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Samsung's foldable display smartphone could launch in March for over $1700

11/12/2018, 08:11 am

Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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Samsung's 'Infinity Flex Display' demo shows future of foldable smartphones

11/07/2018, 03:11 pm

Samsung has revealed a prototype flexible display at its developer conference in San Francisco, with the demonstration of the "Infinity Flex Display" allowing for a tablet-sized mobile device to be folded in half to the size of a smartphone.

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iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession

11/02/2018, 08:11 am

The global smartphone market is "effectively in a recession," Strategy Analytics claims, with the firm's estimates suggesting Apple is holding its own in a declining marketplace despite showing minimal growth in its latest results.

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Apple, Samsung beaten to foldable phone by clunky Royole FlexPai

11/01/2018, 04:11 pm

A small company has managed to beat major display and mobile device producers like Apple, Samsung, and LG to bringing a smartphone with a foldable screen to market, with Royole's FlexPai being made available to preorder in China on Thursday.

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Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

10/15/2018, 12:10 pm

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs -- browsing the web and playing games.

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Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

04/25/2018, 07:04 am

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Refurbished, high-end iPhones are suffocating the growth of cheap new Androids

03/14/2018, 05:03 am

The fastest growing segment in global smartphones isn't Google's vision for super-cheap, simple Android phones. Instead, according to new market data, it's refurbished high-quality phones that carry a desirable brand but can be sold at a more affordable price, a segment where Apple is "leading by a significant margin."

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Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

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WSJ: Amazon testing smartphones with 4-5" displays

07/11/2012, 02:07 am

On the heels of last week's report that Amazon is working on a smartphone, another mainstream media outlet claims the retailer is already testing handsets sized between four and five inches and could begin mass production of a device as early as late 2012.

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Samsung pegged as top mobile, smartphone vendor in March quarter

04/26/2012, 11:04 pm

After Samsung confirmed record earnings for the March quarter on Friday, a set of new analyses estimate that the company overtook Apple to become the world's largest smartphone vendor while simultaneously passing long-time leader Nokia for the top spot among global mobile phone vendors.

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Apple reclaims title of world's largest smartphone maker after blowout quarter

01/26/2012, 10:01 pm

Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2011 to grab the top spot among global smartphone makers, earning 23.9 percent of the market with sales of 37 million iPhones, according to one set of estimates.

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Surging smartphones drive record profits for Samsung

01/06/2012, 01:01 am

Samsung posted record preliminary quarterly profits on Friday, largely due to continued growth in smartphone sales, though it also saw a boost from several one-time gains.

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Samsung handset sales surge, profits shrink in the third quarter

10/28/2011, 02:10 am

South Korean electronics maker Samsung on Friday posted record mobile phone sales and profits for the third quarter of 2011, but the growth wasn't enough to overcome a drop in profit from other segments of the company.

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Apple slips to No. 5 handset maker, No. 2 in smartphones after iPhone transition quarter

10/28/2011, 01:10 am

After buyers holding out for the iPhone 4S resulted in slowed iPhone 4 sales for Apple last quarter, Chinese handset maker ZTE slipped past it to become the fourth-largest global handset maker, while Samsung took the top spot among smartphone vendors worldwide, according to a new analysis.

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Digital cameras predicted to be the next casualty of smartphones and iPads

07/29/2011, 02:07 pm

Sales of smartphones in the model of Apple's iPhone have deeply encroached upon single purpose electronics sales ranging from handheld games to music players to GPS units. Digital cameras are expected to fall next.

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