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China smartphone vendors to launch 5G-enabled models in 3Q19

China-based handset brands including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are likely to launch their respective 5G-enabled smartphones in the third quarter of 2019 with a price tag of over CNY5,000 (US$727), according to a Ch    

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5G smartphones to hit Taiwan market in late 2019

A number of handset brands are likely to launch their 5G-enabled smartphones in the Taiwan market before the end of 2019 as commercial operations of 5G networks in the local market is expected to be available i    

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Samsung CEO embarrassed by the Galaxy Fold fiasco, he "pushed it through before it was ready"

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is perpetually coming soon. The Korean company issues a new press release or has an exec do an interview every few weeks reiterating in vague language that the launch is still on, and it    

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Premium phone market slumps, Apple still holds half of it

Counterpoint reports that the market for premium smartphones shrunk 8% globally during the first three months of 2019. It defines smartphones as "premium" based on their price - over400.Apple's s    

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2019 iPhones certified by EEC, 11 model codes confirmed

Apple is gearing up to announce iOS 13 at its WWDC 2019 event and in the meantime, 11 new Apple iPhones appeared in the database of the Eurasian Economic Community (EEC). The phones are undoubtedly the 2019 lin    

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Apple legally required by the UK to notify users of performance changes with updates

About a year ago, Apple faced heavy criticism when it disclosed that firmware updates were affecting the performance of older-generation iPhones, citing it as a power management feature that would compensate fo    

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PC vendors looking to raise prices in US, says paper

With the US having raised tariffs on China-imported products from 10% to 25%, some PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer are considering increasing product prices in the US to reflect the extra costs, acc    

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Lenovo patents vertically foldable phone

Back in September 2018, Lenovo filed a patent at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) imagining a foldable smartphone with a vertical fold. It resembles Motorola's Razr smartphone to some extent becau    

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Apple starts manufacturing iPhone 7 in India

Apple ideally wants you to splurge on a new iPhone XS Max, but in India it keeps manufacturing devices like the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE in order to stay in the race for some market share. Its local manufacturer    

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Apple reportedly to launch 3 OLED-based iPhones in 2020

Apple reportedly plans to launch three OLED-based new iPhone devices in 2020 available in 5.42-, 6.06- and 6.67-inch sizes, respectively, according to sources from Taiwan's handset component supply chain.    

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