Intel Says Its 5G Modem Chips Will Not Appear in Phones Until 2020

Intel executives said on Friday its 5G modem chips will not appear in mobile phones until 2020, raising the possibility its biggest customer, Apple, will be more than a year behind rivals in delivering a device that uses the faster networks. Sandra Rivera, who oversees Intel’s networking chip business, said at a media event in Palo Alto, California, that sample 5G modem chips will ship to customers this year but that Intel does not expect consumer “products in the market” until 2020. Intel has said its 5G modem chip will…

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MWC 2019: Under Fire Huawei and Foldable Phones in Focus at Top Mobile Fair

Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world’s biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones. Huawei will also be in the spotlight at the four-day Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona as the Chinese telecom giant fights US efforts to persuade its allies not to use the company’s technology to build their 5G networks due to concerns that its gear could facilitate Chinese spying. The firm is the…

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Samsung Galaxy S10’s Bixby Remapping Feature Is Coming to Older Phones Running Android Pie

Bixby customisation comes with Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10 introduced the ability to customise the Bixby dedicated key that has been a constant ever since the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 series two years ago. Instead of dealing with workarounds that allow users to disable or use third-party software that let users remap it, Samsung has now introduced an inbuilt method that will let them remap it to launch an app, or use it as a shortcut to enable quick commands. We already knew the remapping was available for the…

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LG Q60, LG K50, LG K40 Phones Launched Ahead of MWC 2019

LG is set to reveal as many as three smartphones in the mid-range segment at MWC 2019. The company looks to launch the LG Q60, LG K50, and LG K40 phones in Barcelona, and display them in its experience zone at MWC this year. The LG Q60 is the most premium of the lot and is seen sporting a triple rear camera setup, a rear fingerprint sensor, a glossy back panel, and a waterdrop-shaped notch up front. The LG K40, on the other hand, is the most budget offering of…

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Smart Feature Phones to Generate $28 Billion in Revenue in 3 Years: Counterpoint

The revenue opportunity from increased sales of smart feature phones is expected to be about $28 billion (roughly Rs. 2,00,000 crores) over the next three years, according to a new report from Counterpoint Research. “This will be enabled by a potential of more than 300 million smart feature phone users globally by the end of 2021. Software and services alone will contribute to 71 percent of this near- to mid-term revenue opportunity, or around $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,40,000 crores),” Neil Shah, Research Director at Counterpoint Research, said in a…

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OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and Other OnePlus Phones to Get Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has expanded its partnership with Google and announced native integration of Google Duo in its smartphones. The company says that it will bring native Google Duo support to OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, One Plus 6, and OnePlus 6T phones in the near future via an upcoming OxygenOS update. The company has already updated its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones to integrate native Google Duo support, and the rest of the OnePlus phones will get the integration soon. Despite the upcoming Google Duo integration, OnePlus…

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OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3T, and Other OnePlus Phones to Get Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has expanded its partnership with Google and announced native integration of Google Duo in its smartphones. The company says that it will bring native Google Duo support to OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, One Plus 6, and OnePlus 6T phones in the near future via an upcoming OxygenOS update. The company has already updated its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones to integrate native Google Duo support, and the rest of the OnePlus phones will get the integration soon. OnePlus notes that Google Duo video calling…

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Samsung’s Next-Gen Galaxy A-Series Phones Launching in India Starting March

Samsung Electronics expects a new range of smartphones it will launch in India in the first half of this year to generate sales of $4 billion (roughly Rs. 28,000 crores) in 2019, a senior company executive said on Thursday. The South Korean giant will unveil one smartphone from the Galaxy A series every month beginning in March, through June, Ranjivjit Singh, Samsung India’s chief marketing officer, told Reuters in a telephone interview. The phones, targeted at millennials, will be priced between Rs. 10,000 ($141) to Rs. 50,000 ($703), he said, without specifying…

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Sony Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus May Be the New Names for Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra Phones

Sony Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus are expected to be unveiled on February 25 Sony is reportedly rebranding its XA3-Series of smartphones and will simply be referring to them as Sony Xperia 10-Series. Expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019 later this month, the Xperia 10-Series is rumoured to include two smartphones with 21:9 CinemaWide screens. While the smaller phone, which was earlier leaked as Sony Xperia XA3, is now said to be called Xperia 10, the larger model is said to be known as Sony…

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OnePlus, Xiaomi Top List of Phones Emitting Highest Radiation Levels, Samsung Phones Emit Lowest: Report

Xiaomi Mi A1 emits the highest level of radiation in a list of current smartphone models, followed by the OnePlus 5T, according to research conducted the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz). The list of top 16 smartphones emitting the most radiation, compiled by Statista — based on the data provided by the German body, is majorly dominated by models by Xiaomi and OnePlus, whereas Samsung phones are found to lead the range of least radiation level models. Particularly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and ZTE Axon Elite…

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