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Podcast: Online Channels Help SEA Beat COVID Blues, Attract OEMs

The South East Asia (SEA) smartphone market declined in the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdowns. But as the restrictions started to ease,…

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First Impressions: Asus ROG Phone 5 Brings Promising Upgrade, But Competition Gets Fierce

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is powered by the latest 5nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It is one of the first smartphones to feature up to 18GB of RAM. The…

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Podcast: 5G Smartphone Shipments to Double in 2021 Despite Component Shortages

We saw the first wave of 5G smartphone launches in H1 2019 with prices above $1,000. These premium smartphones gave way to a completely new pricing…

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LG Wing 5G Review: A Sidekick Among Foldables

The LG Wing 5G is an innovative dual-screen smartphone where the primary display swivels to reveal the secondary screen. Under the hood is a 7nm…

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Podcast: Auto Sector’s Semiconductor Shortage Likely to Ease in Late 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted automobile sales in H1 2020. But as the demand started recovering in H2 2020, the semiconductor shortage crisis hit…

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First Impressions: MacBook Air M1 is a Breeze!

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2020, Apple announced its plans of switching from Intel chipsets to Apple Silicon in two…

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Podcast: Over 50% Smartphones to Have Embedded Hardware Security by 2025

With smartphones becoming ubiquitous, data security has come under the scanner. In particular, robust security is needed to use smartphones for…

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Micromax In Note 1 Review: Noteworthy Comeback, With Room for Improvement

The Micromax In Note 1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The smartphone runs on stock Android 10 OS. It does not come pre-installed with any…

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vivo V20 Pro 5G: Impressive Design, Capable Cameras and 5G Make it a Promising Upgrade

The vivo V20 Pro 5G features one of the slimmest designs at 7.49 mm. Under the hood is a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC with Sub-6GHz 5G support.…

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Podcast: Over 6 Billion eSIM-based Devices to be Shipped by 2025

The Subscriber Identity Module, which we familiarly know as SIM card, has been around for nearly three decades now. One needs to insert this card…

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Podcast: Resilient Smartphone Market Heads Confidently Into 2021

After a few years of decline, we were expecting the smartphone market to grow in 2020. Sure enough, the year did start on a good note. But towards…

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Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition Review: PatchWall UI Makes Smart TV Smarter

The Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition is offered in 43-inch (FHD) and 32-inch (HD) models. The smart TV runs on Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi’s PatchWall UI on…

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Podcast: XR – Where are We in Reality?

When first introduced, eXtended reality (XR) appeared like a futuristic concept. But after years of research and development, the technology is now…

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Google Pixel 4a Review: Compact Camera for Stunning Still Photography

The Pixel 4a now flaunts an OLED display with HDR10 support. The smartphone features a single 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front snapper. Under the…

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Podcast: Wearables get Pandemic Push

The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year, testing the world’s resilience on multiple fronts. It has also forced many people to focus on…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Review: Pinnacle of Android Flagships

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is the first smartphone with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The smartphone flaunts a massive 6.9-inch display with a…

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Podcast: Gaming Smartphones are More Than Just Flagships

Mobile gaming has come a long way over the past two decades. From popular Snake game on Nokia phones with a monochrome display to 2D games on color…

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Review: A Solid Performer in Work-From-Home Era

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 features 8GB RAM and up to 512GB SSD The laptop comes with 46Wh battery and fast-charging capabilities With the global…