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Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
Adobe Premiere Rush gets optimised for Samsung devices
Samsung says it plans to expand Premiere Rush to more Galaxy devices ‘in the near future’
Samsung first TV manufacturer to integrate Apple TV app
It wouldn’t be unrealistic to think they only talk via lawyers regarding smartphone patent breaches, but Samsung has now made a big announcement.
Samsung left Bixby & SmartThings code wide open to the public
If you’re someone who likes to use apps and platforms with some level of confidence that they’re secure, you may want to take another look at how much you trust big brands like Samsung.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
Samsung ‘Most Trusted’ electronics brand in NZ
Samsung placed 9th overall and received ‘Highly Commended’ nods in the Large Kitchen Appliances and Laundry Appliances categories.
An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds
For those of us who demand high quality performance and durability, this model will have you drooling with delight. I'll see you down at the phone shop.
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S10 gains record rating for its display
Following a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has heaped the praises on the Samsung Galaxy 10 - specifically, its display.
Hands-on review: Samsung’s outstanding Galaxy S10
A decade on, they continue to set the standard, along with Apple, for the ultimate smartphone.
Everything 5G: Highlights from Samsung at MWC 2019
The adoption of 5G is supposedly set to usher in the next wave of technological innovation by accelerating new breakthroughs.
Huawei at 29% share of global telecom infrastructure market
Among other telecommunications infrastructure market findings, Dell’Oro reports that Huawei increased its share by 8 percentage points since 2013.
The smartphone arms race just got tighter
While Samsung’s new S10+ has some impressive new features, it’s playing catch up to other Android devices already offering a lot of the same technology.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy S10 goes up against the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
While these two phones appear to be unlikely competitors, the fact that retail at the same price point pits them directly against one another.
UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.
Surprises and highlights from Samsung's Unpacked launch event
The event features devices that are Samsung's answer to skeptics who say everything that can be done has already been done.
Galaxy S10: Apple notch, meet the Samsung ‘punchhole’
With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 range is engineered to meet the needs of today’s smartphone market.
HPE launches new real-time processing edge platform
The platform is said to help communication service providers (CSPs) to capitalize on data-intensive, low-latency services for media delivery, connected mobility, and smart cities.
Samsung previews the new Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung’s latest iteration of its popular Galaxy tablet, the Tab S5e, seems to showcase that it is actually possible to be larger and lighter.
Samsung & Trade Me offer AI-powered shopping
The smartphone camera & AI-powered tech, Trade Me says, is a ‘glimpse into the future of shopping’.
Futuresource - Is 5G really ‘just around the corner’?
The radio frequencies required for full commercialisation of 5G have limited range and do not easily propagate through walls or buildings.
To bezel or notch to bezel - the evolution of smartphones
Futuresource Consulting reflects on the smartphone design trends of 2018 and what might be coming through the coming year.