Aug 31, 2021

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.

Jul 16, 2021

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.

Jul 8, 2021

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.

Feb 1, 2021

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.

Oct 30, 2020

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.

Jan 9, 2020

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”).

Nov 1, 2019

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.

Jul 19, 2019

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.

Jun 18, 2019

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.

Jun 10, 2019

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.

Mar 19, 2019

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.

Feb 27, 2019

MWC: Xiaomi unveils low-cost 5G slider smartphone

The Mi Mix 3 5G which is the cheapest 5G-enabled smartphone on the market at the moment.

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