smartphones

What to Expect at WWDC 2018

What to Expect at WWDC 2018

“…there’s now even more reason to speculate that Apple will seek to differentiate its high-end iPads with the integration of its expensive Face ID system.” Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is right around the corner, and speculation is mounting over what new gadgets could be revealed during the event. Most of the hype revolves around…

Despite Profit Plunge, Samsung Smartphones Outsell Rivals in Q1

Despite Profit Plunge, Samsung Smartphones Outsell Rivals in Q1

Samsung is once again the world leader in smartphone sales, according to an article by Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian. The company moved 83.2 million units in the first quarter of this year, whereas its nearest rival, Apple, sold 61.2 million. It’s very welcome news for Samsung, which found itself in a rather embattled position last…

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

China-based smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Gionee are setting their sights on the Indian market, according to a Reuters report by Aman Shah and Aditi Shah. Some are sponsoring cricket tournaments while others are recruiting Bollywood stars to help sell their wares. The report notes that India is the third-largest smartphone market in…

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker ZTE is about to launch a new mobile device, according to GSMArena.com. The as-yet-unnamed smartphone is said to be in the mid-range in terms of price, and will come in a variety of colors. It looks a lot like an iPhone, albeit with a more curvaceous and smooth chassis.…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Xiaomi Sees Record Sales on Birthday Event, Earns Guinness Recognition

Xiaomi Sees Record Sales on Birthday Event, Earns Guinness Recognition

Xiaomi sold 2.12 million of its smartphones in just 12 hours, earning a Guinness World Record for the feat, according to an AndroidAuthority article by Jimmy Westenberg. The huge sales were promoted with a number of discounts on the company’s mobile devices as part of its Mi Fan Festival celebrating the Xaomi’s fifth anniversary. They…

HTC Polishes Flagship Smartphone

HTC Polishes Flagship Smartphone

HTC has announced a new version of its flagship HTC One M9 smartphone, according to an article by James Vincent on The Verge. The new mobile device, dubbed the HTC One M9+, sports some minor technical improvements, but is otherwise very similar to its predecessor. So, what are those improvments? One is a bigger and…

Samsung Q1 Losses Not as Bad as Expected

Samsung Q1 Losses Not as Bad as Expected

Samsung’s latest operating losses aren’t as bad as anticipated and may be a sign that the worst of the company’s troubles are now behind it, according to a National Post article by Youkyung Lee. While the full figures of its quarterly report have not yet been released, Samsung says its January-March operating profit was $5.4…

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received another major order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company’s newest client is a large distributor, World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), and deliveries will start during the second quarter of this year. The order is valued at 110 MSEK, and will see the sensors distributed to smartphone makers based in…

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