Chinese smartphone brands are gaining momentum in their Russia expansion efforts, according to a research report from Counterpoint. As forerunners in this initiative, Xiaomi, which made its official debut in April this year after six months of operation through a distributor, is now the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 this year, grew by 325% YoY. […]
Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi came in the top 5, after Samsung and Apple, in the Southeast Asia region during Q3 2017, according to data from research firm Gartner. Among them, Xiaomi’s phone shipments grew nearly 80%, and the market share increased from 4% last year to 7% (in Chinese). Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are the […]
Xiaomi recently announced that it aims to save us from the high temperatures with a new air-conditioner. The AC unit—made in cooperation with Chinese electric appliance manufacturer Changhong (长虹)—just passed the national quality certification test (in Chinese). This is the second time Xiaomi has made a foray into air conditioning, the first being marked by controversy. In […]
The high-stake visit of US president Donald Trump to China has recorded positive results today as the US smartphone chip maker Qualcomm announced non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) with three of China’s top smartphone makers: Xiaomi, OPPO and vivo. Each of the companies expressed a non-binding interest in the purchase of components with an aggregate value […]
India’s market has become another battlefield for China’s mobile phone manufacturers. The second largest market after China showed 36 million units of smartphone sales, a 7% increase YoY. Four of China’s companies are putting greater pressure on Samsung, according to an Indian smartphone market third-quarter report released by Yonhap news agency on Sunday. The report […]
Vivo is entering the fast-growing smart home market where it will face Alibaba, Xiaomi, Baidu, JD, and more.
From now on, all Beijing subway lines will support NFC-enabled mobile phone entrance. The passengers no longer need to use public transport cards or tickets, and can just swipe their phone to enter the subway, Chinese media Beijing Youth Daily is reporting. Smartphones installed with NFC (near-field wireless communication) module can support the public transport […]
Smartwatches designed for children have typically been used only by China’s concerned middle classes to track their children. But now the authorities in rural Guizhou are giving the devices to thousands of elementary school-aged left-behind children with the hope that they will be safer and the data generated will help them tackle the social issue. […]
Nine of the world’s twelve most shipped smartphone manufacturers are headquartered in China, according to semiconductor market research firm IC Insights. The company recently updated its 2018 IC Market Drivers Report in which it documented the applications fueling demand for integrated circuits (ICs). According to the report, Apple and Samsung still dominate the market for […]
China, once the world’s engine for smartphone growth, is on the wane.