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Samsung Galaxy A80 vs Oppo Reno vs Honor View 20: which is the best smartphone for your kid?

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If you’re looking for the best smartphone for your child, you’ve got to juggle a few factors: is it durable enough to survive all the knocks it’ll take, with a battery life to facilitate non-stop Snapchat? Will it have all the bells and whistles they’ll need for daily use? And is it affordable enough that …

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Intel abandons plans for 5G smartphone modems

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Intel is abandoning plans to build 5G modems for smartphones after it reportedly missed a number of deadlines for development of a chip that would have powered the first next generation iPhone next year. Apple was apparently so concerned about delays to the XMM 8160 5G modem chip that it was considering alternative suppliers. Court …

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Get a free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV when you buy a Galaxy smartphone

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If you’re interested in buying a Galaxy smartphone, now is an excellent time to save money on a second phone and get a free TV. Right now AT&T is offering a free 50-inch Samsung 4K TV when you purchase an eligible Samsung Galaxy smartphone. This is a three-day-only promotion that also includes up to $750 …

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Smartphone shipments set to stall this year

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Gartner expects smartphone sales to fall slightly in 2019 but believes the market will return to growth in 2020, buoyed by the arrival of foldable devices and 5G handsets. Analysts at the firm predict shipments will fall 0.5 per cent from 1.81 billion to 1.8 billion this year, before rising 1.2 per cent to 1.83 …

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Best phones for battery life: which smartphone is the longest-lasting?

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Battery life is one of the most important things to think about when buying a new smartphone – you don’t want a handset that won’t last a full day of use, or that will crumble under pressure when you try to stream movies or play games. But finding the smartphone with the best battery life …

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Sony shuts China smartphone plant

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Sony is to shut down its smartphone factory in China as it seeks to cut the losses of its mobile division. According to Reuters, the Japanese electronics giant will shift production from Beijing to its plant in Thailand later this month. The Thai facility will become Sony’s sole smartphone manufacturing facility, but the company will …

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Smartphone sales to fall 3 per cent in 2019

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The mobile industry’s hopes that the arrival of 5G smartphones will bring a much-needed immediate boost to slowing sales have been tempered by predictions that shipments will actually fall by three per cent in 2019. CCS Insight says changing consumer behaviour and macroeconomic challenges will see sales in 2019 fall 1.8 billion.   “Yearly sales …

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South Korean App Warns Smartphone Addicts Not to Step Into Traffic

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Heads Up A city near Seoul, in South Korea, is worried about “smartphone zombies” who wander into traffic while looking at their phones. Its solution, according to Reuters: a high-tech crosswalk that uses lights, lasers and an app to alert phone-addicted pedestrians that they’re about to be hit by a car. “Increasing number of smombie …

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Best Moto phones 2019: finding the best Moto smartphone for you

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Since Lenovo purchased the Motorola brand, the company has come out with an ever-broader range of phones for plenty of price points. That can make it a bit confusing when picking between them, so here’s a list of the best Moto phones on the market. While none of Motorola’s phones go toe-to-toe with flagships like …

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Best Nokia phones 2019: finding the best Nokia smartphone for you

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Nokia is one of the most established and long-running names in phones, even if it has changed hands a few times, and it’s gathered a dedicated fan base over the years. With low prices but great specs and features, Nokia phones are a reliable go-to if you’re looking for a new phone – but with …

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