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To bezel or notch to bezel - the evolution of smartphones
Futuresource Consulting reflects on the smartphone design trends of 2018 and what might be coming through the coming year.
05 Feb 19
IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
31 Jan 19
Oppo unveils world-first 10x lossless zoom phone camera
At a conference Oppo has revealed its revolutionary phone camera in addition to new fingerprint unlocking tech.
18 Jan 19
OPPO aims to have 5G device launched by end of year
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is working with Keysight Technologies to accelerate the development of their 5G smartphone.
15 Jan 19
Oppo to launch AX7 smartphone in NZ this week
The OPPO AX7 is a phone that fuses ‘premium features’ with an entry-level price point, according to the company.
14 Jan 19
Huawei and Oppo fastest growing handsets in Oz
Although they still are far from Apple and Samsung's numbers, the Chinese manufacturers are staking their claim on a piece of the Aussie market.
20 Dec 18
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
“This is just the beginning. Through 5G, we are creating truly immersive and revolutionary smartphones that will unlock a whole new user experience."
04 Dec 18
OPPO R17 Pro a smartphone for photography lovers
OPPO has clearly seen the value of producing reasonably high-specced smartphone cameras: The R17 is staking its marketing claims on ‘redefining the limit of smartphone cameras’.
09 Nov 18
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
06 Nov 18
OPPO smartphone trials first 5G internet connection
Oppo succeeds with a 5G internet connection - but Kiwis may have to wait a while for 5G yet.
31 Oct 18
Hands-on review: The Oppo R11s takes on other flagship phones
Oppo along with Xiaomi and Huawei have been some of the brands seen as new class leaders.
10 Apr 18
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
21 Feb 18
Samsung tops smartphone shipments in 2017 despite Apple claiming Q4 - IDC
An IDC report has shown that Samsung’s smartphone shipments took a dive in Q4, letting Apple take the top spot but only for that quarter.
02 Feb 18
OPPO releases limited edition FC Barcelona themed R11
Your phone can now be as passionate, loud and bold as you...
05 Dec 17
Gartner: solid growth for top 5 global smartphone vendors
All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple.
01 Dec 17
Hands-on review: Oppo R11, the perfect iPhone for Android lovers
It’s a great phone, and the strength of the Oppo brand can no longer be denied...
09 Nov 17
Smartphone market up 2.7% as more affordable models dominate
Smartphone vendors may be launching their high-end flagships in abundance, but it’s more affordable models that will drive the market.
07 Nov 17
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
28 Oct 17
Kantar reveals that Samsung remains the king of smartphones
"Samsung took full advantage of the weeks just before the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were released..."
18 Oct 17
Hands-on review: The Oppo A77 is an affordable alternative to iOS
The Oppo A77 is a reasonably affordable Android phone that is skinned to look like iOS...
02 Oct 17
Oppo signs PB Tech deal as it ramps up NZ presence
PB Tech has inked a deal to provide Oppo phones in New Zealand as the Chinese smartphone vendor extends its local footprint.
11 Sep 17
Huawei clinches Apple’s 2nd place spot in global smartphone sales
The findings come from market research company Counterpoint in its recently released Market Pulse report for July 2017.
08 Sep 17
Australian mobile phone market exceeding expectations with 18% growth
Australia’s mobile phone market romped in ahead of expectations in Q2 2017, growing 18.4% thanks to the launch of new Android devices.
28 Aug 17
Eight things you didn’t know about smartphone market challenger Oppo
Chinese device brand Oppo aims to deliver all the features of a premium phone with a third of the price.
24 Aug 17