Smartphone

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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Arm’s New CPUs Aim To Kickstart Smartphone Market And Enable Richer PC Experiences

Late last month, Arm announced a pair of new CPU cores that the company licenses to chip partners who then use these designs to build chips of all kinds. Arm itself is owned by the Japanese conglomerate Softbank but was acquired because of the dominant position the company has in smartphones and is poised for …

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Apple IPhone SE Versus Samsung Galaxy A51 Comparison Review- Best Phone For $399?

In 2020, Apple and Samsung have both beefed up their budget-friendly smartphone offerings with the iPhone SE and the Galaxy A51. Both companies globally do well at the mid-range but there is a lot of market share to be taken. There seems to be a lot of appetite from consumers for the look of a …

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UL Benchmarks Delists MediaTek-Based Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Sony, And Realme Smartphones With ‘Suspect’ Benchmark Scores

UL BenchmarkUL BENCHMARK The saga of MediaTek’s benchmark score scandal continues where AnandTech accused the company of ‘cheating’ via whitelisting certain benchmarks into a special unsustainable ‘Sports Mode’ high-performance mode. This was written in detail by Anandtech and covered by yours truly with some of my own analysis based on over a decade of benchmarking phones. One …

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Samsung’s Timing Is Perfect For The Latest A Series Phones

Samsung released its newest lineup of Galaxy A series devices last week. The Galaxy A series lineup targets budget-friendly consumers, but this year Samsung implemented a flagship feature. The A-series lineup features 5G variants at an affordable price range, and Samsung released these 5G variants at the perfect time. Consumers can be put into two …

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How Technology Kept Me Sane During My Fight With COVID-19

If you follow me on social media, you may know that a few weeks ago I managed to contract the SARS-COV-2 virus, also known as the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19. During that time, I exhibited all of the common symptoms of the illness as well as some that are less common. While I will …

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A Review: Six Months With The Samsung Galaxy Fold

Looking back, I can say definitely that the Samsung Galaxy Fold the most impressive phone I tested in 2019. Not just that—it was the most interesting and curiosity-inducing device I’ve ever used. As I mentioned in my recent column on foldables, I’ve had numerous strangers come up to me and ask about the Fold to either …

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: If You Were Ever Thinking Of Swapping Out Your iPhone, Now’s The Time

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event with Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Anshel Sag and Mark Vena, where Samsung released its new line of phones. You can find Moor Insights & Strategy Senior Analyst Anshel Sag’s coverage of the S20 here. You can find my coverage of the S20 lineup here, as …

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We Know The New Samsung Galaxy S20 Is An Awesome Consumer Phone, But How About For The Enterprise?

Many have predicted that 2020 will be the year that 5G really takes off and I believe that. Last year most major carriers announced their plans for 5G network deployment and in the US, every major carriers have some kind of 5G network based on mmWave, sub6 GHz, or both. Additionally, we’ve seen 5G-enabled devices …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: A More Refined Foldable Phone

Last week, Samsung released its new line of Galaxy S devices and its newest foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip. You can find my event coverage of the S20 here and Moor Insights and Strategy Senior Analyst Anshel Sag’s coverage of the S20 here. The Z Flip is Samsung’s second, arguably third, go at a …

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