Articles about Smartphones
Smartphones can be defined as personal computers with a mobile operating system, but for handheld use and in the shape and size of an average mobile, typically being pocket-sized. Apple and Samsung dominate the current market share in smartphone sales with millions of units being sold every month, with almost 99% of all smartphones in the market either running on Android or IOS.
17 Jun 2021
OnePlus is merging with OPPO, but will operate independently
OnePlus and OPPO are sister concerns owned by the Chinese parent group BBK Electronics. After increasingly close collaboration between the two brands over the years, OnePlus is officially merging with OPPO.
09 Jun 2021
Production of Pixel Fold's display rumored to commence in October
Hot on the heels of a leak suggesting that Samsung will make ultra-thin glass (UTG) and OLED panels for Google's rumored foldable Pixel phone, fresh rumors suggest that Samsung will begin production of these specialized display panels in October this year.
06 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Explainer: Here's how graphene will transform smartphone technology
It's hard to miss graphene even if you are only tangentially interested in technology. This wonder material spans a mind-boggling spectrum of possible engineering applications that can radically improve commercial products.
01 Jun 2021
Samsung begins production for Apple iPhone 13 LTPO displays: Report
Samsung has reportedly begun manufacturing high-tech LTPO displays for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models. Meanwhile, LG has also initiated production of traditional LTPS displays for the lower-end variants of next year's iPhone smartphones.
31 May 2021
Xiaomi says it can charge a phone in 8 minutes
Following its newest fast charging technology demonstration, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has laid claim to the world record for the fastest wired and wireless charging speeds.
27 May 2021
Google's under-display camera patent could radically transform future Pixel phones
The smartphone space is home to an ongoing technological arms race, where manufacturers are compelled to outdo one another. Google's latest patent is a shot in the arm for the ever-increasing screen-to-body ratio of modern smartphones.
24 May 2021
Realme will launch new TechLife brand on May 25
Smartphone company Realme has recently announced the launch of a new brand called D under its TechLife division.
14 May 2021
This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device
You might have heard of frag grenades, but now there's an equally destructive security vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi standard. The "FragAttacks" loophole is all encompassing and it not only affects the usual smartphones, computers, and tablets, but essentially anything with Wi-Fi capability.
19 Apr 2021
How global part shortages could impact India's price-sensitive smartphone market
Smartphone manufacturers around the world are plagued by chip shortage that's exacerbated by Taiwan's water crisis. However, brands in India are also witnessing a pandemic-fuelled slowdown in demand while they watch the Rupee gradually depreciate against the US Dollar.
05 Apr 2021
LG announces shutdown of global smartphone business
LG has officially announced that it will shut down its mobile phone business after failing to find a buyer for its faltering consumer technology arm.
28 Mar 2021
Xiaomi warns chip shortage will increase prices, but Apple unaffected
Gamers have been forced to buy graphics cards at insane markups due to global chip shortages. Looks like it's the smartphone buyers' turn to suffer now.
23 Mar 2021
LG might shutter smartphone business as sale seems unlikely
LG Electronics might be forced to shutter its smartphone business according to a report from a South Korean outlet Dong-A Ilbo. LG had been trying to sell off its loss-making mobile phone unit, but it can't seem to find buyers.
22 Feb 2021
LG rollable phone might never materialize following company's restructuring
LG's exciting rollable phone project may have been put on ice according to the latest reports coming out of Korea.
16 Feb 2021
What should you expect from Android 12?
Android 12 (codenamed Snow Cone) will reportedly pack features previously exclusive to third-party Android skins such as MIUI and OxygenOS. The update will bring an improved one-handed mode, revamped auto-rotation, a quick setting for reduced brightness, and a gaming mode.
07 Feb 2021
Samsung's new OLED improves sunlight legibility with reduced color accuracy
OLED displays may be gorgeous, but their relatively poor sunlight legibility is a major issue for smartphones. Samsung Display, however, claims to have found a solution with a new OLED display that promises "bright and clear" outdoor visibility.
29 Jan 2021
Xiaomi claims to wirelessly charge multiple devices over several meters
Xiaomi has announced the "Mi Air Charge Technology," which makes up a wireless charging system that's touted to charge various gadgets "within a radius of several meters."
01 Dec 2020
Global smartphone sale down by 5.7% in Q3: Report
The sale of smartphones to end users around the world totaled 366 million units in the third quarter of 2020, marking a drop of 5.7% from the same period last year, a report said on Monday.
12 Sep 2020
Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here
When Google had unveiled Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with top-end internals and impeccable cameras, they were seen as the company's answer to flagships in the market.
29 Jul 2020
Xiaomi's future phone may have the ability to store earbuds
Xiaomi's smartphone designs, be it for flagships or budget devices, have mostly been right on the mark.
25 Jul 2020
Corning's latest smartphone glass can survive a 6-foot drop
Corning, the American technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials, has announced the next-generation of protective glass for smartphones - Gorilla Glass Victus.
21 Jul 2020
Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger
Fast chargers are a boon for people who prefer to power up their phones/laptops in quick and short charging sessions.
20 Jul 2020
Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here
Google's Pixel line-up has drawn a lot of attention for its extraordinary camera and software features.
19 Jul 2020
This app tracks your phone usage to monitor mental health
When a contagion is claiming hundreds of lives on a daily basis, problems like anxiety and depression can increase exponentially.
28 Jun 2020
This 'smart mask' can amplify your voice, make calls
The COVID-19 crisis has brought a "new normal" upon us, a world where people prefer to remain socially distant and protected with masks and face shields.
08 Jun 2020
Samsung patents weird 'two-way' foldable phone: Details here
After launching two highly innovative foldable phones - the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip - Samsung appears to be exploring new ideas for the third member of the series.
26 May 2020
LG Poland's controversial video shows V60 can take upskirt shots
In the race to promote their products, companies may end up making some blatant marketing errors.
25 May 2020
Huawei Enjoy Z 5G, with MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset, launched
As an addition to its range of budget-friendly smartphones, Huawei has launched the Enjoy Z 5G in China.
24 May 2020
Best Android smartphones you can buy with 12GB of RAM
As more and more buyers gravitate towards powerful smartphones for gaming, entertainment, and other digital services, brands are also pushing the envelope by packing top-of-the-line hardware.
21 May 2020
Ahead of May 26 launch, Redmi 10X listed for pre-bookings
Ahead of its launch on May 26, Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi 10X has been listed for pre-ordering on a Chinese e-retailer's website. As per the product page, it will come in Standard and 5G-ready Pioneer models.
11 May 2020
COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes
As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.
05 May 2020
Mi Commerce, Xiaomi's new e-commerce platform to boost sales
In a bid to boost sales in a market hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Xiaomi is launching a new e-commerce service called 'Mi Commerce'.
27 Apr 2020
Xiaomi patents weird-looking smartphone with 'twisting display'
Continuing the endeavor to get rid of notches and hole-punches, Xiaomi has patented a smartphone design that shows something you may have never seen before - a twisting display.
15 Apr 2020
Finally, Apple launches new iPhone SE at Rs. 42,500
After months of leaks and rumors, the affordable, second-generation 'iPhone SE' - which many called iPhone 9 - is finally here.
19 Mar 2020
OPPO's Realme is launching a sub-brand called 'Narzo'
In a bid to expand its footprint, Realme, the Chinese smartphone company owned by OPPO, has announced a new sub-brand called 'Narzo'.
17 Mar 2020
Apple reportedly working on affordable 'iPhone 9 Plus' too
We already know about Apple's plan to launch an entry-level iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 model.
14 Mar 2020
Your phone is dirtier than toilet-seat. Samsung has a solution
Just as Google and Apple continue to take aggressive steps to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, Samsung is doing its own bit to prevent the disease from spreading.
10 Mar 2020
Unihertz Atom XL: Modern Android smartphone made for rough use
China-based Unihertz has launched a pocketable rugged smartphone that packs all the latest specs and is designed to survive rough use.
07 Mar 2020
#Coronavirus: How to clean smartphone, which is dirtier than toilet-seat
Our smartphones, that we use from our morning commute to dinner tables to sleep, carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. Evidently, cell phones are far dirtier than we think, and the more germs they collect, the more infections we are likely to contract.
06 Mar 2020
Now, you can suggest new software features to OnePlus
In a bid to improve its phones, OnePlus has launched a campaign calling the public to suggest new features for OxygenOS.
21 Feb 2020
All Samsung Galaxy phones hit by mysterious notification
Did you get a mysterious notification on your Samsung device? Well, you are not alone!