6-3 Week: This week some attention grabbing headlines – Lenovo in next 2 years to sell phone at production cost; Xiaomi buys Microsoft patents; Xiaomi leaves Brazil for now; etc.
Happy Weekend! This week information is explosive, here try to summarize them–
- Headlines: Lenovo plans to give up the race for profits by pricing its products at cost in next 2 years; The government is not in favour of Apple selling refurbished iPhones in India; U.S. jury found Google Android does not infringe Oracle patents; Xiaomi will not launch new smartphones in Brazil, at least in the short term; Xiaomi is buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft; ZTE is reportedly planning to open 23 flagship stores worldwide; NVIDIA’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang reckons the challenges holding VR back aren’t going to be solved for 20 years;
- Components: ARM, Allwinner and AMD all have new announcements related to VR; : Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processors; Intel first 10-core desktop CPU; Samsung demos 5.5” 4K display; Apple is evaluating silver nanowire-based flexible touch displays; Samsung starts mass production of first 512GB NVMe SSD; MediaTek fast charging Pump Express 3.0;
- New Numbers: Global smartphone production has decreased 14.9% in 1Q16 compared to 4Q15; India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple’s user base; , Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% to 1.48 billion units in 2016;
- New Products: QHD AMOLED display ZTE Axon 7; Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 mid-ranger for China; ASUS 3 models of Zenfone 3; Lenovo ZUK 2 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 priced at CNY1799; ZTE VR and ASUS VR both unveiled; Baofeng Mojing 5 Plus equipped with Leap Motion gesture control technology; Backpack VR PCs; Xiaomi Mi Band 2 launched with OLED display; etc.
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