let the US technology behemoth use its chip technology in their latest line of iPhones due to an ongoing dispute between the two companies over licensing fees. The admission was made by Apple COO Jeff Williams, during court proceedings in relation to an antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Federal Trade Commission. Williams told the court that the global smartphone manufacturer expressed a desire to use both Qualcomm and Intel…

European court places ban on older iPhones

Written on Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:40
Chipmaker Qualcomm has won a patent dispute against phone giant Apple. Following a ruling in the District Court of Munich, Apple will no longer sell iPhone 7 and 8 across German stores and websites. The court ruled that Apple phones were infringing on Qualcomm’s intellectual property related to power saving technology in two of its older smartphones. Qualcomm was required to post a $1.34 billion security bond with German courts before it would take effect. Apple’s German website no longer…

Huawei and Honor to release two new smartphones

Written on Thursday, 20 December 2018 08:40
Huawei has unveiled the eagerly anticipated Nova 4 smartphone. The model features an innovative circular “hole-punch” cut-out for the 25-megapixel selfie camera, and a 48-megapixel primary camera on the rear. It also boasts an impressive 6.40-inch touch-screen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2310 pixels at a PPI of 398 pixels per inch. Features include face unlock technology, finger print and proximity sensors and will be available in the colours black, white, blue and red. The Chinese phone…

Huawei’s HONOR smartphones dominate Black Friday sales

Written on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 07:46
Leading smartphone e-brand HONOR, recorded an impressive sales performance on Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday in Europe, Middle East and USA. HONOR products dominated Amazon best seller lists in France, Germany, Italy and UK, with this year’s figures revealing a remarkable 250% YoY sales increase from 2017 across pan-European regions and sales in Spain reaching an impressive 300%. HONOR smartphones’ popularity with shoppers demonstrates HONOR's continued growth and the increasing demand for its AI-Powered models. The HONOR 9 Lite…
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