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The Newest Smartphones with 8 Cameras and 4 Flashes

November 14, 2020

As manufacturers look for new ways to wow consumers, hardware stacking has become the norm. Hardware stacking is just what it sounds like: adding more and more bells and whistles to smartphones to try and outsell competitors and capture and keep customers.  One example that may be considered overkill for most average smartphone photographers. Lens Technology, a Chinese firm that supplies many of the world’s smartphone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, filed a patent in China in 2020. The patent shows eight cameras and four flashes on the rear of the phone: two lenses and one flash in each corner. ...


Ways to Reuse an Old Smartphone

November 12, 2020

Not everyone upgrades to a new phone because their old phone doesn’t work anymore. Certainly it may be slower or have a cracked screen, but oftentimes the upgrade is just that: buying a new one that will work better, even while the older one is still limping along.  Many service carriers offer trade-in promotions, but not everyone wants, needs or qualifies for them. So, what should your customers do with their old phones that they aren’t using anymore? Here are some ideas. Keep It As a Spare It’s happened to everyone: you drop your phone in a puddle or leave...


How to Reduce Smartphone Battery Wear

November 10, 2020

Anyone who’s had a smartphone knows that the battery is probably the least important thing you consider before you’ve had a smartphone and the most important thing you consider once you’ve owned one. Once a battery begins to deteriorate and won’t hold a charge, it can become so irritating that it becomes the reason to replace a phone, even if it’s otherwise working perfectly. That deterioration has to do with battery wear. The good news is there are ways to deal with this wear to preserve the battery and prolong its life.  Smartphone batteries don’t like getting hot, which they...


Best Smartphones for the Holidays

November 08, 2020

As a retailer, it’s important to be able to stock phones that will fly off the shelves. With the holidays coming up, it’s important to make solid investments so you’re not stuck with a ton of stock—and debt—in January. So how do you know what smartphones to stock for the holidays?  Here’s a list of the top 5 phones to stock for the 2020 holiday season from Issoy, Inc. Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 Plus Released in March 2020, the S20 and S20 Plus are both great buys for their price. These Samsung phones have larger screens and more internal...


What to Stock for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 06, 2020

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, retailers are scrambling to stock the top-selling cell phone accessories for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But how do you know what will sell? According to a new report from inforgrowth.com, the following corporations are the major players in the cell phone accessories market. Issoy, Inc. carries accessories from a number of these corporations, all available at wholesale pricing for our partners. Click on the links in the bulleted list below to view our current inventory. Panasonic Corporation Sennheiser Electronic Sony Corporation Samsung Electronics Apple Bose Corporation Plantronics Energizer Holdings JVC Kenwood Corporation BYD...


Bulk iPhone LCD Screens

November 02, 2020

Christmas might be especially sweet for some of us, with new iPhone 12 phones in our stockings or under the Christmas tree. However, Santa may be decidedly unhappy with us if we’re unlucky enough to crack the screens on those new phones—the new ceramic OLED iPhone screens cost $300 to replace. That’s a 41 percent jump from the price of replacing LCD screens on current models.  However, there’s a more cost-effective fix that retailers and elves should know about: the new OLED screens can be replaced by LCD screens.  Although there are some slight visual drawbacks—LCD screen resolution isn’t quite...


Best Bulk Phone Cases for Samsung Smartphones

November 01, 2020

Over the 2020 holiday season, choose to invest in the best bulk phone cases for Samsung smartphones to ensure your business is successful and profitable. Here are our best-selling cases for each model, available at wholesale prices from Issoy, Inc.: Galaxy S9 The Samsung Galaxy S9 series features a dual selfie camera: an 8 MP and a 2 MP dedicated iris-scanning front camera. Its main camera is 12 mega pixels with an LED flash and a panorama feature. It uses Android OS 8 and is upgradeable to Android OS 10 and is available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256...


5G Sales Grow, Even Amidst Pandemic Lows

October 18, 2020

Despite lower overall sales numbers within the smartphone market in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, 5G sales are on the rise. According to Counterpoint Research, 5G models only made up 1 percent of the U.S. market in 2019. In January 2020, sales for 5G had bumped up to 3 percent. Yet even with the challenges in supply and demand due to Covid-19 quarantines and illness, 5G-compatible smartphones made up a whopping 14 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales during 2020’s third quarter.  The numbers are expected to continue to grow. Apple is slated to release the iPhone 12 on...


How to Safely Clean a Smartphone & Prevent Covid-19 Spread

October 15, 2020

According to researchers in Australia, we’d better all clean our smartphones a lot more than we do: Covid-19 can survive on touch screens for up to 28 days. The findings, published in Virology Journal, suggested that the virus responsible for Covid-19 can last nearly a month on glass, stainless steel, and paper and polymer money if kept at around 50 percent relative humidity and around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Although many users likely increased the number of times they sanitized their phones at the beginning of the pandemic, it’s likely that original amount of meticulousness has waned as the months pass....


Encrypted Flash Drives: the Height of New Security

October 13, 2020

The next innovation in keeping data safe and secure has arrived, in the form of a secure USB flash drive you can unlock with your smartphone or smartwatch. The iStorage datAshur BT is a high-quality flash drive, with a cap for the USB end and an IP57 rating against dust and water ingress up to 1 meter in depth. However, its ability to protect the user’s data goes much beyond a bit of dust and rain.  First of all, the datAshur BT is fully encrypted using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption: FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant technology. That means its compliant...


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