9-16 Week: Happy Mid-Autumn, and this week we have Qualcomm SD653, Samsung Exynos 8895, Samsung invests in CSOT 11G fab, etc.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, and wish everyone a happy family. This week summary:


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 (MSM8976Pro) chipset information is leaked
  • Qualcomm has announced the opening of Qualcomm Communication Technologies (Shanghai) in Shanghai
  • Qualcomm introduces new Clear Sight dual camera system
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 leaks
  • Samsung is apparently in talks with NVIDIA and AMD about licensing their GPU technologies
  • TCL announced that will increase the investment in the G11 LCD / AMOLED fab in Shenzhen, owned by CSOT
  • Samsung Display will be a partner in this fab, investing CNY2.1 billion to hold a 9.76% stake
  • Blackcow Food aims to raise CNY18 billion (about USD2.7 billion) that will be invested in OLED R&D and production
  • Indian government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country
  • Indonesia’s tax office will investigate Google for suspected unpaid taxes from billions of dollars worth of advertising revenue
  • Japan’s tax authority ordered Apple to pay about USD118 million in taxes for its iTunes unit
  • Apple announced that the first batch of iPhone 7 Plus has sold out globally in all the available colors already on 14 Sept. 2016
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook made comments suggesting that augmented reality (AR) would be a future focus for Apple
  • HP Inc. is buying Samsung Electronics’s printer business in a deal worth USD1.05 billion
  • LG, Huawei, and Lenovo / Motorola will not release any Android Wear smartwatches before the end of 2016
  • Samsung plans to spend as much as USD18 million on marketing in India during the Diwali holiday season
  • OPPO, vivo and Gionee spending over CNY80 million each marketing and advertising during Indian festival Diwali


  • According to IDC, 2Q16 China vendors Xiaomi, Lenovo, OPPO, vivo have occupied 18.3% market share of Tier 2&3 cities in India
  • According to IDC, total smartwatch shipments will reach 20.1 million units in 2016
  • Huawei has sold 1.5 million Honor 8 units since it launched in China back in July 2016
  • According to Gartner, number of new connected cars will increase from 6.9 million per year in 2015 to 61 million per year in 2020
  • Entering 4Q16, ∑intell expects the inventory of mobile phone would be high

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