Samsung Stories February 13

Whenever Apple debuts a unique feature, it’s inevitable that it eventually gets picked up by others. We’ve seen this time and time again, and with the debut of the iPhone X and its Animoji, others are copying. According to a new report, Samsung will be doing just that with its next flagship.

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Global smartphone sales were weaker than expected in the second half of 2017, says TrendForce. It predicts that growth will slow to 2.8% this year, and says that there are ‘only two international brands with a clear future of growth in 2018’ …

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Samsung Stories February 6

The iPad boosted its market share in the final quarter of last year, achieving very slight growth as the tablet market as a whole declined, reports IDC.

The company attributes Apple’s ‘solid lead’ to a balance of entry-level and iPad Pro shipments.

Apple maintained a solid lead in the holiday quarter driving growth both through its lower-priced 9.7-inch iPad as well as its newly refreshed iPad Pro products. While the lower-price iPad has continued to drive a strong consumer upgrade cycle, the shifting focus is to iPad Pro and its potential in the commercial and education segments …

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Samsung Stories January 31

iPhone X wins CNET’s camera shootout against Samsung’s Note 8, but doesn’t blow it away

CNET’s Josh Miller did a photo and video shootout between the iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. On paper, the Note 8 camera has marginally better specs – wider aperture for wide-angle and selfie lenses, and 8MP against 7MP – but he declared the iPhone X the overall winner …

Samsung Stories January 29

Apple’s 2017 semiconductor spend increased by more than a quarter year-on-year, according to Gartner. It said that Apple spent $38.754B on chips in 2017, up 27.5% on the previous year.

It left Apple as the world’s second-largest chip buyer after Samsung

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Samsung Stories January 18

Samsung patent aims to beat iPhone X notch with holes in the display itself [Poll]

Apple’s approach to achieving a near-bezel-free design was, of course, the ‘notch’ in the iPhone X. But a Samsung patent suggests the company is hoping to go one step further, and actually embed the camera and other sensors into the screen itself …

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