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.

DoT withdraws notification regarding mandatory testing of smartphones, cameras, smartwatches

01 May 2022

Technology
DoT withdraws notification regarding mandatory testing of smartphones, cameras, smartwatches

Amid widespread backlash, the Department of Telecom has decided to withdraw its notification to carry out compulsory testing and certification of consumer electronic products.

Global smartphone shipments down by 11% in Q1 of 2022

21 Apr 2022

Business
Global smartphone shipments down by 11% in Q1 of 2022

Amid unfavorable conditions, smartphone shipments have fallen by 11% in the first quarter of 2022, says new data from Canalys.

BLU G51s launched with a dual camera and UNISOC chip

07 Feb 2022

Technology
BLU G51s launched with a dual camera and UNISOC chip

American smartphone maker BLU has launched a new G51s model in the global market. Although the smartphone is listed on the official website, the company is yet to make any announcements regarding its price and availability.

#EndOfAnEra: BlackBerry pulls plug on its classic phones

05 Jan 2022

Technology
#EndOfAnEra: BlackBerry pulls plug on its classic phones

All good things must come to an end. Starting today, you can no longer use that old BlackBerry phone you have loved for so long.

37 new emojis coming in 2022: How are they selected?

22 Dec 2021

Technology
37 new emojis coming in 2022: How are they selected?

Nothing punctuates a text message like the perfect emoji. In the digital world, where face-to-face conversations have declined and most conversations take place through messages, emojis have become the go-to way of adding expressions and emotions.

POCO M3 blasts in India; investigation underway

02 Dec 2021

Technology
POCO M3 blasts in India; investigation underway

A new smartphone blast incident has surfaced in India and this time it is a POCO phone.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding how in-display fingerprint sensors work in smartphones

26 Nov 2021

Technology
#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding how in-display fingerprint sensors work in smartphones

Our phone unlocking journey started by pressing two keypad buttons on the Nokia 3310, passed through physical capacitive scanners, and has now reached a new level with in-display fingerprint sensors.

Top 5 'flagship killer' smartphones available in India

24 Nov 2021

Technology
Top 5 'flagship killer' smartphones available in India

It is a dream of all of us to get a feature-packed smartphone without denting the wallet.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is virtual RAM technology in smartphones?

23 Nov 2021

Technology
#NewsBytesExplainer: What is virtual RAM technology in smartphones?

In almost every new smartphone these days, we hear terms like Dynamic RAM Expansion, RAM Plus, or even Extended RAM. All of these terms mean the same thing - virtual RAM.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are foldable displays and how do they work?

23 Nov 2021

Technology
#NewsBytesExplainer: What are foldable displays and how do they work?

Thanks to technological advancements, foldable devices are no more conceptual ideas that we would see in sci-fi movies. In fact, they are the latest innovation in the world of smartphones.

Motorola G200 5G v/s Xiaomi 11T: Which one is better?

22 Nov 2021

Technology
Motorola G200 5G v/s Xiaomi 11T: Which one is better?

Motorola's latest Moto G200 5G has taken the Android world by storm with its premium specifications and affordable price-tag.

Moto G200 5G v/s OnePlus 9RT: Which one is better?

20 Nov 2021

Technology
Moto G200 5G v/s OnePlus 9RT: Which one is better?

Motorola had launched its latest smartphone, the Moto G200 5G, in Europe yesterday. Touted as the "flagship-killer," the handset offers high-end specifications, including a flagship Snapdragon processor, a high refresh rate display, and a 108MP main camera — all at an affordable price-tag.

Best 5G smartphones to buy in India under Rs. 20,000

19 Nov 2021

Technology
Best 5G smartphones to buy in India under Rs. 20,000

The 5G technology is rapidly moving from trials to commercialization and tech giants have already started incorporating it in day-to-day devices like smartphones and laptops.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding smartphone screen refresh rate and why it matters

13 Nov 2021

Technology
#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding smartphone screen refresh rate and why it matters

With each passing year, tech giants like OnePlus, ASUS, ZTE, and Xiaomi are introducing smartphones with a higher screen refresh rate than ever before.

These are the top 5 gaming smartphones of 2021

11 Nov 2021

Technology
These are the top 5 gaming smartphones of 2021

What does a user want from a gaming smartphone? High-level performance, good heat dissipation, smooth display, and responsive gaming triggers.

Why do smartphones explode and how can you prevent it?

10 Nov 2021

Technology
Why do smartphones explode and how can you prevent it?

Recent incidents of the OnePlus Nord 2 blasts have raised safety concerns among users, yet again.

90% of smartphone industry hit hard by semiconductor shortage: Counterpoint

02 Oct 2021

Technology
90% of smartphone industry hit hard by semiconductor shortage: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments will see a meager 6% growth in the second half of 2021, down from earlier predictions of 9%, due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, reported industry analysis firm Counterpoint Research.

OnePlus is merging with OPPO, but will operate independently

17 Jun 2021

Business
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.

Production of Pixel Fold's display rumored to commence in October

09 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

NewsBytes Explainer: Here's how graphene will transform smartphone technology

06 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

Samsung begins production for Apple iPhone 13 LTPO displays: Report

01 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

Xiaomi says it can charge a phone in 8 minutes

31 May 2021

Technology
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.

Google's under-display camera patent could radically transform future Pixel phones

27 May 2021

Technology
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.

Realme will launch new TechLife brand on May 25

24 May 2021

Business
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.

This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

14 May 2021

Technology
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.

How global part shortages could impact India's price-sensitive smartphone market

19 Apr 2021

Business
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.

LG announces shutdown of global smartphone business

05 Apr 2021

Business
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.

Xiaomi warns chip shortage will increase prices, but Apple unaffected

28 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

LG might shutter smartphone business as sale seems unlikely

23 Mar 2021

Business
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.

LG rollable phone might never materialize following company's restructuring

22 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

What should you expect from Android 12?

16 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

Samsung's new OLED improves sunlight legibility with reduced color accuracy

07 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

Xiaomi claims to wirelessly charge multiple devices over several meters

29 Jan 2021

Technology
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."

Global smartphone sale down by 5.7% in Q3: Report

01 Dec 2020

Business
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.

Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here

12 Sep 2020

Technology
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.

Xiaomi's future phone may have the ability to store earbuds

29 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Corning's latest smartphone glass can survive a 6-foot drop

25 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

21 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here

20 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

This app tracks your phone usage to monitor mental health

19 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

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