Trump Administration adds China’s Comac and Xiaomi to trade blacklist

The Trump Administration has added nine Chinese companies, including Chinese plane maker Comac and mobile phone maker Xiaomi,  to a trade blacklist which Washington thinks are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. These companies will be subject to a new U.S. investment ban which will compel American investors to divest their holdings of the…

Huawei increases domestic marketshare at the cost of its domestic rivals

Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple, together, controlled 50% of the Chinese market. On Wednesday, according to market data released today, China’s Huawei Technologies has increased its footprint in its domestic smartphone market, with shipments rising by 66% in the third quarter. Although the Chinese smartphone market contracted by 3% in the third quarter in comparison…

LG unveils 5G smartphone that can recognize gestures and is ultra secure

Unlike smartphones which recognize faces, LG’s offering can scan the vein structure of a user’s hands in 3D. In a first, South Korea’s LG Electronics has unveiled a 5G smartphone featuring a dual screen, underscoring new design efforts by the company to revive flagging sales. Both screens work independent to each other on the LG…

Samsung Electronics opens world’s biggest mobile store in Bengaluru, South India

With India being the second biggest smartphone market in the world, Samsung Electronics’ move underscores its strategy of extending its market lead over its peers, which include low cost Chinese peers and Apple Inc’s smartphones. India, the world’s second-biggest smartphone market, has become the home to Samsung Electronics Co’s biggest mobile store in the world.…