Smartphone sales in China fell by 14% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that a total of 74.2 million units changed hands.
Chinese smartphone brands OnePlus and Xiaomi have both been cited as wanting to aspire to the heights that Apple and Samsung have reached in the US, though the arguments mounted appear to be more in hope than anything else.
Smartphone sales in China increased by 3% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2021 but this represented a drop of 9% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
The American Federal Communications Corporation has banned China Telecom (Americas) from operating in the US, claiming it may be a threat to national security.
Three Republican senators have called for blacklisting Honor Device, a low-budget smartphone firm that was formerly owned by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.
Honor, the budget smartphone line formerly owned by Huawei, has become the third highest selling device in China, overtaking Xiaomi, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi may have grabbed the international headlines, but another brand, vivo, owned by giant BBK Electronics, has quietly moved up to take the top spot in the Chinese market, the technology analyst company Counterpoint Research says.
Chinese smartphone brand realme has seen its sales grow by 82% quarter-on-quarter and 451% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2021, making it the seventh biggest brand in the Middle Kingdom, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has announced a new SoC, the 778G 5G, new reference designs to speed up 5G adoption across industry segments, and new features in its X65 5G Modem-RF systems that it claims will help expand 5G take-up across the globe.
OPPO, one of three smartphone brands owned by giant B.B.K. Electronics, has become the number one smartphone brand in China for the first time, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this was achieved in January. OPPO was also the top 5G brand in the sub-US$600 (A$780) price segment.
The number of Huawei smartphones manufactured this year will be between 70 million and 80 million units, the website Nikkei Asia reports, adding that this would be about a 60% decline from the 189 million units made in 2020.
Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei is trying to sell its P and Mate flagship smartphone divisions, a report claims, adding that this move, if carried through, would mean the company's exit from the premium smartphone business. The company has denied it has any such plan.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has sold its budget smartphone business, Honor, to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology for an unspecified sum.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is likely to sell its budget smartphone unit, Honor, to a group which is led by Digital China and the Shenzhen Government, a report claims.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is making a bid to sell its Honor smartphone unit which markets cheaper devices compared to the flagship ones that are put out under the Huawei brand.
American firm Qualcomm Technologies, with 29%, remained top of the market for smartphone application processors - also known as system-on-chip - during the second quarter of the year, despite losing three percentage points year-on-year.
The president of Huawei subsidiary smartphone brand Honor, George Zhao, took to the stage at the Huawei Developers Conference to launch the company’s first smart screen product, which as he pointed out is the first product at the company to be powered by Huawei’s new HarmonyOS operating system, as well as a gaggle of Huawei home grown hardware.
Huawei Technologies would prefer to keep using Android in its smartphones but with the launch yesterday of HarmonyOS its own open source cross platform operating system, the Chinese telecoms giant has signalled that it is not prepared to take US sanctions against the company lying down.
Smartphone shipments in China have recorded their biggest decline, falling by more than 21% on an annual basis to 91 million units in the first quarter of 2018, with a sense of fatigue evident in the market.
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