In the wake of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao fight, DNA contributing editor Keith Liu sets up his own slugfest between the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and the Mlais M52 Red Note, two phablets that punch above their weight.
Whether it is in the shift to larger screens for smartphone and phablets and the fast-disappearing mid-tier price segment, to the erosion of Samsung’s market share, Karamjit Singh sees the fingerprint of Chinese smartphone vendors.
Large smartphones (or smartphone-tablet combos otherwise known as phablets) are already a growing trend in Asia, having outshipped notebooks and tablets last year, according to IDC.
Price comparison startup PricePanda, part of the Rocket Internet portfolio, said that Malaysia has become its most successful market, based on internal figures.
Smartphone sales generated nearly US$4.2 billion in Q1 Demand for Phablets surged to over 1.1 million units
The curtains may have drawn on the yearly Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and while there was a myriad of gadgets, devices, and technology demonstrations throughout the week, pundits are still divided as to what the main theme of this humongous trade show was all about.