Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, part of the giant B.B.K. Electronics group, is set to start designing its own chips for its high-end smartphones, the Nikkei Asia website claims, adding that this was understood to be a bid to rid itself of dependence on suppliers like Qualcomm and MediaTek.
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.
Component shortages have ensured that third-quarter global smartphone shipments would fall, with the technology analyst firm Canalys reporting a drop of 6% for the three months ending in September, according to preliminary figures issued on Friday. The second quarter had witnessed a drop of 20.4%.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has announced ColorOS 12, a new version of its modified Android mobile operating system, describing it as being closer to stock Android.
vivo's Y52 5G is a worthy addition to the ever-increasing range of low-budget smartphones that include the new technology and take aim squarely at the lower end of the market.
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.
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 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 maker vivo has undercut its own stablemate OPPO and released a 5G phone, the Y52 5G, that is cheaper than OPPO's A54 5G which was released in April.
Mobile company vivo and mobile phone operator company Advanced Info Service (AIS) have conducted 5G standalone network tests by using a V21 5G smartphone in urban areas of Bangkok, Thailand.
Canalys' stats for Q1 2021 show Xiaomi in No.2 spot behind Samsung for the first time, pushing Apple to third, with the BKK-owned brands Oppo and Vivo in fourth and fifth spots, with Xiaomi's success at the expense of Huawei, but it's still Apple that makes the most money - and is BKK the real No.1?
Chinese smartphone brand vivo has announced the launch of its X60 Pro 5G flagship device, which is customised for professional photography as it marks the beginning of collaboration with global imaging leader ZEISS.
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.
OPPO and vivo, both smartphone brands from the Chinese behemoth B.B.K. Electronics, have wasted no time in releasing betas of Android 12, Google's mobile operating system that was announced at the search company's annual I/O event held on 18 May.
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.
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.
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.
Foldable smartphones, not everyone's cup of tea after some models received a less than stellar welcome, are still expected to ship 18 million units by the end of 2022, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says.
Chinese smartphone maker vivo has taken the top spot in its home market for the first, beating its own stablemate, OPPO, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
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