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Samsung Elec shows off new design for square-folding phone

10 October, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has unveiled a new design for a smartphone that folds into a square, racing ahead in folding devices after it launched its first model in September. The South Korean tech giant teased the new concept at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 in the United States. “The amazing thing … Read More

China’s Xiaomi says plans to launch more than 10 5G phones next year

10 October, 2019 4:02 pm 4:02 pm

WUZHEN (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, CEO Lei Jun said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Lei’s remarks come as the company faces intense competition in its home market from rival Huawei Technologies. Last … Read More

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Huawei tests smartphone with own operating system, possibly for sale this y...

08 August, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company’s self-developed operating system, which could potentially go on sale by the end of this year, Chinese state-media outlet Global Times reported. The release of a Hongmeng-powered smartphone would mark a major step for China’s Huawei, the world’s second-biggest maker … Read More


Apple pays $1 billion for Intel unit in push for chip independence

07 July, 2019 3:00 pm 3:00 pm

WEB DESK (Reuters) – Tech giant Apple Inc has taken a major step toward supplying its own smartphone chips by purchasing the majority of Intel Corp’s modem business in a deal valued at $1 billion, the companies have said. Under the deal, about 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and … Read More

China’s OnePlus, backed by Qualcomm and T-Mobile, launches smartphone...

10 October, 2018 2:07 pm 2:07 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Chinese smartphone company whose high-end products are little known outside a tech-savvy niche entered the US market with the backing of two key local allies – chipmaking giant Qualcomm and mobile operator T-Mobile US Inc  and no questions from US regulators. The foray by 5-year-old Shenzhen-based OnePlus comes after US … Read More

Siemens Healthineers partners with Healthy.io for smartphone-based urine te...

10 October, 2018 10:57 am 10:57 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Siemens Healthineers has teamed up with Israeli start-up Healthy.io to allow patients to test their urine at home by using a smartphone camera that scans a dipstick and sends the results to their doctor. The alliance is the latest partnership between medtech firms and technology companies aimed at helping patients monitor their … Read More

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US tariffs cast a cloud over Huawei’s solar electronics launch

08 August, 2018 9:49 am 9:49 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Huawei Technology Co’s coming US launch of a solar-panel control device is expected to collide with new Trump administration tariffs on Chinese electronics, undermining a product that analysts had seen as challenging rivals on pricing. The Chinese company, best known for its smart phones and telecommunications equipment, has developed a new generation … Read More

Huawei sees smartphone shipments rebounding in 2018 to over 200 million

08 August, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which overtook Apple Inc as the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor in the June quarter, forecast global smartphone shipments exceeding 200 million this year, a recovery after a sharp slowdown last year. That would represent a 31 percent growth in shipments for 2018. Huawei had shipped 153 … Read More