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Smartphone sales will mount a comeback starting in 2024, defying growing warnings of a prolonged slump across the mobile sector, according to separate projections by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley…

Smartphone sales to rebound on AI gains, Morgan Stanley says

Apple just saw its highest-ever quarterly shipments in India in Q3. The numbers come as the country’s overall numbers remain flat. Between July and September, the Cupertino firm shipped more…

Apple iPhone shipments just had their best quarter in India

India’s anti-smuggling agency said that phone-vendor Vivo’s local unit had evaded customs duty of over $280 million, roughly a month after the country’s anti-money laundering agency raided the domestic offices…

India says Vivo’s local unit evaded over $280M in import tax

New numbers from Counterpoint Research paint a rough picture for China’s smartphone market. Things show a steady climb, dating back to the iPhone 5’s 2012 launch, before peaking in December…

Smartphone sales drop sharply in China

Xiaomi said on Wednesday it has shipped over 200 million smartphones in India to date, demonstrating just how large of a presence it has marked in the world’s second-largest phone…

Xiaomi says it has shipped over 200 million smartphones in India amid crackdown

Bad news about smartphone shipments has become the norm, rather than the exception, in recent years. The trend pre-dates the pandemic, but has only accelerated during the pandemic, thanks to…

Smartphone shipments dropped 9% in Q2

India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, part of the country’s finance ministry, said on Wednesday phone-maker Oppo’s India unit evaded customs duty of $550 million, following similar probes into local units…

India says Oppo’s local unit evaded $550 million in import tax

China’s embassy in India has criticized Indian authorities in a statement for “frequent investigations” into local units of Chinese firms and warned that such moves “impede the improvement of [the]…

China says closely following India’s raid of Vivo, warns of chilling impact on business confidence

Update: India’s law enforcement agency said Thursday it seized $58.7 million from Vivo’s 119 bank accounts after raiding its 48 offices earlier this week. The agency noted (PDF) that it…

India raids Vivo offices over money laundering allegations, seizes $58 million

Supply chain issues continue to have a major impact on smartphone manufacturers per newly released figures from analyst firm Canalys — global shipments grew only 1% year over year in…

Apple returns to No. 1 as global smartphone shipments grapple with supply chain concerns

A banner quarter for Xiaomi helped the Chinese mobile company snag the No. 2 spot in global smartphone shipments, according to newly posted Q2 numbers from research firm Canalys. It’s…

Xiaomi global shipments push past Apple for No. 2 spot

There are more signs of the global smartphone market righting the ship after a disastrous 2020. New figures from Gartner point to 26% increase in global sales year over year…

Global smartphone market continues rebound with 26% Q1 bump

Huawei’s smartphone rivals in China are quickly divvying up the market share it has lost over the past year. Indeed, 92.4 million units of smartphones were shipped in China during…

Apple sales bounce back in China as Huawei loses smartphone crown

Tens of millions of people each year purchase a second-hand smartphone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and giant online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart are aware…

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India

The impact of United States government sanctions on Huawei is continuing to hurt the company and dampen overall smartphone shipments in China, where it is the largest smartphone vendor, according…

Huawei’s struggles hurt overall smartphone shipments in China, but rivals like Apple found new opportunities

Starting a new phone brand in 2018 might seem too late in an already crowded market, but Sky Li was convinced that consumers between 18-25 years old were largely underserved…

How China’s Realme sold 50 million phones in just over 2 years

China was the first major global smartphone market to rebound from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent lockdown measures were able to help the country recover from the…

Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline

Xiaomi, which has led the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years, has ceded ground to its long-rival Samsung in the world’s second largest market, according to a new report.…

Samsung beats Xiaomi to reclaim No. 1 spot in Indian smartphone market

Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in India in the quarter that ended in September this year, as the world’s second largest handset market remained fully open during the period…

Smartphone shipments rebound to an all-time high in India

More than a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to…

More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava, among others, have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed…

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near Chennai, India, a source familiar…

Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India

Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to COVID-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the…

India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020

Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, Oppo and other smartphone companies have received approval from some state governments in India to partially resume manufacturing and assembling of devices amid the ongoing lockdown in…

Xiaomi, Samsung and others begin to resume smartphone production in India

India has emerged as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the last decade, reporting growth each quarter even as handset shipments slowed or declined elsewhere globally. But the…

Indian smartphone market grew by 4% in Q1, but projected to decline by 10% this year

India is unlikely to have any substantial coverage of 5G until at least the end of next year, with telecom operators in the country yet to participate in a spectrum…

Chinese firms rush to bring 5G smartphones to India

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with…

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

Xiaomi has now been India’s top smartphone seller for eight straight quarters. The company has become a constant headache for Samsung in the world’s second largest smartphone market as sales…

Xiaomi tops Indian smartphone market for eighth straight quarter

Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the African continent and is gearing up for an initial…

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and the Middle East

One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition…

Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war