Is expected smartphone resurgence over?
There are signs that the shine is coming off a resurgence in smartphone sales as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo cut 10 percent of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Thanks to Qualcomm's Fingerprint Sensors technology
While it was rumored that Apple could be the first to bring fingerprint scanning technology that can be placed under a screen, Vivo, a Chinese technology company, showed the first working prototype at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which uses Qualcomm's new Fingerprint Sensors technology.
Ranks third worldwide
After staying in second place in the overall Chinese smartphone market for two consecutive quarters, Huawei has managed to overtake Oppo to retake the top spot in the region during Q1 2017, according to a recent report from Canalys.
Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before
There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.
Impressive gains this year behind Samsung and Apple
According to the latest estimates within the smartphone supply chain, China’s top-three vendors are expected to ship a combined total of 500 million devices in 2017, or roughly one third of all global smartphone shipments.
Snapdragon 820 is a winner with the vendors
If you buy a high-end android phone it will almost certainly have a Snapdragon 820 under the bonnet.
Xplay5 Elite remembers everything
Vivo has launched what it thinks is the world's first smartphone with 6GB of RAM - the Vivo Xplay5 Elite.
First of many
MediaTek has previously said its Helio X20 will start shipping to partners in late 2015 and that most of them will launch their designs in early 2016. Vivo will be an early adopter and launch Vivo X6 and X6 Plus with Helio X20 on the last day of November.
6-incher with QuadHD resolution and Snapdragon 800