smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33706/all en LG unveils new full-HD smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/lg-unveils-new-full-hd-smartphone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LG Electronics unveiled Monday the latest version of its flagship smartphone, boasting a higher resolution screen aimed at gaining a technical edge over bigger rivals like Samsung. </p> <p>The Optimus G Pro -- the newest version of the Optimus G series and the first LG smartphone offering a full high-definition (HD) screen -- will hit stores at home Wednesday, the South Korean firm said.</p> <p>The new handset is powered by Android software and measures 15.2 centimetres (5.98 inches) long and 7.6 centimetres wide. It goes on sale in Japan and North America in the second quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/lg-unveils-new-full-hd-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices LG Electronics smartphone Smartphones Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:15:16 +0000 5758697 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Huawei claims world fastest smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/chinas-huawei-claims-world-fastest-smartphone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Huawei, the number three smartphone maker behind giants Samsung and Apple, unveiled Sunday a new mobile, the Ascend P2, which it claims is the fastest in the world.</p> <p>Sharp-cornered and thinner than a pencil at 8.4 mm, the company said it can achieve speeds of 150 Mbps, fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in less than five minutes.</p> <p>The mobile, which has a 4.7-inch, high definition screen, has a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and is able to use the fourth-generation high speed mobile networks being rolled out worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/chinas-huawei-claims-world-fastest-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices smartphone Smartphones Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:31:56 +0000 5765145 at http://www.globalpost.com Smartphone sales to top 900 million in 2013: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/smartphone-sales-top-900-million-2013-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Smartphone sales are expected to extend their strong growth trend in 2013 with some 918 million units worldwide, led by gains in big emerging markets China, Brazil and India, a survey showed Monday.</p> <p>The research firm IDC said 2013 will be the first year smartphones will outsell the more basic feature phones in the mobile market, and will account for 50.1 percent of all mobile phones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/smartphone-sales-top-900-million-2013-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Human Interest smartphone Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:15:28 +0000 5772861 at http://www.globalpost.com S Korea-smartphone users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/s-korea-smartphone-users <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- A total of 67 percent of South Korean mobile subscribers used smartphones, surpassing usage rates in other major economies, data showed Wednesday.</p> <p>In a survey of 10 countries, South Korea had the highest rate of smartphone usage, surpassing China's 66 percent and Australia's 65 percent, according to the data from U.S. market researcher Nielsen.</p> <p>The figure was higher than 62 percent in Italy, 61 percent in Britain and 53 percent in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/s-korea-smartphone-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Republics smartphone Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:30:30 +0000 5781887 at http://www.globalpost.com smartphone sales-Q1 estimate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/smartphone-sales-q1-estimate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's top smartphone maker, is likely to see another record for smartphone sales in the first quarter despite seasonally low demand, a report showed Wednesday.</p> <p>Samsung Electronics has sold an estimated 25 million smartphones each month this year, which is expected to drive its quarterly sales to over 70 million units, according to the report by Hong Kong-based market researcher Counterpoint Research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/smartphone-sales-q1-estimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics smartphone Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 02:15:38 +0000 5794894 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony aims to make a splash with its latest smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dust and water resistant and featuring cutting-edge photo and video technology, the latest Xperia smartphone handset could be the ideal holiday companion.</p> <p>Announced just in time for summer vacations, the Xperia ZR has a manageable 4.6-inch full HD display and some of the best stills and video camera technology currently available squeezed into its slim form. And although clearly focused on capturing images that were until recently the preserve of a dedicated camera, the ZR is also a serious smartphone complete with quad-core processor and 4GLTE mobile internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices smartphone Smartphones Technology Health and Home Mon, 13 May 2013 10:30:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836534 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony aims to make a splash with its latest smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dust and water resistant and featuring cutting-edge photo and video technology, the latest Xperia smartphone handset could be the ideal holiday companion.</p> <p>Announced just in time for summer vacations, the Xperia ZR has a manageable 4.6-inch full HD display and some of the best stills and video camera technology currently available squeezed into its slim form. And although clearly focused on capturing images that were until recently the preserve of a dedicated camera, the ZR is also a serious smartphone complete with quad-core processor and 4GLTE mobile internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices smartphone Smartphones Technology Tourism Mon, 13 May 2013 10:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836543 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony aims to make a splash with its latest smartphone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dust and water resistant and featuring cutting-edge photo and video technology, the latest Xperia smartphone handset could be the ideal holiday companion.</p> <p>Announced just in time for summer vacations, the Xperia ZR has a manageable 4.6-inch full HD display and some of the best stills and video camera technology currently available squeezed into its slim form. And although clearly focused on capturing images that were until recently the preserve of a dedicated camera, the ZR is also a serious smartphone complete with quad-core processor and 4GLTE mobile internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130513/sony-aims-make-splash-its-latest-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices smartphone Smartphones Technology Well being Mon, 13 May 2013 11:00:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836546 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's smartphone market growth forecast to turn negative this year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131014/s-koreas-smartphone-market-growth-forecast-turn-negative-yea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) -- Growth in the South Korean market for smartphones is expected to turn negative this year due to market saturation, a report showed Monday.</p> <p>According to the report compiled by Strategy Analytics, the local market for smartphones is expected to decline 14 percent to around 26.3 million units for the year, from last year's 30.7 million units.</p> <p>The South Korean smartphone market has shown explosive growth since 2007 when Apple Inc. rolled out its legendary iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131014/s-koreas-smartphone-market-growth-forecast-turn-negative-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics smartphone Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:35:22 +0000 5960187 at http://www.globalpost.com Smartphone subscription growth sharply slows this year: data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131019/smartphone-subscription-growth-sharply-slows-year-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Yonhap) -- The growth of smartphone subscription in South Korea sharply decelerated this year, raising concerns that the country's mobile phone sector is increasingly facing saturation, data showed Sunday.</p> <p>According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the country's mobile operator attracted an average 2.54 million smartphone subscribers in every quarter of last year.</p> <p>But the comparable figure for the first three quarters of this year was some 1.35 million, the data showed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131019/smartphone-subscription-growth-sharply-slows-year-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics smartphone Technology Yonhap News Agency Sun, 20 Oct 2013 02:17:54 +0000 5965544 at http://www.globalpost.com LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/lg-launch-curved-smartphone-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's LG Electronics said Tuesday it would start selling its first curved-screen smartphone -- seen as a first step to fully flexible products -- in Europe next month . </p> <p>The "G-Flex" was introduced in Seoul in October and will hit stores in some 20 European nations, including France, Germany, Britain and Sweden, the firm said in a statement.</p> <p>The G-Flex is curved on the vertical axis of the handset, which LG says offers a more immersive viewing experience and fits the contour of the face. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/lg-launch-curved-smartphone-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics smartphone Smartphones Technology AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:31:37 +0000 6048503 at http://www.globalpost.com LG rolls out new smartphone with wider screen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140212/lg-rolls-out-new-smartphone-wider-screen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kang Yoon-seung</p> <p>SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Co., a South Korean smartphone maker, on Thursday revealed its newest smartphone model, the G Pro 2, paving the way for the country's No. 2 tech giant to expand its share in the large display smartphone market.</p> <p>LG's phablet, a cross between a smartphone and tablet PC, boasts a 5.9-inch display, larger than its predecessor's 5.5-inch screen, and will compete with rival products such as the Galaxy Note series manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140212/lg-rolls-out-new-smartphone-wider-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices smartphone Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:20:37 +0000 6069203 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung tops world's smartphone market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140213/samsung-tops-worlds-smartphone-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. outperformed its rivals around the globe last year in sales of wearable smart bands, market data showed Thursday.</p> <p>The world's No. 1 smartphone maker accounted for 54 percent of the global smartwatch market in the second half of 2013, according to the data compiled by U.S.-based market researcher Canalys.</p> <p>Samsung had released its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in September, which can make phone calls, display messages and conduct other functions while a smartphone is tucked away.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140213/samsung-tops-worlds-smartphone-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Samsung Electronics Co smartphone Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:48:57 +0000 6069401 at http://www.globalpost.com China smartphone shipments shrink after two years of growth: IDC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140213/china-smartphone-shipments-shrink-after-two-years-growth-idc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - The explosive growth of smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, has come to a halt as unit shipments declined for the first time in more than two years, data firm IDC said on Thursday.</p> <p>Shipments of smartphones in China fell 4.3 percent quarter-on-quarter to 90.8 million from 94.8 million units, the first drop-off since the second quarter of 2011, according to IDC.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140213/china-smartphone-shipments-shrink-after-two-years-growth-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Electronics smartphone Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:11:57 +0000 6069506 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungry Chinese smartphone makers eye world market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/hungry-chinese-smartphone-makers-eye-world-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's smartphone makers are on a global expansion drive that could transform the market, analysts say, and one day challenge the titans Samsung and Apple.</p> <p>The mightiest manufacturers, Huawei, Lenovo and ZTE, are battling for attention at the four-day World Mobile Congress opening Monday in Barcelona, Spain, as their ambitions grow well beyond China's borders.</p> <p>Already, China is the world's largest single smartphone market, with sales soaring 86.3 percent last year, according to technology research group Gartner Inc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/hungry-chinese-smartphone-makers-eye-world-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Electronics smartphone Technology AFP Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:45:35 +0000 6078369 at http://www.globalpost.com