Definition of handset
: a combined telephone transmitter and receiver mounted on a handheld device
Recent Examples of handset from the Web
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.
Last year, Intel’s cellular modems won a slot in about half of Apple’s iPhone 7 handsets, replacing Qualcomm’s radios.
The Essential handset includes many modern smartphone technologies, including a Qualcomm processor and a USB-C port for charging.
Traditional 2D readers decode the information right on the handsets.
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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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