Xiaomi launches Mi5 smartphone; price to start at Rs 21,000 in India

Xiaomi launches Mi5 smartphone; price to start at Rs 21,000 in India

Sales will start from March 1 on Mi.Com and Mi Home outlets in China. It will be made available in selected global markets at a later date, Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun said.

Smartphone market to see first single-digit growth year

Smartphone market to see first single-digit growth year

IDC predicts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units.

Sanjay Kapoor steps down as Chairman of Micromax

Sanjay Kapoor has stepped down as Chairman of Micromax, a little over a year after joining India's second-largest handset vendor.

Smartphone shipments rise 25% in Q2, Samsung tops list: CMR

Smartphone shipments grew 24.8 percent to 24.41 million units during the April-June period, with Korean handset maker Samsung continuing to hold the numero uno position in the Indian market, research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said in a statement.

New hacks strike at heart of mobile innovations

As fierce competition leads to rapid innovation in the smartphone market, hackers have pounced on cracks in defenses of developments on devices at the heart of modern lifestyles, experts say.

Samsung claims 40% share in smartphone market in June

Electronics giant Samsung Tuesday said its market share in the Indian smartphone segment has crossed 40 percent in June.

Samsung India developer summit: Company makes big push for Tizen

Samsung believes that a new operating system could be the bridge between the feature phone and the smartphone.

Lava to invest Rs 2,615 crore to set up 2 manufacturing units

Domestic handset maker Lava will invest Rs 2,615 crore over the next seven years to set up two manufacturing units in the country, in line with the government's 'Make in India' initiative.

Samsung keeps top spot as smartphone market grows

Samsung remained the top global smartphone vendor in the second quarter despite slowing sales, while Apple and Chinese manufacturers boosted market share, a survey showed Thursday.

Middle East,Africa smartphone market to top 155m units in 2015

Smartphone shipments to Middle East and Africa are set to reach 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66 per cent year-on-year during the first quarter to cross 36 million units, according to latest figures.

'4G phones to constitute 7% of smartphones sales in India'

Sales of 4G handsets in India is expected to increase to 7 percent of total smartphone sales in the country this year, according to international market research firm GfK.

China's smartphone market contracts in Q1: IDC

"This is the first time in six years that the China smartphone market declined year-on-year as the market continues to mature," IDC said in a statement.

Indian cellphone market shrinks by 15% in Q4

Unit sales of mobile handsets in the Indian market declined by 15 percent during January-March 2015 even as Samsung continued to dominate the market, a study from a market researcher said on Wednesday.

Samsung leads Indian smartphone market: IDC

South Korean handset maker Samsung continued to retain its top position in the Indian smartphone market in the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2014, a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) said Tuesday.

Indian smartphone market declines for first time in Q4 2014: IDC

Country's smartphone market fell by 4 percent in the October-December period last year as compared with the previous quarter, research firm IDC said on Tuesday.

China's internet population hits 649 million, 86% on phones

China had 649 million internet users by the end of 2014, with 557 million of those using handsets to go online, said a government report on Tuesday, as the world`s biggest smartphone market continues its shift to mobile.

Google domain grows as Android takes root in TVs

Google-backed Android software that leads the smartphone market is spreading to a new generation of smart televisions.

Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015

In the new year, the Indian smartphones market is expected to further consolidate its position, before emerging as the world's second biggest market in 2016.

India to be second largest smartphone market by 2016: eMarketer

India will surpass the US as the second largest market for smartphones globally by 2016, helped by device makers offering affordable handsets, research firm eMarketer said.

By 2018, 9 out of 10 phones to be smartphones: Gartner

Smartphone sales grew over 20 per cent in the July-September quarter, 2014, on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, research firm Gartner said on Monday.