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Qualcomm brings 5G Support, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate and more to Budget Phones with Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 690 mobile platform is built on the 8nm node. The platform brings Sub-6Ghz 5G with support for both SA and NSA bands. Snapdragon 690…

OPPO Unveils New Flagship Reno 4 and Speeds Up its 5G Offerings

OPPO Unveils New Flagship Reno 4 and Speeds Up its 5G Offerings

On June 5th, OPPO unveiled its latest flagship Reno 4 series through an online product launch. OPPO has placed high importance on the success of Reno…

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Impact On Global Automotive Industry

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iOS 14 to macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon, Top Announcements from WWDC 2020

Last week, Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, which was different than the past few years. Instead of having developers and…

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Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

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5G MEC – Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

One of the major promises of 5G is low latency, with target levels of 1 millisecond being specified for the air interface in 3GPP’s Release 16…

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Oppo Find X2 Pro: Gorgeous Display and Versatile Cameras, at a Premium

The Oppo Find X2 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The triple rear camera setup offers 10X hybrid zoom and 60X digital…

The Rise of Smartphone Players in the Smart TV Market

The Rise of Smartphone Players in the Smart TV Market

Smartphone makers are now eyeing the smart TV market globally. Smart TV is a natural extension for a lot of device makers as they are quite familiar…

The NAND flash consumption of mobile devices will be three times larger in 2025 than 2021, with the coming of the 5G era

Sponsored by Western Digital, Counterpoint has published a white paper that investigates storage demands for different 5G mobile applications. The…

Apple Captured 59% of the Premium Smartphone Segment Revenue in Q1 2020

Four Out of Five Best Selling Models in the Premium Segment Were From Apple

The premium smartphone segment (wholesale price >US$ 400) sell-through declined 13% YoY globally during the first quarter of 2020, according to…

Fingerprint Cards: Big Opportunity in Biometric Payment Cards and Under-display Smartphones Sensors

It has been exactly a year since Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) announced that it had shipped one billion fingerprint sensors since its inception.…

Seemingly Hasty, but Prudent TSMC’s New Fab Plan in the U.S.

TSMC announced that it intends to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in Arizona, United States. This capacity of new fab will be 20K…

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The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market

Displacement of super-premium devices could be sign of changing consumer needs We are seeing the rise of the ‘affordable premium’ in Korea, and…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Q1-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q1-2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…

Microsoft Gets Serious About Telco Cloud With Metaswitch Acquisition

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Affirmed Networks in April, Microsoft last week announced that it was buying UK-based Metaswitch Networks.…

TSMC Caught in the Crossfire as US Renews Focus on Huawei

Event The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on 15 May that it plans to protect U.S. national security by restricting Huawei’s…

Microsoft with Azure Sphere Looks to Set Gold Standard in End-to-End IoT Security

Traditionally, security circled around securing network and software applications. However, as more devices get connected to the internet, and…

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TCL 10 Pro: A Competitive Android Value Smartphone

The number four smartphone OEM in the US, TCL, has launched a feature-rich smartphone focused on a premium AMOLED display, four rear cameras, and a…