Smartphone

Why I Have To State The Obvious: The Snapdragon Insider Smartphone Was Made For Insiders

Qualcomm designed a new limited-edition smartphone made specifically for its Snapdragon Insider Community. Qualcomm is a company that I am very familiar with because of its involvement in various technologies, most notably its involvement in the 5G mobile ecosystem and expanding into automotive, PC and the IoT space. I also recently wrote a piece on …

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The Samsung S21 Ultra: A Phone To Render Most Cameras Obsolete

I took a multitude of devices with me on a recent weekend road trip with my vaccinated friends. Most of these devices were cameras or, specifically, different types of cameras. I took my S21 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro, Sony a7iii, Insta360 One , and Snap Spectacles 3 glasses. All of these cameras got some use …

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What’s New With Samsung Smartphone Security

Security has become one of the number one things that keeps CIOs up at night. I don’t blame them for stressing over it—when you are fighting against nation-state budgets and other adversaries with near limitless damage potential, security is a big deal. At our firm, we cover IoT end point security, the cloud datacenter and …

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Surprise! The Samsung S21 Ultra Is Great For The Enterprise, Too

At Galaxy Unpacked 2021, Samsung virtually launched the new Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and the Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy SmartTag. I attended the event alongside Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag, and you can read my full take here. I recently spent a few weeks using the Galaxy S21 Ultra as …

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Smartphones Diversify With New Rollables And Foldables As Market Matures

Smartphones are currently in the same transformational phase that we saw PCs go through over the last 10 years. While the PC category used to be defined by desktops and laptops, now, a PC has many different forms. These range from form factors like Dell’s Optiplex 3090, which neatly and discretely hides inside of a …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Review: Nailed It

The Samsung Galaxy lineup welcomed additions to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, launching virtually at CES last week. The Galaxy Unpacked event showed the new S21 devices and the new Galaxy Buds Pro. You can read my full take here. Previously, the Galaxy S20 smartphone lineup was one that I spent much …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review: A Big Step Forward

Over the past week, Samsung virtually announced the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra at their Galaxy Unpacked event last Thursday, which I attended, along with Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag, where Samsung released its new line of phones. You can find my coverage of the Unpacked 2021 event, Galaxy …

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 Brings Style And Performance To S21 Smartphones And Buds Pro Earbuds

Galaxy Unpacked is always an exciting event for Samsung fans and especially for industry analysts like myself. Samsung takes the event as its own platform to share its latest enterprise and consumer smartphones, tablets, and plenty of different wearable solutions. Last year’s event brought us the Note20 and Note20+, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the …

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Surface Duo Review: Misunderstood And Underappreciated

I will be the first person to admit that I was only mildly interested when I initially heard about the Microsoft Surface Duo. My first smartphone was a Microsoft-powered HTC Titan, branded the XV6800 and made for UTStarcom. I loved that phone—it ran Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and came with Microsoft Office pre-installed on …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Builds On Leadership In 5G, AI And Gaming Performance

Qualcomm is known as the world leader in 5G technology, with its SoCs at the heart of many of the world’s leading flagship phones. Every December, the company hosts its Tech Summit to show off the latest flagship chips that are already shipping to customers for next year’s flagship phones. For the last few years, …

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What Apple Is Promising With The New MacBooks And Its Smartphone-Derived Silicon

As I reported in June, Apple announced at its WWDC that it is moving the Mac lineup of PCs from Intel processors to its own home-grown mobile SoCs. The company says it will manage a multi-year transition from Intel-based systems over two years, and it will leverage its Bionic line of IP for its new designs. This …

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Why You Should Buy The iPhone 12 Even If You Don’t Think You Need 5G

You may have already heard the buzz around the new iPhone 12, which Apple lifted the curtain on this week. Featuring an A14 Bionic processor and a Qualcomm 5G modem, the iPhone 12 represents Apple’s first attempt at a 5G phone—big news, even though Apple’s competitors are already on their 2nd or 3rd generation of 5G phones. …

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Apple Claims The IPhone 12’s A14 Bionic ‘Challenges Laptops’ But Gives No Details

Apple hosted its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday and gave more details on its newest Apple A14 Bionic SoC. The A14 SoC is the heart of Apple’s latest iPad Air, and all four versions of the new 5G enabled iPhone 12. During the new iPhone 12 and A14 Bionic chip’s unveiling, the company made …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Three Week Review: Nearly Perfect

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G became available for purchase. The Z Fold2 5G is Samsung’s second iteration of the Galaxy Fold and comes with some needed design improvements. The foldable form factor is a breath of fresh air, considering the incremental improvements that we have witnessed in the last few years …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review: The Best Android Tablet Yet

In early August, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. These tablets are premium and designed to compete with the Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro. The new Android tablets target the high-end tablet market. These tablets look more like a PC replacement than a tablet for just reading or watching videos. Although …

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Why Samsung Galaxy’s Smartphone Product Segmentation Makes Sense

Samsung is the world’s number one smartphone vendor in terms of global unit market share. However, as the company has gotten bigger and more successful, some people have started to claim that the company has too many product lines. This criticism has become increasingly more common as the smartphone market size has grown, with there …

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Review: High End Smartphone Done Right

For the past few weeks, I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G as my go-to phone. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s newest offering aimed at Android users that view smartphones as an ultimate productivity platform. The Note20 Ultra is the follow on to the Note10 Plus and makes some significant …

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Microsoft Delivers New Mobile Productivity Use Cases With Surface Duo, Orderable Today For $1,399

Last October, Microsoft announced two new products, the Surface Duo (read here) and the Surface Neo (read here), to join its Surface lineup. While the Covid-19 crisis and Windows 10X reprioritization has delayed the release of the Surface Neo, today, Microsoft officially released its new Android smartphone, the Surface Duo. Last year, Microsoft promised Duo …

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Samsung Brings Swag To Its Ecosystem At Galaxy Unpacked 2020

Yesterday was an exciting day for tech as Futurum Research and Moor Insights & Strategy kick off the second day of The Six Five Summit, and Samsung kicks off the Samsung Unpacked event. Moor Insights & Strategy’s Senior Analyst Anshel Sag covered the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 announcements that you can read about here. At last year’s Samsung Unpacked …

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Exploring Qualcomm’s Vital Position In The 5G Ecosystem With QTL President Alex Rogers – The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Qualcomm EVP and QTL President Alex Rogers to discuss Qualcomm’s recent win in the Court of Appeals, its licensing business, 5G intellectual property, and how Qualcomm helping spread the technology around the world. In our conversation, Alex, Patrick and I …

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