Samsung Testing Reliability of Waterdrop Hinge for Galaxy Z Fold 5

by Omid Rahmat

The bend, the crease, the fold, that’s where the real battle for foldable displays is happening. There are three components to the foldable display: the flexible panel, the mechanical hinge, and the display surface. …

Tags:Apple| Foldable Devices| OLED| Patents| Samsung| Xiaomi

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses Discovery Edition Unveiled

by Emory Kale

At Mobile World Congress 2023 (MWC 2023), the company unveiled its AR offering with a retina-level adaptive display that adjusts to the lighting environment, and enhanced connectivity to its Snapdragon Spaces ready smartphone. The …

Tags:AR Glasses| MicroLED| sony| Xiaomi

Southeast Asia Entry-Level Smartphone Shipments Rise 28%

by Omid Rahmat

While 2022 saw a 13% YoY decline in smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia, budget-priced phone sales rose 28% QoQ in Q4. As for brand performance, Apple and Samsung sustained 2021 volumes while greater than …

Tags:Apple| Inifnix| Market Data| Oppo| Samsung| Xiaomi

China Singles’ Day Smartphone Sales Drop 11%YoY

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Counterpoint Research said that sales of smartphones on Chinas’ Singles’ Day on 11/11 were down 11% YoY as a result of the strict Covid-19 lockdowns. Apple was the main winner with …

Tags:Apple| China| Retail| Smartphone Market| Xiaomi

Samsung and LG make over two-thirds of premium TVs sold worldwide

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Quoting data attributed to Omdia, the KED said that Samsung took 51.1% of the premium TV market ($2,500 and above) in the first three quarters of the year with LG coming …

Tags:Hisense| LG Electronics (LGE)| Market Data| OLED TVs| Samsung| sony| TCL| TV Set Market| TVs (TV Sets)| Xiaomi

Links Week Ending 7th October 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the end of this week.  The WSJ tests Apple Crash detection, by crashing …

Tags:Absen| Augmented Reality| Daktronics| Desktop Monitors| Drone Displays| Flexible Displays| Foldable Devices| Forecasts| Game Playing| Google| MicroLED| Samsung| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Smart TV| Sports and Stadiums| TVs (TV Sets)| Xiaomi


Display Industry to Show Weakness thru H123, Suffers 1st Quarterly Loss in Q222 after 7 Consecutive Profitable Quarters

by Bob Raikes

Over the past few months the economic conditions for the consumer electronics market have been deteriorating, but there is a start of a normalizing correction in inventories, which had been built up throughout the …

Tags:Apple| Financial Data| Forecasts| Huawei| Large LCD Supply| Market Data| OLEDs| Samsung| Samsung Display| Small Medium Panel Supply| Supply Chain| Xiaomi


Xiaomi Result Shows Smartphone Sales Down

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Xiaomi saw a 20% drop in revenue in Q2, year on year, below the predictions of analysts. Volume of handsets was down 22%, and revenues down 29%, further than the market …

Tags:China| Financial Data| India| Smartphone Market| Xiaomi

Sigmaintell Looks at Folding Smartphones

by Milos Pavlovic

What They Say Sigmaintell Research of China said that it expects the global shipments of ‘small’ folding smartphones to be 9 million with YoY growth of around 138% and with higher growth than larger …

Tags:Apple| China| Flexible Displays| Foldable Devices| Market Data| Samsung| Smartphone Market| Xiaomi

Xiaomi has New AR Glasses Based on Sony OLEDs

by Bob Raikes

What They Say China-based Apple wannabe, Xiaomi, has new AR glasses in a series that it is calling Mijia (a name also used for other products). There is a single display and dual cameras …

Tags:Augmented Reality| China| Crowdfunding (Kickstarter etc)| Xiaomi

Xiaomi patented magnetic components for AR Glasses

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Pandaily said that Xiaomi has got patents for magnetic attachment of AR components in smartglasses allowing the glasses to be used as regular spectacles. The company released an ‘exploratory version’ of …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Patents| Xiaomi

BoM Analysis: Xiaomi’s 12S Ultra Costs $516 After Upgrades

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Counterpoint Research published a BoM analysis of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra which, the firm said, is intended to improve Xiaomi’s presence in the >$600 market for smartphones in the Chinese market. …

Tags:China| Pricing| Smartphones| Xiaomi