Smartphone

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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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Line Marks A Generational Leap For Samsung

There have been a lot of leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 line of phones. The company’s new line of Galaxy S phones promised to mark a generational leap in the phone’s specifications and capabilities—hence the jump from S10 to the S20. Now that we’ve seen the full specifications of the new Galaxy S20 …

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Like It Or Not, The Future Is Full Of Foldables

I first got a chance to play with Lenovo’s prototype foldable devices 3 years ago at Lenovo Tech World, and I’ve been excited about the emerging category ever since. It’s not just me, though—lots of people recognize the potential of foldable devices. Foldables were back in the news last week with the unveiling of its new Galaxy …

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Long-Term, Twelve Week Review

It has been around three months since Apple started shipping its new generation of iPhones. The quicker-take reviews are out but I wanted to do a longer-term, twelve-week review. For Android users, I also try to do as many comparisons as I can if you’re interested in flirting with Apple and iOS. The iPhone 11 …

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Samsung Launches Category-Defining Galaxy XCover Pro For Frontline Workers

Samsung is a company I follow very closely in a number of areas. Lately, the Samsung newsroom has been abuzz with consumer electronics news from its various announcements at CES 2020 (see my coverage here if interested). Samsung launched a number of intriguing new devices at the consumer electronics extravaganza, including my personal favorite, the new Samsung …

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MediaTek Surprises With Dimensity 1000 5G Smartphone SoC

MediaTek has a long history of being a competitive player in the smartphone market. The company’s position has always been one that many have considered being a mid-tier and low-end solution provider with many of the most popular phones in the world selling with its chips in volumes that would surprise anyone. However, most of …

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