SA appetite for new smartphone entrants attracts Chinese brands
New Chinese brands find a home in SA’s burgeoning smartphone market, with more entrants expected to join Vivo, Oppo, Tecno and Xiaomi in future.
Xiaomi outpaces Apple in Q2 smartphone shipments
The Chinese phone manufacturer’s shipments increased more than 300% in Latin America, 150% in Africa and 50% in Western Europe.
Xiaomi fires warning shots in SA’s smartphone market
The Chinese firm, looking to snatch market share from Huawei and Samsung, is also targeting the postpaid market after signing a distribution agreement with Vodacom.
We are not a Chinese military company, says Xiaomi
The Chinese smartphone maker files a complaint in the US in a bid to be removed from a list of companies that allegedly has ties to the Chinese military.
Owners of 5G-ready devices have long wait to full 5G
Limited 5G coverage and high-priced 5G devices are among the factors that will hinder the growth of SA’s 5G smartphone market, say analysts.
Xiaomi and MPEG LA Announce Xiaomi’s Signing of MPEG LA’s HEVC License
World intellectual property licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC (“MPEG LA”) and leading international supplier of smartphones and other smart products Xiaomi today announced that Xiaomi has become a Licensee to MPEG LA’s HEVC Patent Portfolio License (“HEVC License”).
Smartwatches, smart clothing drive global wearables boom
Improved sensor accuracy, advances in miniaturisation and better user data protection are some of the reasons why the sector will balloon, says Gartner.
iPhone retention slips as Apple loses its innovation edge
Lack of innovation, high prices and stiff competition are some of the reasons cited for Apple’s increasing consumer churn rate, says BankMyCell.
New Internet users ‘hard to find’, says Mary Meeker
Global Internet users grew to 51% of the global population in 2018, indicating a mere 6% growth from 49% in 2017, a report says.
5G to contribute $700bn to global economy by 2030
Over the next 10 years, global telecom operators will invest up to $1.5 trillion in 5G network rollouts, predicts research firm IDTechEx.
Foldable phones to lead flexible screen frontier
The foldable device trend will intensify as tech firms bend over backwards to release tablets, laptops and TVs in the new, flexible form factor.