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Taiwan market: Asustek launches 3 ZenFone smartphones

Aug 28, 10:52

Asustek Computer has unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones, the ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone 2 Deluxe, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market.

China smartphone market dominated by local vendors

Aug 28, 10:46

In the China smartphone market, China-based vendors have extended competitive advantage from entry-level models priced below CNY1,000 (US$156) to mid-range and high-end ones and thereby...

Acer seeking smartphone OEM in Indonesia

Aug 28, 10:41

IT vendor Acer is seeking a manufacturing partner for OEM production of smartphones in Indonesia to avoid the country's high customs duty on imported smartphones and will make a final...

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China market: Local smartphone vendors limit launch of new models

Aug 27, 11:14

China-based smartphone vendors have limited the number of new models launched per year to cope with the declining profitability generated by smartphones, a move which has affected...

Taiwan market: InFocus unveils 4G smartphones

Aug 27, 11:06

US-based vendor InFocus has unveiled M812, M808 and M370, respectively a flagship, mid-range and entry-level Android 5.0 4G smartphone models, for launch in the Taiwan market in early...

Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 10.4% in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 26, 20:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% on year, instead of a previous forecast of an 11.3% growth, to 1.44 billion units in 2015, according to the latest data released...

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

Asustek aims to be top-10 smartphone vendor in 2016, says CEO

Aug 24, 11:22

Asustek computer aims to ship 40 million smartphones globally in 2016, becoming one of the world's 10 largest vendors, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Global smartphone shipments record slowest growth in 2 years in 2Q15, says Gartner

Newswatch - Aug 21, 11:30

Worldwide sales of smartphones totaled 330 million units in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 13.5% on-year, which was the lowest quarterly growth rate since 2013, according...

Arima Communications 2015 smartphone shipments to fall short of target

Aug 20, 10:35

Arima Communications is expected to ship eight million smartphones in 2015, falling short of its target of 10 million units due to declining ODM orders from Sony Mobile Communications,...

Asustek to ship 20 million smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 18, 20:01

While Asustek Computer aims to ship between 17 million and 25 million smartphones in 2015, the company is expected to ship 20 million units based on its ODM orders scheduled for the...

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies...

Foxconn set to win more smartphone orders for sale in India, Brazil, say sources

Aug 12, 12:04

Foxconn Electronics will benefit the most for snapping up more windfall smartphone orders as handset vendors including Asustek Computer and Xiaomi Technology are foraying into the...

Huawei, Xiaomi to hike adoption of in-house-developed smartphone APs

Aug 7, 11:25

Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi Technology are expected to increase adoption of in-house-developed ARM-architecture application processors (APs) in their own-brand smartphones. Huawei's...

Smartphone, tablet component suppliers unable to clear inventories until 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:17

The current high levels of inventory held by upstream component and part suppliers for smartphones and tablets are unlikely to ease until the fourth quarter of 2015 due to sluggish...

Apple drives growth in high-resolution smartphone displays, IHS says

Aug 5, 15:23

While overall smartphone market growth continues to slow, global demand for LTPS TFT LCD for smartphones is on the rise. Led by Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, LTPS TFT LCD smartphone...

Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says

Aug 5, 15:02

Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016,...

Makers optimistic about handset panel shipments to China in 2H15, says firm

Aug 4, 15:31

Panel makers are conservative about shipment growth in the second half of 2015 but expect steady shipments for handset applications to China due to an estimated 3-5% on-year smartphone...

AMOLED panels used in 20% of China smartphones sold during 1H15, says firm

Aug 3, 14:54

Approximately 15 million of the smartphones sold in China during the first half of 2015 used AMOLED panels, up 19.9% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 23.5% in 2H15

Jul 31, 13:50

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 9.7% and 16% on quarter, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters of 2015, according...

Global smartphone shipments growth slows to 15% in 2Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 31, 11:10

Global smartphone shipments grew 15% on year to reach 339.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015, which was the industry's slowest growth for six years, according to Strategy...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J7

Jul 28, 15:28

Samsung Electronics has launched its Galaxy J7 smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment. The Galaxy J7 will be available at NT$7,990 (US$253)...

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

Commentary: Who will Nokia count on for its reentry bid to the smartphone market?

Jul 27, 14:10

It is no longer a speculation that Nokia will be back to the smartphone market, and consumers are likely to catch sight of Nokia-brand smartphones once again in 2016 at the earliest...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by China vendors grow at moderate pace in 2Q15

Jul 27, 12:56

Smartphone shipments by China-based handset vendors totaled 114.3 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 18.4% sequentially and 7.4% on year, according to the latest data...

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been...

Smartphone AP revenues jump 20% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 14:52

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a solid 20% year-over-year growth to reach US$5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy An...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Global smartphone shipments grow 1.9% on quarter in 2Q15, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Jul 21, 10:53

Global smartphone shipments grew 1.9% sequentially to 304 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to TrendForce.

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales to grow to 514 million units in 2016, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 20, 10:06

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19% from 431 million units in 2015 to 514 million in 2016. Almost one in three of the 1.6 billion smartphones sold globally in 2016 will...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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Microsoft may increase smartphone outsourcing as it closes China plants

Jul 16, 10:21

Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang, a move which will pave the way for the company to increase outsourcing of smartphones to...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Acer+Liquid+M220+smartphone

    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new flahship smartphone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge crafted from metal and glass. The phones offer F1.9 lenses and high resolution...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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