The global smartphone market continud its downward trend for fifth consecutive quarter, dropping 12 percent year-on-year in Q1, according to Canalys. Samsung snagged the pole position with 22 percent market share, just one percent ahead […]
Vivo leads as China’s smartphone market slumps 13.2% in 2022
Strict COVID-19 restrictions and economic demand proved to be a double barrel of bad news for China’s smartphone market in 2022. The market took a hit of 13.2 percent in 2022, with both 2022 and […]
Xiaomi slips but maintains lead in India smartphone market in Q3
In India’s dampened smartphone market, Xiaomi experienced 18 percent year-on-year declienge in Q3 but managed to hold on to pole position. According to IDC, more than 70 percent of Xiaomi’s shipments went to online channels, […]
India smartphone market rises 7% in 2021
Supply shortage and pandemic aside, India’s smartphone market grew seven percent in 2021 to 161 million units, according to IDC. Xiaomi led a band of China makers (Vivo, Realme and Oppo) that dominated the top […]
Supply challenge stifles India smartphone market growth
The supply chain challenge is impacting smartphone market growth. In India, Q3 shipment dropped by 12 percent to 48 million units — after four consecutive quarters of increase, according to IDC. According to Navkendar Singh, […]
Xiaomi launches Redmi 10 in Singapore
Xiaomi has introduced the latest generation of its entry level Redmi 10 smartphone in Singapore. Under the hood are a 50MP hi-res camera, 90Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ AdaptiveSync display and a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 […]
Xiaomi leads as India smartphone market recovers
Xiaomi grew an impressive 84 percent year-over-year in Q2 as India’s smartphone market recovered from the pandemic with a 86 percent rise, according to IDC. Overall the China phone maker snagged a 29.2 percent market […]
Samsung knocks Apple off smartphone perch in Q1
Samsung regained its top spot in the global smartphone market in Q1, nudging Apple off the position it held a quarter ago, according to IDC. The Korea tech giant captured a 20.3 percent marketshare while […]
Wearables market shoots up 28.4% in 2020
2020 was a remarkable year for the wearables market. With more people working and learning remotely, demand for such devices rose an astonishing 28.4 percent to 444.4 million units, according to IDC. The research firm […]
Xiaomi off US blacklist
Xiaomi has gotten a reprieve from the US court — it has been taken off the list of companies the US claimed to have links to China’s military. If effected, the blacklist would make it […]
Samsung tops smartphone market in 2020 as Apple inches closer
Despite a 14.6 percent year-on-year decline, Samsung maintained its pole position in the global smartphone market in 2020, according to Gartner. Apple sailed past Huawei to take the second spot with 3.3 percent annual growth. […]
Apple drives smartphone market growth in Q4
The success of its iPhone 12 series propelled Apple to the top of the smartphone market with 23.4 percent share in Q4, according to IDC Apple shipped 90.1 million devices in that quarter to drive […]
Qualcomm unveils addition to 5G mobile platform
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform which features an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU prime core clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz. The new platform is designed to deliver […]
Mi Watch Lite comes to Singapore
Xiaomi has released the new S$89 Mi Watch Lite in Singapore, just in time for the holiday season. Targeted at fitness and health enthusiasts, the device features professional health monitoring and comprehensive display of physical […]
Apple snares major slice of wearables market in Q3
Apple Watches and AirPods have helped to place Apple top of the heap with 33.1 percent share of the global wearables market in Q3, according to IDC. Next was Xiaomi, which experinenced 26.4 percent year […]
Xiaomi debuts Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T in Singapore
Xiaomi has launched its Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T smartphones in Singapore with availability from November 14. Priced at S$649 for Mi 10T and S$749 for the Mi 10T Pro, the flagship models come […]
Xiaomi bucks trend as China smartphone market dips
Xiaomi was the bright spark in a sea of red as China’s smartphone market slid 14.3 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. With a 13 percent share, it opened up the gap between Apple […]
Xiaomi maintains lead as India’s smartphone market rebounds
Xiaomi held on to pole position as India’s smartphone market enjoyed a double-digit growth in Q3, according to IDC. The China smartphone maker shipped 13.5 million units, growing serven percent year on year (YoY). Despite […]
Android 11 is here
If you’re using a Pixel, OnePlus, Oppo, realme or Xiaomi smartphone, rejoice because you’ll be the first to enjoy Android 11.
Xiaomi smartphone camera goes undercover
The punch hole or tear drop for the front camera — a common eyesore on smartphones — will be gone for good next year, with Xiaomi smartphones at least.
Xiaomi rolls out curved gaming monitor and portable photo printer in Singapore
Xiaomi has rolled out the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″ and Mi Portable Photo Printer in Singapore. Both products are available for purchase online at the official Xiaomi store on Lazada, and offline at Authorised Mi Stores in Singapore and through other official offline retailers.
Xiaomi upgrades to smartphone x AIoT strategy for the next decade
It seems like only recently that Xiaomi wowed the world with its affordable smartphones that were always sold out at launch. Yet, it has been a decade and the company is looking at building on its smartphone success for the next 10 years.
China Unicom ready for 5G rollout
China Unicom is readying to roll out 5G in China with the support of Qualcomm and in collaboration with device partners nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.
Smartphone and feature phone neck-to-neck in India
For the first time, the smartphone market is on par with the feature phone market in India, according to IDC. Overall, the India market reached 42.6 million units for a 9.1 percent year-on-year growth in Q3.
Global smartphone shipment slides 6% in Q3
Smartphone vendors shipped 355.2 million units in Q3, down six percent from the corresponding quarter last year, according to preliminary estimates by IDC. This is the fourth straight quarter of year-on-year decline.
Samsung and Xiaomi neck-to-neck in India in Q2
Xiaomi and Samsung shipped 9.9 million smartphones each to India in Q2. Together they account for 60 percent of the total shipment that quarter, according to Canalys.
100m smart speakers by end of 2018
Smart speakers are picking up steam with the installed base expected to hit 100 million by the end of this year, according to Canalys. That’s 2.5 times the size of end 2017.
Xiaomi share price dips on debut
The long awaited Xiaomi listing made an impressive debut — dropping 2.9 percent on its opening day in Hong Kong. Priced at HK$17.00 at launch, the share price dipped to HK$16.50 in early trading.
OnePlus 6 crosses 1m mark in 22 days
Twenty-two days. It took relatively unknown smartphone maker OnePlus just that amount of time to sell one million units of OnePlus 6, its latest smartphone.
Huawei and Xiaomi lead smartphone growth in Q1
China smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi grew strongest as the market recovered in Q1, according to Gartner.