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Q4 2016: Apple retakes 1st place in Global smartphone shipments.

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 1.5 billion units in 2016. Apple iPhone recaptured first position with 18 percent global smartphone marketshare in Q4 2016, while OPPO grew 99 percent annually and was the star performer.

Global smartphone shipments grew an improved 9 percent annually from 403.0 million units in Q4 2015 to 438.7 million in Q4 2016. This quarter was the smartphone industry’s fastest growth rate for over a year. Smartphone growth is recovering slightly due to stronger demand in major developing markets like China and Africa. Global smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually from 1.44 billion in full-year 2015 to a record 1.49 billion in 2016.

Apple shipped 78.3 million smartphones worldwide and captured 18 percent marketshare in Q4 2016, rising a steady 5 percent annually from 74.8 million units in Q4 2015. This was the iPhone’s best performance for over a year, as …

ISE 2017: Samsung Display invites to Experience How Samsung’s Innovative Display Solutions Create Exciting Business Opportunities.

See in the video below how Samsung’s display solutions can help you establish “Your Future. On Display.”

At this year’s Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, the world’s largest AV systems integration show, Samsung Electronics will showcase a host of new technologies designed to help businesses foster more immersive and engaging visuals. Those in Amsterdam for the February 7-10 event are invited to see firsthand how Samsung’s industry-leading display solutions bring creative visions to life.
Samsung’s ISE 2017 lineup includes products optimized for specialty markets, including the retail, public, corporate and education sectors, as well as its new, innovation-inspiring SMART LED Signage and QLED Signage displays. Attendees are also invited to visit Samsung’s exclusive showroom to experience its vision for the next wave of engaging display innovations.
For more information, please follow the link here.

MWC 2017: Samsung sends out invitation for press conference.To unveil new products.Teases a Galaxy Tab.

Samsung is sending out invitations for the press conference at MWC 2017 and clearly teases the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3. (lower bezel is shown)
Rumors are saying the tablet will sport a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP front-facing one, a 9.6-inch 2,048 x 1,535px display, versions in LTE and Wi-Fi variants.
At this time you know Samsung confirmed through one of their excutives that is not going to unveil the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus at the MWC 2017 as they are used to. Instead the company will present the two new models in March 29 in New York.
What other products are going to unveil Samsung? 

Press conference:
Date: February 26 (Sun) 19:00 CET (Doors open at 18:00).Venue: Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona (Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona, Spain).
Samsung will unveil new products during a press conference that will be live streamed on and Samsung Newsroom.

Before related post: What is going…

MWC 2017: ItsOn Recognized as Nominee for 2017 GSMA Glomo Awards.

ItsOn, the leader in mobile digital transformation, has been shortlisted as a nominee in the "Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers" category for the 2017 GSMA Glomo Awards. This category recognizes the best solution or platform for its enhanced service delivery to mobile users.
The GSMA judges selected ItsOn as a nominee for its innovation in delivering a highly personalized digital experience to mobile users. By providing services through cloud technology, ItsOn enables mobile operators to deliver contextual and customizable offers and services directly to its end-users, while at the same time empowering them to be in full control of their mobile service without unexpected surprises.
"At ItsOn, it's our goal to build a platform that mobile operators need while concurrently creating a personalized and enjoyable experience for mobile users," said Robert Oberhofer, vice president of technical sales and marketing at ItsOn. "Through our …

What is going to show Samsung at MWC 2017?

At this time you know Samsung confirmed through one of their excutives that is not going to unveil the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus at the MWC 2017 as they are used to. Instead the company will present the two new models in March 29 in New York.
However, Samsung will make presence at the MWC 2017 about LTE networks to 5G technologies
"Controlling the uncontrollable", "Enhancing indoor coverage", "Bolstering your Network", "Cloud Network", "5G"
Apparently Samsung and Verizon might show up some devices working on 5G. 

Samsung is ready to share with you technologies that will act as a steadfast foundation for operators’ networks. We are not only focused on bolstering current LTE networks but endeavoring to become the forerunner in designing and constructing future networks. As such, our exhibit will range from how to efficiently operate a busy LTE network to a full span of 5G technologies that is on the cusp of commercialization.

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ASUS ZenFone AR world`s first AR&VR with 8GB RAM features on pictures.

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Specifications:Finish/Color Leather-like finish : Charcoal Black
Premium-crafted metallic diamond-cut

SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 5.8 inch and S8 Plus 6.2 inch, both edge QHD Super AMOLED screens. Pics leaked.

SAMSUNG will finally unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in March the 29th in New York and to go on sale in April 21.
Both models will have edge displays.
The GALAXY S8 with a 5.8 inch edge QHD Super AMOLED screen. Battery 3000 mAh
The GALAXY  S8 Plus with a 6.2 inch edge QHD Super AMOLED screen. Battery 3500 mAh.
Aspect ratio at 18.5:9  deviates slightly from the industry-standard 16:9.
The Android Nougat-powered phones may include different systems-on-chip depending on sales region , Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in some and Samsung Exynos in others , all will have processors made using 10-nanometer fabrication methods.
Performance compared to the Galaxy S7/S7edge will be 11% faster, 23% faster graphics processing and 20 % more energy efficient.
Both with a 4GB of RAM but with 64GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot for micro SD cards up to 256GB, USB-C port,  a 3.5 m.m jack, and iris-scanning capability.
Cameras 12mpxls rear and 8 mpxls front, both of whose lenses possess f1.7 foca…

China Year 2016: Smartphone Market share: Huawei 20.8%, OPPO 15.5%, Vivo 13% says TrendForce.

Strong performances from Chinese brands with Huawei, OPPO and Vivo edging closer to leader Samsung and second-place Apple.
Huawei’s heavy investments on R&D, particularly within its chip subsidiary HiSilicon, continue to pay off dividends in terms of obtaining in-house application processors and the accumulation of IPs.
The Chinese brands therefore have the strength to expand into overseas markets with products of comparable qualities to those from its international competitors. At the same time, it is able to avoid legal challenges to its technology patents. 
Huawei currently uses in-house, Kirin-series application processors for all its high-end devices and continues to work with Qualcomm and MediaTek in the mid-range and low-end device segments. 
Huawei also has developed good relationships with major telecom companies worldwide. After surpassing the 100 million mark in 2015, Huawei’s production volume increased by 21.3% annually in 2016 to reach 131 million units, givin…

Year 2016: Smartphones Global Market share: Samsung 22.8%, Apple 15.3%, Huawei 9.6%, OPPO 7.2% says TrendForce.

The global smartphone production volume for 2016 grew 4.7% annually to reach 1.36 billion units in total, according to market research firm TrendForce.
Samsung continued to top the annual global ranking despite the discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7, suffering a marginal decline of 3.3% compared with the 2015 figure. Chinese brands Huawei, OPPO and Vivo respectively occupied the last three spots in the global top five and followed closely behind the second-place Apple.
TrendForce points out that the total production volume of all Chinese brands for 2016 was 629 million units, surpassing the volume of 519 million units jointly from Apple and Samsung. Going forward, Chinese smartphone makers together are expected to account for around 50% of the global market in 2017, posing even greater challenges to other international brands.
Samsung saw declines for the second consecutive year and Apple’s performance fell short of expectations
Samsung had a difficult 2016 in the smartphone mark…

SAMSUNG low/mid range smartphones coming w/water/dust resistant and fingerprint scanner. Flagship w/AI

Samsung wants to give you a differentiated mobile experience and will try to have a water- and dust-resistance design, and a fingerprint scanner in the low-end and mid-range smartphones, while adding artificial intelligence to the upcoming flagship model. 
Samsung said on Jan. 24 that it sold 90 million mobile phones in the October-December period last year, in addition to 8 million tablet PCs. 


Nokia and SK Telecom Develop Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) Solution Over VoLTE.

SK Telecom and Nokia have announced joint development of “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.
SK Telecom plans to utilize the MCPTT solution for Public Safety-LTE (PS-LTE) and LTE-Railroad (LTE-R) in Korea and also expects to expand its reach to countries that are currently promoting the public safety network projects such as the United States and Great Britain.
As the standard for mission-critical-voice functionality over LTE adopted by the 3GPP standards body, MCPTT enables efficient communication among hundreds of rescue workers by using a dedicated channel at times of massive disasters.
Unlike the existing IP-based push-to-talk, which is heavily affected by the number of users on the same network, MCPTT ensures high-quality communications as it uses the VoLTE network and supports a stab…