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  • Last update: Monday 3 August 2015 [2217 news items]

AUO to supply Full HD panels for Meizu's m1 Note smartphone

Jan 15, 14:32

AU Optronics (AUO) will act as the main provider of 5.5-inch Full HD panels to China-based Meizu for its m1 Note smartphone, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi business model may not be warranted

Jan 14, 22:56

Xiaomi Technology has continued to build up its ecosystem by expanding its product lines through either joint ventures or equity investments in other companies. However, Xiaomi's...

MediaTek adjusts organization

Jan 13, 23:10

MediaTek has quietly adjusted its organizational structure by setting up two business groups - wireless products and home entertainment - to cover all its product lines, according...

China handset shipments decline almost 22% in 2014

Jan 13, 16:07

China shipped a total of 452 million handsets in 2014, decreasing 21.9% from 579 million units shipped a year earlier, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications...

Smartphone vendors to resume hardware competition in 2015

Jan 12, 11:17

Handset makers are expected to resume hardware competition for their new smartphones in 2015 focusing on upgrading the specifications of display and camera functions, according to...

TCL Communication looking to acquire Palm brand name

Jan 7, 15:25

TCL Communication Technology plans to acquire the Palm brand name to enhance the brand image of TCL, according to a China-based it.sohu.com report, citing company CEO George Guo.

CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom

Jan 7, 14:51

Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas...

Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

HTC 4Q14 performance beats guidance

Jan 6, 14:38

HTC has reported revenues of NT$15.1 billion (US$471.8 million) for December 2014, down 10% sequentially but up 22.1% on year. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 reached NT$47.87...

Smartphone panel pricing declines in early January

Jan 6, 14:30

Smartphone panel pricing has taken a hit in early January, with 4-inch a-Si, TN panels seeing as high as 7% decline. Sizes 4.5-inch and 5-inch meanwhile saw between 2-5% declines...

Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014

Jan 6, 12:04

Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable...

Acer announces Liquid Z410 smartphone

Newswatch - Jan 5, 15:58

Acer has announced its latest entry-level smartphone, the Liquid Z410, which features a 4.5-inch IPS qHD display, 64-bit quad-core CPU, and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus snapper...

EverDisplay to produce Full HD AMOLED smartphone panels in 1Q15

Dec 30, 15:05

China-based panel maker EverDisplay Optronics expects to produce Full HD AMOLED smartphone panels in the first quarter of 2015 followed by WQHD AMOLED smartphone panels in the third...

Compal smartphone shipments reach 20 million in 2014, to double in 2015

Dec 29, 11:14

Buoyed by its integration with its handset subsidiary Compal Communications in February, Compal Electronics will ramp up its smartphone shipments to 20 million units in 2014, doubling...

Asustek expects to ship 8 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014

Dec 26, 15:08

Asustek Computer expects its ZenFone smartphone shipments to reach eight million units globally in 2014 and 16-20 million units in 2015, while monthly shipments of its recently launched...

HTC to launch more entry-level models in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:54

HTC will enhance its product portfolio by launching more entry-level 4G smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 and expects its shipments to grow by a double-digit rate in the coming...

Taiwan market: Oppo launches two flagship smartphones

Dec 24, 15:34

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched two flagship models, the Oppo R5 and N3, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications,...

The Oppo R5

Taiwan market: Apple is top smartphone vendor in November

Dec 24, 14:54

Apple ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in November, in terms of both sales volume and sales value, according to data compiled by local retail channel...

Regional smartphone brands in Europe ramping market share

Dec 24, 12:00

Regional handset brands in Europe, including Wiko, Fly and Prestigio, have seen their shares in the region's smartphone sector increase substantially, posting a threat to China-based...

Asustek ZenFone 2 to be available in March, says report

Newswatch - Dec 23, 15:54

Asustek Computer's next-generation ZenFone 2, which was originally set to start selling in February 2015, may be delayed to March as related development is behind schedule. However,...

Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

Dec 23, 11:42

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology is likely to adopt sapphire for protective covers of Xiaomi 5, its 5.7-inch flagship model that will be showcased at the 2015 Consumer...

WP phones market share to continue dropping before arrival of new model

Dec 22, 12:10

The global market share of Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones is expected to continue declining before Microsoft Mobile launches its next generation WP phone in the second half...

Xiaomi has difficulties expanding overseas, says report

Dec 19, 14:47

China-based Xiaomi is facing major difficulties in selling its smartphones outside of China despite the company's aggressive actions and the fact that it has been one of the most...

Japan smartphone panel makers bring price pressure on China and Taiwan competitors

Dec 19, 11:27

Japan-based Japan Display and Sharp have reduced quotes to compete for orders for panels used in high-end smartphones from China-based vendors, brining price competitive pressure...

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Smartphone sales grow 20% in 3Q14, says Gartner

Dec 16, 15:26

Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users were flat in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. However, sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3% to reach 301 million...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches two metal smartphones

Dec 16, 14:54

Samsung Electronics has unveiled two metal-clad smartphones, the Galaxy A5 and A3, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to midrange segment.

Unveiling of Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3

Commentary: Internet service providers still vying for smartphone market

Dec 15, 11:31

Despite the lackluster performance of initial sales of their own brand smartphones, Internet service providers including Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Baidu, have not yet given up...

TCL to meet smartphone shipment target in 2014

Dec 12, 10:40

China-based vendor TCL Communication Technology Holdings has managed to ramp up its smartphone shipments to over five million units a month since October and will reach its goal of...

Taiwan smartphone panel makers faced with growing pressure from China competitors

Dec 11, 11:05

As China-based TFT-LCD panel makers BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have been upgrading manufacturing technology and offered price cuts to compete for orders from China-based...

Taiwan market: Sub-NT$10,000 models account for 50% of local smartphone sales

Newswatch - Dec 10, 22:19

Nine out of the top-10 best-selling smartphone models sold in the Taiwan market so far in 2014 are priced below NT$10,000 (US$320), and online sales of sub-NT$10,000 models have accounted...

China touch panel makers suffer amid smartphone inventory pile-up

Dec 10, 12:36

As demand for smartphones in the China market has turned weak in the second half of 2014, smartphone vendors have high inventory levels and clearing of inventories is expected to...

Taiwan market: Acer unveils 4G smartphone Liquid Jade S

Dec 9, 21:46

Taiwan-based vendor Acer on December 9 unveiled an Android 4.4.4 4G smartphone, Liquid Jade S, for launch in the Taiwan market on December 18 at a contract-free retail price of NT$6,990...

Acer 4G smartphone Liquid Jade S

Russia market: China-based smartphone vendors ramping up market share

Dec 9, 21:37

China-based handset vendors including TCL (Alcatel), Lenovo and Huawei have seen their market share in Russia's smartphone market continue to grow thanks to the rising popularity...

Asustek November revenues buoyed by smartphone demand

Dec 9, 15:38

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$48.95 billion (US$1.57 billion) for November, up 5.1% on month, but down slightly by 0.72% on year, and combined consolidated...

Nearly 1.5 billion smartphone market in 2015 to boost handset panel demand

Dec 9, 11:50

As global smartphone shipments are expected to increase 22% on year in 2015 to over 1.487 billion units from roughly 1.22 billion in 2014, panel surface demand will follow suit.

Growing smartphone market in 2015 to drive handset panel demand
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    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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