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Smartphone use, internet access critical to building a ‘smart’ HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, speaks at a conference held yesterday in the city on information and communications applications for a smart city.  VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — To achieve smart-city status, at least 90 per cent of residents in HCM City should be using a smartphone by 2022, a top official said at a communications conference held in the city on Tuesday. Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Minister of Information and Communications, said that smartphones were being used by only 60 per cent of people in the city that leads the…

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Samsung said to complete Galaxy Fold smartphone redesign in time for holidays

Samsung Electronics has completed a two-month redesign of its Galaxy Fold to fix embarrassing screen failures that forced its delay, people familiar with the matter said, allowing the South Korean giant to debut its marquee smartphone in time for the crucial holiday season.The world’s largest smartphone maker is now in the final stages of producing a commercial version, but cannot yet pin down a date to begin sales, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified describing an… Source link

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Samsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains

In its heyday, Samsung’s complex in Huizhou in the northern part of the Pearl River Delta was the South Korean company’s largest Chinese factory, producing one in five smartphones sold in China in 2011. Now, the small shops and suppliers that surround the vast complex, the focal point for the community for 27 years, have fallen silent and a notice posted on the gate dated February 28 tells passers-by that recruitment has been suspended.“Actually, since February after the Chinese Lunar New Year,… Source link

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Huawei reassesses goal to be world’s bestselling smartphone vendor after US blacklist

Huawei Technologies is reassessing its target to become the world’s top-selling smartphone vendor by 2020, after a US trade ban raised serious questions about its access to services that are crucial for international sales, according to a senior executive.Huawei is now closely observing and evaluating the situation after the US government barred American companies from supplying the Shenzhen-based telecommunications equipment giant, according to Zhao Ming, president of Honor, one of Huawei’s… Source link

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US ban on Huawei unlikely to affect Việt Nam smartphone market: report – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Thế giới di động store in Hà Nội. Sales of Huawei smartphones account for just 4-6 per cent of the chain’s total sales. — VNS Photo Mai Hương HÀ NỘI — US restrictions on Huawei are unlikely to affect the Vietnamese smartphone market or phone retailers. According to the latest market strategy report by the VNDirect Securities Co, Huawei’s smartphone market share in Việt Nam was only 4 per cent and worth VNĐ2.65 trillion (roughly US$114 million) last year. Besides, though Huawei was the world’s second largest seller last year,…

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China’s Xiaomi pushes global smartphone expansion as it monitors US trade ban on Huawei

A customer uses the first Mi Express Kiosk, a vending machine from China’s Xiaomi Corp, in Bangalore, India, on May 17, 2019. The Beijing-based company, which shipped 27.9 million smartphones in the first quarter, aims “to serve 70 per cent of the world’s population” as part of its expansion strategy. Photo: Xinhua Source link

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Huawei set for immediate test of Google ban on demand for new Honor smartphone

Honor, the budget smartphone brand of Huawei Technologies, is launching a new flagship handset in the UK on Tuesday which is likely to become an immediate test of reported restrictions Google is placing on its business with the Chinese company after it was added to a US trade blacklist last week.The Chinese company has not yet changed its plans for the grand launch of the Honor 20 Series on May 21 in London, which comes 10 days ahead of the unveiling of the same product in the domestic market… Source…

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Smartphone maker Xiaomi sets up technical committee to build an engineering culture as it pushes into artificial intelligence

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth-biggest smartphone maker, said it will set up a technical committee comprising 19 members as part of its efforts to transform the company into an artificial intelligence-driven company.Cui Baoqiu, the company’s recently promoted vice-president, is chairman of the committee, which will be responsible for technical strategy, collaboration with governments and universities, recruiting and encouraging tech talent and building an engineer culture in the company, according… Source link

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LG Electronics to move smartphone production to Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A customer looks at LG Electronics Inc.’s G8 ThinQ smartphone in Seoul. — Photo of LG Electronics HÀ NỘI — The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s LG Electronics plans to move its smartphone production to Việt Nam to cut losses its mobile devices business has suffered since the second quarter of 2017, Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday. The firm is scheduled to shut the Pyeongtaek plant in the south of Seoul and shift its production line to the northern port city of Hải Phòng. The company currently manufactures smartphones in…

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Chinese smartphone makers gain an edge in foldable handsets as delays beset Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

China’s major mobile phone makers could get the inside track in the nascent global market for foldable smartphones, as technical issues have delayed the commercial release of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold.Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and China’s biggest smartphone supplier, is expected to benefit from Samsung’s deferred launch if the Shenzhen-based company can fast-track the introduction of its 5G-ready, foldable Mate X model.“Launching… Source link

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