China’s smartphone shipments slumped 23% in Jan-Aug

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Smartphone shipment is often seen as the bellwether of China’s consumer spending, and right now, the picture isn’t very rosy. The world’s largest market for smartphones shipped 175.1 million handsets between January and August, marking a sharp 22.9% decline year-over-year, according to research from a state-backed institution. In August alone, shipments dropped 21.9% year-over-year. The […]

China’s smartphone shipments slumped 23% in Jan-Aug by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

Oppo stays ‘committed’ to Europe despite sales suspension in Germany

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Chinese smartphone titan Oppo will keep Germany as its main operational hub for its European business despite recently withdrawing sales from the country, Billy Zhang, the firm’s vice president of overseas sales and services, said told media on Monday. Oppo halted sales in Germany this month after losing a patent lawsuit to the Finnish telecoms […]

Smartphone sales drop sharply in China

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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 2016 and beginning their descent back down to Earth. Sales in China dropped sharply in Q2 at 14.2%, year over year. The numbers are now…

Smartphone shipments dropped 9% in Q2

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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 various economic and supply chain impacts. Even so, a high single-digit drop warrants examination and some difficult questions around the industry’s health. New figures out…

Oppo decreases the crease for its new foldable

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The crease, it seems, is unavoidable. It’s right there, smack in the middle of the those big, expensive folding displays. And it’s invariably (and perhaps understandably) the first comment on nearly every story I post about a foldable phone. The alternative isn’t ideal, either — a gap between two distinct displays à la Microsoft’s Surface…