Despite strength from Huawei, smartphone shipments are expected to decline 7.9% in China during Q3

Chinese smartphone shipments are expected to fall 7.9% on a year-over-year basis during the current quarter. At the same time, Huawei is expected to grab a 50% share of China's smartphone shipments during the current quarter.

Jul 30, 2020, 11:00 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Samsung remains on top in Europe where smartphone sales declined 24% during Q2

Samsung remained on top in Europe during the second quarter with a stable share of the market compared with last year's quarter. Xiaomi was red hot as its share more than doubled.

Jul 29, 2020, 11:09 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Galaxy S20 suffered at the hands of A series in Q2 2020, will iPhone SE do the same to iPhone 12?

As feared, the pandemic is affecting smartphone sales and data shows that affordable models can cannibalize flagship phones.

Jul 28, 2020, 11:47 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
Apple's China hopes are looking up after a solid Q2 and the upcoming 5G iPhone 12 launch

Apple had a surprisingly great Q2 in China thanks to the iPhone 11 lineup and iPhone SE (2020), and with the 5G iPhone 12 family closer than ever, the company could keep the regional momentum going.

Jul 28, 2020, 5:46 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Xiaomi patents a smartphone design with built-in wireless earbuds

Xiaomi released a new patent for a unique smartphone design. The phone will apparently house its own wireless earpieces.

Jul 27, 2020, 3:34 PM,  by Eugene Jeong,  5 comments
Apple's iPhone 12 release will relegate Samsung to third place in the 5G smartphone market

According to a new TrendForce report, Apple and Huawei will be vying for first place in the 5G smartphone market after the iPhone 12 release, with Samsung to be ranked a very distant third.

Jul 22, 2020, 10:15 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  9 comments
The world's second largest smartphone market sees shipments drop in half during Q2

Smartphone shipments in India during the second-quarter of this year declined nearly in half from last year's number due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Xiaomi remains the top handset manufacturer in the country.

Jul 17, 2020, 8:31 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Do you really need an expensive flagship phone for more than bragging rights?

Whether it's obvious or not, flagship smartphones are often marketed as status symbols. How do you feel about it, and what really made you choose your phone?

Jul 16, 2020, 6:02 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  38 comments

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is official: bigger screen, 14 days of battery life, lots of colors

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 has been announced with a larger 1.1-inch display and 14 days of battery life. The device will be available in Europe for €39.99.

Jul 15, 2020, 8:00 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Xiaomi's latest true wireless earphones are ridiculously cheap

The Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic have been announced with the ridiculously low price of €39.99 in Europe. The product offers 20h of battery life and an AirPods-like experience.

Jul 15, 2020, 8:00 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
Xiaomi patents phone design with two displays and one mega camera

Xiaomi is looking at a future with not more but fewer cameras on our smartphones. That is, if the company's latest patent ever becomes a reality.

Jul 10, 2020, 8:06 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  3 comments
You won't believe this photo was taken on one of the cheapest phones of 2020

A stunning photo of a sunflower field with the Milky Way in the sky shows that you can capture incredible shots on even the cheapest phone if you want to...

Jul 10, 2020, 8:02 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  9 comments
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 may arrive in the US as Amazfit Band 5

The colorful and relatively stylish fitness band sports a large 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 294 x 126 pixels, a built-in heart rate monitor, sleep tracking functionality, a waterproof design, and up to 14 days of battery life.

Jul 06, 2020, 7:59 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  0 comments
updated Apple iPhone production in India shuts down due to dispute with China

A border battle between India and China has resulted in India blocking imports from China. Some of these shipments include parts and components for iPhone models being made in India.

Jul 03, 2020, 8:07 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
After Chinese apps, Vivo & Xiaomi could suffer in India, boosting Samsung sales in the process

Resentment against China in India could lead to lower demand for Chinese brands.

Jul 02, 2020, 12:19 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  19 comments
This is why flagship 5G Android phones will rise in price next year

A Twitter tipster says that the price of the Snapdragon 875 Mobile Platform will be $100 more than the cost of the Snapdragon 865 chipset. That will probably result in higher Android flagship prices next year.

Jun 28, 2020, 4:49 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  28 comments
Xiaomi's foldable patent uses its front and rear cameras simultaneously

Xiaomi is no stranger to more atypical designs, and this latest foldable patent by the Chinese brand certainly follows that trend, featuring two camera modules that line up and operate as one triple-camera setup.

Jun 25, 2020, 8:20 AM,  by Eugene Jeong,  0 comments
Xiaomi was looking into a wild rotating phone camera design

Yet another smartphone camera design the company was secretly trying out can be seen in a newly-released patent.

Jun 23, 2020, 3:00 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
Upcoming folding phones from Huawei and Xiaomi will reportedly use ultra thin glass

Leak based on supply chain information says both companies will use ultra-thin glass on their upcoming foldable smartphones.

Jun 22, 2020, 2:46 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is sold out; new units will arrive June 30th

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has temporarily sold out and will be back on June 30th according to the official Mi Store webpage. An update to the Mi Fit app for iOS and Android adds the ability for the Mi Band 5 to monitor REM sleep.

Jun 20, 2020, 8:17 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
The incredibly feature-packed Xiaomi Mi Band 5 goes official at a crazy low price

The $27 and up Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has it all, from a large and sharp AMOLED display to a 14-day battery life rating, built-in heart rate monitor, optional NFC, and even women's health tools.

Jun 11, 2020, 8:09 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
On eve of official unveiling, Xiaomi confirms larger display for Mi Band 5 and more

Xiaomi confirmed on its Weibo site that its Mi Band 5 fitness tracker, expected to be introduced tomorrow, will have a larger screen than the one on the Mi Band 4.

Jun 10, 2020, 5:26 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Xiaomi leaks the four different color options for the Mi Band 5

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to be unveiled on June 11th and a teaser posted by Xiaomi reveals that the fitness tracker will be available in four different colors.

Jun 08, 2020, 9:59 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Xiaomi's next flagship tipped to come with 16GB of RAM

A tipster claims that Xiaomi's upcoming flagship will have 16GB of RAM.

Jun 08, 2020, 10:13 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  4 comments
Galaxy S21 (S30) may have hidden selfie camera, as Visionox starts mass under-display production

Can the release of the first phone with under-screen front camera be near? Visionox thinks so, and Snapdragon 875 phones (cue Galaxy S21) may also have one.

Jun 08, 2020, 7:47 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  2 comments
Can a foldable phone replace your tablet and smartphone?

I tried replacing both my iPad and smartphone with the Huawei Mate Xs, and here's what I've learned.

Jun 08, 2020, 3:31 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  7 comments
Xiaomi is planning a foldable phone very similar to the Huawei Mate Xs

We may see a Huawei Mate Xs-like folding smartphone from Xiaomi by the end of 2020.

Jun 05, 2020, 3:44 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
This year's global smartphone market decline can only be slowed down by cheap 5G models

Global smartphone sales are expected to register a decline of 11.9 percent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the only thing that can help the market rebound in 2021 are low-cost 5G devices.

Jun 04, 2020, 3:41 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date has been revealed

One of the world's most successful and affordable fitness trackers is getting a new iteration on the exact same date as the Mi Band 4.

Jun 02, 2020, 3:59 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
iPhone shipments could have reached record levels in Q1 2020 were it not for COVID-19: Gartner

The firm says the smartphone industry witnessed its worst decline ever in Q1 2020. Samsung, Huawei, and OPPO faced a double digit slump.

Jun 01, 2020, 3:51 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
AirPods sales climbed during Q1 2020 but Apple Watch shipments declined

IDC says that shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7 percent year over year during Q1 2020, with Apple maintaining its lead.

May 28, 2020, 7:05 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  1 comment
Live photos of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 leak

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to be released next month with some new features including global NFC support, blood oxygen saturation monitoring and support for Alexa.

May 26, 2020, 1:58 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
New Mi Band 5 leaks suggest Alexa support, blood oxygen levels tracking and more

The Mi Band 5 is shaping up to be a significant leap forward from the already well-rounded and popular Mi Band 4.

May 22, 2020, 5:07 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
Xiaomi may launch a clamshell phone with rotating camera

The patent images show a flexible screen with no notches or cutouts.

May 22, 2020, 2:36 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  4 comments
OnePlus, Xiaomi and others band together to make file transferring more user-friendly

Putting rivalry aside, the smartphone giants want to make cross-device file transferring easier for the end consumer.

May 21, 2020, 4:10 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  3 comments
Forget the Poco F2 Pro, Poco earbuds are coming and you choose the name

Poco is working on a pair of AirPods rivals to be released later this year. The company has confirmed progress is being made and has now given its customers the chance to choose the name.

May 18, 2020, 5:47 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  8 comments
The iPhone 11 is so good that even Xiaomi's CEO couldn't resist it

Lei Jun posted something on a social networking website using an iPhone and deleted the post after supposedly realizing his blunder.

May 14, 2020, 11:18 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  24 comments
New report suggests Samsung's Galaxy S20+ actually sold pretty well in Q1

According to a new report published by Strategy Analytics, Samsung's Galaxy A51 was the top-selling Android smartphone worldwide in Q1 2020, followed by Xiaomi's Redmi 8 and the Galaxy S20+.

May 14, 2020, 3:31 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
The Poco F2 Pro 5G is official: huge display, big battery, quad camera, low price

The Poco F2 Pro has been announced with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a quad-camera system. It also offers a huge battery and the Snapdragon 865 for as low as €499 in Europe.

May 12, 2020, 10:35 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  18 comments
The Poco F2 Pro launch livestream event is today and you can watch it here

The Poco F2 Pro launch event will take place in Europe today, with the phone's availability in other regions to be announced.

May 12, 2020, 2:44 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
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