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China market: 2nd-tier smartphone vendors post strong shipment growth in 2015

Apr 7, 10:29

China-based second-tier smartphone vendors, including Vivo, Oppo and Gionee, managed to continue ramping up their shipments in 2015 despite dwindling demand and industry consolidation...

AMOLED, Full In-Cell, DLC coating may be adopted for high-end smartphones in 2016

Apr 1, 15:22

As vendors continue to push specifications to compete in the high-end smartphone market, several new technologies including AMOLED, Full In-Cell touch, and diamond-like carbon (DLC)...

Global smartphone sales to grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Mar 31, 22:25

Global smartphone sales will, for the first time, exhibit single-digit growth in 2016, according to Gartner.

Taiwan market: Samsung ranks top smartphone vendor in sales volume in February

Mar 29, 11:25

Samsung Electronics ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in February with a 22% share, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Taiwan market: LG launches modular G5

Mar 25, 12:14

LG Electronics has unveiled its G5, an Android 6.0 modular smartphone, in Taiwan at a contract-free retail price of NT$23,900 (US$724) with availability to begin in early April. The...

HTC to hold product presentation on April 12

Mar 23, 22:03

HTC will hold product presentations in Taipei, New York and London on April 12. The vendor is expected to unveil its new flagship model for 2016, likely named HTC M10, during the...

Apple introduces iPhone SE with 4-inch display

Mar 22, 13:54

Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo,...

China vendors to ship 200-300 million fingerprint-recognition-enabled smartphones in 2016

Mar 21, 22:10

China-based smartphone vendors have been mostly inclined to adopt fingerprint recognition for their mid-range and high-end models and consequently they will ship an estimated 200-300...

Oppo, Vivo strong smartphone shipments to benefit supply chain makers

Mar 21, 15:18

China-based smartphone vendors Oppo and Vivo have managed to continue ramping their shipments to the domestic and overseas markets, which will assure steady orders for makers in the...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone vendors adding VR or modularized parts into flagship models

Mar 18, 12:25

Observing smartphone brand vendors' exhibitions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Digitimes Research found that the smartphone market is moving toward a new development direction...

IC design houses set to land more orders from smartphone sector in 2016

Mar 16, 15:50

Taiwan-based IC design houses are set to land more orders from the smartphone sector in 2016 as smartphones launched in the year are likely to come with dual-lens modules, fingerprint...

China market: Samsung smartphone share sinks to 7.7% in 2015, says Counterpoint

Mar 16, 14:59

Samsung Electronics saw its smartphone shipments to China tumble 39% on year in 2015, reducing its share in the market to 7.7%, from 12.8% in 2014, according to Counterpoint.

Competition in smartphone chipset solutions market to heat up in 2H16

Mar 15, 13:59

Competition in the smartphone chipset solution market is expected to heat up in the second half of 2016 when major players including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum Communications...

Smartphone chipset solution vendors eyeing orders for system chips

Mar 11, 11:05

Smartphone chipset solution providers have recently stepping up efforts to win more orders for system chips, including image signal processors, modems, and RF (radio frequency) chips,...

HTC new flagship smartphone to support Vive, says report

Mar 11, 10:47

HTC's new flagship model for 2016, likely to be named HTC One 10, will support its forthcoming VR (virtual reality) device, the Vive, according to a Taipei-based Central News...

Southeast Asia smartphone shipments reach 100 million units in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 10, 11:17

Total smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia (SEA) hit slightly over 100 million units in 2015, posting an on-year growth of 22%, according to IDC.

Smartphone growth expected to drop to single digits in 2016, says IDC

Mar 4, 15:28

According to a recent forecast update from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone APs to face fierce competition in China in 2016

Mar 4, 12:39

Observing China's mobile market in 2016, Digitimes Research expects smartphone AP price competition to grow fiercer, while Qualcomm and MediaTek will continue to push Internet of...

Smartphone AP suppliers to team up with TSMC to compete with Qualcomm-Samsung in 10nm chip market

Mar 4, 10:48

Smartphone-use application processor (AP) makers in Taiwan and China are teaming up closely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to compete with Qualcomm-Samsung...

China market: LeTV strong smartphone shipments to benefit supply chain

Mar 4, 10:41

Some suppliers in Taiwan's handset supply chain are benefiting from strong smartphone sales of China-based channeled-TV operator LeTV.

Digitimes Research: CEC Panda LCD may become less competitive in China smartphone panel market if Foxconn bails out Sharp

Mar 2, 15:39

If Foxconn Electronics bails out Sharp, China-based Nanjing CEC Panda LCD Technology is likely to be at a disadvantage competing for smartphone panel orders from China-based vendors,...

Taiwan market: Huawei Device launches flagship smartphone

Mar 2, 14:45

Huawei Device on March 1 launched Mate 8, its Android 6.0 flagship smartphone, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$17,900 (US$535).

Huawei Device launches flagship smartphone Mate 8

FocalTech looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2016

Mar 2, 11:15

Despite China's saturated smartphone market, FocalTech Systems is looking to post a double-digit revenue increase in 2016, according to company chairman Genda Hu.

Demand for heat-pipes for smartphones may emerge

Feb 26, 12:21

Samsung Electronics has adopted heat-pipes for its Galaxy S7-series, and this is expected to become a trend in the smartphone industry bringing business opportunities for heat-pipe...

China market: TCL launches VR-enabled smartphone, 2-in-1 tablet

Feb 26, 10:48

TCL has unveiled two smartphones under its idol 4-family, as well as a 2-in-1 tablet, the Plus 10, under the Alcatel brand, to enhance its competitiveness in the smartphone and tablet...

TCL idol 4 smartphone

MWC 2016: Huawei aims to become largest smartphone vendor in 5 years

Feb 24, 11:13

Huawei aims to surpass Apple in 2-3 years and then Samsung Electronics in five years to become the worlds' largest smartphone vendor, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report,...

Samsung Display offers standard AMOLED solutions to tout China smartphone vendors

Feb 23, 11:37

Samsung Display, in an attempt to tout China-based smartphone vendors, has offered standard AMOLED touch panel solutions for common use to keep prices down, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry

Feb 19, 15:38

With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor,...

China market: Huawei to dethrone Xiaomi as top smartphone vendor in home market in 2016

Feb 19, 15:09

Huawei may dethrone Xiaomi Technology to become the largest smartphone vendor in the China mamrket in 2016 optimizing its improved brand image and the release of an array of new models,...

Worldwide smartphone sales grow 9.7% in 4Q15, says Gartner

Newswatch - Feb 19, 10:05

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7% increase on year, which was the slowest growth since 2008, according to Gartner...

Huawei Device cuts 1Q16 smartphone orders

Feb 18, 12:04

China-based Huawei Device has reduced orders for smartphones to be shipped in the first quarter of 2016 due to high inventory levels, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Asustek lowers 2016 target global smartphone shipments

Feb 18, 11:45

Asustek Computer originally set target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016, but at a February 17 investors conference, it downward...

Taiwan IC design houses look to short lead-time orders in March-April

Feb 18, 11:31

Demand for smartphone-, tablet- and other mobile device-related chips is unlikely to gain any momentum until the end of March or early April when clients start placing short-lead...

Samsung launches 14nm SoC for mid-range smartphones

Feb 18, 10:06

Samsung Electronics has announced the newest member of its Exynos 7 Octa processor line-up, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. Using the company's 14nm FinFET process technology, the Exynos...

China market: Xiaomi falls out of top-2 smartphone vendors in 4Q15

Feb 18, 10:00

Xiaomi fell out of the top-2 smartphone vendors in China in the fourth quarter of 2015, but remained the region's top smartphone vendor in all of the year.

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    Apple iPhone SE smartphone

    Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 23.

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    Acer Liquid Jade Primo smartphone

    Acer's Liquid Jade Primo is a 5.5-inch premium smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. The Liquid Jade Primo provides productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows...

    Photo: Company, Jan 7.

  • Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features a 13-megapixel front camera, supporting 3X optical zoom. The smartphone is equipped with Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

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    Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone. The Xperia Z5...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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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.

China smartphone touch-panel industry 2016 forecast
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    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

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    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.