Consumers prefer smaller smartphone screens

Consumers prefer smaller smartphone screens
When it comes to buying a smartphone, there are lots of factors to bear in mind. Many will be swayed largely by technical specifications, such as its processing power and internal memory capacity.Alternatively, some will be more motivated by the ease of use and be actively looking for devices that aren't too complex.   But one factor that does seem important to just about everybody…

Huawei catching up with Apple and Samsung in smartphone race

Huawei catching up with Apple and Samsung in smartphone race
Huawei is making ever-increasing waves in the global smartphone market, new figures indicate.According to data from Gartner, the manufacturer increased its market share to nine per cent between January and March 2017.This compared with 8.3 per cent in the same period of the previous year.It means that Huawei is slowly but surely closing the gap on its rivals in the worldwide smartphone market, such as…

Have details of the Samsung Galaxy X been leaked?

Have details of the Samsung Galaxy X been leaked?
When you're as excited as we are about the release of a new smartphone, you'll grab hold of any little nugget of information that emerges.From newspaper quotes from unnamed sources to unsubstantiated rumours on forums, you'll take what you can get in order to find out what will be on offer.So you'll understand how excited we were when Dutch technology site TechTastic published an image…

Will the next LG smartphone come with an OLED screen?

Will the next LG smartphone come with an OLED screen?
LG could be set to consign LCD screens to the past when it unveils the V30 smartphone and switch to OLED technology.This approach has been favoured by Samsung for some time, as they are widely deemed to offer more striking colours than LCD screens. According to a report in The Korea Herald, LG looks set to follow suit in its next high-end smartphone, which the…

Is Apple marking time with the iPhone 7 until the iPhone 8 comes out?

Is Apple marking time with the iPhone 7 until the iPhone 8 comes out?
Apple is building up to the tenth anniversary of its game-changing iPhone brand and excitement is growing ahead of the launch of the iPhone 8, which will hopefully be later this year.But it's not been that long since the company unveiled the iPhone 7. So if you're in the market for a new handset, should you get this or wait for the new model to…

Apple iPhone users staying loyal to brand

Apple iPhone users staying loyal to brand
The smartphone market is highly competitive, with leading tech companies putting huge sums of money into staying ahead of the competition and coming up with industry-defining innovations.It's therefore interesting to see that many smartphone users are actually quite happy to stay loyal to a particular brand if they've had good experiences with it in the past.Indeed, a new study by investment bank Morgan Stanley has…

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales pass 5m mark

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales pass 5m mark
Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S8 across the globe have now exceeded five million units, new figures have revealed.According to Samsung Electronics, sales of the handset are "going smoothly" all over the world.Although it could not give detailed figures, it did however confirm combined sales are "already beyond five million units".The device was initially rolled out in the US, Canada and Korea in April, but…

Smartphone batteries that can charge in five minutes may be out next year

Smartphone batteries that can charge in five minutes may be out next year
Consumers could be able to buy smartphones capable of fully charging in just five minutes within the next year.This year's CES technology show in Las Vegas saw a fascinating demonstration of a new product by StoreDot - the FlashBattery.The gadget's design makes use of nanomaterials that make the charging process much faster than what you'd see with a typical battery.As a result, smartphones equipped with…