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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
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.