Samsung claims to have fixed the Galaxy Fold. Fixes include a reinforced hinge and a redesigned screen "protector". Are these changes enough to convince buyers to splurge on Samsung's $2000 folding phone experiment?
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will be the first Huawei devices to suffer significantly as a result of the ongoing trade dispute. The Huawei Mate 30 will be unable to launch with official Google apps including the Google Play Store.
Neuralink aims to create the first widely feasible human + technology brain implant/interface. Elon Musk took center stage at Neuralinks recent keynote presentation discussing the necessity of this type of futuristic tech.
A new report suggests the elimination of the current iPhone notch in exchange for a more minimal cut out. The new punch out will feature a miniaturized version of the current FaceID tech. The report indicates a target launch date of 2020 for this new iPhone design.
Samsung profits have take a substantial hit. Most of the downturn can be blamed on soft demand in the premium smartphone segment. Increasing competition and global economic factors are transforming the smartphone industry rapidly.
Samsung has made changes to the Galaxy Fold detailed in a recent article via Bloomberg. Galaxy Fold changes include a redesigned hinge and a screen protector that wraps around the outside edge of the display. The Galaxy Fold is still lacking an official release date but is expected to be available for the holiday season.
The Huawei ban has been modified by President Trump. The US will be allowing companies to sell products/technology to Huawei that pose no security risk. This isn't a complete lift of the ban, Huawei products will not be sold in the US. Companies like Google and Intel will be able to sell/support Huawei products elsewhere.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is around the corner. Currently speculation suggests there will be two versions of the Galaxy Note for 2019. The original thinking was that Samsung would release a Pro version of the Note to live alongside the standard. Note 10+ hands on footage seems to point to a more traditional smartphone approach. Note 10 models would exist as follows, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Xiaomi and Oppo have both shown off their under screen selfie camera tech. At MWC Shanghai reporters had their first chance to inspect the technology. Turns out, as it stands, under display smartphone camera tech isn't perfect... Yet.
Samsung and Apple are more intimately connected than many tech fans might expect. Samsung OLED displays have quickly become the backbone of the premium smartphone market in 2019. The iPhone X and iPhone XS wouldn't be the smartphones they are without Samsung involvement.
The Huawei ban has led to some bizarre outcomes. In this case it appears Fedex is refusing to deliver certain packages including Huawei products. The product in question for this specific shipment was a single Huawei P30 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally moving closer to commercial availability. According to a high ranking executive at Samsung the Fold is fixed and ready for sale. Can the Galaxy Fold regain it's glory or is it too late?
The new iPhone could be the biggest Apple has ever made. According to Ming-Chi Kuo the iPhone will be scaling up to 6.7 inches for the Max model and down to 5.4 inches for the standard flagship. He also speculates that the scale of the budget model will remain the same at 6.1 inches.
The US Huawei ban has severely jeopardized Huawei's laptop business . Huawei was set to announce it's latest laptop at CES Asia in Shanghai but had to bail on the event. They have cancelled the next generation Matebook for now. It appears the ongoing Huawei ban has impacted it's ability to deliver a product relying on Intel and Microsoft.
As trade tensions continue to rise Foxconn claims to have a solution. Foxconn discusses the possibility of moving Apple's iPhone production out of China and into other countries. One of those countries is India where older generation iPhones and the iPhone XR are already being produced.
The Mac Pro 2019 and Pro Display XDR were recently announced at Apple's WWDC event. The Mac Pro 2019 will be an expensive Apple workstation for a certain type of clientele. Have you been waiting for a new Apple workstation? Does the 2019 Mac Pro have your name on it?
Xiaomi and Oppo have shown off their next generation device prototypes featuring hidden under-display front facing cameras. Gone are notches and motorized selfie cameras replaced by a seamless invisible camera under the screen. This implementation allows for a true all-display design without the complexity of moving parts or an ugly notch. The solid state, notch-less smartphone future moves one step closer.
The Huawei ban continues to showcase it's effects. It's no longer just Google's Android in the balance. The list of both hardware and software companies cutting ties with Huawei is growing and now includes an official SD card ban and Matebook removal from the Microsoft store.
Apple just released it's latest MacBook Pro featuring an 8-core processor. Unfortunately, this new MacBook will immediately become part of Apple's extended MacBook keyboard repair program. Seems like the MacBook butterfly key switches are here to stay in spite of reported problems.
Huawei has lost it's Android license from Google as a result of recent restrictions imposed by the US government. The restrictions will cause a ripple effect within the industry and the implications are significant. It won't just be Google and Huawei affected. Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and others could also suffer.