Growing popularity As per Counterpoint, OnePlus was the only smartphone brand to see positive growth in the U.S. last year. Babu Mohan 17 Feb 2021 1 Source: OnePlus What you need to know OnePlus' budget-friendly Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 phones are reportedly a big success at Metro by T-Mobile. The two phones have boosted OnePlus' market share at the carrier to nearly 15%. According to Wave7 Research, OnePlus could sell over 2 million Nord phones this year at Metro alone. OnePlus entered the budget smartphone segment in the U.S. earlier this year with its Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G phones. While they aren't the best cheap Android phones on the market, Wave7 Research claims they are selling quite well at Metro by T-Mobile (via PCMag ). Thanks to the popularity of the two Nord phones, OnePlus' market share at Metro by T-Mobile has reportedly jumped to nearly 15%. Since the carrier sells around 16 million devices per year, Wave7 … [Read more...] about OnePlus’ Nord N10 5G and N100 phones are selling surprisingly well in the U.S.
Right now there are two TV technologies available to most people: LCD and OLED . Sure, people with tons of money might get a MicroLED TV , but mere mortals have only those two choices. The biggest TV maker in the world, Samsung, has been firmly in the LCD camp for many years, while crosstown rival LG is the biggest name in OLED . LCD, despite advancements like QLED , mini-LED and dual panels , has always lagged behind OLED in overall picture quality. Now Samsung is working on a new kind of TV that aims to combine two display technologies into something greater than the sum of its parts. It's a hybrid between OLED and quantum dots called QD Display. According to Korea IT News , Samsung Display will end production of LCD panels by the end of 2021, moving to QD Display next year. At the same time, Samsung Electronics could start selling these new TVs as early as 2022. Stay tuned Subscribe to the CNET TVs, Streaming and Audio newsletter for … [Read more...] about Samsung OLED TV with quantum dots could challenge LG as soon as next year
Data belonging to 580,000 Singapore Airlines' frequent flyer members have been compromised in a cybersecurity attack that originally hit air transport communications and IT vendor, SITA. The incident marks the second time in a week that an airline has reported a data breach, which appears also to be the result of the attack targeting SITA. While not a customer of SITA, Singapore Airlines (SIA) had shared a "restricted" set of data as a member of the Star Alliance group, the airline said in a statement late-Thursday. This was necessary to facilitate verification of membership tier status and provide customers of other member airlines the relevant benefits while they travelled. Such data would reside on the passenger service systems of member airlines, SIA said. The national carrier did not specify when it was informed by SITA about the breach, which impacted the latter's passenger service system servers. Global pandemic opening up can of security worms Caught by … [Read more...] about Singapore Airlines frequent flyer members hit in third-party data security breach
Samsung Galaxy S21+ Score Details DT Recommended Product “The Galaxy S21+ 5G is a classier, bigger version of the S21, and while it has excellent quality, it doesn't drastically improve on the S20+, or reach the heights of the S21 Ultra.” Classy metal-and-glass body Stunning screen performance Capable camera Lacks a 2021 flagship camera S21 Ultra is substantially better in many ways MSRP $999.99 If the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the best Android phone you can buy right now, and the Galaxy S21 5G has all the right ingredients but can’t quite pull them together, where does this leave the Galaxy S21+ 5G? It’s right in-between in price and mixes the S21’s lackluster specs up a bit, yet still doesn’t quite match the S21 Ultra for outright high-tech appeal. Is the Galaxy S21+ the confused middle child, or a bit of a star waiting for its moment to shine? Because the Galaxy S21+ is almost identical to the Galaxy S21 in software, … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G review: Not as good as one, but better than the other
What a difference a year makes, especially for 5G. The new mobile network tech, which seemed almost futuristic a year ago, is widely available today, especially in big cities where the 5G rollout has been prioritized. As such, the AT&T 5G network has expanded and covers more than 14,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S. (see our 5G coverage map for details). If you have 5G coverage, it’s likely on a sub-6 network, which is more available right now. Sub-6 relies on lower frequencies to deliver a larger wireless network, but with a tradeoff in speed, which may be only marginally faster than 4G. Another 5G variant called mmWave (millimeter wave), differs in that the network’s radio waves are much faster than sub-6 networks, offering multi-gigabit speeds at various points. It relies on frequencies that can travel short distances but cannot penetrate obstacles like walls or windows. Sub-6 frequencies travel further, sometimes a distance of miles, but the connections can’t … [Read more...] about The best 5G phones for AT&T