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The state of the smartphone

A few manufacturers have managed to buck global trends. Can 5G and foldables turn things around for the rest? Brian Heater @bheater / 22 hours Earlier this month, Canalys used the word “freefall” to describe its latest reporting. Global shipments fell 6.8% year over year. At 313.9 million, they were at their lowest level in […]

Week-in-Review: The iPhone fades and SpaceX confirms an explosion

After a dozen years of riding high, the iPhone is showing signs of weakness in a struggling smartphone market where Apple is still managing to be the biggest loser. Here’s a snapshot of where things are… Apple hasn’t been broadcasting its quarterly unit sales the past few quarters, so we’ll have to lean on external […]

iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive

iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive

The smartphone industry is in rough shape. Sundar Pichai used the word “headwinds” to discuss the company’s difficulties moving Pixel 3 units, but Canalys’ latest report is far more blunt, describing the situation as a “freefall.” Things are pretty ugly in the Q1 report, as smartphone shipments declined for the sixth quarter in a row. […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock

The Galaxy Fold has been the most polarizing product I can recall having reviewed. Everyone who saw it wanted to play with the long-promised smartphone paradigm shift. The results, on the other hand, were far more mixed. If nothing else, the Fold has a remarkably high Q-Rating. Each person who saw me using the product […]

Daily Crunch: Samsung delays the Galaxy Fold

Daily Crunch: Samsung delays the Galaxy Fold

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Samsung reportedly pushes back Galaxy Fold release Four days out from the Galaxy Fold’s official release date, Samsung is pushing things […]

5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch […]

We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?

We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. They’re here. I’ve seen them, and even, briefly, touched one. And that’s about as far as it goes, to be honest. A week after Samsung kicked off its S10 event with an in-depth look at the […]

Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC

Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC

Mobile World Congress is underway, which means there are a handful of brand spankin’ new 5G phones hitting the market soon. How ever will you decide? Here’s a look at all the 5G phones announced thus far: Huawei Mate X The Mate X is a foldable 5G phone with one 4.6-inch screen, another 6.6-inch 2480×1148 […]

The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones

The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones

Hole punches aside, Wireless Powershare is the S10 line’s marquee feature. Samsung’s new flagship isn’t the first handset with the feature — the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat it to it by a few months — but it’s a cool new addition, none the less. And perhaps more importantly, Samsung’s beat Apple to the punch […]

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