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Global smartphone shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2022 Market research 

Global smartphone shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2022

According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast, shipments of smartphones will decline 3.5% to 1.31 billion units in 2022. After three consecutive quarters of decline and increasing challenges in both supply and demand, IDC has significantly reduced its forecast for 2022 from the previous projection of 1.6% growth. IDC expects, however, this to be a... Read More
Sony debuts Xperia 1 IV smartphone with optical zoom New Products 

Sony debuts Xperia 1 IV smartphone with optical zoom

Sony Electronics Inc. announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, including cutting-edge imaging technology and a brighter HDR display and powerful audio features. The Xperia 1 IV will be available in on Sept. 1, 2022, for approximately $1,600.00 USD. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. “Xperia 1 IV... Read More
IDC: First-quarter smartphone shipments declined 8.9% Market research 

IDC: First-quarter smartphone shipments declined 8.9%

Worldwide smartphone shipments declined 8.9% year over year in the first quarter of 2022 (1Q22), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. This marks the third consecutive quarter of decline for the smartphone market as shipments fell to 314.1 million units in the quarter, about 3.5% lower than IDC forecast in February. “Although... Read More
Sony debuts $1,800 pro Xperia PRO-I smartphone New Products 

Sony debuts $1,800 pro Xperia PRO-I smartphone

Sony Electronics Inc. has announced a new Xperia smartphone developed specifically for content creators, the Xperia PRO-I., offering a 1.0-type sensor, a 24mm ZEISSTessar Optics, advanced image processing and AF, 4K 120p video recording and much more. “We remain committed to building tools that empower creators to capture, create, and share like they’ve never been able to before,” said Yang... Read More
SeaLife launches Android app for SportDiver housing New Products Updates 

SeaLife launches Android app for SportDiver housing

SeaLife launched an Android app for the SportDiver Smartphone housing. The SeaLife SportDiver is a compact, lightweight underwater housing fitting most Android smartphones and Apple phones from iPhone 7 and up. The Android and iOS apps work with the current OS and the previous version, e.g. the Android app presently works with Android 11 and 10. The SeaLife SportDiver, for... Read More
Global smartphone shipments expected to drop nearly 10% in 2020, says IDC Market research News 

Global smartphone shipments expected to drop nearly 10% in 2020, says IDC

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. While the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) resulted in slightly better than expected numbers, the market was still down 17% year over year with visible signs of economic concerns.... Read More
SANDMARC launches Prolight Collection for iPhone photography, filmmaking New Products 

SANDMARC launches Prolight Collection for iPhone photography, filmmaking

SANDMARC launched a compact, powerful and accurate RGB & Bi-Color lighting system for iPhone: Prolight Collection. ​The Prolight RGB provides more than 16 million hues of light, giving a versatile spectrum of colors for photography and filmmaking, the company claims. ​With a color rendering index (CRI) of 96+ and color temperature ranging from 1,000-10,000K, the Prolight RGB produces accurate colors. ​The... Read More
DOOGEE introduces the S88 Pro IP68 rugged phone with triple camera New Products 

DOOGEE introduces the S88 Pro IP68 rugged phone with triple camera

DOOGEE Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd. launched its latest phone, the DOOGEE S88 Pro, a rugged smartphone with a 10,000 mAh battery, unique LED backlights, a triple camera and has IP68 protection. With a Helio P70 processor, the Android 10 OS S88 Pro incorporates an Arm Cortex-A73/A53 octa-core CPU complex with an Arm Mali-G72 class GPU. The S88 Pro has support... Read More
vivo unveils flagship X50 series with built-in gimbal New Products 

vivo unveils flagship X50 series with built-in gimbal

vivo unveiled the X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+ series of flagship smartphones, which feature “professional-grade” camera technologies that revolutionize the mobile photography experience. The X50 series features stabilization, night mode, zoom, and portrait technologies. “Guided by vivo’s deep insights into consumer needs, and underpinned by our advanced technology, we crafted the X50 series to provide a professional photography experience... Read More
IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India Market research 

IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India

According to the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in China stood at 66.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, a 20.3% decline from 83.6 million units a year ago. This marked the largest decline ever in China as the market was hit by both supply chain disruptions and a demand slump due to lockdowns and the... Read More
OmniVision unveils 64 MP sensor with 0.7 micron pixel size News 

OmniVision unveils 64 MP sensor with 0.7 micron pixel size

OmniVision Technologies announced the OV64B, the company’s first 64-megapixel (MP) image sensor with a 0.7 micron pixel size, enabling 64 MP resolution in a 1/2-inch  optical format. The company says this allows high-end smartphone designers to create thinner phones with high resolution 64 MP cameras. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, this sensor provides 4K video recordings with electronic image... Read More
Apple introduces second-generation iPhone SE New Products 

Apple introduces second-generation iPhone SE

Apple announced the second-generation $399 iPhone SE, featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and  Touch ID for industry-leading security. iPhone SE comes in a compact design, reinvented from the inside out, and is the most affordable iPhone. Apple claims iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait... Read More
LG announces V60 ThinQ 5G With LG Dual Screen New Products 

LG announces V60 ThinQ 5G With LG Dual Screen

LG Electronics USA introduced the LG V60 ThinQ 5G featuring 5G connectivity, upgraded audio, video, and photo capabilities, and updated software experiences. The LG V60 comes in two new colors, and features chamfered edges and a large, cinematic, OLED display. The LG V60 is equipped with LG’s most advanced camera features and technologies yet to offer next-level videography experiences, the... Read More
Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip New Products 

Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip

  Samsung Electronics unveiled two smartphones this week: the Samsung Galaxy S20 series with a brand-new AI-powered camera architecture and the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable smartphone. With 5G, a new decade of mobile innovation is beginning.  Every device in the Galaxy S20 series—the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra—comes equipped with 5G technology. The Galaxy S20+ and... Read More