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Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to reach 7.5-8.0 million units in 2016

Jan 22, 09:47

Smartphone sales in the Taiwan market are expected to stay flat at 7.5-8.0 million units in 2016 as compared to a year earlier, according to sources from local retail channels.

Digitimes Research: MediaTek facing challenges from mobile AP market in 2016

Jan 19, 21:32

MediaTek is currently a major mobile application processor (AP) supplier in China and is enjoy high shares in the country's smartphone and tablet AP markets; however, lacking clients...

HTC lands new Nexus smartphone orders from Google, says report

Jan 19, 21:28

HTC has landed OEM orders for production of next-generation Nexus-series smartphones to be released in fall 2016, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report.

Compal to set up smartphone factory in India

Jan 18, 11:22

Compal Electronics will set up a factory in New Delhi, India, specifically for assembly of smartphones for 3-4 vendors, with production to begin in March 2016, according to company...

China market: Xiaomi ships 70 million smartphones in 2015

Jan 18, 10:25

Xiaomi Technology has announced that it shipped 70 million smartphones in 2015, falling short of its target of 80-100 million units set for the year.

Global smartphone shipments up 10.3% in 2015, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Jan 15, 15:31

Global smartphone shipments grew 10.3% on year to 1.293 billion units in 2015, with 539 million units shipped by China-based vendors, according to TrendForce.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile aims to take second position in local smartphone market in 2016

Newswatch - Jan 15, 10:53

Sony Mobile Communications aims to capture the second title ranking in Taiwan's smartphone market in 2016, according to Sony Mobile Taiwan general manager Jonathan Lin.

TSMC 2016 revenues to rise 5-10%, says co-CEO

Jan 14, 21:48

The global IC foundry market sector is set to log a 5% increase in 2016 while the overall semiconductor market will grow by a smaller 2%. TSMC's growth will continue to outperform...

Samsung to roll out 413 million handsets in 2016, says paper

Jan 14, 11:32

Samsung Electronics plans to roll out 413 million handsets in 2016, a decline of seven million units or 1.6% from the 420 million units it produced in 2015, according to a Korea-based...

China smartphone brands to enter new consolidation phase in 2016

Jan 14, 10:27

Smartphone brands in China are expected to enter a new phase of consolidation in 2016 as some vendors have sold their sub-brands or introduced new strategic partners, according to...

Taiwan market: Samsung announces Gear VR

Jan 12, 14:48

Samsung Electronics has announced its virtual reality (VR) device, the Gear VR in Taiwan with the availability to start on January 15, priced at NT$3,490 (US$105).

LTPS and AMOLED will comprise a larger portion of smartphone panel shipments in 2016, says WitsView

Jan 11, 22:55

Shipments of panels for smartphone displays in 2015 are expected to have reached 1.82 billion units, and shipments for 2016 are forecast to grow 7% on year to 1.95 billion units....

China market: Xiaomi announces Hongmi 3

Jan 11, 22:39

China-based Xiaomi has announced its Hongmi 3 smartphone, priced at CNY699 (US$106) and is marketing the product by mainly pushing its long battery life.

China market: Xiaomi ready to launch Mi 5

Jan 7, 12:07

Xiaomi Technology is ready to roll out its new smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5, shortly after the Lunar New Year holidays, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report.

CES 2016: Asustek to start marketing ZenFone Zoom in US in February

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:04

Asustek Computer has announced that it will begin marketing its flagship smartphone, the ZenFone Zoom, in the US in February, priced at US$399.

CES 2016: Acer announces new Chrome products, smartphones and LCD monitors

Jan 5, 21:36

Acer has announced its latest Chrome products: the Chromebase 24 all-in-one PC and the Chromebook 11, as well as its new Liquid Jade Primo smartphone, TravelMate P648 commercial notebook,...

Taiwan market: Samsung releases new smartphones, to launch VR devices and Samsung Pay

Jan 5, 15:24

To strengthen its mid-range smartphone competitiveness, Samsung Electronics has launched its new Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones in the Taiwan market, aiming to recapture the top vendor...

Asustek to face strong challenge ramping smartphone sales in Southeast Asia in 2016

Jan 4, 11:36

Asustek Computer will meet a strong challenge to boost its smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia in 2016 as China-based vendors including Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo and...

China market: Smartisan launches Smartisan T2 smartphone

Newswatch - Dec 31, 14:58

China-based Smartisan Digital has launched a new smartphone, the Smartisan T2, which features a metallic frame.

Acer expands smartphone presence into Latin America

Dec 31, 10:41

Acer has announced cooperation with Bahamas Telecommunications and Ecuador's Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones to sell its smartphones and wearable devices.

Apple more than doubles smartphone shipments in MEA region in 3Q15, says Counterpoint Research

Newswatch - Dec 30, 15:34

Overall the mobile phone market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) grew 23% on year in the third quarter of 2015, with the smartphone segment growing 31%, almost three times faster...

MediaTek looks to emerging markets for 2016 growth

Dec 29, 11:03

China has seen robust 4G smartphone demand during 2015, and demand for 4G devices in India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East is set to rise in 2016 driving MediaTek's...

MediaTek president Ching-Jiang Hsieh (center)

MediaTek profitability under pressure

Dec 24, 15:43

MediaTek's profitability has come under pressure due to falling ASPs of smartphone chips, and will face further pressure in 2016, according to industry observers.

China market: Meizu 2015 smartphone shipments to reach over 20 million units

Dec 24, 14:37

Smartphone shipments by Meizu in 2015 will reach over 20 million units, increasing 350% from a year earlier, according to a China-based qq.com report, citing company vice president...

India market: Smartphone shipments down slightly in October, says IDC

Dec 23, 11:07

Smartphone shipments in India totaled 9.3 million units in October, down from 10 million shipped in the previous month, and 4G models accounted for over 50% of total smartphone shipments...

Huawei smartphone shipments meet 2015 target

Newswatch - Dec 23, 11:05

Huawei has announced that its smartphone shipments has reached over 100 million units so far in 2015, meeting the company's target set for the year and making it the first China-based...

MediaTek December sales to fall

Dec 21, 15:15

MediaTek will likely report a substantial decrease sequentially in December revenues, due to a cutback in orders from handset vendors, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Over 331 million smartphones shipped globally in 3Q15

Dec 17, 18:58

There were 331.9 million smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter of 2015, increasing 10.5% on quarter and 7.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung likely to stick with QHD displays for smartphones in 2016

Dec 17, 15:44

There are various reports circulating in Korea's media regarding whether local smartphone vendors will release new smartphones equipped with Ultra HD (4K) panels. A latest report...

HTC to be prohibited from selling HTC One M9 in Germany

Dec 17, 15:14

HTC is likely to be prohibited from continuing to sell its HTC One M9 and other models in Germany for violating a patent involving voice coding technology owned by Acacia, according...

Sony Mobile to reduce smartphone models for 2016

Dec 17, 10:25

Sony Mobile Communications is likely to reduce the number of new smartphones launched in 2016, and consequently the vendor may also dismiss its R&D unit in Taiwan, according to...

Commentary: The residue value of feature phones

Dec 7, 22:34

The pace of replacement of smartphones for feature phones is not happening as fast as expected, as the use of handsets by consumers of different regions, the price difference between...

HTC revenues hit 6-month high in November

Dec 7, 11:09

HTC saw its consolidated revenues rise 14.96% sequentially to a six-month high of NT$10.29 billion (US$314.32 million) in November. The release of its latest smartphone, the HTC One...

China market: ZTE launches entry-level Blade A1 smartphone

Dec 4, 15:29

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE has launched the first model of its new Blade-series smartphones, the Blade A1, in the China market priced at CNY599 (US$94).

ZTE Blade A1 smartphone

Commentary: Asustek adjusts smartphone strategy

Dec 4, 11:49

Asustek Computer has started changing its marketing strategy for the ZenFone series, expanding its reach in the smartphone market from the entry-level segment to the higher-end one...

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    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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