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Top-3 China smartphone vendors grab nearly half of domestic market in 2016, says IDC

Feb 6, 16:10

The smartphone market in China saw a 19% on-year growth and 17% quarterly growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to IDC. For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9%...

Global smartphone shipments up 6.9% in 4Q16 with Apple as top vendor, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:57

Global smartphone shipments reached 428.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 6.9% on year. For all of 2016, global smartphone shipments totaled 1.47 billion,...

Oppo raises shipment target for 1Q17, placing short lead-time orders

Feb 3, 12:25

Taiwan-based IC and handset component suppliers reportedly have landed short lead-time orders from China-based smartphone vendor Oppo after the company recently raised its smartphone...

Global smartphone shipments grow 3% to over 1.5 billion units in 2016, says Counterpoint

Newswatch - Feb 2, 13:36

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% on year to 1.512 billion units in 2016, with four out of five smartphones shipped being LTE enabled models, according to data released by Counte...

MediaTek posts profit drop with record low gross margin for 2016

Jan 26, 14:47

Taiwan-based MediaTek, a fabless chipmaker specializing in smartphone SoCs, saw its net profits fall 6.7% in 2016 with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6%.

Taiwan market: Samsung set to recapture top smartphone vendor ranking in 2Q17

Jan 26, 12:13

Samsung Electronics is expected to recapture the number one title in Taiwan's smartphone market in the second quarter of 2017, powered by its high-performance mid-range models, according...

India market: China smartphone vendors account for 46% market share in 4Q16, says Counterpoint

Jan 26, 12:12

Smartphones shipped by China-based vendors accounted for 46% of smartphones sold in India in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 14% a year earlier, according to data compiled by...

Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China

Jan 25, 12:38

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display

Jan 24, 11:31

It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically...

Asustek to launch next generation ZenFone 4 smartphones in May, say sources

Jan 20, 10:52

Asustek Computer plans to launch its next-generation ZenFone 4-series smartphones in May and aims to ship over 20 million smartphone in 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset...

Global shipments of OLED-equipped smartphones to exceed LCD ones in 2019, says DSCC

Jan 19, 15:36

Global shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED panels will exceed those of smartphones equipped with TFT-LCD panels in 2019, according to US- and Japan-based Display Supply Chain...

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras...

Plus One Marketing sells 4.0 million smartphones globally in fiscal year 2016, says Nikkei

Jan 18, 14:55

Plus One Marketing, a Japan-based vendor of inexpensive smartphones for sale under the own brand Freetel, estimates global sales of four million smartphones, consisting of one million...

Xiaomi to not announce smartphone shipments for 2016

Jan 18, 13:55

Xiaomi Technology has decided to not announce the sales figures for smartphones it shipped in 2016 as the company is under a transition period, according to a blog post on the Chinese-language...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile ramps up share of high-end Android smartphone segment

Newswatch - Jan 18, 11:45

Sony Mobile Communications saw its share in the over NT$15,000 (US$475) segment of the Android smartphone market in Taiwan increase to 35% in 2016 from 24% of a year earlier, according...

Asustek to ramp up smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 14:50

Asustek Computer aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year to account for 3% of the global shipments in the next three years, according to a Chinese-language...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising...

HTC eyes better sales for U series

Jan 13, 15:52

High Tech Computer (HTC) has announced two new high-end smartphones, the U Ultra and U Play in Taiwan, and Chialin Chang, HTC president of Global Sales has pointed out that the company...

China market: Pre-orders for Nokia 6 surpass 100,000 in 4 days, says paper

Jan 13, 12:06

Pre-orders for the first Android-based Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, have reached over 100,000 after HMD Global's launch conference for the smartphone in China on January 11, according...

HTC unveils new flagship smartphone, HTC U Ultra

Jan 13, 11:12

HTC has unveiled its new flagship family smartphones for 2017, the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, both featuring glass covers and AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

The HTC U Ultra

China market: HMD Global launches Nokia 6

Jan 9, 16:05

HMD Global has launched its first smartphone, the Nokia 6, in the China market. The Nokia 6 will be available through JD.com in early 2017 at CNY1,699 (US$245).

The Nokia 6

Huawei ships 139 million smartphones in 2016

Jan 9, 10:07

Huawei shipped a total of 139 million smartphones in 2016, an increase of 29% from a year earlier, according to the company.

HTC 2016 revenues hit 11-year low

Jan 9, 10:00

HTC saw its revenues dip 16.4% on month and 1.7% on year to a five-month low of NT$6.41 billion (US$199.96 million) in December 2016.

Smartphone vendors to showcase new products at CES 2017

Jan 5, 11:34

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 will be hosted from January 5-8 in Las Vegas, the US, and firms including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Xiaomi and Huawei are expected...

China market: Component order visibility weak from some smartphone vendors for 1Q17

Dec 30, 11:59

The visibility of component orders from some China-based smartphone vendors, notably Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and LeEco, for the first quarter of 2017 has become weak recently, according...

China market: Smartphone users to be allowed to uninstall preloaded apps, says report

Dec 27, 15:08

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a set of preliminary regulations which demand smartphones sold in China beginning in July 1, 2017 come...

Asustek, Gigabyte restructing poorly performing businesses

Dec 27, 14:10

As the mobile device market is no long seeing strong growth, Asustek Computer has been reorganizing its loss-making tablet business since the first half of 2016, while Gigabyte Technology...

Asustek, HTC, Acer to fall short of their smartphone shipment targets for 2016

Dec 26, 12:08

The three-leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors, Asustek Computer, HTC and Acer, all will see their smartphone shipments fall short of their respective targets set for 2016, according...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to reach 8-8.5 million units in 2017

Dec 21, 11:28

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market in 2017 are expected to be flat on year, totaling about at 8-8.5 million units, according to sources from local retail channels.

Three China makers become alternative AMOLED suppliers for China smartphone vendors

Dec 16, 11:29

While Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels, China-based EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai), Tianma Micro-electronics and Kunshan Govisionox...

Digitimes Research: 112.3 million smartphones shipped in China in 3Q16

Dec 15, 23:10

There were 112.3 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2016, increasing 5.2% on quarter and 5.8% on year and accounting for 30.9% of the global...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone industry enjoys shipment growth in 3Q16 thanks to overseas demand

Dec 9, 16:08

Subsidies provided by China's top-3 telecom carriers led by China Mobile to encourage 2G and 3G service users to switch to 4G services continued to push China's mid-range and inexpensive...

Wistron reports record monthly sales in November due to new smartphone orders

Dec 9, 14:55

Wistron saw its November consolidated revenues rise 12.94% on month and 25.81% on year to reach NT$74.13 billion (US$2.32 billion) in November, a new historical record, while the...

Chip orders for entry-level smartphones going down

Dec 8, 15:14

Chip orders for entry-level 4G phones and 3G devices have been falling recently, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM smartphone shipments to decline in 4Q16

Dec 7, 11:26

Combined smartphone shipments by Taiwan-based brand handset vendors and ODMs will reach 13.82 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 11.8% sequentially but down 23% on year,...

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    Huawei P10/P10 Plus smartphones

    Huawei has unveiled the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, equipping P10 with Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and the P10 Plus with Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • Acer+Air+Monitor

    Acer Air Monitor

    Acer has recently announced its new air monitor designed to help people keep tabs on indoor air quality. The Acer Air Monitor allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators...

    Photo: Company, Mar 3.

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    Asustek ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone 3 Zoom, an ultra-thin 5.5-inch smartphone with a 5000mAh battery and a dual-camera system. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features dual-camera system consists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

  • Asustek+ZenFone+AR+smartphone

    Asustek ZenFone AR smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone AR, a smartphone that represents an advance in mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The vendor said it is the...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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