This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.
Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before
There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.
5.2-inch 1080p screen and Kirin 655 SoC
Huawei has unveiled its newest iteration of the P8 Lite smartphone that will feature a 5.2-inch IPS 1080p screen and be powered by an octa-core Kirin 655 SoC.
Begun the revolution has
The widely-expected revolt against Google’s Android has begun with Huawei signing up for Amazon’s AI Alexa.
Because that is not a bubble waiting to burst
Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices using its tech.
Over 10 million of flagship P9 and P9 Plus
Huawei has announced that it managed to ship over 10 million of its P9 and P9 Plus flagship smartphones, pushing its total shipments well over the expected 140 million target.
Fingerprint sensor and possible wireless charging
Rumors regarding Huawei's upcoming P10 flagship smartphone have been showing up for quite some time and a fresh set of information suggests it will have a dual-curved screen as well as a fingerprint sensor and wireless charging.
For one quad-core cluster
Huawei's own Kirin 960 SoC, which powered both the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro smartphones, was quite a piece of tech but the upcoming Kirin 970 will be even more impressive, with cores running as high as 3.0GHz.
Impressive gains this year behind Samsung and Apple
According to the latest estimates within the smartphone supply chain, China’s top-three vendors are expected to ship a combined total of 500 million devices in 2017, or roughly one third of all global smartphone shipments.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.