IDEA 2020: Samsung Wins 48 Design Awards

Samsung won a whopping 48 awards at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2020. The company bagged one Gold, four Silvers, four Bronzes, and one Best-in-Show award in the competition, it announced on Thursday. IDEA is one of the longest-running and most prestigious and influential design awards programs globally. Hosted annually by the Industrial Designers […]

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AT&T To Subsidize Wireless Phone Plans With Ads

AT&T is considering wireless phone plans that put ads on your smartphone in exchange for a $5-$10 discount. Such ad-supported phone plans could arrive in “a year or two,” CEO John Stankey said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday. “I believe there’s a segment of our customer base where, given a choice, they would take some […]

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MediaTek Closed-In On Qualcomm As Chipset Market Declined In Q2 2020

As smartphone sales took a hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the smartphone application processor (AP) market also contracted 26 percent year-on-year (YoY) in Q2 2020, a new Counterpoint Research report shows. Qualcomm continued to lead the market but MediaTek closed the gap on the American giant. The Taiwanese company saw its market share jump […]

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Galaxy S21 Ultra May Feature The Same Battery As The S20 Ultra

Now that Samsung is done with all major device launches for 2020, it’s 2021 lineups are starting to take shape. The Galaxy S21 series will be the company’s first big launch next year and leaks pertaining to those devices have now started to appear more frequently. A leak earlier this week revealed some camera specs […]

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SMIC Now Asks The US For Permission To Supply Chips To Huawei

China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has asked for approval from the US to continue supplying semiconductor chips to Huawei. The company is barred from supplying chips to Huawei, effective last Tuesday, September 15. That’s when the latest amendments to the US-imposed trade restrictions on the Chinese electronics giant go into effect. The new rules […]

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