Tag Archives: Smartphone

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago. Even ... Read More »

Sony’s smartphone shipments for Q1 FY2017 stood at 3.4 million, profits up

Sony has revealed its financial results for the first quarter of financial year 2017, and it’s largely good news. Total smartphone shipments stood at 3.4 million, which is up from the 3.1 million figure the company reported in the same period last year. Although mobile revenues were down (which the company says was due to “change in product mix of ... Read More »

IDC: Worldwide smartphone shipments grew 3.4% in 1Q17, Windows phone market falls

The report said that, Windows Phone shipments continue to fall as the lack of new hardware partners, developer support, and overall enthusiasm for the platform show no immediate signs of recovery. Meanwhile, the report said that Android would continue to capture roughly 85 percent of the worldwide smartphone volume. It said, Despite a slew of very attractive high-end Android products, ... Read More »

vivo may be first to out a smartphone with fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen

For many months now rumors have claimed that Samsung, Apple, or both companies will come out with devices sporting a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display this year. When that didn’t happen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the speculation switched its focus onto the upcoming Note8. And for Apple this has always been claimed with regard to the tenth ... Read More »

Despite Samsung’s best efforts, the smartphone can’t replace your computer yet

Business Insider/Antonio Villas-Boas Samsung has a deep history of testing wild ideas with new products and features. There were the “touchless” controls in the Galaxy S4. Curved TVs that are more expensive without adding much of a benefit. Even refrigerators with tablet computers built into the door. Samsung’s latest trick: turning your smartphone into a full-ondesktop computer. That trick is also ... Read More »

Zen Admire Joy Budget Smartphone With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 3,777

Domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Tuesday announced the launch of its Admire Joy smartphone exclusively via online marketplace Shopclues. Priced at Rs. 3,777, the smartphone is already available for purchase on the e-commerce site, which states an MRP of Rs. 4,499. The highlight of the smartphone at its price is its support for 4G VoLTE. “Strengthening our 4G portfolio ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Logitech adds Amazon’s Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount

ogitech has announced a new version of the app for its ZeroTouch Android smartphone mounts (there is no iPhone version) that incorporates Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled digital assistant. Once ZeroTouch owners install the new app, they’ll gain a raft of new features, including the ability to control any Alexa-compatible device in their smart home, even if they don’t own an Amazon ... Read More »

The Blade V8 is another new dual-camera smartphone, courtesy of ZTE

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro definitely turned some heads at its CES 2017 announcement. We already managed to secure some hands-on time with the phone and frankly, kind of liked it. The “Pro” moniker already suggested there’s another model coming, but now it is official – ZTE unveiled the basic Blade V8. Now, you would be forgiven for thinking the ... Read More »

TCL’s to showcase upcoming BlackBerry smartphone tech at CES 2017

TCL – which has already worked with BlackBerry on the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in the past, and is now the exclusive global manufacturer and distributor for all upcoming BlackBerry-branded smartphones – has said that it “will unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry,” at the upcoming CES show in January. The revelation was made by the company in a ... Read More »