Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for almost a decade. During that time he has seen the evolution from 2G to 5G, reviewed dozens of smartphones, worn dozens of smartwatches (not at the same time), and visited many manufacturers and events all over the world. A multi-year veteran of Mobile World Congress, CES, IFA, and Baselworld trade shows, Andy always has a strong opinion on the mobile industry, and is excited about its future. Follow him on Twitter, @AndyBoxall, where the talk goes way beyond mobile tech.

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Huawei’s new Kirin mobile chip due in September, and it will be 5G-focused

Huawei will launch a new processor during IFA 2019 -- and it'll be all about 5G, hints suggest.

Tough K50S and K40S phones are just a taste of what’s coming soon from LG

LG has announced two new smartphones ahead of the IFA 2019 technology show at the beginning of September, the K50S and K40S -- multimedia phones with a MIL-STD-810G toughness rating.

The next iPhone may have a mini Apple Pencil stylus accessory

A case designed for the upcoming 2019 iPhone model has a section on the back apparently made to store a small Apple Pencil, giving the biggest hint yet the new smartphone will include support for the stylus.

Xiaomi confuses everyone with new Mi 9T Pro that isn’t really new at all

Just to confuse everyone, the newly announced Mi 9T Pro smartphone from Chinese brand Xiaomi is a renamed version of the Redmi K20 Pro, which was initially launched at the end of May. It will be sold in Europe this month.

Blocks modular smartwatch project gets dismantled, leaving backers in pieces

The Blocks modular smartwatch project has ended in failure, after starting life on Kickstarter more than four years ago, and raising more than $1.6 million from just over 5,000 backers during its campaign.

Huawei gets another short reprieve from ban, but the future doesn’t look hopeful

Huawei has been given another 90-day extension to the Temporary General License, which holds off the ban imposed on it by the U.S. government in May, meaning it’s allowed to continue trading with U.S. companies for now.