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Android smartphones to continue to expand market share in 2017

Apr 25, 11:56

Competition for market share between Apple's iOS system and Android OS will remain keen in 2017, particularly in the China market, due to new models introduced by Apple and vendors...

Galaxy S8 materials costs highest by far compared to previous versions, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 24, 20:32

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$301.60, much higher than for previous versions...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments down in March

Newswatch - Apr 24, 11:46

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 599,000 units in March, down 5.82% on month and 10.86% on year, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Sharp aims to ship one million smartphones in fiscal 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 15:50

Sharp has revamped its strategy for smartphones and aims to ship over one million smartphones in fiscal 2017 (April 2017-March 2018), according to a Chinese-language Economic...

HTC to unveil new smartphone on May 16

Newswatch - Apr 21, 12:39

HTC has sent out invitations for a product event to be held in Taipei on May 16. The Taiwan-based vendor is expected to launch a new model of its HTC U family flagship products, according...

Taiwan market: LG launches new flagship smartphone, smartwatches

Apr 21, 11:49

LG Electronics has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the LG G6, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on May 1. It is priced at NT$24,900 (US$816) unlocked.

LG unveils the G6 smartphone

China market: Huawei suspected of using different memory cards for P10 smartphones

Apr 19, 15:43

Huawei is suspected of using different types of memory cards for its Huawei P10 devices which is not consistent with its statement saying that the Kirin 960 CPUs used in these mobile...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches fashion smartphone nova lite

Apr 18, 12:29

China-based Huawei has launched its fashion smartphone, the Huawei nova lite, in the Taiwan market priced at NT$7,990 (US$262) unlocked.

Huawei nova lite

Global smartphone output in 1Q17 down 23.2% on quarter, says TrendForce

Apr 12, 14:34

International vendors produced 307.049 million smartphones in total in the first quarter of 2017, shrinking 23.2% on quarter, according to Taiwan-based consulting company TrendForc...

Synnex revenues down on year in March

Apr 12, 11:44

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.862 billion (US$949 million) for March, growing 18.19%...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches flagship smartphone P10 Plus

Newswatch - Apr 12, 11:16

Huawei has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P10 Plus, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,900 (US$780) unlocked. The availability of the model will begin on April...

Asustek to see weak 2Q17

Apr 11, 15:20

Asustek Computer is expected to experience a weak second quarter because the company's next-generation smartphones may see difficulties entering mass shipments in June, while component...

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to heat up starting 2Q17

Apr 11, 14:18

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market are expected to gain momentum starting the second quarter of 2017, buoyed by the launch of new flagship models by a number of brand vendors,...

Handset ODM Arima sees revenues up in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 14:15

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$1.219 billion (US$39.8 million) for March, up 7.11% on month and 13.4% on year.

Acer revenues drop 7.98% on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:00

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.328 billion (US$729.01 million) for March 2017, representing a 33.38% increase on month and 7.98% drop on year.

HTC sees increased March revenues

Apr 7, 11:26

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.197 billion (US$171 million) for March, increasing 11.3% on month and 25.41% on year mainly due to booming global shipments of its Ultra...

Not all China smartphone vendors to use AMOLED panels, say sources

Apr 6, 12:01

Not all of China-based brand smartphone vendors are to adopt AMOLED panels for their new models to be launched in 2017 due to concerns of insufficient supply of the panels and rising...

Apple may delay new iPhone launch to October-November, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 5, 15:38

There are signs indicating that Apple may delay the launch of its next-generation iPhone to October or even November, instead of September as usual, according to a Chinese-language...

Compal reportedly enters Apple Watch supply chain

Apr 5, 15:36

Compal Electronics has reportedly entered the supply chain of Apple Watch and will begin shipping products in the second half of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Taiwan market: Oppo leapfrogs Sony Mobile in smartphone vendor rankings

Apr 5, 14:07

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo outperformed Sony Mobile Communications for the first time to capture the fifth position with a 9.8% share in terms of shipment volume in the Taiwan...

Asustek, HTC under increasing pressure from China smartphone vendors

Apr 5, 11:57

Sales of smartphones by Asustek Computer and HTC in China, India and Southeast Asia have been affected by strong presence of China-based vendors in these markets, according to Taiwan-based...

Huawei sees slight growth in 2016 profit

Apr 5, 11:41

China-based telecom equipment and smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has released its 2016 financial report, posting net profit of CNY37.052 billion (US$5.38 billion), up 0.38%.

FIH issues profit warning for 1H17

Apr 5, 10:51

FIH Mobile, a handset arm of the Foxconn Group, has issued a profit warning for the first half of 2017, anticipating that it is likely to incur a net loss of about US$110 million...

Asustek may reboot connection with MediaTek after failing to receive priority from Qualcomm

Mar 31, 10:52

Asustek has failed to be among the first wave of Qualcomm's customers adopting the firm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and is also unwilling to use the older-generation Snapdragon...

Chunghwa Telecom launches smartwatch for children

Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:20

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has launched its own brand FunPark Watch, a smartwatch targeting children aged 4-12 years. CHT targets to ship 5,000 units of the FunPark Watch initially.

Samsung to maintain lead with Galaxy S8 in high-end Android segment

Mar 30, 14:24

The release of the Galaxy S8 will help Samsung to maintain its lead in the high-end Android smartphone market, while ramping up shipments of the vendor's complete line of smartphone...

HTC, LG, TCL and Coolpad vying for next-generation Pixel smartphone orders, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 12:10

HTC is competing with LG Electronics, TCL and Coolpad for the orders of the next-generation Pixel smartphones to be released by Google in 2018, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

China market: Huawei sets prices for P10, P10 Plus

Newswatch - Mar 29, 11:13

Huawei has set retail prices of its latest flagship Huawei P10 family products for sale in the China market. The P10 64GB and 128GB versions will be available at CNY3,788 (US$549)...

Lenovo to push smartphone sales in Asia Pacific

Mar 24, 16:16

Lenovo expects sales of Motorola-brand smartphones to gain momentum in a number of markets in 2017, particularly in Asia-Pacific, according to William Tsai, sales director for Asia...

William Tsai, sales director for Asia Pacific at Lenovo

Oppo actively tapping overseas markets

Mar 24, 15:41

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, after becoming one of the top two vendors in the domestic market, has been actively tapping overseas markets, especially in North Africa and the...

Lenovo plans to offer 3-5 Mods smartphone accessories a quarter

Mar 24, 12:00

Lenovo plans to launch 3-5 devices of its Mods family products a quarter to promote sales of its Moto Z series smartphones as well as the ecosystem built on the Mods modularized accessories,...

William Tsai, Asia Pacific sales director at Lenovo

Apple iPhone 6s tops list of best-selling smartphones for 2016, says IHS

Mar 23, 21:11

In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

Taiwan market: LG launches 4 smartphones targeting entry-level to mid-range segment

Mar 21, 15:37

LG Electronics has launched four smartphones, the LG Stylus 3, LG K10, K8 and K4, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-tier segment. These new phones will be available...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments see first on-year decline in 2016, says IDC

Mar 20, 11:47

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market decreased 18% on year to 8.74 million units in 2016, the first year-on-year decline in Taiwan's smartphone market, according to data...

China market: Oppo to build new R&D center, says report

Mar 16, 11:41

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo is expected to begin construction of a new R&D center in Dongguan, China at the end of 2017 with a capital input of CNY2 billion (US$289.29...

Oppo smartphone production lines in Dongguan
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    Huawei nova lite

    Huawei calls its nova lite a fashion smartphone. It features a 5.2-inch Full HD display based on 2.5D curved glass, HiSilicon Kirin 655 8-core CPU, 12-megapixel rear camera with a...

    Photo: Company, Apr 18.

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    Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch

    Huawei has unveiled its wearable device, the Huawei Watch 2, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The watch will go on sale in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China...

    Photo: Company, Mar 15.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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