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In Charts: Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India

Friday, February 17, 2017 | More »

Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India
Chinese smartphone vendors, which have been gaining prominence in India thanks to a bevy of aggressively-priced models, continued to wrest market share from home-grown players and multinational manufacturers in the October-December quarter. Their share in the local smartphone market touched a whoppi...

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Will the big-battery Zenfone 3S Max power Asus’ fortunes in India?

Taiwanese handset maker Asus on Tuesday launched its Zenfone 3S Max smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the phone will be available starting today at both retail outlets as well as e-commerce portals. With the Zenfone 3S Max, Asus is betting not only on its heavy-duty 5,000 mAh battery, but al...

7 February, 2017 | More »

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Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra quits to return to Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra, vice president at smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. and one of its most celebrated executives, has left the company for a new project based in Silicon Valley. In a Facebook post, Barra said he was “taking some much-needed time off before embarking on a new adventure in Silicon Valley.&#...

23 January, 2017 | More »

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Samsung blames battery glitches for Galaxy Note7 explosions

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics on Monday said faulty batteries caused its popular Galaxy Note7 handsets to overheat and explode, a glitch that led to one of the biggest-ever recalls in the consumer electronics industry and put a significant dent in Samsung’s brand value. At a press con...

23 January, 2017 | More »

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Reliance Jio may soon launch two sub-Rs 1,500 VoLTE feature phones

After disrupting the telecom market with free calls and data, Reliance Jio may now launch two sub-Rs 1,500 4G VoLTE handsets, a major financial daily reported on Thursday. The low-cost handsets, to be launched under Jio’s LYF brand this quarter, will be priced at Rs 999 and Rs 1,500, a report ...

12 January, 2017 | More »

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Nokia’s first-ever Android smartphone launched in China

Finland’s HMD Global, which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, has announced the first Android-powered Nokia smartphone, marking the comeback of the once-dominant mobile phone brand. The new device, Nokia 6, has been launched in China for 1,699 yuan ($246) and will be manufactured by Foxconn....

9 January, 2017 | More »

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TCL to unveil BlackBerry devices at Consumer Electronics Show

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) will be unveiling the new BlackBerry devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). An annual trade show, CES will be held on January 4 next year in Las Vegas. With a mobile handset product portfolio that includes devices from Alcatel and...

23 December, 2016 | More »

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Nokia to re-enter smartphone market in 2017; to be powered by Android

Nokia officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone market in early 2017 with a range of new smartphones in a blogpost on Thursday. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the a...

2 December, 2016 | More »

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Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended the production of its flagship device Galaxy Note 7 after several reports said a few Note 7 replacements have caught fire. The halt is to comply with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the US and China, South Kore...

10 October, 2016 | More »

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BlackBerry to stop making smartphones itself, focus on software

BlackBerry Ltd, the Canadian company that introduced smartphones to the world, will stop manufacturing its iconic devices internally to focus on growing its software business. BlackBerry-branded phones will now be developed by the company’s partners, who will license the Waterloo, Ontario- based f...

29 September, 2016 | More »

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