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Podcast: High-res, Lossless Audio Crucial in Delivery of Music in its Purest Form

Personal and home audio technology has greatly evolved over the years. We have moved from wired to mono Bluetooth and stereo wireless headphones to…

Android 12 Beta First Impressions: Google Focuses on Redesigned UI, Enhanced Privacy & Convenience Features

At the I/O 2021 developer conference in May 2021, Google showcased upcoming features and updates for its range of products. Google Maps is getting…

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Podcast: COVID-19 Second Wave to Test Resilience of India’s Growing Smartphone Market

As India battles a more virulent second wave of COVID-19, lockdown-like restrictions have been imposed across several states. This has impacted…

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Qualcomm Extends 5G Smartphone Leadership with Snapdragon 778G 5G Mobile Platform

The new 7-series Snapdragon 778G SoC is built on TSMC’s 6nm node. The SoC supports Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity. It supports a triple-camera…

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Nokia 5.4 Review: Many Promises, Many Compromises

The Nokia 5.4 offers near-stock Android experience. HMD Global has included H-Log video recording option in the camera app as a differentiator. The…

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One in Five iPads Sold in 2022 to Have Apple’s M-series SoC

At its Spring Loaded event in April 2021, Apple made a bunch of announcements on new iMacs, Apple TV, iPad Pros, AirTags, and more. Apple also…

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Podcast: Operator Promos Drive US 5G Smartphone Prices Under $150

The beginning of 2020 was quite challenging for the smartphone market after the COVID-19 outbreak, which resulted in lockdowns across several…

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Snapdragon 780G 5G Brings Premium Features for Less, Starting with Mi 11 Lite 5G

The Snapdragon 780G mobile platform is built on Samsung's 5nm node. It brings support for Sub-6Ghz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E.  The chip supports 144Hz refresh…

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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…