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Giveaway: Win the Huawei Y6 2019 with FutureFive
We’re back with the first giveaway of 2019, and once again Huawei is dishing out the goodies with a Huawei Y6 2019 smartphone up for grabs!
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
Huawei talks P Series history - and drops hints on the P30
Next week will see the covers come off the new Huawei P30 Series at a special launch event held at the Paris Convention Center.
22 Mar 2019
Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
21 Mar 2019
AU’s smartphone market suffers record decline
The smartphone market in Australia is going through some tough slog at the moment, but there is some good news on the horizon.
18 Mar 2019
Hands-on review: The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
As I began taking selfies you won’t be surprised to read how I was immediately drawn to “Handsome” mode. Improving on perfection is a tough ask but Huawei have risen to the challenge.
13 Mar 2019
Samsung Galaxy S10 gains record rating for its display
Following a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has heaped the praises on the Samsung Galaxy 10 - specifically, its display.
12 Mar 2019
Kiwis spending large on phones… for now
While New Zealanders are spending per device on smartphones than ever before, sellers should be wary that we will only go so fare.
11 Mar 2019
High cost means the foldable phone fad won’t catch on in 2019
Research analyst Canalys says while it’s inevitable that more vendors will jump in on the fad, it won’t be gaining much traction in 2019.
08 Mar 2019
Ever lost a diploma? List emerges of things left in NZ Ubers
Uber New Zealand has released the findings from its 2019 Lost & Found Index, detailing all the things that Kiwis left behind in cars last year.
07 Mar 2019
Oppo ‘zooms in’ on smartphone competition with new camera
The Chinese smartphone giant has launched the world's phone with a 10x lossless zoom camera array.
02 Mar 2019
New research suggests ways to make phones smarter and last longer
Melbourne researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to predict when users will reach for their mobile phone, helping people to maximise phone battery life.
26 Feb 2019
Nokia’s new phone has so many cameras, guys
The Nokia 9 PureView will have five cameras. That’s more cameras than anyone else. The most cameras.
25 Feb 2019
UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.
22 Feb 2019
Could Vivo's pop-up phone camera be the future?
This week at 2019 Mobile World Congress, Vivo unveiled its latest smartphone innovation - the V15Pro.
21 Feb 2019
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.
21 Feb 2019
Huawei to unveil P30 smartphone series in March
Huawei smartphone lovers have just over a month to wait before they meet the P20’s successor – the Huawei P30.
20 Feb 2019
LG's latest phone uses the display as an audio amplifier
If you’re struggling to get your head around the idea of a phone’s display as an amplifier, we can't blame you.
18 Feb 2019
Futuresource - Is 5G really ‘just around the corner’?
The radio frequencies required for full commercialisation of 5G have limited range and do not easily propagate through walls or buildings.
07 Feb 2019
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 2019
Four Chinese OEMs among top 10 global semiconductor customers
High regional growth has seen a slight reshuffle in the world’s top semiconductor chip buyers.
05 Feb 2019
NZ needs better tech to catch drivers who can't put their phones down
Put down your mobile phone if you’re driving – or risk getting snapped.
04 Feb 2019
Samsung cracks 1TB embedded smartphone storage
The new Universal Flash Storage offers the most internal memory yet and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card for data-intensive applications.
31 Jan 2019
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 2019