Global Smartphone Production Sets Highest QoQ Growth in Recent Years with 20% Increase in 3Q20 with Apple set for Strong Calendar Q4

 

In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market share, according to TrendForce. These factors together drove up global smartphone production to 336 million units in 3Q20, a 20% increase QoQ, which is the highest QoQ growth in recent years.

 

Looking ahead to 4Q20, TrendForce believes that the Huawei sanctions will continue to influence the smartphone market. The competing brands will remain aggressive in component procurement and maintain a high production level.

 

In Q3-20 Apple posted a small QoQ increase of 2% in its iPhone production to 42 million units for 3Q20. This result mainly has to do with the delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 series.

 

Regarding 4Q20, Apple will substantially improve its performance. Although the models under the 12 series

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Global 3 Dimensional Imaging in Smartphone Market 2020 Size, Market Share, Key Players, Segmentation Development and Forecast by 2025

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Dec 02, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global 3 Dimensional Imaging in Smartphone Market 2020 by Company, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 is a conclusive source of information that encapsulates vital details about the market flow as well as future status during the mentioned forecast period of 2025. The report performs a comprehensive analysis of all the significant factors, including threats, prospects, and industry-specific trends, impacting the market on a global and regional scale. The report analyses the global 3 Dimensional Imaging in Smartphone market, the market size, and growth, as well as the major market participants. Further, the report evaluates the upstream situation, market segmentation, market segmentation, price & cost, and industry environment.

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The report highlights the potential opportunities for the market players and future trends of the

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Worldwide Computational Photography Industry to 2025 – Android Smartphone to Witness Significant Market Growth

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 2, 2020–

The “Computational Photography Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The computational photography market is expected to hold a CAGR of 20% during the forecast period 2020 – 2025.

Companies Mentioned

  • Apple Inc.
  • Alphabet Inc.
  • Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
  • Nvidia Corporation
  • Light Labs Inc.
  • CEVA Inc.
  • FotoNation Inc.
  • Algolux Inc.
  • Pelican Imaging Corporation
  • Almalence Inc.

Key Market Trends

Android Smartphone to Witness Significant Market Growth

Cellphone photography has come a long way, starting from 0.3 megapixel VGA cameras. Over the past few years, smartphone camera technology has grown exponentially. Currently, smartphone manufacturers talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for being implemented in their phones. According to Morgan Stanley, with the increasing scope of sale of the android smartphone in the coming years, the implementation of computational photography in more number of brands is highly predictable.

  • Qualcomm
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Sets Hong Kong Top-Up Record

Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi has raised US$3.9 billion in Hong Kong’s largest-ever top-up share sale. The company is looking to raise cash to allow it to expand at a time it is winning business away from rival Huawei Technologies.

Xiaomi shares, listed as HK:1810 with a U.S. ADR XIACY, were briefly suspended in morning trading Wednesday in Hong Kong. Details of the offer were announced at lunchtime, a weird break from the normal after-the-close practice.

The shares fell as much as 12% but recovered to a 7.1% loss by the close, not quite matching the 10% discount of the new shares. Xiaomi was the most active stock traded in Hong Kong, helping drag the benchmark Hang Seng index down 0.1% for the day.

Xiaomi in the third quarter became the world’s third-largest smartphone seller, with 13% of the market last quarter, according to Counterpoint Research. Its 46.2 million units

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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) move into 5G smartphones seems to be paying off: Demand for the iPhone 12 series is turning out to be stronger than anticipated, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is not surprising, given the attractive pricing of the iPhone 12 lineup and Apple’s huge installed base of users, who have been waiting to upgrade to the latest wireless networking technology.



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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

But what’s surprising to see is that Apple’s latest phones are in great demand in a price-sensitive market such as India, which has yet to make the move to 5G. The company reportedly witnessed record-breaking iPhone 12 preorders in India at the end of October, which could help it sustain its newly found momentum in that market and pave the way for long-term growth. Let’s see how.



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Xiaomi has incredibly lofty smartphone shipment goals for 2021

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  • Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to ship between 240 million and 300 million smartphones in 2021.
  • It’s believed that the latter target likely won’t be achieved due to supply chain constraints.

Xiaomi has enjoyed a stellar 2020 thus far, owing to the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei’s US-induced slide, and a focus on new markets. The company has passed Apple for third place in Q3 2020, and it seems to be closing in on Huawei too.

Now, Nikkei Asian Review reports that the firm has some incredibly ambitious goals for 2021. The outlet reports that Xiaomi has been talking to suppliers to order parts for up to 240 million smartphones, citing sources close to the matter.

It’s believed that this number not only exceeds Xiaomi’s annual shipments to date, but would be roughly equivalent to Huawei’s record high of 240.6 million smartphone shipped in

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This cheap (and fake) accessory can damage your Android smartphone

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a growing number of “1024GB MicroSDXC” cards being offered by sellers on the likes of eBay or Amazon for ridiculously low prices.

But what’s the worst that can happen? You buy one, find you’re getting about 22GB of storage, and lose out a few bucks?

No, worse things can happen. Much worse.

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Working in conjunction with my local trading standards office (a UK government service that works to protect consumers from unfair trading), I decided to take a look. So, I bought a couple of the fakiest looking microSD cards I could find on Amazon to take a look. They cost me about $15 each, but I got my money back, so the people selling them didn’t profit, and I also passed on my information to my local trading standards office.

For reference, a

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Bharti Airtel best placed to play telecom sector’s rising smartphone penetration in India trend



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Led by India unlocking pent-up demand and channel stocking for the festive season, Q2 FY21 mobile shipments recovered to pre-Covid levels, up 180% QoQ to 79 mn. Recovery was led by smartphones, which jumped 3x QoQ/16% YoY to 54 mn and at the highest-ever share of 69% of total shipments. Feature phone shipments were down 30% YoY to 25 mn, led by a sharp 89% YoY fall in 4G feature phones to 1 mn. CLSA forecasts India’s smartphone user base to expand from 403 mn in FY20 to 590 mn by Mar-23CL, driven by a pick-up in smartphone migration. CLSA believes Bharti Airtel is best placed to play the sector’s rising smartphone penetration.

Q2 FY21 smartphone shipments jump:

IDC data for Q2 FY21 reveals India mobile shipments (smartphones + feature phones) although down 4% YoY, recovered a sharp 180% QoQ to 79 mn. Recovery was

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UPDATE 4-Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $3.9 bln in equity deal – term sheet

* Deal is largest of its kind in Hong Kong to date

* Indicative price set at HK$23.70, lower end of range

* Convertible bond deal to raise $855 mln (Adds deal detail)

HONG KONG, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has raised $3.91 billion as part of a deal that includes Hong Kong’s largest top-up placement, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

Potential investors have been told the price should be HK$23.70 for the 1 billion shares that are being sold down in the deal, the term sheet showed.

The price is at the lower end of the range flagged by the company on Tuesday when it said the deal would be between HK$23.70 and HK$24.50.

At HK$23.70, the placement would raise $3.06 billion.

A convertible bond deal to raise $855 million was also finalised Wednesday, according to the term sheet, to take Xiaomi’s

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $3.9 billion in equity deal – term sheet

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has raised $3.91 billion as part of a deal that includes Hong Kong’s largest top-up placement, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi’s logo at a venue in Beijing, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Potential investors have been told the price should be HK$23.70 for the 1 billion shares that are being sold down in the deal, the term sheet showed.

The price is at the lower end of the range flagged by the company on Tuesday when it said the deal would be between HK$23.70 and HK$24.50.

At HK$23.70, the placement would raise $3.06 billion.

A convertible bond deal to raise $855 million was also finalised Wednesday, according to the term sheet, to take Xiaomi’s total raising to $3.91 billion.

Xiaomi’s deal is the largest top-up placement in Hong

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