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

Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over

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Xiaomi just launched the 12T Pro, a flagship with a 200-megapixel main camera. The company is using Samsung’s HP1 sensor with a base pixel size of 0.64μm and f/1.69 aperture. The sensor, which was launched last year, uses pixel binning in different ways: it can combine 16 pixels to produce a 12.5-megapixel image (2.56μm pixel […]

Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

AR glasses maker Nreal nabs $200M funding in 12 months

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China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in a Series C extension round, bringing its total funding in the last 12 months to a handsome $200 million. The new investment is led by […]