Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi said it sold 2.12 million smartphones, hitting total revenue of RMB2.08 billion (US$335 million) over a 12-hour period, during its one-day Mi Fan Festival 2015.
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.
ECS ICT Bhd said it has been appointed Beijing-based Xiaomi Inc’s authorised distributor for the Mi Pad tablets in Malaysia.
DNA launches a new channel dedicated to covering the Personal Tech space. Founder and CEO Karamjit Singh explains why, and what the new channel will set out to do.
Sony's latest corporate strategy update is the biggest indication yet that the company is looking to find an exit for its loss-making smartphone arm, Sony Mobile Communications. Keith Liu looks at what has led the electronics giant to this point.
Research firm IDC expects Chinese and Taiwanese-branded devices to increase their share of the smartphone market in Malaysia to 65% by the end of this year, from about 46% last year, thanks in part to their lower prices and inventive marketing campaigns.
According to Taiwan-based research house TrendForce, market leader Samsung and No 2 vendor Apple maintained their positions, with combined global smartphone shipments of 518 million units, but came under pressure from Chinese brands.
Samsung Electronics Co remains the top-selling smartphone maker in the world for now, but keeping that crown has become increasingly challenging with its aggressive rivals baying for blood and doing everything in their power to topple the incumbent giant.
While the good times for Xiaomi Inc continue in China and large parts of South-East Asia, the same cannot be said for the upstart device maker in one of the most populous nations in the world, India.
Edwin Yapp mulls on an interview he had with Bin Lin, one of the cofounders of rising star Xiaomi Corporation, and comes away with an interesting peek into its strategy.