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Is smartphone innovation dead?
Have Apple, Samsung and co run out of ideas? Or is there something big waiting around the corner?
Samsung commits to foldables with the Galaxy Z Flip
The Galaxy Z Flip is a 6.7-inch phone that features a ‘Hideaway Hinge’ to fold into half the size.
Samsung unveils new Galaxy S20 smartphone lineup
In New Zealand, only the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra will be 5G compatible, which leaves the Samsun S20 limited to 4G.
Trade war and coronavirus uncertainty proves challenge for Huawei as smartphone shipments drop
The full-year decline in 2019 represents the third consecutive year of falling shipments.
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
OPPO voted Consumer NZ’s top mobile phone brand
“As a relatively young brand in the New Zealand market, to stand alongside only a select number of companies that hold a Top Brand title is an incredibly humbling achievement."
The Motorola razr returns - to Australia anyway
Australians can now pre-order the new Mortorola razr, but it will set you back AU$2700
Aspire releases GEN 4G dual-SIM smartphone
Despite the low price-point, Aspera’s new GEM is a fully-featured phone with an impressive specification.
Canalys: Smart devices to reach three billion by 2023
"A lot of progress has been made in the past 12 months, and it will be the most important trend in consumer technology in 2020."
Vodafone to launch eSIMs for devices and wearables
Offers greater flexibility to manage connections and use advanced features such as dual SIM capability.
Samsung reveals new rugged smartphone for enterprise
The XCover Pro is IP68 water and dust resistant, capable of withstanding drops of up to 1.5m without a case, and will include Samsung POS software.
IDC on used smartphone market: No signs of slowing down
"In contrast to the recent declines in the new smartphone market, as well as the forecast for minimal growth in new shipments over the next few years, the used market for smartphones shows no signs of slowing down across all parts of the globe."
Hands-on review: iPhone 11 Pro Max takes the workhorse phone to a whole new level
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is an extremely powerful device and performs in all the ways I hoped it would.
OPPO confirms Find X2 flagship to be unveiled Q1 2020
By next March, expect to see their next iteration with the X2 launch.
OPPO outlines $10b vision for smart device innovation
Oppo has outlined a $10 billion roadmap to developing an ecosystem of smart devices that will drive 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, and augmented reality technologies.
Hands-on review: InvisibleShield Glass Elite VisionGuard+ For iPhone 11 Pro Max
When you pay more than $2,000 for a device, and you are as clumsy as I am, the next natural step is to look for a really good screen protector.
Dunedin firm wins Expo 2020 Dubai Innovation Grant
“It is an enterprise with a mission to end preventable blindness through the use of affordable smartphone technology and artificial intelligence."
Hands-on review: OPPO A5 2020
Priced at under $350, like me you’ll be kicking yourself for spending more than twice that for a whole lot less phone.
ASUS launches ROG Phone II in Australia
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) is reinforcing its dedication to keen mobile gamers, with a new iteration of its smartphone product, the ROG Phone.
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.2 smartphone
Finally, for the first time in my life, I can discuss the merits of my photography and casually remark, “Oh that one was taken with one of my ZEISS lenses.”
Consumers fail to see value of 5G, Deloitte study finds
Up to 84% of respondents said they were not prepared to pay the $15 premium operators are proposing for 5G, indicating that telcos need to better communicate the value of the upgrade to consumers, Deloitte says.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 2Z
The OPPO Reno 2Z will be causing many of its pricier competitors a lot of angst, writes Owen McCarthy.
IDC: Global smartphone market returns to positive growth
"The market returning to positive growth shows the resilience of the industry as well as the ongoing demand for mobile phones, all in the face of many global macroeconomic challenges."
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple iPhone 11
This year, Apple released three iPhones into the market: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. While everyone was taken by the Pro line, I believe this year’s magic was all in the humble iPhone 11.