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Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras

Every recent high-end phone launch has focused, sorry about that, on the camera. Likewise, every phone promotion or marketing campaign pushes cameras to the fore. Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 in Auckland last month. The company invited journalists to an open plan restaurant. There, Samsung invited journalists to photograph the chef preparing food. The menu […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 looked like a winner. It seemed to be the best Android phone. Then we learnt about battery explosions and burning phones. Yesterday Samsung unveiled this year’s model. The company’s Auckland launch was a tired affair set in a grim industrial bunker. After drinks the crowd was made to stand in […]