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Foldable Smartphone Shipments Increase by 571% in Q1

According to the latest DSCC data, Foldable Smartphones continue to display very high growth rates, with Q1 of this year ending on a 571% growth rate versus the previous year’s quarter. Sales for Q1 were 2,22 million shipments. Although not a record for quarterly sales, this puts the trajectory of shipments for the year on a very positive sales track.

In Q1, clamshells continued to dominate with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 maintaining its leadership position and accounting for just over half of all sales at 51%.

This share was followed by Galaxy Z Fold 3 in number two position. With its other foldable devices, Samsung continued to dominate the market by achieving a 74% share.

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Oppo A77 5G – The newest budget smartphone from Oppo

The demand for 5G smartphones is growing at an accelerating pace and the latest launch from Oppo hits the sweet spot, with Oppo A77 5G offering superior features and stylish looks at an affordable price tag.

The display is a large 6,56 inches HD+ LCD screen, with a 90Hz refresh rate and 600 nits of brightness. The colour intensity and quality is superb, with 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut being covered.

A rectangular camera island houses the main 48Mp LED primary camera and the 2Mp LED depth sensor. With Oppo’s software, the main camera can extend its ability to capture up to 108Mp in a picture. The front selfie camera is 8Mp.

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Huawei showcases its latest at Milan Spring Event

Huawei showcased its remarkable progress in products and HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) at its annual Spring Event in Milan.

HMS has received a number of updates in order to enhance and strengthen its Huawei ecosystem.

Huawei Browser, Huawei Books, Huawei Video and Petal Search have all been optimized for the bigger screen with Smart Multi-Window. Multi-window and floating window support, together with AI tools have been updated to integrate and optimize the folded or unfolded screen that’s in use.

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Samsung Smartwatches – Some great choices for 2022

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is rated as one the best overall smartwatches of 2022 and Samsung has refreshed its Galaxy Watch 4 design with the introduction of two models, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Samsung has installed a brand new chipset into this smartwatch with additional storage.

It is powered by Android Wear OS, allowing access to a larger variety of apps.

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Oppo Reno 7 Z 5G –  Super stylish, superior camera & boosted performance

Oppo’s latest smartphone, the Oppo Reno 7 Z 5G has just arrived in South Africa.

This smartphone competes in the highly competitive mid-range sector of the market and is equipped with features that are sure to make it stand out in the crowd.

Firstly, it is stylish and slim, weighing a mere 73g and only 7,55mm and 7,49mm thick for its Rainbow Spectrum colour and Cosmic Black colour respectively.

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New Huawei MateBook D14 Super Device – Smarter, Lighter & Thinner

Huawei has just launched its latest Huawei Matebook D14 Super Device.

This new smart MateBook D14 features a large 14 inch Full HD display with a 1080 pixel resolution and IPS anti-glare.

Like its predecessors, the new MateBook D14 offers a FullView design with a screen-to-body ratio of 84 % and a 16:9 aspect ratio that ensures a highly immersive and optimal viewing experience.

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Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Revamp – With Android 12 & Snapdragon 720G

QGalaxy Tab S6 tablet was launched in 2020 and has just been revamped with a whole new set of features.

The new-look Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with Android 12 with One UI 4.0, a big step-up from its predecessor which ran on Android 10. According to Google, “Android 12 includes the most significant design update in Android’s history”. The new UI has a host of new features along with a massive design refresh, adding more colour and significantly improving the user’s quality experience.

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Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 – Taking Android Smartphones to a new level

Qualcomm has just announced the launch of its latest flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.

This new launch is just 6 months after the introduction of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, indicating the company’s drive to solidify its leadership position within the smartphone market.

Qualcomm claims a 10% higher CPU performance and a 30% improvement in power efficiency for the CPU. This addresses any issues regarding poor battery life and throttling.

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New Honor X8 – A Budget Phone with Headline Features

The new X-series Honor X8 smartphone brings all the glamour and style of a premium smartphone with its impressive 93,6% screen-to-body ratio all wrapped up in a super slim body.

This 93,6% screen-to-body ratio is the highest ratio ever to be achieved in the smartphone budget category.

The ultra-thin bezels on the device measure just 1,1mm at the sides and 1,15mm at the top, allowing it’s 6,7 inch screen to create a fantastic visual impact.

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Samsung flexes its trailblazing screen technology

The Society for Information Display (SID) held its annual “Display Week” conference last week after a hiatus of two years in the virtual environment. This event brings together the brightest minds in the industry to showcase the latest technology that could become part of our experiences in the future.

President of SID, Dr Takatoshi Tsjuimura stated “Display Week is a one stop shop for newly released technologies that have a significant impact for the industry in the coming year as well as leading edge research and development in the display industry”

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