Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has announced that it will be bringing its Honor 7 Premium smartphone to Europe soon. Alongside the announcement of European availability of the Honor 5X, the team also announced that the Honor 7 Premium would be expanding its sales soon. The European variant of the phone will come with 32GB of internal storage and a fast charger in the package. It will be available in golden and ‘mystery grey’ when it is [Read More…]
Nintendo will be launching its first ever smartphone app this year called Miitomo. Arriving in March, this title will be available in the U.S. on Android (as well as iOS-powered hardware). The company will open up pre-registration on February 17, meaning you’ll have ample time to sign-up for a Nintendo Account to stay in the loop. Once registered with Nintendo, the company will notify you about availability come March.
But what is Miitomo all about? As [Read More…]
With over 220 million active users in 2015, India has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market. Smartphone shipments saw a YoY increase of 15 percent during Q4 2015, with an overall growth for the year at 23 percent, crossing 100 million units.
Counterpoint Research noted that smartphone shipments accounted for more than 40 percent of all mobile sales in Q4 2015, with LTE-enabled handsets in the majority for the first time. Samsung [Read More…]
Do you know who the world’s fifth largest smartphone manufacturer is? You would probably guess LG, Motorola, or HTC but you’re very wrong. Xiaomi is the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but hasn’t made its way into the U.S. just yet. The four other manufacturers who are bigger are Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Lenovo in that order. Xiaomi sold over 70 million smartphones in 2015 and for good reason: phones like the Xiaomi Mi4C are fully loaded and [Read More…]
The number of players in the phone accessory market just got a little smaller, as Zagg has announced that it has acquired Mophie. Mophie is perhaps best know for its line of battery cases, while Zagg makes a variety of different accessories for numerous devices. Both companies are hoping that their combined strength will lead to continued growth:
“This strategic combination of two industry innovators with complementary product, brand and distribution platforms will enable us to deliver [Read More…]
U.S. Cellular has introduced a new set of pre-paid Simple Connect plans. The carrier is also offering a limited-time bill credit promotion for customers who spend $ 50 or more on their pre-paid plan.
The new plans from U.S. Celluar start with a $ 30 per month plan for basic phones, which nets you 500 minutes and unlimited text messages. More smartphone-friendly plans with unlimited talk and text start at $ 35 a month, which nets [Read More…]
The Redmi Note 3 is one of the major smartphones Xiaomi is looking to reach big sales numbers with in 2016. It is a budget priced smartphone with premium specs like a full 1080p 5.5″ display, Helio X10 processor, 32GB of memory and 3GB of RAM. Right now you can pre-order the Redmi Note 3 for just $ 199 at everbuying.net.
Even better is the all metal and sleek build of [Read More…]
Lenovo is preparing to launch its next major smartphone later this year in the U.S. In fact, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang stated the phone, from its Motorola division, will be out sometime in July.
Yang revealed the news as part of a chat with The Wall Street Journal, but didn’t offer much in the way of details:
Mr. Yang said he intends to leverage Lenovo’s Motorola brand to penetrate the smartphone market in the U.S. The [Read More…]
Oppo will take to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) to unveil what the company claims to be a ground-breaking power solution, as well as new smartphone camera innovation. The popular smartphone company shipped 50 million units in 2015 and will certainly be looking to utilize said events to further develop the Oppo brand to penetrate its targeted markets.
The new smartphone camera innovation fits comfortably in Oppo plans to focus on photography for 2016. The [Read More…]
If the latest figures are anything to go by, smartphone industry is witnessing a slow growth rate as the overall shipment increased only by 12 percent in 2015. While overall global shipments surpassed 1.4 billion devices during the last year, the growth percentage the fourth quarter grew only six percent in comparison to the year before.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the slow growth can be attributed to the fact that most people in major mobile markets already own smartphones so the bubbling phase that we saw over [Read More…]