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There is little doubt in the mind of any observer of the smartphone industry that, after the disappearance of Huawei as a frontrunner, two Chinese brands — Oppo and Xiaomi — have been vying to take up the fight to market leaders Apple and Samsung.

Smartphone sales in the US fell 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research reports, adding that this was due to a cooling of demand that had been generated by the pandemic.

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Smartphone sales in China fell by 14% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that a total of 74.2 million units changed hands.

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Supply constraints have kept the Indian smartphone market to just 2% growth in the first quarter of the year, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports, adding that 38.0 million smartphones were shipped.

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Sales of smartphones with an average selling price of more than US$400 (A$533) — a category that has been labelled premium — increased by 24% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this outpaced by far the growth for the overall smartphone market last year.

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Branding its A Series smartphones as "Awesome", Samsung has launched several A Series models, from AU$329 to AU$799, with multiple cameras, big screens, high screen refresh rates on the A33, 53 and 73 models, a look that evokes the S22 Ultra and more to tempt iOS users and Android upgraders, and they're likely to sell really well.

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If you've been wondering if or when some of the new features that arrived with Samsung's overlay on top of Android, One UI 4.1, would arrive on older devices, Samsung has revealed the updates are on the way.

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The percentage of 5G-capable smartphones sold globally in January was more than half of the total in a single month for the first time, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer realme is being touted as the "fastest-growing major 5G grand globally", in the last quarter of 2021, but its shipments for the quarter are very small, coming in at about 5.3 million units.

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Global smartphone sales in 2021 grew by 6% year-on-year to 1.4 billion units, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this was mainly due to a rebound in the first half of the year after a 12.5% decline in 2020.

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When you want everyday value that still brings in premium features, when you want screens that have unique features to protect eyesight, when you want modern tech that won't break the bank, you'll want to have a look at TCL's range to see it all for yourself.

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Chinese phone manufacturer OPPO has announced a three-year partnership with the famous camera firm Hasselblad to develop camera technology for its flagship Find series.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2022 16:47

iPhone 13 is global top seller: Kantar

Kantar's 4Q21 smartphone OS report shows at least one iPhone 13 model in the top three in all reported markets.

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The Indian smartphone market shipped 162 million units in 2021, a rise of 12% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that there was a strong comeback in the third and fourth quarters after a tough start to the year.

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With smartphone shipments in total for Q4 2021 growing by just 1% in an era of supply chain issues and chip shortages, Apple has regained the top spot thanks to the iPhone 13 range, iOS and its unparalleled ecosystem of apps, accessories and hardware companions, such as Apple Watch, AirPods and more.

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From a new, COVID-test device that gives instant results just with your breath, to a colour-changing electric BMW to autonomous, electric farm robots that can hoe, weed, seed and more, through to ever-smarter smart home tech, including wireless energy at a distance to robots with ever more realistic facial expressions, and whether it is the latest GPUs, CPUs, start-ups, smartphones, TVs, flying cars, accessibility-friendly tech, fintech, wellness, wearables and much, much more - CES 2022 was definitely smaller, but it still succeeded in launching tons of terrific tech.

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A Nokia official in the Oceania region says he is satisfied with the uptake of 5G in Australia, pointing out that about 80% of the smartphones sold in the country are now 5G-capable.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has unveiled a neural processing unit known as MariSilicon X and an assisted reality device called Air Glass at an innovation event held overnight.

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With smartphone the centre of how we work, live and play, and for many, according to Samsung, even the only thing that we bring out of the home, replacing our laptops, wallets and even house keys, our phones and their security has never been more important or relevant.

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Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has unveiled a number of its products on special offers during the pre-Christmas and Boxing Day periods.

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