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Qualcomm Unveils Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner at MWC 2017

Qualcomm unveiled its own under-screen fingerprint-sensing technology at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai, and Chinese phone maker Vivo is the first to use the technology in a phone. According to a new press release from the chip maker, the technology uses piezoelectrics to send ultrasonic waves through the display glass to read fingerprints, and...

Founder of Vivo and Oppo Explains How They Beat Apple in China

The businessman behind two of China’s most successful smartphone brands, Oppo and Vivo, says Apple’s failure to adapt to local competition allowed his brands to overtake the US company in the world’s largest smartphone market last year. Image via Bloomberg Duan Yongping, chairman and founder BBK Electronics Corporation, told Bloomberg on Monday that while Apple...

Apple Continues to Struggle in China, Loses Fourth Place to Xiaomi

According to a new report from Canalys, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the Chinese smartphone market behind domestic vendors Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. For the full year of 2016, China reached 476.5 million smartphone units shipped, an 11.4% increase over the previous year. Shipments in the fourth quarter were 131.6 million, the highest...

Apple Losing Ground to Local Phone Makers in China: IDC

While Apple did repeatedly attempt to save its faltering sales in China, the company hasn’t been able to turn things around in the country. According to data from a latest IDC report, Apple was pipped by local phone manufacturers Oppo, Huawei and Vivo, thus, causing its shipments to decline by 23.2 percent the past year. Oppo...

Apple Captures Record 91 Percent Global Smartphone Profit Share

Apple has won a record-breaking share in the smartphone market following the release of the new iPhone 7, reports Strategy Analytics. iPhones contributed to 91 percent of all smartphone profits around the world between July and September, followed by Chinese firm Huawei with 2.4 percent. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, had this to say […]