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Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s also home to […]

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Smartphone shipments rebound to an all-time high in India

Smartphone shipments rebound to an all-time high in India Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in India in the quarter that ended in September this year as the world’s second largest handset market remained fully open during the period after initial lockdowns due to the coronavirus, according to a new report. About 50 million smartphones […]

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High-profile startup execs back Indian influencers platform CreatorOS

High-profile startup execs back Indian influencers platform CreatorOS The advent of low-cost Android smartphones and the world’s cheapest mobile data has paved the way for millions of social media influencers in India to amass a following of tens of millions of users in recent years. These influencers, also known as creators, share their daily vlogs, […]

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The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M

The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises M Connectivity is vital to a future managed and shaped by smart hardware, and Chinese startup Showmac Tech is proposing eSIMs as the infrastructure solution for seamless and stable communication between devices and the service providers behind. Xiaomi accepted the proposition and doled out an investment for […]

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Apple partner Servify raises $23 million to expand its devices after-sales and management platform overseas

Apple partner Servify raises million to expand its devices after-sales and management platform overseas Servify, a Mumbai-headquartered startup that operates a device lifecycle management platform and works deeply with brands including Apple and Samsung in a number of geographies, has raised $23 million in a new financing round. The Series C financing round for the […]

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Xiaomi backs Dyson’s Chinese challenger Dreame in $15 million round

Xiaomi backs Dyson’s Chinese challenger Dreame in million round Once known for its affordable smartphones, Xiaomi has in recent years been transforming itself into an online mall for consumer electronics by making deals and building relationships with hundreds of hardware and lifestyle startups. And some of its allies are now going after the Western market […]

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Xiaomi reports 3.1% revenue growth in Q2 despite restricted production in India

Xiaomi reports 3.1% revenue growth in Q2 despite restricted production in India Xiaomi reported a revenue of $7.77 billion for the quarter that ended in June this year, up 3.1% since the same period last year and up 7.7% over the previous quarter as the Chinese smartphone maker sees recovery in most of its overseas […]

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More Chinese phones could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network

More Chinese phones could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network Over a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to China’s supply chains, but they also enjoy a relatively open mobile ecosystem, in which consumers […]

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Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s .6 billion local smartphone production program South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The […]

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Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India

Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near southern city of Chennai, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. A small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units has already […]

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