Chunghwa Telecom launches smartwatch for children
Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:20
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has launched its own brand FunPark Watch, a smartwatch targeting children aged 4-12 years. CHT targets to ship 5,000 units of the FunPark Watch initially.
Samsung to maintain lead with Galaxy S8 in high-end Android segment
Mar 30, 14:24
The release of the Galaxy S8 will help Samsung to maintain its lead in the high-end Android smartphone market, while ramping up shipments of the vendor's complete line of smartphone products and profits, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
China market: Huawei sets prices for P10, P10 Plus
Newswatch - Mar 29, 11:13
Huawei has set retail prices of its latest flagship Huawei P10 family products for sale in the China market. The P10 64GB and 128GB versions will be available at CNY3,788 (US$549) and CNY4,288 unlocked.
Lenovo to push smartphone sales in Asia Pacific
Mar 24, 16:16
Lenovo expects sales of Motorola-brand smartphones to gain momentum in a number of markets in 2017, particularly in Asia-Pacific, according to William Tsai, sales director for Asia Pacific at Lenovo, the parent company of Motorola.
Oppo actively tapping overseas markets
Mar 24, 15:41
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, after becoming one of the top two vendors in the domestic market, has been actively tapping overseas markets, especially in North Africa and the Middle East, according to industry sources.
Lenovo plans to offer 3-5 Mods smartphone accessories a quarter
Mar 24, 12:00
Lenovo plans to launch 3-5 devices of its Mods family products a quarter to promote sales of its Moto Z series smartphones as well as the ecosystem built on the Mods modularized accessories, according to William Tsai, Asia Pacific sales director at Lenovo.
China market: Oppo to build new R&D center, says report
Mar 16, 11:41
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo is expected to begin construction of a new R&D center in Dongguan, China at the end of 2017 with a capital input of CNY2 billion (US$289.29 million), according to a Chinese-language Southern (Nanfang) Daily report.
LG will not launch G6 in China, says report
Mar 14, 15:34
LG Electronics may not launch its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G6, in the China market, and eventually is likely to withdraw from the market due to heavy losses from its handset business and low market share in China in 2016, according to a Korea-based Daum News report.
China smartphone vendors conservative about placing component orders
Mar 10, 15:58
Competition in China's smartphone market is getting keener, forcing some players including Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and LeEco to turn more conservative about placing orders with upstream component suppliers, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
China makers ship 46.86 million handsets in January
Mar 9, 14:09
Handset shipments, including exports, by China-based makers totaled 46.86 million units in January, of which 45.03 million units were smartphones, according to a ChinaTechNews.com report, citing data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
Taiwan market: HMD launches Nokia 6
Mar 8, 15:34
HMD Global has launched the Android-based Nokia 6 smartphone in the Taiwan market targeting the mid-tier market. The phone will be available from Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) or yahoo.com starting March 8, priced at NT$7,790 (US$253) unlocked.
Synnex sees increased February revenues
Mar 8, 11:32
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.419 billion (US$795 million) for February, growing 3.15% on month and 23.29% on year.
HTC February revenues flat on month
Mar 7, 11:20
Smartphone vendor HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.669 billion (US$152 million) for February, growing 0.09% on month and 11.17% on year.
Smartphone distributor Senao sees earnings up 24% in 2016
Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:36
Smartphone and consumer electronics products distributor Senao International has reported net profits of NT$997 million (US$32.2 million) for 2016, increasing 24% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.02 for the year.
Re-launch of Nokia 3310 makes sense, say sources
Mar 3, 16:24
Considering the keen competition and the high penetration rates of smartphones in more mature markets, it makes sense for HMD to re-launch the classic Nokia 3310, according to industry sources.
Apple redesigns fingerprint ID solution for OLED iPhone, say sources
Mar 3, 11:15
Apple has selected neither Synaptics' Natural ID touch fingerprint sensor nor Qualcomm's Sense ID fingerprint technology for its new OLED iPhones, and decided to use its own Authentec algorithm combined with Privaris glass identification technology to redesign a new fingerprint ID solution, according...
HTC to launch mobile VR devices for year-end holiday season
Mar 1, 14:38
HTC plans to launch mobile VR (virtual reality) devices as well as a second-generation selfie Re Camera prior to the 2017 year-end holiday season, according to Chang Chia-lin, president of HTC's smartphone and connected device business unit.
China market: Xiaomi unveils Surge S1 mobile chip
Newswatch - Mar 1, 12:25
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its first in-house developed smartphone solution, dubbed Surge S1, making it the second smartphone vendor to roll out its own mobile chips after Huawei.
MediaTek rolls out 10nm mobile chips
Mar 1, 11:00
MediaTek has announced the commercial availability of its Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) designed for high-end smartphones. Mass production for the SoC has kicked off, said the company, adding that commercial devices powered by the chips will be available in the second quarter of 2017.
Taiwan market: HMD to start marketing Nokia 6 in early March
Newswatch - Mar 1, 10:56
HMD Global will start marketing the new Nokia 6 in the Taiwan market on March 8 after the Finland-based firm officially unveiled the model along with the Nokia 5, 3 and the iconic Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Qualcomm makes splash with VR announcements
Feb 24, 17:01
Qualcomm has made several announcements in the virtual reality (VR) space including introducing a new virtual reality development kit (VRDK) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform and the launch of a head mounted display (HMD) reference design.
MWC 2017 set for a new round of competition for smartphones
Feb 24, 12:20
A number of Android phone brands are expected to showcase their new models for 2017 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), heralding a new round of competition in the global smartphone space, according to industry sources.
Samsung steps up cooperation with China-based handset suppliers
Feb 24, 11:41
Samsung Electronics has stepped up its contact with handset supply chain makers in China, aiming to strengthen its cooperation ties with ODMs and component suppliers to enable access to more competitive production capacity and component supplies, according to sources from Taiwan-based supply chain...
HTC aims high while LG look low in India smartphone market
Feb 23, 11:44
HTC has reiterated its stance that it wants to focus on the high-end of the India smartphone market while LG Electronics is reportedly making plans to increase its presence in the volume segments, according to reports coming out of India.
Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile to collaborate on 5G NR trials at 3.5 GHz
Feb 22, 16:35
Qualcomm, ZTE, and China Mobile have announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP. The trials will operate in sub-6 GHz mid-band spectrum at 3.5 GHz and intend to drive the mobile ecosystem toward...
Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2, Redmi Note 4X
Feb 22, 11:46
Xiaomi has launched its Mi Note 2 and Redmi Note 4X smartphones in the Taiwan market. The two models will be available starting March 1, with the Mi Note 2 priced at NT$16,999 (US$552), and the Redmi Note 4X at NT$4,999.
New iPhone shipments to reach 100 million in 2017, says TrendForce
Feb 22, 11:06
Apple's latest refresh of the iPhone series scheduled for later this year will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an AMOLED display and 3D facial recognition, market research firm TrendForce indicated.