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The OPPO A94 5G is the third low-budget model from this Chinese vendor released this year, and also the most expensive of the lot, the others being the A54 5G and A74 5G.

Component shortages have ensured that third-quarter global smartphone shipments would fall, with the technology analyst firm Canalys reporting a drop of 6% for the three months ending in September, according to preliminary figures issued on Friday. The second quarter had witnessed a drop of 20.4%.

Published in Mobility

Next week will be busy - we'll have launches from Apple, Google and now Samsung, which is unveiling its Galaxy Unpacked 2 event, with new hardware and software expected, but will these be brand new devices, or iterations of existing models?

Published in Home Tech

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has announced ColorOS 12, a new version of its modified Android mobile operating system, describing it as being closer to stock Android.

Published in Mobility

Launching on October 19 in the US, and thus October 20 in Australia, is the new Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones, with persistent rumours a Google Pixel Fold with foldable screen is set to be the big surprise.

Published in Home Tech

GUEST OPINION by Tony Bailey CEO AccessHQ:  As technology matures, we can expect competition to become more intense as companies seek to find new points of differentiation. And, as smartphones and apps merge further into everyday life, consumers will become far more discerning of a company’s ability to live up to their promises – especially the promise of a better experience of their service.

Published in Guest Opinion

Smartphone shipments are set to drop globally due to semiconductor shortages, with technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research forecasting that the total units shipped for the calendar year would be about 1.41 billion, an increase of 6% year-on-year.

Published in Mobility

Honor, the budget smartphone line formerly owned by Huawei, has become the third highest selling device in China, overtaking Xiaomi, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

It's easy to forget Realme is just three years old, but in that time, has grown significantly, becoming a serious challenger to giant players.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Shipments of 5G smartphones to emerging markets rose by 6.5% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the first three months of the year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the total shipments of smartphones to these markets dropped by 5% in the same period.

Published in Mobility

The event the entire tech industry and the world has been waiting for has concluded, with a powerful new entry-level iPad that blows away the competition, a new iPad mini with iPad Air stylings, crazy good new iPhones and the best Apple Watch with biggest screen yet!

Published in Home Tech

GUEST INTERVIEW: Unlike some telcos that have halved NBN upload speeds and raised prices in the middle of the latest pandemic lockdowns, MATE hasn't done so, while also avoiding the ridiculousness of cheaper prices for 6 months after which prices go up, while offering competitive NBN and mobile pricing, and genuinely good deals through its new "Mates Rates" service.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Unlike some telcos that have halved NBN upload speeds and raised prices in the middle of the latest pandemic lockdowns, MATE hasn't done so, while also avoiding the ridiculousness of cheaper prices for 6 months after which prices go up, while offering competitive NBN and mobile pricing, and genuinely good deals through its new "Mates Rates" service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Ahead of retail availability of Samsung's Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 on Friday 10 September 2021, Samsung says pre-sale numbers are 20% ahead of last year's Note 20, which launched at a similar time.

Published in Home Tech

Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has emerged as the top company in its sector in the second quarter, grabbing a 43% share of the smartphone application processor/system on chip chipset shipments, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi may have grabbed the international headlines, but another brand, vivo, owned by giant BBK Electronics, has quietly moved up to take the top spot in the Chinese market, the technology analyst company Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

Smartphone vendor OPPO is offering bonus gifts to those who buy its Find X3 models ahead of 9 September, with the promotion aimed at those looking to snap up a gift for Father's Day.

Published in Mobility

Samsung is one of the world's biggest global technology powerhouses, and maker of the most popular Android ecosystem, and alongside its new third-gen foldable smartphones, launched its new "Galaxy for the Planet" initiative which outlines the company's "commitment to acting more sustainably across its mobile product lifecycles and business operations."

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 11:23

5G, industry, and collaboration at the edge

GUEST OPINION by Chris Wright Red Hat senior VP and chief technology officer: Edge computing is giving life to transformative use cases that businesses are dreaming up today and bringing real-time decision making to last-mile locales.

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The OPPO A74 5G is another low-budget device that has entered the market recently, and one that could claim to be the second-lowest priced 5G smartphone in Australia.

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