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Chinese smartphone brand Honor copies iPhone features, sees sales double

  • Chinese smartphone brand Honor saw its sales double in the second quarter (Q2) of 2022 by incorporating some features of Apple’s iPhone, such as facial recognition and a 120 Hz screen refresh rate.
  • Honor saw a growth of 103% amid the decline of smartphone sales in the Chinese market, which decreased by 14.2% year-on-year (YoY) in Q2 2022.
  • Other brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and Huawei saw a drop in sales by 26.5%, 30%, 23.3% and 37.9% YoY, respectively.
  • Counterpoint research analyst Mengmeng Zhang noted that Honor also worked on “expanding its offline presence,” adding, “With the lockdowns hitting major cities, HONOR’s coverage in lower-tier cities, which saw fewer lockdowns, helped the brand steer through the turbulence in Q2 2022.”

By copying some features of Apple’s iPhone, Chinese smartphone brand Honor has doubled its sales despite a downward trend in smartphone sales in China for the second quarter (Q2) of 2022.

In a press release on Wednesday, Counterpoint’s Market Pulse reported that smartphone sales in China decreased by 14.2% year-on-year (YoY) in Q2 2022. The recent data showed that the volume of sales during that quarter was 12.6% lower than that of Q1 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the market.

Viral video shows Ukrainian soldier ‘saved’ from bullet by his Samsung smartphone

  • In a now-viral video, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it. The phone supposedly saved him from being shot.
  • In the clip, the soldier can be seen in the trenches with his full military gear on. He suddenly reaches into his pocket and hands the person recording the video his phone.
  • In a close-up view, the bullet is shown to have apparently penetrated through both the soldier’s phone case and the back of his phone. The front of the bullet is protruding out of a shattered screen.
  • The soldier can be heard saying to the person recording, “The smartphone stopped the bullet and saved my life” in Ukrainian.

In a video that has since gone viral, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen pulling out his Samsung Galaxy smartphone to reveal a large bullet lodged in it, purportedly showing that the device saved him from being shot.

The clip was first posted online to the subreddit r/interestingasfuck on Tuesday.

Grandparents Attend Smartphone Classes to Keep in Touch With Family From Taiwan

It can be hard for previous generations to keep up with the ever-growing advancement of modern technology, which is why some schools are now offering smartphone lessons to teach the elderly how to use modern technologies to help them communicate with their loved ones living far away.

Cassandra Lin, a member of the massive private Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, recently shared a picture of her grandpa and grandma taking up lessons on how to use smartphones at a senior college in Shilin district, Taipei, Taiwan.

Woman Gets Blood Clot in Brain After Staring At Phone For 20 Straight Hours

A 47-year-old female migrant worker developed a blood clot on her brain after staring into her phone during a 20-hour trip without taking a break.

The woman, whose name has been withheld, was traveling from her hometown in Henan Province, central China, to the city of Guangzhou when she developed the blood clot, according to video news site Kankan News, as translated by South China Morning Post.

KFC is Releasing a Smartphone in China and We are Just as Confused as You Are

Kentucky Fried Chicken is joining forces with Huawei to release a limited edition smartphone in honor of the fast-food chain’s 30th anniversary in China.

In collaboration with one of China’s largest electronics company, the KFC Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus is available in signature red with a logo of Colonel Sanders and 1987, the year KFC made its debut in the country, inscribed on the back.

Chinese Teen Damages Her Spine After Spending Too Much Time on Her Smartphone

Almost everyone in the world has a mobile phone and everyday, people spend hours using them. But excessive use of your smartphone not only takes away your time, but also damages your neck and the precious vertebrae within.

South China Morning Post reported on a 14-year-old girl from Qingdao, Shandong province who was taken to the doctor because she couldn’t straighten her neck upwards after she spent too much time using her cellphone. Doctors studied her X-rays and found that her upper spine has become deformed.

Japanese Airports Now Have ‘Toilet Paper’ For Your Smartphones

When it comes to hygiene and cleanliness – Japanese airports have taken matters up a notch by introducing “toilet paper” specifically for smartphones.

According to The Guardian, if you find yourself at Narita International Airport, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a toilet paper dispenser next to your regular toilet roll. But because of its miniature size, people might wonder what it’s for. Well, it’s to give your phone screen a germ-busting wipe. Considering that 1 in 6 cell phones are contaminated with fecal matter, this isn’t a bad idea.

Cheap Smartphones in the U.S. are Secretly Stealing Your Personal Info and Sending it to China

A tech security firm has discovered that some cheap Android smartphones sold in the U.S. have been extracting users’ personal data and then transmitting them to a China-based company. 

Commercial firmware pre-installed on some Android smartphone models sold in the U.S. has been found to be secretly sending highly sensitive data to Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd., a maker of Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update software systems, TechCrunch reported. 

You’ve Probably Been Charging Your iPhone Wrong This Whole Time

Chances are you’re probably charging your smartphone wrong and doing more damage to your battery than you know.

Many of us know the struggle of having our phones die on us half way through the day. Even when we charge it to 100% capacity overnight, it fails after a few hours of usage. Well, the key to prolonging the life of your battery lies in the way you charge your phone.