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  • Thailand News

    Digital wallet scheme to include smartphones purchases

    The Ministry of Finance confirmed that the distribution of a 10,000 baht digital wallet can be used to purchase smartphones, which are seen as essential livelihood tools by the minister. Deputy Minister of Finance Chulpan Amornwiwat provided an update on the progress of the 10,000 baht top-up project through digital wallets. He announced that an operational subcommittee meeting is scheduled…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market set to grow 3% to 5% in 2024

    Thailand’s smartphone market contracted by 2% in the first quarter due to slow economic recovery, a research paper revealed. However, the government’s digital wallet scheme is projected to stimulate industry growth by 3% to 5% in 2024, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research’s Thailand Smartphone Tracker report. 5G smartphone shipments accounted for 52% of total smartphone sales in the first…

  • Lifestyle

    The impact of smartphones on young people’s social life

    The milieu of the digital era, smartphones have ascended to an essential component of our existence, notably amongst the youth demographic. However, one ought to contemplate the ramifications of these apparatuses on their social interactions. This dissertation aims to illuminate this perturbing subject matter. Recent figures indicate a precipitous augmentation in the duration children devote to viewing online video content,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market to grow 3% in 2024, says report

    A 3% growth in Thailand’s smartphone market is anticipated in 2024, fuelled by the need for upgrades and enhanced technology features, says an international research firm. This follows a 2% rise in 2024, when Thailand was the only Southeast Asian nation to experience marginal growth, due to the strong performance of budget smartphones, as per Counterpoint Research’s Southeast Asia Monthly…

  • Business News

    E-receipt scheme boosts Thai smartphone and computer sales in January

    Sales of smartphones and computer products have soared by 30-60% in the first week of January, a trend that IT product vendors attribute to the government’s e-receipt programme. This programme, approved by the Cabinet, provides tax rebates of up to 50,000 baht (US$1,435) for individuals not qualifying for the digital handout and is slated to run from January 1 to…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market to recover in 2024 boosted by AI and 5G

    The smartphone market in Thailand is projected to recover in 2024, following an expected slump this year. The rebound is attributed to artificial intelligence (AI) features on smartphones, increased availability of affordable 5G devices, and replacement demand from 2021, according to Canalys, a global tech market analyst firm. Canalys analyst Sheng Win Chow indicated that the AI features on these…

  • Thailand News

    Coin-tastic: Teenager breaks the ‘piggy bank’ to bag a gaming smartphone

    A young man carrying a bag filled with coins and banknotes weighing at least 5 kilogrammes, left smartphone shop owners and social media users in awe when he used the contents of his piggy bank to purchase a gaming smartphone. The incident was shared by a TikTok user @lovemobile999, a mobile phone store in Samut Sakhon province, which revealed a…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market bracing for double-digit slump

    Thailand’s smartphone market is facing a potential double-digit contraction this year, as a result of the economic downturn and a decrease in consumer purchasing power in Q2 and Q3, according to M Vision Plc, an expo organiser, and mobile phone vendors. However, market prospects are predicted to improve in Q4, owing to the introduction of new flagship phones. Opas Cherdpunt,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market holds promise despite economic strain

    In these difficult financial times, Thailand’s smartphone market still carries incredible potential for device makers, particularly in high-end models, despite reduced support of handset subsidies by mobile operators, according to Oppo, a leading Chinese smartphone maker. With a market value exceeding 100 billion baht, Thailand’s smartphone market is regarded as a gem within Southeast Asia. The Senior Executive Vice-President at…

  • World News

    Smartphone camera lens speeds up skin cancer diagnosis for thousands

    A new smartphone camera lens has the potential to expedite skin cancer diagnosis for thousands of patients. The 50p-sized lens can be attached to a smartphone, enabling it to capture detailed images of moles and skin lesions. This innovative approach, referred to as “teledermatology” by NHS officials, is expected to be implemented across England by July. The technology could allow…

  • Business News

    Honor aims for top three spot in Thai smartphone market within three years

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Honor aims to secure a position among the top three brands in the Thai market within the next three years. To achieve this, the company plans to focus on heavy marketing investments and related activities. Sutida Mongkolsuthree, CEO of Synnex (Thailand), the sole distributor of Honor mobile phones in Thailand, believes that the overall market share of…

  • Technology News

    IDC predicts smartphone market in Thailand to remain stagnant

    The Thai smartphone experienced a significant decline in 2022 and is expected to remain stagnant due to inflationary concerns, rising interest rates, and a lacklustre growth forecast for the Thai economy, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). The IDC reported that 16.6 million smartphone shipments were made in 2022, marking a 21% decline from the previous year and the…

  • Press Room

    Best smartphones to use for travelling in 2022

    Press Release Smartphones have taken over our modern world. Everything from a flashlight to a camera, messaging device, web browser, music player, GPS, and more may be replaced with it. However, when it comes to selecting the best smartphones for travelling, we consider a number of factors. For instance, cameras must be able to capture nice images in well-lit areas…

  • Technology News

    The best smartphones you should consider buying in 2021

    In 2021, buying the right phone for you means finding something that can last you a few years. The smartphone world is highly competitive, with tech giants like Apple and Samsung constantly trying to outdo each other with the most impressive phones. The good news is, the competition gives us numerous great options to choose from at a wide range…

  • Economy News

    Asia Pacific’s smartphone market declines by 20% during pandemic

    “The region’s smartphone market was hardest hit in the second quarter when many countries here entered lockdown mode. This was also when we started observing new trends emerging and the corresponding shifts in consumer demand for durable goods.” People are buying fewer smartphones this year. The once robust and thriving industry has been on a downward slope in the Asia…

  • Technology News

    Study finds smartphone addiction among Thai children on the rise

    A study by the Thai Health organisation shows that Thai children spend an average of more than 35 hours a week on smartphones or the internet. It indicated that children who spend most of their time on smartphones and computers are at risk of developing gaming addiction and even violent behaviour. The director of the Healthy Child, Youth, and Family…

  • Việt Nam

    Cảnh giác với smartphone Trung Quốc cài sẵn mã độc

    Công ty bảo mật Malwarebyte cho biết, họ đã nhận được thông tin từ khách hàng về một mẫu smartphone có tên gọi Unimax (UMX) U686CL được bán bởi Assurance Wireless (Virgin Mobile) có cài sẵn phần mềm mã độc trên máy. Ngay lập tức, công ty đã mua thử một chiếc máy này để kiểm tra và xác nhận…

  • Việt Nam

    Đẹp và dẫn đầu công nghệ với smartphone chụp ảnh macro – Samsung Galaxy A51

    Ảnh: Samsung Sản phẩm mới của Samsung lần này được trang bị màn hình InfinityO và số lượng camera sau tương tự như Galaxy note 10 (với 4 camera sau). Tuy nhiên giá thành của sản phẩm này lại vô cùng nổi trội với giá gần một phần ba. Ảnh: gsmarena.com. Samsung Galaxy A51 có thiết kế camera đục lỗ…

  • Việt Nam

    Smartphone siêu bẩn nhưng chẳng mấy khi được vệ sinh

    Ảnh: tinhte.vn Nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra rằng, chiếc smartphone của bạn chứa nhiều vi khuẩn gây bệnh hơn cả bồn cầu toilet, thế nhưng đáng ngạc nhiên là chẳng mấy ai vệ sinh “ổ bệnh” này. Kết quả một nghiên cứu mới đây của Nydailynews cho thấy, 23% người Mỹ chưa từng vệ sinh chiếc điện thoại thông minh…

  • Việt Nam

    Viettel và VNPT đồng loạt chặn các trang web 18+ trên máy tính và smartphone

    ẢNH: viettimes.vn Hai nhà cung cấp dịch vụ Internet lớn nhất Việt Nam là VNPT và Viettel bắt đầu có động thái chặn các trang mạng có chứa nội dung 18+. Được biết, kể từ ngày 13/11, trên các diễn đàn mạng của người sử dụng dịch vụ Viettel và VNPT, có nhiều phản ánh cho hay, họ không thể…

  • Technology News

    Samsung launches foldable smartphone tomorrow

    Take two. Samsung says it will launch its hotly anticipated foldable smartphone tomorrow, months after faulty screens forced an embarrassing delay. It’s the first major ‘redesign’ of the smartphone form in over a decade. The world’s largest smartphone manufacturer spent nearly eight years developing the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that folds in half.. Samsung had to delay the April launch…

  • Technology News

    Thai smartphone users ready for 5G

    “50% of the local respondents said they are willing to pay 150 baht extra in fees per month.” 5G, the next generation of phone speed, is on the way and coming to a smartphone near you. A recent survey of 35,000 people around the world shows that there will be as many as 1.9 billion 5G subscribers globally in the…

  • Thailand News

    Police not accepting the new smartphone driving licence yet

    Great. Don’t have to carry my physical Driver’s Licence anymore! But hang on, news today from the Royal Thai Police that they won’t recognise your snazzy new App which displays your digital driver’s licence on your smart phone. Net yet anyway. Police are now saying they won’t recognise the new digital driver’s licenses until a legal amendment is in place.…

  • Thai Life

    TECNO hit the smartphone sweet spot

    PRESS RELEASE Leading Chinese smartphone brand, TECNO Mobile, is experiencing exponential growth in Thailand on the back of success with its Camon CM and SPARK CM models which have proven a big hit with Millennials due in large part to their mid-market price point and use of the latest state-of-the-art technologies. “The Camon CM and SPARK CM are the first…

  • Thai Life

    Overheating smartphone on KLM jet forces authorities to re-examine the ‘batteries on planes’ issue

    PHOTO: KLM A KLM Boeing 777 has now landed safely in KL following an 18 hour lay-over in Phuket after a ‘precautionary landing’ forced on the pilot after a smartphone over-heated, emitting smoke in the passenger cabin. It’s not the first incident involving over-heating lithium batteries (if that was the cause) and is sure to bring another close examination of…

  • Phuket News

    Koh Yao Noi locals return missing smartphones

    PHUKET: Honest Koh Yao locals were prompt in returning two smartphones lost by tourists on Koh Yao Noi last week. “In Koh Yao Noi, we are all segments of our society – police, locals, tour operators and hotel operators cooperate to take care of tourists and each other,” said Koh Yao Police Superintendent Jirasak Lamsak. The first phone was recovered…

  • World NewsSmartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths | Thaiger

    Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths Phuket Gazette / Reuters PHUKET: The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the United States jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America’s roadways…

  • Phuket News

    New 3D smartphone app aims to help tourists – but not in Phuket

    PHUKET: Thailand’s Tourist Police launched a new smartphone application last week in hopes of improving service and convenience for tourists – but not for those on the tourist island of Phuket. The augmented reality application, ‘Thailand Tourist Trips and Tips AR Book’, enables tourists to use their smartphones to learn about the basics of Thai culture; to get tips on…

  • Opinion

    Save the living dead: put down the smartphones

    PHUKET: Having recently become addicted to the American TV show The Walking Dead, where the survivors of a zombie-virus plague battle for survival in the post-apocalyptic landscape of America, I couldn’t help but think about a more insidious zombie plague that is slowly taking over the world. The zombies are all around us, everywhere… they could be your best friend,…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket rental shops send passport pictures to Bangkok via smartphone application

    PHUKET: Nearly one-third of rental shops in Patong have started to send photos of renters’ faces and passports to the Interpol branch in Bangkok via the messaging application Line in an effort to identify stolen passports and protect against passport theft on the island. The push for tighter security follows the news that two passports stolen in Phuket had been…