• Xiaomi’s new foldable is thinner than Samsung’s and only available in China

    A day after Samsung announced a pair of foldable devices, Xiaomi launched its second-gen foldable, Mix Fold 2, in China. The new phone sports a 6.56-inch outer display, 8.02-inch inner display and a Leica-powered camera system. The phone is China-only for now for the base price of RMB 8,999 (~$1,335) for a version with 12GB […]

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  • Samsung’s new foldables arrive August 26

    Over the past year, Samsung recognized something we’d known all along: The clamshell form factor makes sense. It’s something those of us who are old enough to remember a pre-smartphone era are wired to appreciate. It’s small, it fits in your pocket, it opens up and gets bigger. That’s not to take away from the […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Pro 2 feature a smaller design, improved sound

    Galaxy Buds have quietly been a great part of Samsung’s line. It’s a strange thing to say about anything coming from a company that’s generally anything but quiet, but its earbuds have long been among the industry’s best — with little or no fanfare. Perhaps it’s because they tend to be — as is certainly […]

  • Samsung ditches the physical bezel, picks up a Pro Model for the Galaxy Watch 5

    Samsung giveth and Samsung taketh away. The latest additions to the Galaxy Watch line present a bit of both. The headline on each side of that equation is the addition of a “Pro” version to the ever-evolving smartwatch lineup and the decision to, once again, drop the Galaxy Watch’s best and most unique feature, the […]

  • Let’s check in with Samsung before next week’s Unpacked event

    It has become something of a tradition: Samsung announces an Unpacked and all or most of the big products get teased out in leaks in the weeks leading up to event. Sometimes the leaks come before the event announcement, sometimes after, but any hope of keeping its biggest news under wraps appears to have largely […]

  • Samsung launches user self-repair kits for Galaxy Devices

    Way back in March, Samsung joined a growing number of hardware makers announcing self-repair initiatives. The list, which includes similar offers from both Apple and Google, finds companies proactively reacting to potential right to repair legislation. Both Samsung and Google teamed up with popular repair site iFixit for their offerings, providing low-cost tools to fix […]

  • Global smartphone shipments hit lowest point since pandemic start

    More smartphone struggles, as reports trickle in for Q2. Per Canalys, global shipments dropped 9% for the quarter, reversing a brief recovery for the category, whose woes have only been amplified by the pandemic, ensuing shutdowns, supply chain issues and persistent economic uncertainty. The 287 million units represent the lowest figure since Q2 2020, when […]

  • 3 indicators to watch for on Stellantis Q2 earnings day

    Compared to this year’s drumbeat of announcements from car companies touting future battery-electric models, Stellantis has remained quiet, focusing on plug-in hybrids instead. The Amsterdam-based joint venture between Fiat-Chrysler and PSA Group is pursuing electrification aggressively, targeting a goal to sell five million EVs globally by 2030 – and preparing to introduce a suite of […]

  • U.S. Senate advances chip funding bill to encourage local semiconductor manufacturing

    The U.S. Senate voted in favor of advancing the CHIPS bill through cloture, or bypassing the filibuster stage, on Tuesday to bolster local semiconductor manufacturing. The bipartisan bill, once it passes the formal vote, will pave the way for providing nearly $280 billion in various incentives for U.S-based chip making. The bill, popularly known as […]