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The Biggest Mobile Device And Chipset Announcements At MWC 2022

Earlier this month, I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, my first in-person MWC since the pandemic outbreak in 2020. I felt comfortable attending this year knowing that strict testing, masking and tracing requirements were in place. Out of the approximately 61,000 people who attended the show, I am personally only aware of …

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Review: Samsung Brings Back The Best Of The Note Legacy With The Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung’s most successful series of devices. During the phablet era, it led the charge, was the only successful smartphone with a built-in stylus, and for years had the highest-end specs and feature list of any smartphone. Strategically, Samsung consolidated its smartphone portfolio, making the 2019 Galaxy Note …

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Review: Samsung Made The Galaxy S22 Is The Most Compact Smartphone Of 2022

Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of devices at its Galaxy Unpacked Event. This year was a great year as we saw Samsung announce its Ultra device, bringing back the Note experience, and updating its Tab S serieswith a new Ultra tablet. While more eyes were on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Tab S8 Ultra …

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Offers A More Affordable Samsung Experience

This week Samsung held its Galaxy A event where it announced two new Galaxy A devices. Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of flagship devices, and this time around, Samsung announced its more affordable Galaxy A53 and A33 smartphones. You can read my review of the Galaxy S22 Ultra hereand the Galaxy S22 here. What impressed me …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy coverage of Mobile World Congress 2022

Mobile World Congress (MWC) was held in Barcelona, Spain, and was attended by top analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, including Anshel Sag, Will Townsend, and Patrick Moorhead. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the top tech areas, including mobile device and chipset announcements, networking, 5G, edge, carrier services, and IoT. You can download the …

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Galaxy Unpacked: Everyone Take Note, The King Of Smartphones Is Back

Every Year, Samsung announces its next-generation Galaxy S series of devices at Samsung Unpacked. The Galaxy S series usually sets a lot of flagship standards for that year for smartphone innovation. Interestingly, one of the many strategic ways that Samsung innovates is by not putting all of its new technology in one basket but spreading …

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Samsung Could Take The Galaxy S21 FE In Many Directions

Better late than never. Samsung announced its Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) at the beginning of the year and, although Samsung has just announced its new Galaxy S22 devices, the Galaxy S21 FE play still holds water in 2022. Here is my analysis of the Galaxy S21 FE in the wake of the new Samsung …

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Qualcomm Made Its Case About Dominating Premium Android Phones In 2022 At Its Recent Snapdragon Summit

I thought I had published this analysis, but the CMS gods had second thoughts. Better late than never? Qualcomm held its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii in December, and under reasonable, sometimes unreasonable COVID protocols (masks outside), I was able to attend the event in person. The event covered many topics, including XR, gaming, 5G …

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Surface Duo 2 Review: Huge Improvements To A Groundbreaking Design

Microsoft announced its next-generation Android smartphone, the Surface Duo 2, back in October, and I have been using the device for a few months now. The Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s second go at an Android device, and I think there are some admirable improvements over the last generation.  The Surface Duo 2 is a …

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MediaTek’s Flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC Isn’t The Company’s Only Interesting New Chip

Last month, MediaTek, at its Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, CA, announced its first foray into the flagship smartphone SoC market: the Dimensity 9000. The company’s first 4nm chip from TSMC features a multitude of flagship-worthy features that make it competitive with what’s already available in the market today. The company didn’t stop there, though. …

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Samsung Announces Bespoke Edition For The Galaxy Z Flip3 And Watch4 At The Galaxy Unpacked Event Part 2

Last week, along with the announcement of the new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max-based MacBooks and Google’s Pixel 6 devices with its Tensor chip, Samsung held its Unpacked Part 2 event where it announced new designs of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and some of its accessories. In my coverage of the Galaxy Event Part 1 back …

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Google Unveils The New Tensor SoC, The Heart Of The New Pixel 6 Line Of Phones

It started as rumors and was eventually confirmed by Google that the company would be replacing Qualcomm’s chipsets in favor of its custom silicon. Some suspected that Google’s design would be completely new, while others suspected it would be some variation of Samsung’s Exynos processor. While it appears that Google is using a Samsung 5G …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Smartphone Review

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the new Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (SSI). The smartphone is a collaboration between Asus, responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling the phone, and Qualcomm, who will offer the internals to power the experience. Like I mentioned before, this premium smartphone was designed for a select community of Snapdragon Insiders, …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review- An Affordable Foldable For Every Businessperson

Recently, Samsung announced two new foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3. Over the last couple of years, I have spent an immense amount of time evaluating, reviewing, and expressing my opinions on the current state and the future of foldable phones. Since Samsung’s initial foldable concept a few …

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Samsung Improves Its Foldables With Pen, Better Durability, Display, Processor, And Pricing

Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event today, where it announced its next generation of Galaxy devices. What always excites me about the Galaxy Unpacked Event is Samsung almost always announces something big and innovative that paves the way for new technologies and smart companion interactions. And for its competition to follow it. The Galaxy …

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Samsung’s B2B Head Says Every Businessperson Could Derive Value From A Foldable

I have written a fair amount on Samsung’s Business to Business (B2B) offerings, and one of those offerings includes its mobile lineup of business smartphones. You can read here how Samsung equipped Walmart workers with personal work devices with its XCover Pro. The Note Series has been the best lineup of B2B smartphones because of its all-around …

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Samsung Foldable Pre-Order Prices Are Actually Affordable When Compared To Premium Apple iPhones

One of the more eye-catching announcements at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked was its price points for its new foldable Galaxy Z series devices. Don’t get me wrong, the prices for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3 can be hard to swallow and should be looked at through the premium goggles. However, Samsung priced these new …

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What Does Google’s Tensor SoC Mean For Google’s Hardware And Software Efforts?

This past week, Google announced its upcoming Tensor SoC, supported by a blog from Google Hardware lead Rick Osterloh detailing how the SoC will impact Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones. Interestingly, though Osterloh’s blog mentions AI four times, it never once mentions 5G—the primary selling point for phones these days. This is likely …

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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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