India's Reliance Industries has launched the Jio Next, a cheap 4G smartphone that it hopes will give it dominance of the Indian market and overtake its Chinese competitors.
Smartphone shipments to India have fallen during the third quarter, by 5% year-on-year, to 47.5 million units, in keeping with the global trend, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports.
The OPPO A94 5G is the third low-budget model from this Chinese vendor released this year, and also the most expensive of the lot, the others being the A54 5G and A74 5G.
It's easy to forget Realme is just three years old, but in that time, has grown significantly, becoming a serious challenger to giant players.
Shipments of 5G smartphones to emerging markets rose by 6.5% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the first three months of the year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the total shipments of smartphones to these markets dropped by 5% in the same period.
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.
Production of the iPhone 12 at Foxconn's plant in India's Tamil Nadu state has fallen by more than half due to employees being hit by COVID-19, the British news agency Reuters reports.
Even before one starts casting a critical eye over the OPPO A54 5G, there is one feature that is sure to grab the attention, especially in these times: it costs just $399 and easily qualifies as Australia's cheapest 5G smartphone at the moment.
A number of Chinese smartphone brands, which dominate the Indian market, may take a sharp hit due to the COVID-19 crisis that has engulfed the world's second largest phone market.
Proudly billing itself as a global emerging consumer technology brand, realme reports having shipped 12.8 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from Counterpoint Research.
Although its processor can't soar to the heights of Snapdragon's 8xx-series processors, realme has managed to pack in a range of features once reserved for flagship models, as Android phone makers continue competing with each other for the hearts, minds and wallets of everyday consumers.
Smartphone sales in Europe grew by 6% in the first three months of 2021 following a difficult 2020, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research firm says, adding that despite this figures are still down due to ongoing COVID-19 challenges.
The global wallpaper design contest invites its users and young people, especially design students, to co-create wallpapers for the latest Realme 8 5G phone. Winners are set to receive a cash prize up to US$10, 000.
The European smartphone market had a rollercoaster of a year in 2020, experiencing a drop of 14% in sales year-on-year with April being the worst month with sales down by almost 50% on the corresponding month in 2019.
Shipments of smartphones to India, the globe's second biggest market, in 2020 fell after a number of years of growth, with 150 million units being shipped, a drop of 1.7% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC reports.
Fast-growing smartphone and technology company, realme, has released its realme 7 model in a new 5G-equipped model, reaching the $499 mark as 5G devices and 5G towers become ever more available in Australia and around the world.
Chinese smartphone vendor realme has launched two wearables in the Australian market, a set of buds and a watch, both of which will go on sale from 4 February, the former on pre-order and the latter for purchase.
Chinese smartphone vendor realme is pushing models that are suitable for students who need a smartphone for their use, pointing out that they have good features and are also much cheaper than many other brands.
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