Tag Archives: Smartphone

Huawei Catches Up With Samsung, Apple in Smartphone Market

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two sector giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday. Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw ... Read More »

Xiaomi Reportedly Working on Snapdragon 660 Smartphone, Likely to Be Redmi Pro 2

Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone that is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor, which has not even been announced yet, after having unveiled its Redmi Note 4X smartphone last week. As per the latest leak, the company is working on the new smartphone that can be from company’s Redmi series of smartphones (likely to be Redmi Pro 2) ... Read More »

Chinese Firms Dominate Indian Smartphone Market in Q4 2016: IDC

Smartphone shipment in the country remained almost flat at 25.8 million units in the October-December 2016 quarter compared to the year-ago period, impacted by demonetisation and seasonal slowdown after festive sales, research firm IDC said. Compared to the July-September 2016 period, shipment in the said quarter declined sharply by 20.3 percent. “In CY Q42016, smartphone shipments clocked 25.8 million units, ... Read More »

Samsung Valentine’s Day Offers Include Smartphone Bundle Deals, Gear Fit 2 Discount

Samsung India is getting into the festive spirit, and has launched special offers to celebrate the occasion of Valentine’s Day. The company’s online store in India is offering many deals and discounts on wearables and smartphones till February 15. The smartphones with bundle offers include the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy On Nxt, Galaxy J7 Prime, and ... Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update, Becomes Cheapest Smartphone to Support Daydream VR

Chinese manufacturerZTE’s Axon 7 smartphone is finally receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update and notably the firmware update brings along the much-awaited support for Google’s Daydream VR platform to the device. Interestingly, there are just handful of smartphones that support the Daydream VR as of now and ZTE Axon 7 sits comfortably in a more affordable price range than others. ... Read More »

Apple Sees Decline in China Smartphone Shipments, Oppo Leads: IDC

Shipping 44.9 million iPhones to China, Apple has beaten Xiaomi, touted as the ‘Apple’ of China that shipped 41.5 million smartphones and slipped to fifth spot, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. According to IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, Apple dropped from 58.4 million iPhones in 2015 and Xiaomi from 64 million Mi phones, drops of ... Read More »

Gionee F5 Mid-Range Smartphone With 4GB RAM, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

Chinese smartphone brand Gionee has launched the new Gionee F5 smartphone as part of its ‘F’ series in its home country. The new smartphone has been priced at CNY 1799 (roughly Rs. 17,600) and is already available in the market. The big highlights of Gionee F5 mid-range smartphone are its 4000mAh battery and 4GB RAM. The company has decided to ... Read More »

Apple Passes Samsung to Become Biggest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2016: Strategy Analytics

After seeing a slump in sales figures for quite a while, Apple finally regained its top spot in smartphone sales in the last months of 2016. Samsung had maintained the top spot for most of the past five years, but Apple has now taken the South Korean company’s crown by garnering the highest global smartphone sales figures in the fourth ... Read More »

Vivo V5 Plus Selfie-Focused Smartphone Goes on Sale in India Today

The Vivo V5 Plus will be available to buy in India from Wednesday. The selfie-focused smartphone will go on sale via offline and online retailers. To recall, the smartphone went up for pre-orders last week, and has been priced at Rs. 27,980. The dual-SIM Vivo V5 Plus runs on the company’s Funtouch OS 3.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Its ... Read More »

Oppo A57 Selfie-Focused Smartphone Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Tuesday launched the A57 smartphone in the country, at an event in Bengaluru. It will be available in all leading offline retail and online stores like Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Amazon India starting February 3. The Oppo A57 will be available in Gold colour variant, and is priced at Rs. 14,990. The mid-ranged selfie-focused smartphone was ... Read More »