OPPO, National Geographic digital content partnership bigs up Tassie ‘picture perfect’ landscape

Oppo has teamed with National Geographic Australia and New Zealand to showcase Australian photographer Jarrad Seng. Entitled Frames, Seng’s online showcase is a short interstitial content series which aims to capture the unique natural beauty of different locations around Australia. Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO Australia, said the convenience and increasingly impressive camera capabilities within smartphones made it easier than ever before for anyone … Continue reading OPPO, National Geographic digital content partnership bigs up Tassie ‘picture perfect’ landscape

OPPO kicks off roadshow to promote Reno handset 5G capabilities

“We wanted to give Aussies a glimpse of what our 5G Reno smartphone is capable of. So we launched our own 5G Hotel! We will be donating the proceeds to charity too,” said OPPO Australia MD Michael Tran. “5G marks a new era of connectivity that is set to revolutionise the way we use our smartphones and connected devices. Like any new technology, it’s about … Continue reading OPPO kicks off roadshow to promote Reno handset 5G capabilities

ACCC takes Samsung AU to court over ‘misleading phone water resistance advertisements’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Samsung Electronics Australia alleging it made “false, misleading and deceptive representations” in advertising the water resistance of certain of its ‘Galaxy’ branded handsets. The ACCC’s case involves over 300 advertisements. The regulator said that from February 2016, Samsung has widely advertised on social media, online, TV, billboards, brochures and other media that … Continue reading ACCC takes Samsung AU to court over ‘misleading phone water resistance advertisements’

Africa and Middle East handset subs to hit 1.4 billion mark by 2023: GlobalData

Overall Africa and Middle East handset subscriptions are expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2023, up from 733 million last year according to new data released by data and analytics company GlobalData. The research found that smartphones will account for 81% of handsets in 2023, which is up from 54.4% in 2018, while during the same period, feature phone subscriptions will decline at a CAGR of … Continue reading Africa and Middle East handset subs to hit 1.4 billion mark by 2023: GlobalData

Two-thirds of Aussies feel 5G is a ‘must-have’ smartphone feature if the price is right: OPPO

According to new research commissioned by OPPO, and conducted by analyst firm Telsyte, almost two-thirds (61%) of respondents looking to purchase a smartphone consider 5G a must-have feature. The 5G Futures report found this is in part due to the connectivity challenges, with nearly two-thirds (65%) of Australians claiming to have experienced delays or buffering during videos, for instance. However, with the average cost of smartphones increasing … Continue reading Two-thirds of Aussies feel 5G is a ‘must-have’ smartphone feature if the price is right: OPPO

Global smartphone sales dip 2.7% in 2019 first quarter: Gartner

Global smartphone shipments were down 2.7% in Q1 2019 (with 373 million shipped) compared to the same quarter last year, according to Gartner. While in Australia, smartphone sales totaled 2.04 million in Q1 of 2019, down 10.2% from almost 2.5 million in the same quarter of 2018, in New Zealand, smartphone sales grew slightly by 1.3% to 320,200, compared to sales of 316,100 in the same quarter … Continue reading Global smartphone sales dip 2.7% in 2019 first quarter: Gartner

OPPO to open first Victorian Customer Service Centre in Melbourne

OPPO has flagged the opening of its newest Service Centre in Melbourne’s CBD. Marking the second centre of its kind in Australia, it will serve as an all-in-one hub for all Victorian OPPO customers – offering both walk-in and send-in services, as well as accessories to purchase. Located on Collins Street in Melbourne, the Service Centre will process all in-warranty and out-of-warranty services, with the … Continue reading OPPO to open first Victorian Customer Service Centre in Melbourne

Motorola launches new moto g7 for Australia in key Telstra partnership

Motorola has announced the launch of the new moto g7 power with Telstra. The moto g7 power, the latest Motorola handset to compliment the moto g7 range of smartphone devices, is being made available from today on the Telstra network. The manufacturer said the partnership marked an exciting new time for Motorola and for the midrange smartphone market. “Manufacturers and carriers are increasingly recognising the value of this market and … Continue reading Motorola launches new moto g7 for Australia in key Telstra partnership

Android adware installed 30M times before being pulled from Google Play Store

Android apps laden with adware were installed more than 30 million times before being removed from the Google Play Store, according to cyber security software provider Avast. The company said in a blog published on 23 April that it discovered 50 adware apps on the Google Play Store, with installations of the apps in question ranging from 5,000 to 5 million. According to Avast, the … Continue reading Android adware installed 30M times before being pulled from Google Play Store

Oppo hits the mark with AX5s handset launch

Shenzhen-based smartphone manufacturer Oppo has really set the bar when it comes to how affordable entry-level smartphones can be, with the release of the new Oppo AX5s at a recommended retail price of AU$299. Despite the low price-point, the features haven’t been neglected. Along with a mirror exterior, the 6.2-inch LCD waterdrop screen integrated with an earpiece, camera and light sensor boasts a 89.35 per … Continue reading Oppo hits the mark with AX5s handset launch