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Smartphone shipments in China fall 16% in June
CHINA

Smartphone shipments in China fall 16% in June

SHANGHAI, 13th July 2020 (Reuters) - Smartphone shipments in China fell 16% in June compared with a year earlier, according to government data released on Tuesday. The numbers suggest that handset demand in China remains lukewarm despite the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, boding poorly for Apple Inc AAPL.N and its local rivals like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Phone makers shipped 27.7 million handsets in June, down from 32.7 million in June 2019, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a state-backed think tank. That follows a similar decline in May, when shipments dropped more than 10% annually, from 36.4 million in May 2019 to 32.6 million one year later. In April, after a slump in the previous months due to the...
Chinese smartphone companies change marketing strategy after Galwan Valley Clash
INDIA

Chinese smartphone companies change marketing strategy after Galwan Valley Clash

Kolkata, June 18, 2020: Chinese handset makers change their Indian marketing strategy after the Indian & Chinese army clash in Galwan valley. Chinese smartphone makers who command around 70 percent of the market share in India are projecting themselves as Indian brands and selling made-in- India products to ward off any possible backlash on their sales. While on the other side, South Korean brand Samsung, which is a major competitor, stands to gain if Indian consumers switch their choice on nationalistic grounds. There have been protests by the Indian people in various parts of the country after the face-off at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh in which Indian Army personnel was killed by the PLA of China on June 15. The strategy is likely to be replicated by many handset m...
Smartphone Maker Oppo to Invest $145 million for App Developers
BUSINESS

Smartphone Maker Oppo to Invest $145 million for App Developers

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has planned to invest 1 billion yuan ($145.7 million) to encourage mobile app developers to create gaming, video and other forms of quality content. The move has arrived after Oppo has accumulated 250 million monthly active users of its smartphones in the world. Every month, more than 200 million users download apps from its software store and gaming distribution center. Wu Henggang, vice-president of Oppo, said by leveraging its sound handset business, the company aims to offer smart services which will integrate content, technology, channels and other resources. Oppo has unveiled a voice skill and smart service platform Breeno, which will be opened to software developers and partners in the future, serving as an intelligent control center to connec...
Oppo’s India MD Yi Wang Steps Down Amidst Huge Loses
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Oppo’s India MD Yi Wang Steps Down Amidst Huge Loses

Oppo’s managing director of India, Yi Wang has reportedly stepped down from his position and the basic reason behind this is the increasing losses faced by the Chinese smartphone company and on the other hand, growing competition in the local market. It has also been reported that there was a pressure from the Oppo management on the India team as it was not able to get desired results at a time when Xiaomi captured the pole position for almost a year in the country. "During a meeting between the board of directors of OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited on the 28th November, 2018, it has been mutually decided that Mr. Yi Wang, managing director of the company, will step down from his position effective 30th November, 2018. Wang played a crucial role in Oppo’s journey in the country, sinc...
Realme Seperates from Oppo to Build its Own Entity
Tech

Realme Seperates from Oppo to Build its Own Entity

Recently, Chinese player Oppo launched a phone under its sub-brand called Realme named "Realme 1" in May. The handset maker Realme has now announced that it is separating from its parent company to become a distinct brand. The company will be headed by Sky Li who is the former senior executive of Oppo and head of Oppo India. With the separation, Realme has an objective of focusing on providing mobile phones in future that provide powerful performance and attractive designs to young people at affordable prices. "Young people across the globe may have different cellphone habits and aesthetic views but their demands are similar in terms of performance and design," said Li, who has now joined Realme as the global CEO of the company. Sky Li had originally made the announcement of separatin...
The Camera Slider Oppo Find X Smartphone Launched in India: Specifications and Price
Tech

The Camera Slider Oppo Find X Smartphone Launched in India: Specifications and Price

The global electronics company Oppo launched its latest smartphone under the name ‘Find X’. The smartphone maker has launched a number of unique and highly attractive Android power smartphones in the past and now, it has launch the camera slider phone Find X. The company claims that “Oppo Find X is the world’s first panoramic designed phone, embracing the beauty of nature into a leading technology product”. To create a flow like gradient effect, the company has used an innovative multifaceted color process due to which the phone shines gracefully at different angles. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which will be based on Android Oreo.  Since Oppo manufactures camera-centric smartphones, the company has giv...
Facebook Confirms Sharing Users Data with Chinese Companies
News

Facebook Confirms Sharing Users Data with Chinese Companies

Facebook has informed that it had data sharing agreements with four Chinese consumer makers including Huawei Technologies Co. that has sparked privacy concerns yet again where the social media company has repeatedly failed to explain how personal information flows beyond Facebook. The agreements were signed back in 2010 and the Huawei deal would end by a weekend, said Facebook. Other companies that had collaboration with Facebook over data sharing include Lenovo, Oppo and TCL. The agreement with Chinese companies allowed them to retrieve detailed information on both device users as well as that of friends-including religious and political leanings, education, work and relationship status, stated The New York Times yesterday. A leading financial daily said in its report, The dea...
Samsung Geared Up To Fend Off Chinese Competitors
Tech

Samsung Geared Up To Fend Off Chinese Competitors

Samsung, the South Korean Electronics manufacturer market leader in India’s phone segment, recently affirmed that Samsung’s Indian business did not suffer much damage nor significant market loss after the arrival of Chinese smartphone brands in India. A top Samsung executive stated that the company was well geared to compete with rising competition. India being the second largest smartphone market and the fastest growing globally, we have extremely aggressive plans for the country, said Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice-President, Mobile Business, Samsung India. In FY17-18, the South Korean phone maker registered 55.2% of market share in the Rs 40,000 and above price segment, according to a GFK report. In March, Samsung registered a staggering 58% market share in that segment. However,...
Apple Smartphone Sales Decline Sharply in China, says Analyst Report
CHINA

Apple Smartphone Sales Decline Sharply in China, says Analyst Report

Market Intelligence Company Canalys has demoted Apple Smartphone sales in China as a part of "Others category" sharply in contrast from the 2015 peak where its market share was somewhere between 40-50% range in Urban China. Many noted analysts have expressed concern over Apple's plunge in Chinese market including Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley predicting it as ‘continued weakness in China'. She predicts that the iPhone maker's market share in China might be as low as 18%. "Apple has always been limited to targeting customers in the so-called Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities- larger urban areas with a relatively well-off population.The Cupertino company’s problem in China is two-fold", says the analyst.     From a broader perspective, China's current population today st...
Oppo Planning to Launch Sub Brand to Take Over Xiaomi in India
Tech

Oppo Planning to Launch Sub Brand to Take Over Xiaomi in India

Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Oppo has begun assembling printed circuit boards (PCB's) at its maiden second plant in India and is also planning to launch a sub-brand aimed at taking over arch contender Xiaomi, which is currently the leading player in the Indian market. Just a few weeks ago this month, Xiaomi had announced its own new manufacturing facilities including a PCB assembly unit to be used for its new sub-brand which is tentatively expected to launch next month. And now, rival Oppo too has revealed its plan to set up 50 million phone production capacity plant and PCB assembly.   Levi Lee, Chief Product Officer at Oppo's new brand said, We have conducted a thorough research among online young consumers in last six months and have found that customers are more incli...
Xiaomi Usurps Samsung To Become Top Smartphone Seller in India
Tech

Xiaomi Usurps Samsung To Become Top Smartphone Seller in India

Samsung Electronics has lost its crown as the top smartphone seller in India for the first time in six years, as it was outsold by China’s Xiaomi in the final quarter of 2017, data from two tech research firms shows. Xiaomi’s aggressively priced suite of high-spec handsets and market expansion strategy enabled it to take the top spot in the world’s biggest smartphone market after China, said Tarun Pathak of Counterpoint Research.  The Chinese company, which is exploring a public listing and is now valued at close to $100 billion, entered India just over three years ago. Its strategy there has so far rested on flash sales on leading homegrown e-commerce player Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon.com’s Indian site, an approach that helped it snatch market share without have to spend hea...
Chinese Smartphone Oppo & Vivo Cut 40% Retailers Margin in India
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Chinese Smartphone Oppo & Vivo Cut 40% Retailers Margin in India

Smartphone makers Oppo and Vivo have cut down retail margins by over 40% in India. Both Chinese smartphone companies cut the margin offered to large chains to 14-15% from 23-25%, the executives said. They reduced it to 5-6% for standalone stores from 15-16%. As per the report published in economic times, both Oppo and Vivo have lost about 10,000 sales outlets each. Both had about 70,000 outlets each in the country before the margin cuts and the number of stores selling their phones may fall further, they said. Founded by Chinese billionaire Duan Yongping, Oppo and Vivo together have a 17% share of the market in India. As per the sources, the reason for this cut down is to make the companies profitable. One of the retail chain in Tamil Nadu, Sangeetha Mobiles has stopped selling Oppo ...