In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we showed OPPO new flip phone, the Find N2 Flip. It’s set to draw plenty of interest at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona over the next few days. The OPPO Find N2 Flip is coming to Australia and it’s a direct challenger to Samsung’s Flip4 and Motorola Razr.
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS EXPLAINED
If it’s got anything to do with a smartphone – this show will have a product or service for it. MWC2023 sees the trade show return to pre-covid levels. We’ll see the latest smartphones on the Android side but there will be iPhone related products too. 5G will be bigger than ever – and believe it or not 6G is starting to enter discussions. There’s a big Aussie presence here – Telstra is seen as world leader it the communications field. CEO Vicki Brady will be here too. I’ll have more for you next week – including the weird and wonderful.
SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES SATELLITE TECH
First it was Apple, now Samsung has announced satellite communication using smartphones. Samsung announced 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) modem so phones can communicate with satellites in locations where there is no cellular network connectivity. This is the next big tech challenge for smartphone makers. How can a smartphone make reliable contact via satellite? Although primarily for safety in remote areas – Samsung’s chip simulation has demonstrated two-way text messaging plus image and video sharing. But Apple is already well ahead. Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite is available in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the U.K using the iPhone 14. International travellers who visit a country or region where Emergency SOS via satellite is available can use the feature while visiting.
ALMOST 40% OF HOUSEWORK AUTOMATED IN 10 YEARS
That’s according to research published in the journal PLOS ONE. In the next ten years it’s predicted that 39% of housework will be could be automated. Makes for an interesting discussion.