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Honor Play 6T & 6T Pro – New 5G Affordable Smartphones

At a virtual launch, Honor announced two brand new 5G smartphones, Honor Play 6T and Honor Play 6T Pro. These form part of Honor’s Play series and are the successors to the Play 5 and 5T series.

Both these smartphones are powered by MediaTek Dimensity processors and have some interesting new features at an affordable price.

These smartphones have a sleek new design. The Play 6T model features a 6,74 inch HD+ display with a 1600×720 pixel resolution. The Honor 6T Pro has a 6,7 inch HD+ display with a pixel resolution of 2388×1080. Both devices have a 90Hz refresh rate.

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Oppo Reno 7 5G – High-performance new smartphone

Oppo launched its Oppo Reno 7 5G on a global platform in February this year. Having just landed on our shores, South African consumers can now purchase this much sort-after smartphone.

Oppo sums up the appeal of this phone by stating “… offers professional imaging capabilities, powerful hardware for a high-performance user experience and OPPO’s SuperVOOC charging technology in an ultra-slim design available in two unique colours.”

Oppo Reno 7 has a 6,4 inch FDH (2400×1080) AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The device is SGS Eye Care Display Certified as a low-blue light screen, reducing eye strain during extended use.

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Phone Identification – The Future May Lie in Our Hands

This may seem too good to be true, but one day your phone may stay safe from theft by identifying you by your grip.

Louisiana State University Researchers, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) have found a way for phones to analyze how users are holding them. This has huge implications in that the phone could then determine if it is in the hands of their owner or someone else.

Computer Science Professor Chen Wang stated “A.I. has a strong capability to learn and identify a user’s biometric features, especially when there are not many dedicated or high-fidelity sensors available on mobile phones”

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Huawei P50 Pocket Edition – Beautiful Foldable Flagship

Huawei’s new P50 Pocket Edition has been designed in collaboration with the Dutch Haute Couture designer, Iris Van Herpen. It is therefore no surprise that this premium smartphone achieves visual perfection while delivering on all the technological fronts that can be expected from a flagship smartphone.

This device has a unique new multi-dimensional hinge design that allows a large bending radius which in turn reduces stress on the hinge. This results in a very shallow crease on the screen, creating a visually seamless screen that is perfectly flat. In addition, Huawei has added a new anti-reflection nano optical layer on the screen. This feature reduces reflectivity and further helps to optically reduce any visual effect of the crease.

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Huawei P50 & P50 Pro – Stunning New Smartphones to reach our shores

Huawei P series has a whole new look; infused with elegance and inspired by technology, the new P50 and P50 Pro are here to make an entrance.

The colours of these smartphones mirror the innovative and exclusive design of these devices. There are four colour options of Cocoa Gold (cream), Charm Pink (pink), Golden Black (black) and Pearl White (white).

The new P50 and P50 Pro have a bigger screen and battery, however Huawei has managed to create these smartphones to be thinner and lighter than their predecessors. Resplendent with curved edges, these devices look and feel super stylish.

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China Mobile – An increase of 50 Million 5G Users in Q4

China Mobile is the world largest 5G network and customer base supplier.

In the last quarter of 2021, the company increased its 5G user base by a staggering 50 million users, bringing its total user base to more than 200 million users on its 5G network.

Average revenue per user increased to 48,8 Yuan, an increase of 3% over its 2020 figure of 47,4 Yuan. China Mobile attributes this increase to customers upgrading to 5G as well as the value created from integrated operations.

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Vivo – Lots of Action in the Pipeline

Vivo has announced that it will reveal its new launches on 11 April 2022.

On the Chinese platform Weibo, Vivo has teased its first foldable phone, rumoured to be called Vivo X Fold.

Foldable smartphones are part of the future and represent a lucrative market, having displayed in excess of 300% growth in 2021. This market is dominated in the main by only 3 smartphones, leaving the landscape fertile for competitive action.

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Samsung Galaxy A73 – The Flagship of the A Series

Samsung’s 17 March event featured the Galaxy A33 and Galaxy A53, the latest two smartphones in its new Galaxy A series line-up.

Samsung has now officially announced the launch of its Galaxy A73, the premium device of the A series, aimed at the upper mid-range sector, appealing to both consumer and business markets alike.

The new Galaxy A73 5G is due for release on 22nd April 2022. This smartphone features a large 6,7 inch Super AMOLED panel with full HD+ resolution, an Infinity-O display and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy A72 in comparison has a 90Hz refresh rate.

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Samsung Dominates the Foldable Market

According to a report by Omida, foldable smartphones are on a serious upward growth curve, showing a massive increase of 309% in 2021 over 2020.

Samsung reaped the lion’s share of this market, with a formidable 88% of market share.

Samsung‘s domination of this sector is against the backdrop of the majority of competitors who were still at an infancy level in the fray, resulting in less intense competition.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 at a 52% share accounted for just over half the market with 4,6 million shipments, thereby becoming the world’s leading smartphone model.

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Samsung Galaxy A33 & A53 – Boosting The Power of Mid-Range

All the hype for Samsung in 2022 has been about the S22 range where Samsung challenged perspectives about flagship smartphones by setting out to break the rules of what is possible.

Samsung has switched gear into awesome mode, launching the new Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A33 smartphones that redefine the barriers of what people have come to expect in budget smartphones.

Samsung’s new budget smartphones are the successors to the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A32 models. Both these devices come in 4 colours, aptly named Awesome Peach, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black and Awesome White.

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