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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones
While the world gears up for the iPhone 8 and HTC is rolling out a new squeezable smartphone, many people will simply be waiting for manufacturers to produce something a bit more simple, straightforward and affordable.Step forward Motorola, which has been doing well in the budget smartphone market with devices that do what the average person, rather than a gadget fanatic, wants them to do.The…

When will the iPhone 8 be unveiled?

When will the iPhone 8 be unveiled?
Speculation about exactly when Apple will unveil its iPhone 8 device has been rife in recent weeks.Some industry observers believe it could be next year until we see the newest iteration of Apple's flagship smartphone.But a new report in the Economic Daily News actually indicates that the company is right on schedule and set to unveil the device in September.The uncertainty had arisen because of…