Xiaomi is world’s No. 2, beats Apple

Xiaomi has become the world’s second biggest smartphone maker over the past quarter following an 83% jump in shipments, according to preliminary estimates by Canalys. This marks the first occasion that Xiaomi, the Chinese maker of everything from rice cookers to gaming monitors, has broken into the top two, historically dominated by Samsung and Apple. … Read more

Samsung skips telecom PLI scheme; Ericsson participates through Jabil

South Korean electronics major Samsung has not applied for the production-linked incentive scheme for telecom gear manufacturing, while Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson is participating through its vendor Jabil Circuit. The government is learnt to have received 37 applications for the scheme, including from leading global manufacturers like Foxconn and its subsidiary Rising Star, Flex, … Read more

5G trials in India: DoT approves telcos’ applications for 5G trials; no Chinese tech for trials | India Business News

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday approved applications of telecom companies — Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and MTNL — for conducting 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities. The list of telecom gear makers approved for trials include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, C-DOT and Reliance Jio’s indigenously developed technologies. … Read more

Smartphone sales in India hits zero in April

The extended lockdown in India has resulted in zero shipments for the smartphone players in India in the month of April as factories are shut and it will take two-four weeks time for the manufacturing units to resume normal operations once lockdown is relaxed. The month of March saw a steep annual decline in smartphone … Read more