The Australian arm of Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has donated $52,000 to help in restoration efforts for the Great Barrier Reef.
Chinese smartphone maker vivo has undercut its own stablemate OPPO and released a 5G phone, the Y52 5G, that is cheaper than OPPO's A54 5G which was released in April.
Samsung has unleashed its most advanced technologies against all competing Androids and all of Apple's devices, with third-gen foldable devices that add IPX8 water resistance, S Pen stylus support for the Fold3 5G and more, including Samsung's most sophisticated ecosystem of interoperability yet, paired with its new Galaxy Watch models and new Galaxy Buds2, and all at competitive pricing with both folding models more affordable than their 2020 predecessors.
TCL's NXTWEAR G wearable display glasses have finally arrived in store, replicating a 140-inch screen on a pair of lightweight glasses that connect via cable to anything with USB-C video out for $899 from Harvey Norman, with 6 months free Optus Sport subscription.
Imagine a next-gen smartphone with no notches or punch-hole cameras, that also doesn't require a pop-up camera due to next-gen under-screen camera (USC) tech: well, imagine no longer as Oppo has demonstrated it.
Set to launch in the Australian spring, Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will feature a chip custom-designed by Google with AI and ML smarts called "Tensor", but whether it will make Apple, Qualcomm, Intel or anyone else tense is yet to be seen.
5G smartphones are fast becoming the norm, with Oppo expanding its A-series line-up with its third 5G model with the A94, sitting alongside the A74 5G and A54 5G.
Billed as being "built for the rough and tumble of everyday life," HMD Global says its Nokia XR20 is "the latest life-proof phone concealed in a sleek, timeless design," with "four years of monthly security updates, an industry-leading three warranty and three years of OS upgrades."
Clubhouse styles itself as "the leading social audio platform", and after a 16 month beta, mostly on iOS and then recently on Android, and it has announced that it has dropped the invite/waitlist system for the, so anyone can join, tune in and participate.
TCL is one of the Chinese leaders in tech, and its latest TCL 20 series is making a play as a brand delivering top quality tech at affordable pricing, with the TCL 20 Pro 5G the company's flagship smartphone with what it says is "several display and camera upgrades designed to take the user experience to new heights."
Despite supply pressures, analyst firm Canalys suggests the global smartphone market will grow 12% in 2021, representing a strong recovery from 2020 when shipments fell 7% due to constraints caused by the pandemic.
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Chinese smartphone brand vivo has announced the launch of its X60 Pro 5G flagship device, which is customised for professional photography as it marks the beginning of collaboration with global imaging leader ZEISS.
Even before one starts casting a critical eye over the OPPO A54 5G, there is one feature that is sure to grab the attention, especially in these times: it costs just $399 and easily qualifies as Australia's cheapest 5G smartphone at the moment.
Although its processor can't soar to the heights of Snapdragon's 8xx-series processors, realme has managed to pack in a range of features once reserved for flagship models, as Android phone makers continue competing with each other for the hearts, minds and wallets of everyday consumers.
Google has officially announced the Pixel 5a with 5G is coming, with bloggers previously suggesting the 5a might have been cancelled due to chip shortages.
HMD Global is the home of Nokia phones, and its new G-series phone has launched, the G10, billed as "the hero" of Nokia's mid-range smartphone portfolio.
Free from folds and creases, Samsung's S21 is super fast, recognisable from the back with the camera array, with a UI that is as close to iOS while delivering everything you expect from Android.
Breaking cover without breaking is Samsung's new XCover 5, billed as "meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce, fit for field and factory work, with complete protection against dust and water".
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