On the evening of May 13, Xiaomi co-founder and CEO Lei Jun released an internal letter announcing the establishment of an independent camera department to strengthen R&D for smartphone cameras. Lei emphasized that camera functions have become a decisive factor for smartphone purchases among many consumers.
How many Mi fans and Huawei fans are there in India? These are anyone’s guess. We can see through reports, however, that the competitiveness of Chinese brands in the Indian smartphone market is escalating, regardless of the price range. Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, Honor are changing the consumption mindset of Indians.
On Feb. 18, huanqiu.com and the Global Public Opinion Survey Center launched an online survey on domestic brand preferences to understand the Chinese consumer’s perception of domestic brands.
At the Mobile World Congress, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo presented a brand-new full-screen mobile phone named APEX. On March 5, Vivo formally introduced APEX at an exclusive media conference at the Hangzhou New Technology Institute.
The latest market research data show that among the top 10 best-selling smartphone brands in India in Q4 2017, all except Samsung are Chinese manufacturers, whose total market share exceeds 50 percent.
The Indian market is where China’s smartphone manufacturers perform best with regards to internationalization. The Indian smartphone market grew by 14 percent last year, more than any other country. Chinese brands made up 53 percent of smartphone sales, according to the latest foreign media news.
Qualcomm hosted the 2018 Qualcomm China Technology and Cooperation Summit in Beijing, during which Qualcomm and leading Chinese manufacturers jointly announced a 5G pilot program.
Data from Canalys showed that China’s smartphone market has stagnated and smartphone shipments fell for the first time in 2017.
Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo (OV) may have stellar performance at home, but they are slowing down in the India market.
After 16 months in development, OPPO’s first super flagship store opened on Huaihaizhong Road in Shanghai beside brand stores such as Zara and Urban Revivo. The flagship covers nearly 500 square meters, more than half of which is a recreational area.
OPPO announced on the afternoon of Christmas Eve that it has upgraded its offline stores to open its first super flagship store in Shanghai.
Huawei reached a deal with AT&T to sell Huawei phones through the US operator’s channels in the first half of 2018, Chinese media reported in August. Recently, Yu Chengdong has confirmed Huawei will formally enter the US market in 2018.
Chinese mobile phone maker OPPO, which entered India four years ago, recently received a qualification for environmental assessment for its local mobile phone factory from the Indian government.
Is the frequent selling of buildings due to a lack of corporate competence or intense market competition?
Xiaomi and Samsung both shipped 9.2 million mobile phones, each accounting 23.5 percent of the Indian smartphone market during Q3, IDC reported on November 14. The two are now tied for India’s top mobile phone brand. The news marks the first time Xiaomi has caught up with Samsung to become the top smartphone in India.