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MediaTek announces MT6735 WorldMode smartphone platform

Oct 16, 11:16

MediaTek has announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), the MT6735, which builds opon MediaTek's existing line-up of mainstream LTE platforms by integrating with CDMA2000...

IC suppliers see orders from China pick up again

Oct 15, 14:35

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have seen orders from China's smartphone sector begin to rebound recently, reflecting a warn-up of sales of 4G smartphones, according to industry sou...

HTC unveils HTC Desire Eye, Re camera

Newswatch - Oct 13, 15:54

HTC has unveiled its new selfie phone, the HTC Desire Eye as well as a small, handheld camera called the Re camera.

Xiaomi expects to ship 60 million smartphones in 2014, 100 million units in 2015

Newswatch - Oct 8, 16:08

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014 and aims to ship a total of 60 million units for all of 2014, according to company president Lin Bin.

Smartphone panel pricing declines in October, says DisplaySearch

Oct 7, 14:37

Pricing for smartphone panels sized 4- to 5-inch showed declines in October, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors...

Tablet shipments continue to drop due to pressure from notebooks, large-size smartphones

Oct 3, 16:02

Tablet shipments are continuing to be pushed down by low-priced notebooks and large-size smartphones, and are expected to continue to decline into 2015, according to market watcher...

Asustek to launch smartphones in Brazil in October

Oct 3, 15:43

Asustek Computer launched its ZenFone-series smartphones in the Taiwan market in April 2014 and has so far sold more than one million units. The company will launch ZenFones in Brazil...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches entry-level Xperia E3

Oct 3, 14:05

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia E3 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$6,900 (US$227) unlocked targeting the entry-level segment. The model is the lowest-priced...

China telecom subsidy changes spur declines in smartphone display prices, says DisplaySearch

Oct 2, 18:44

After hitting a peak in March and April of this year, smartphone demand in China decreased after China telecom carriers stopped providing subsidies to smartphone vendors. According...

Percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels shipped to China increasing

Oct 1, 22:40

The percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels being shipped to China is increasing following the release of various handsets, reaching nearly 8% of all smartphone panels shipped to...

Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

Oct 1, 15:34

US-based vendor InFocus on September 30 launched the M510t smartphone featuring Qualcomm S400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch HD IPS touch screen, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free...

Digitimes Research: China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

Oct 1, 15:15

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic...

China market: China-based vendors may surpass international vendors in TD-LTE smartphone shipments

Sep 29, 23:47

In the China market, China-based vendors have a significant advantage in pricing for TD-LTE smartphones compared with international vendors and therefore are seeing combined shipments...

Peripheral makers to benefit from iPhone 6 Plus bending issue

Sep 29, 22:51

Bending issues with the iPhone 6 Plus has brought business opportunities to iPhone peripheral vendors, as they have released protective cases to help eliminate the problem, according...

Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple

Sep 29, 15:01

Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as...

Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture

Sep 29, 14:11

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture,...

Inventec chairman sees no effect on Taiwan government banning Xiaomi smartphone usage, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 16:10

The Taiwan government is planning to ban the usage of China-based Xiaomi's handsets by government employees due to the possibility of data leakage. However, Inventec chairman Richard...

Smartphone connectivity presents both opportunities and challenges for automotive processor chip suppliers, says IHS

Sep 25, 15:31

The use of smartphones in motor vehicles - already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon - is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

Taiwan market: HTC leads in August smartphone sale

Newswatch - Sep 24, 14:48

HTC was the largest smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in August, accounting for 22% in terms of unit sales and 25% in terms of sales value, according to Taiwan-based Central...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers continue to focus on a-Si panels for high-end smartphones

Sep 23, 14:51

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus on production of a-Si panels for use in handsets to compete in the high-end smartphone panel segment, according to Digitimes Research.

LG to announce new smartphone with in-house AP, says report

Sep 23, 14:12

LG Electronics reportedly will release a 5.9-inch smartphone using its in-house developed application processor (AP) in October at the earliest or by the end of 2014 at the latest,...

Taiwan market: Meizu likely to launch smartphone MX4

Sep 22, 22:40

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu Telecom Equipment is interested in tapping the Taiwan market and talking with local online store operators about cooperation to launch the MX4,...

Smartphone 4G solution prices to continue to fall in 1H15

Sep 22, 13:15

Prices of entry-level 4G smartphone solutions have dropped to US$8-9 per unit recently and could slip to US$6-7 in the first half of 2015 as chipset solution vendors are applying...

China CCM makers expanding capacities

Sep 22, 11:50

China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and...

China market: Leading smartphone vendors beefing up retail, online marketing

Sep 19, 10:44

As the three mobile telecom carriers in the China market have reduced subsidies for smartphone plans, leading China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, ZTE and...

Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14

Sep 18, 13:59

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile...

China-based handset vendors unlikely to launch Android One smartphones

Sep 17, 12:06

China-based handset vendors are unlikely to launch Android One smartphones as the price/performance ratio of Android One models is inferior to some of low-priced Android-based smartphones...

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

Sep 16, 22:03

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected...

China Mobile Device president He Ning

Huawei, Lenovo looking to enhance presence in high-end smartphone segment

Sep 15, 21:32

The new flagship smartphones recently unveiled by China-based handset vendors Huawei and Lenovo aim to enhance their presence in the high-end smartphone segment, according to industry...

4G smartphone prices expected to fall to below US$100 in 1H15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 15, 21:22

Mainly because Qualcomm has offered an inexpensive 4G chip solution to compete with Taiwan-based MediaTek and market competition for 4G smartphones among China-based vendors has been...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 2Q14 rise to 2.32 million units, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:32

There were 2.32 million smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4% on quarter and 10% on year, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Market share of smartphone brands to undergo significant changes in 4Q14

Sep 12, 14:29

Market share of smartphone vendors in China is likely to fluctuate significantly soon due to the development of 4G market and the roll-outs of the latest flagship models, highlighted...

Smartphone panel pricing expected to dip during mid-September

Sep 12, 11:54

Smartphone panel pricing for units sized 4- to 5-inch is expected to show negative growth on month from mid-August to mid-September 2014.

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