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Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches P8 lite

Jun 9, 21:42

China-based Huawei has launched its P8 lite smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). Huawei aims to ship over 100,000 units of the...

Huawei P8 lite

Asustek handset business starts generating profits in May

Jun 9, 11:31

Asustek Computer has said that it shipped over 1.5 million smartphones in May, allowing its handset business to start generating profits in the month.

Panel pricing on the decline in June, says firm

Jun 5, 15:06

Panel pricing is showing declines and is expected to continue trending down throughout mid-June, with most applications declining US$0.50-1, according to DisplaySearch. In the monitor...

Altek expects growing adoption of dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras

Jun 4, 20:12

Digital camera ODM Altek has developed dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras for international smartphone vendors, and expects adoption of such solutions to significantly increase,...

Taiwan market: Huawei to launch P8 and P8 Lite

Jun 4, 11:23

Huawei has announced that it will unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8, as well as the mid-range Huawei P8 Lite in Taiwan on June 9.

HTC to roll out new series of smartphones in 2H15, says chairperson

Jun 2, 16:01

HTC will continue to strengthen its smartphone development and will roll out a new series of products in the second half of 2015, according to company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang...

AUO to debut new 4K smartphone display at SID Display Week

Jun 1, 15:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will participate in SID Display Week 2015 to be held from June 2-4 in San Jose, USA where it will debut 6-inch Ultra HD (4K) smartphone display...

China market: Smartisan to launch 5.5-inch smartphone, say reports

May 29, 16:59

China-based Smartisan Technology will launch a smartphone equipped with Qualcomm MSM8939 processor, 5.5-inch 1080p touch screen and supporting GSM, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, TD-LTE and FDD...

Emerging markets drive worldwide smartphone sales to 19% growth in 1Q15, says Gartner

May 28, 21:05

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3% during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. This growth was led by strong smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.368 billion units

May 28, 20:59

There will be an estimated 1.368 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, growing 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches new flagship Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet

May 28, 13:48

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+ in London, the UK and has also hosted a launch conference in Taiwan.

Sony Mobile Xperia Z3+

Sharp to launch smartphones in Indonesia, says report

May 27, 20:01

Sharp will launch smartphones in the Indonesia market in 2015, starting with the Aquos Crystal, a model launched in North America in October 2014 through cooperation with Sprint,...

Memoright to step into eMCP field

May 27, 15:33

SSD manufacturer Memoright will start shipping eMCP solutions for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the third quarter of 2015, according to company president Alex Ku...

MediaTek expected to meet mid-point to high-end of 2Q15 guidance

May 27, 14:24

A recent ramp-up of orders for 4G smartphone chips will help MediaTek meet the mid-point to high-end of the company's sales guidance for the second quarter of 2015, according to market...

Global smartphone growth to slow to 11.3% in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - May 27, 14:00

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3% in 2015, which is down from 27.6% in 2014, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo ranks as 3rd largest smartphone vendor in 1Q15

May 26, 21:49

Lenovo outperformed domestic rival vendors Huawei and Xiaomi Technology to take the third position in the global smartphone vendor rankings in the first quarter of 2015, according...

LG to launch 2 flagship smartphones for mid-range segment, says report

May 21, 14:33

LG Electronics plans to launch two flagship smartphones, the G4 Stylus and G4c, for the mid-range market in the next couple of weeks to boost its overseas shipments, according to...

MediaTek with 10-core chips likely to win orders for Xiaomi high-end phones

May 19, 15:15

Xiaomi, which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC for its Note-series smartphones, will likely switch back to MediaTek for its flagship smartphones, according to industry sources.

As smartphone panel prices fall, panel makers focus on cost reduction, says IHS

May 18, 15:47

As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display makers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits. For example, five-inch Full...

MediaTek 10-core chips likely to attract orders from many smartphone vendors

May 15, 14:20

MediaTek's recently-introduced Helio X20 SoC series for high-end smartphones has reportedly received positive feedback from international smartphone vendors.

MediaTek helio X20

Taiwan market: HTC to launch One M9+ smartphone

May 15, 11:16

HTC has launched its new flagship model, the HTC One M9+, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,000 (US$781) unlocked.

Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia

Asustek keeps smartphone shipment goal unchanged despite slower sales in 1Q15

May 13, 11:29

Asustek Computer's goal of shipping 25 million smartphones in 2015 remains unchanged despite the weaker than expected shipment performance in the first quarter of the year, according...

MediaTek announces 10-core Helio X20 SoC, sample availability in 3Q15

May 12, 22:11

MediaTek has announced its 10-core Helio X20 series SoC chips for smartphones, with sample shipments slated for the third quarter of 2015.

Taiwan market: Competition for entry-level smartphones heating up

May 12, 15:22

Competition in Taiwan's entry-level smartphone market is intensifying as a number of vendors including Asustek Computer, HTC, InFocus and Xiaomi Technology have stepped up their presence...

Asia Optical wins adoption of 2G3P lens module solutions by China-, South Korea-based smartphone vendors, says paper

Newswatch - May 12, 13:59

Digital camera ODM Asia Optical has developed 2G3P (2 glass lenses + 3 plastic lenses) lens module solutions for use in smartphone cameras and won adoption for flagship smartphone...

China market: Smartphone sales decline on year in 1Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - May 12, 12:08

Smartphone shipments in China contracted 4% on year to 98.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, the first time in six years that China's smartphone market has declined on...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone

May 8, 10:52

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled one of its latest smartphones, the Mi 4i, in the Taiwan market. The model will be available at NT$6,499 (US$212) unlocked, starting May 15.

Huga Barra, vice president, Xiaomi

Taiwan makers to benefit from new smartphones from Xiaomi, LeTV

May 6, 21:51

Taiwan-based handset ODMs and component suppliers, including Pegatron, Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics and Largan Precision, are expected to benefit from strong sales of new...

China smartphone vendors look for more supplies of CMOS image sensors

May 6, 21:48

China-based smartphone vendors reportedly are suffering shortages in the supply of CMOS image sensors from Sony as the Japan-based supplier has given priority to Apple and Samsung...

Apple iPhone captures 12% smartphone market share in China in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

May 4, 12:12

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi...

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile,...

Radiant expects strong shipments for smartphone BLUs in 2H15

Apr 30, 10:52

Radiant Opto-Electronics has extended BLU (backlight unit) applications to smartphones and obtained orders from US-based smartphone vendors, and expects smartphone-use BLUs to account...

India market: Huawei aims to ship 2 million smartphones in 2015

Apr 30, 10:33

Huawei aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to India to two million units in 2015, according to Zhao Ming, president of Huawei's Honor Business Unit. Huawei held a 4% share of...

MediaTek MT6735 chip adopted by major China smartphone firms

Apr 29, 15:20

MediaTek has announced that its MT6735 quad-core 4G 64-bit full-mode chip solution has been adopted by China-based ZTE, Lenovo and TCL for their upcoming smartphones.

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