Author: Kevin Le

Samsung is already refreshing its mid-range A series of smartphones for 2021, and it won’t be stopping anytime soon. In fact, the A5x has yet to be arrived at, which has always been its best-selling smartphone. Pending an official announcement, Evan Blass of @evleaks Fame has got their hands on the following render, which looks official, which depicts the upcoming Galaxy A52 5G. Compared to its predecessor, the A51 5G, the front is eerily similar, while at the rear the camera layout is both different in terms of sensor placement, but also in terms of island design that houses them…

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  Brian Spencer Going back home to the UK for the holidays really brought home to me how very differently my home and adopted countries have fared during the pandemic. When I tell them, old friends can scarcely believe how successful Việt Nam has been in averting the disastrous consequences most of the western world’s nations have experienced. It truly has been a wonder how well both the health and economic fallout have been contained. Naturally, Việt Nam has not been entirely untouched. The global nature of this scourge wrought huge disruption on trade, supply chains…

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  Tourists in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The HCM City tourism sector this year plans to focus on digitalisation of the industry and promotion of domestic tourism amid a downturn in tourism because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The department is stepping up digitalisation in tourism to propel the travel experience, said Bùi Thị Ngọc Hiếu, deputy director of the city’s Tourism Department.  The sector will continue its efforts to boost domestic tourism as the main factor driving the recovery of the tourism industry, Hiếu said at a conference on tourism development held on Wednesday in HCM City. The tourism communication and stimulus campaign, ‘Hello HCM City,’ has been implemented…

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  Goods are loaded onto a ship at Hải Phòng Port in the northern city of Hải Phòng. Besides rising freight rates, many businesses couldn’t occupy room on ships due to a lack of empty containers. VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA) plans to set up a working group to inspect the hike in freight rates among shipping companies that have routes to Europe and America. In a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency, deputy head of the VMA Hoàng Hồng Giang said the move aimed to remove difficulties for export activities…

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Midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải of Hà Nội FC (right) vies for a ball against midfielder Nguyễn Thanh Long of Becamex Bình Dương in their V.League 1 match last week. Hà Nội will play Hải Phòng on Saturday.— Photo courtesy of VPF Football HÀ NỘI — Star midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải believes Hà Nội FC can still lift the V.League 1 title despite starting the season with back-to-back losses. Title favourites Hà Nội are without a point and rooted to the bottom of the table after two matches. The former champions, home to seven Golden Ball winners and several…

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Tellers working at a transaction office of EXIMBANK (EIB). EIB was the only stock in the 30 large-cap basket increasing on Thursday. — Photo courtesy of EXIMBANK. HÀ NỘI — Shares finished lower on Thursday with market benchmarks down more than 6 per cent as investors flee stocks after new community COVID-19 cases were reported in Quảng Ninh and Hải Dương provinces. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) decreased by 6.67 per cent, equivalent to 73.23 points, to end Thursday at 1,023.94 points. The index posted a loss of nearly 71 points in the morning session.  The market breadth was…

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  HCM City authorities during an online meeting on Thursday have called for tighter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — HCM City has called for tighter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday after Việt Nam identified 82 new Covid-19 cases related to the two that were diagnosed on Thursday, the highest number recorded in a single day in the country.  Speaking at an online meeting on Thursday, Võ Văn Hoan, vice chairman of the People’s Committee, said…

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Along with IDC and Canalys, Counterpoint also released its report for the last quarter of 2020 as well as the full year. This confirms that Apple has taken over up front, but since its data includes the top 10 manufacturers, it also gives us more interesting results. Like the fact that Realme was the biggest winner, posting a 65% year-over-year increase. Let’s talk about Apple first. During the months of October through December, the Cupertino-based company shipped nearly 82 million iPhones, a 13% increase from the same three months last year. According to Counterpoint figures, Apple tied Samsung in first…

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While still not perfect, Samsung has really improved its update game – even affordable models like the Galaxy M21 are quickly upgrading to Android 11. The phone update is already rolling out in India, although it was originally slated for a March release. The new firmware, M215FXXU2BUAC, brings all the benefits of One UI 3.0 and includes the January security patch. You can read our mini review of the latest Galaxy skin or watch the video below for a quick recap. And don’t forget about Good Lock’s customization options. A UI 3.0 (Android 11) update for the Samsung Galaxy M21…

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The iPhone 12 mini was able to score 14th place in DxOMark’s constantly evolving ranking of phones tested thanks to good overall performance in photos and videos. Accurate exposure (scene and target) and fast, pinpoint focus were cited as the small iPhone’s strengths, while the occasional blue noise and glare in the white balance were issues. DxOMark was able to make the iPhone 12 mini clip a few highlights in some scenes (case in point – an indoor shot where the phone made the room brighter in favor of the tiny slit of light in the window. ), indicating a…

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