A week has passed again, preparing for the weekend. This week:
- Intel will supply Apple with 50% of LTE modems for “iPhone 7”;
- Qualcomm has announced a new flagship mobile processor Snapdragon 821;
- LG Display will boost its investment in OLED production;
- LG Display is reportedly set to start production of the plastic OLED (POLED) display;
- Samsung announced the world’s first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) microSD memory cards;
- Samsung Electronics and IBM recently published the research paper about STT-MRAM ;
- Microsoft will close its mobile phone unit in Finland, cutting 1,350 jobs;
- BlackBerry has never said it would not build another BB10 device;
- Nokia and Samsung have agreed to expand the cross license agreement covering patents;
- Magic Leap is preparing to enter the production phase for their first consumer product;
- Future Mobility aims to launch an electric self-driving car before 2020;
- vivo X7 sold over 250,000 units on its first day;
- Xiaomi Redmi has reached 110 million units shipment within 3 years;
- OPPO plans to achieve 120-150 million handsets shipment in 2017;
- 67.3% of Apple iPhone owners in the US have an iPhone 6/6 Plus or older;
- Nearly 8/10 current Apple iPhone owners will upgrade either at launch or at some point thereafter;
- Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.4 million units in 2Q16, a YoY decline of 4.5%;
- Samsung Display will supply 40 million OLED panels to Apple in 2017;
- Dual-cameral smartphone in 2016 and 2017 are 60-70 million and 170-180 million units, respectively.
New Products: Mid-range Samsung Galaxy J Max, J2, J1 Ace Neo, On5 Pro and On7 Pro in India; Honor 8 with dual-camera in China; ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821; etc.
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