OnePlus Open is a foldable contender

In the earliest days of foldables, simply participating was enough to get people to take notice. With every new player on the scene, however, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish oneself f

Google’s Pixel 8 Pro camera is the new mobile photography champ

Let’s not kid ourselves: The most exciting thing about the Google Pixel 8 Pro (and 8, for that matter) is the camera, and because of Google’s commanding position when it comes to computati

Google’s Pixel 8 delivers solid performance and design upgrades, plus a focus on the future

Google’s Pixel 8 smartphone is shipping tomorrow, and while the update this year was leaked far in advance of even the official announcement, knowing what a phone looks like on paper is a very d

Google’s Pixel 8 brings new camera tricks, better display and a thermometer

When it comes to hardware releases, Google zigs where the competition zags. Leaks are a virtual inevitability at this point. I know that, you know that and Google certainly knows that. Rather than fig

China’s Honor returns to the Indian smartphone market

Honor is a top five smartphone maker in its native China. After more than three years the company is returning to India with the Honor 90, its first new device for the world’s second largest sma

Longevity-loving Fairphone 5 unwrapped, with pledge of 8+ years software support

Ethical electronics startup, Fairphone, has taken the recycled wrapping off a new flagship smartphone, the Fairphone 5, which will start shipping to buyers in Europe next month. The Android 13-powered

OnePlus takes on the wet touchscreen problem

I got caught in the rain twice last week. That probably says more about my general lack of preparedness than anything, of course, but I was reminded both times how much is sucks attempting to use a we

There’s no question anymore — Google’s Pixel 7a owns the mid-range crown

Google’s Pixel lineup has been a steady and stalwart performer for many generations now, and while the company is still obviously open to bold experimentation with its smartphones — the Pi

Samsung Galaxy Watch Classic: The bezel is back (again)

The spinning bezel is the best thing about Samsung Watches. And yet, every few generations, the company drops the hardware feature, customers push back and then it magically returns. If I was a more c

Nothing’s Phone (2) is up for preorder, starting at $599

Nothing was founded on a simple premise: phones are boring. This wasn’t always the case, of course. There was a time before the smartphone became a commodity when the tech world waited with bated br

Carl Pei’s Nothing raises something – $96M – ahead of the launch of its Phone (2)

Smartphone sales are in decline as handset makers grapple with saturated markets and a tough consumer economic climate. But some are betting on a future where new approaches in design and tech will st

Samsung surpasses Apple in smartphone shipments by 1% amid persisting market decline

Samsung overtook Apple through a slender 1% lead to secure the top spot in smartphone shipment volumes during the first quarter of 2023, despite the ongoing contraction of the smartphone market, accor

Consumers are splurging on premium smartphones amid tough economic conditions, report says

Amid the declining smartphone market, premium devices are having their moment. These pricey devices made up more than half of the worldwide smartphone market’s revenue, according to a report by

Samsung unveils its own solution for satellite-based smartphone communication

Earlier today, Samsung announced its own solution for satellite communication on smartphones. The company unveiled the 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) modem so phones can communicate with satellites

The $699 OnePlus 11 arrives Feb 16

There’s a lot to be said for consistency in this world. There’s also a lot to be said for realistic expectations. OnePlus should be applauded for both. While it’s true the company has had variou

Nothing’s second phone will take on the US this year

It there’s one thing Nothing’s first phone excelled at, it was bringing a bit of excitement to the staid world of smartphones. Shipments have been stagnating, slowing and contracting for the past

2022 global smartphone shipments were the lowest in nearly a decade

One of these days I’ll have some positive news to share about the global smartphone market. Today is not that day. The industry capped off another dismal year with a 17% year over year drop for Q4.

Samsung is holding its next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1, teases camera improvements

Samsung announced today that it’s holding the next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1 at 10:30 AM PT/1:30 PM ET. The company will expectedly announce the S23 series of phones at its first in-pe

Solana’s web3 phone is an ‘opportunity’ against Google and Apple, co-founder says

It’s been almost four months since the layer-1 blockchain Solana announced its web3-focused smartphone Saga and as the phone is approaching its official release date, the plan has shifted. “Our go

Smartphone woes continue as global market dips 9%

More doom and gloom for smartphone manufacturers, as global smartphone shipments experience the third consecutive decline this year. Per numbers from Canalys, shipments dropped a lowly 9% last quarter
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