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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Podcast: Artificial Intelligence – Winter is Coming!

Over the last few years, there has been a good amount of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI), where companies have been using it to drive up…

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Podcast: Over 50% of Cars Sold Globally in 2020 will be Connected

Automakers are packing more technology in cars these days. This includes IoT-based connected car technology, which enables navigation, information,…

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Podcast: iPhone 12 to Make 5G Mainstream in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic followed by lockdowns caused the European smartphone market to decline in Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. But as restrictions started…

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

The adverse economic effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a decline in smartphone sales across several regions. The SEA (South East Asian)…

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Podcast: 2nd Gen Foldables Point to a Promising Future for Mainstream Market

The foldable phones have been around for a few years now, especially if you remember the clamshell form factor. Even the Nokia Communicator was a…

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Podcast: App Economy and Apple’s Epic Battle

Apple introduced the App Store on iOS as a digital distribution platform for games and apps and revolutionized the way software is distributed on…

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Podcast: How & When Shall We See the First sub-$200 5G Smartphone?

The global smartphone market is undergoing a major change as we transition from 4G to 5G. And despite the slowdown due to COVID-19, 5G smartphone…

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Podcast: Video Streaming Takes a Bigger Slice of Digital Life Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a big shift in consumer behavior and spending patterns. As more people stay at home to work or learn remotely, the…

Podcast: FWA - Killer App for 5G & A Help In Bridging Global Digital Divide

Podcast: FWA – Killer App for 5G & A Help In Bridging Global Digital Divide

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues in several countries across the globe, working from home and distance learning from home has become the new…