Tag: smartphones

Honor Bets on Evolutionary Phone Design

Huawei’s sub-brand prepares to launch new phones The law of diminishing returns has almost certainly kicked in for smartphone design. Over the past decade, smartphones have moved toward a single…

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Gamer Stereotypes Debunked

More than half of US adults play video games Last week, the Entertainment Software Association, a trade body representing the video game industry in the US, released findings — available…

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Folding Pains

Lessons from Samsung’s flexible-display troubles It’s no secret that I’ve been excited about the advent of smartphones with flexible displays, which now seem to be commonly referred to as foldables….

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India to Become Manufacturing Hub for Apple

Foxconn will shift production from China to India This week, Foxconn, the largest assembler of Apple products, announced that it will begin mass-producing flagship iPhones in India. Until now, Apple…

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New Snapdragon Chips Signal Changes in Smartphone Market

Mobile platforms give Qualcomm the scale to take artificial intelligence to the cloud There was a time when the smartphone market was straightforward. Portfolios were neat and manageable, and consumers…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Playground

Huge investment in promotional pop-up store To mark the launch of its Galaxy S10 family of devices and 10 years of Galaxy products, Samsung has opened a giant two-storey pop-up…

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The Next Big Merger

Will two device designs fold into one? For those old enough to remember the turn of the century, there was a term used so often that it felt like it…

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A Good Year before a Difficult Year

Huawei report shows smartphone strength, but the network business is challenged On 29 March, Huawei published its annual report for 2018. Huawei is a private company and isn’t obliged to…

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The Eye of the Beholder

Smartphone camera selection is becoming a subjective choice It’s been a busy few weeks in new premium smartphones, and a common theme has been the emphasis on the camera, or…

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The End of the Smartphone Era as We Know It

AT&T CEO envisions a world without smartphones Nothing lasts forever. So what comes after smartphones? It’s hard to picture a post-smartphone age. Take a glance at pedestrian traffic anywhere in…

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