Xiaomi Passes Apple in the Global Smartphone Market
According to a market report by Canalys, popular Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi has surpassed Apple, becoming the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer. The company now holds a 17% share of the global smartphone market, trailing only behind Samsung with 19%. Xiaomi increas
Qualcomm and Asus Launch $1,500 Snapdragon Insiders Smartphone
Qualcomm, the chip-making company behind Snapdragon processors, partnered with Asus to launch a $1,500 flagship phone called Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (SSI). The smartphone is meant to show off the power of the latest Snapdragon processor along with the company’s latest phone charging and
Chip Shortage to Strike OLED-Screen TVs and Phones
Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the biggest global manufacturers of OLED chips, have reached a sales volume of 100 billion chips in April. As demand has reached a new peak, they increased their production of all chip types, but both companies are now overwhelmed. As a
Foxconn’s iPhone 13 Assembly Recruits Offered Highest Sign-Up Bonuses to Date
In preparation for the rollout of the new iPhone 13 in September 2021, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is offering its former employees a record-high sign-up bonus to assist in the production of the phone over the next few months. Those willing to come back for the peak season to F
OnePlus To Become OPPO’s Subbrand, Leaked Memo Confirms
The details of a merger of OnePlus, a global smartphone brand, with OPPO, its sister company, indicate that the deal will result in OnePlus becoming OPPO’s subbrand. While both companies are yet to announce all the particulars publicly, a leaked memorandum suggests what’s in store for both compa
Component Supply Bottlenecks Limit Handset Market Recovery
Upon finishing Q1 2021 with a growth of 26%, the global smartphone market is facing limitations, as component shortages and supply issues are hindering its recovery. The hard-hit industry showed rapid growth after a steep decline caused by COVID-19 restrictions. However, its future trajectory mig
Samsung Introduces LPDDR5 Multichip Package
Samsung Electronics introduced its new memory solution, the LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP), on Tuesday, June 15. The feature is meant to deliver top-notch performance to a broader range of smartphone users. The mass production of the new component based on the latest iteration of mobil
Global Smartphone Sales Recovering, Up 26% in Q1 2021
According to Gartner Inc, pent-up demand and improved purchasing power led to a 26% increase in global smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2021. After the pandemic-stricken industry went through a steep decline, total mobile phone sales grew 22% over the year. “The improvement in consumer
Walmart To Deliver Over 740,000 Smartphones to Employees
Walmart plans to provide more than 740,000 of its US store workers with free Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphones, complete with cases and protection plans. The company is also launching a Me@Walmart app to help them streamline their daily tasks. The free phones currently retail for $499.99 and