“The viral story titled Global Smartphone Sales in January by GfK quoted unofficial data and published fake numbers without authorization, which infringes our trademark and left a negative impact on us and our partners,” the market research company GfK China announced on March 27.
Among the top five global smartphone companies, Chinese vendors Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi continue growing their shipment volumes, while the thronetakers Samsung and Apple lost their units in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18).
Vivo unleashed its new vivo X23 smartphone during its product launch event in Beijing On September 6.
Bin Lin, co-founder and president at Xiaomi, posted a rendered photo through Weibo of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 smartphone on Aug. 30. Both the launch and sales of the new phone were announced to begin in October.
On April 9th, Smartisan held a conference in Beijing, and its third smartphone “Nut 3” targeting the mid-range market was officially released. Nut 3 comes in three colors: carbon black, wine red and light gold, with 4GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB of RAM and storage to choose from
On the afternoon of April 9th, Smartisan Technology officially released their new Nut 3, which is positioned at the 1000-yuan ($158.5) market.
A number of products by Lenovo-owned Motorola have been under the limelight recently, including the new G6 phone series. This series has been in the news for a long time, but was never officially released until recently when the company sent invitations to Brazilian media for a press conference on April 19th.
On April 2nd, Huawei Honor held a small product launch at its offline experience store in Suzhou. It officially released the new Honor 7A with a starting price of only 799 yuan ($127).
At a media communication conference on March 19, OPPO officially showcased its first new product for 2018, the R15. It also shared the company’s development plan for this year.
On the evening of March 27, Huawei released its flagship P20 and P20 Pro in Paris, France. The phones feature extraordinary photo-taking capabilities.
Meitu’s 2017 financial report showed a surge in revenue. The internet business segment achieved full-year gross profit and single quarter net profit. However, user activity, the most important core indicator of an app’s performance, has fallen sharply, which may be detrimental to its future development.
Xiaomi released the Mi Mix 2 half a year ago, and is just launching its new flagship model, the Mi Mix 2S. This iteration time is a bit too short for a flagship model.
The Huawei P20 series let people see the optimal color design and professional photography.
On March 27, Xiaomi officially released the MIX 2S, a gaming laptop and an AI speaker at the Shanghai Baoshan Gymnasium.
In two days, Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi will all hold product release conferences in “a triple mobile phone fest”. As seen in its Twitter announcement, Huawei will release the P20 and the P20 Pro which will come in a Porsche Design version. Prior to that, only the Mate series smartphones carried the Porsche Design.