Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest high-end foldable smartphone, hoping to stake out a place in a fast-expanding category despite dwindling expectations that the US will roll back sanctions anytime soon.
Xiaomi filed a complaint in a Washington against the US defence and treasury departments, seeking to remove the Chinese smartphone maker from an official list of companies with ties to China’s military.
The Trump administration blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and 10 other companies as it broadened efforts to undercut the expansion of the country’s technology sector.
LG Electronics has reorganised its mobile phone division to increase outsourcing of its low-end to mid-tier smartphones, which analysts said represented an attempt to cut costs and compete with Chinese rivals.
Huawei Technologies’ global smartphone market share is expected to fall to just 4% in 2021, a precipitous drop for the company that earlier this year ranked as the world leader in shipments.
Chinese handset rivals of Huawei including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are making aggressive moves to seize market share from their giant rival.
Huawei Technologies is in talks with Digital China Group and other suitors to sell parts of its Honor smartphone unit in a deal that could fetch up to $3.7-billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Battles unfolding on several continents over who profits from connected cars, smart homes and robotic surgery may dwarf the size and scope of the tech industry’s first worldwide patent war – the one over smartphones.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has launched an office in South Africa and plans to bring a range of the company’s devices to the local market.
Qualcomm is ramping up its effort to put 5G mobile phones within reach of billions of people and backing new connected laptops aimed at the growing number of people working at home.