Definition of handset
: a combined telephone transmitter and receiver mounted on a handheld device
Recent Examples of handset from the Web
The futuristic technology wouldn't be groundbreaking, though: Samsung already offers it in its Galaxy S8 handset.
This sensor, placed on the back of the handset, unlocked the device and immediately opened the camera app.
The chief technology officer of Cloudflare rubbed his eyes and reached to pick up the rumbling handset.
Yet while Oppo and Vivo produce handsets for every consumer, OnePlus offers just one device, targeted squarely at the high-end.
With the LG G6, Galaxy S8, and HTC U11 already on shelves, our attention now turns to OnePlus, which will be unveiling its sixth handset, the OnePlus 5, at an event on June 20.
The handset is IP67 water-resistant, and Edge Sense can even be used when the device is wet.
BlackBerrys, Palm Treos and Windows Mobile devices were popular handsets before the iPhone upended the market, becoming the world's most popular smartphone.
An alleged press render of a rose gold Galaxy S8 handset was obtained by PriceRaja showing Samsung's newest flagship sporting a familiar color.
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First Known Use of handset
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Definition of handset for English Language Learners
: the part of a telephone that you hold near your ear and mouth for listening and speaking
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