Qualcomm has recently revealed that it is joining forces with a number of Chinese mobile giants in order to start producing 5G ready mobile devices set for release by next year. Some of the phone makers the mobile chip manufacturer is partnering with include Xiaomi, Oppo (which owns OnePlus), Vivo, Lenovo (which now owns Motorola’s Moto brand of smartphones), and ZTE.
According to a report recently released by Canalys, the iPhone 7, Apple’s flagship offering last year, is the number one smartphone in terms of attaining the largest volume of smartphone shipments during the third quarter of this year across the globe. There were 13 million units of the device shipped around the world during the three month long period ending in September of this year. Overall, global smartphone shipments increased 5.9 percent year over year.
In the world of mobile, everybody knows that Samsung and Apple are the undisputed biggest sellers of smartphone devices across the globe. But not everybody knows that Chinese phone makers, such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi, are continuing to close the gap, albeit slowly, and Canalys has the numbers to prove it.
A formidable trio of Chinese phone makers -- Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo -- has collectively claimed 24 percent of the 380 million units of smartphone devices sold across the globe during the first three months of this year, according to the latest report recently released by research firm Gartner. The solid sales numbers of these three mobile manufacturers from China contributed immensely in driving the worldwide smartphone market to grow 9.1 percent.
It appears that all is right in the world again, especially for Samsung. According to the latest quarterly report on smartphone market share recently released by IDC, the South Korean phone maker has snatched back its title as the number one smartphone maker in the world. The company managed to achieve this by capturing a comfortable 22.8 percent.
During the third quarter of 2016, worldwide smartphone sales are starting to come around as the global mobile industry begins to recover from a slump in the first six months of the year. But wait -- that growth appears to be driven not by familiar powerhouse names such as Samsung, Apple, and LG, but by Chinese phone makers like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo.
Xiaomi is said to be readying to officially unveil its new Mi 5s smartphone some time later this year. This flagship device from the Chinese phone maker is expected to come with lots of new features, which include a pressure sensitive display screen as well as an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Well, there is some new speculation that Xiaomi’s Mi 5s device will also be fitted with dual cameras on its rear side. And as reported by KoreaHerald, it appears that the smartphone will be making use of dual camera modules supplied by none other than Samsung, the biggest mobile giant in the world right now.
Even though Samsung posted a slight decrease in its total volume of smartphone shipments during the first quarter of this year, the South Korean mobile giant remains the number one seller of smartphone devices around the world, according to research firm IDC. One of the big reasons of its continued success is the warm reception of its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
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