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TrendForce: Global smartphone sales growth will slow down in 2018

8 days ago   |   By GSMArena

TrendForce published its predictions on the global smartphone market in 2018. According to the analysts, the growth of sales will slow down to 2.8% - manufacturers will sell 1.498 billion devices, compared to 1.458 billion in 2017. The reason behind the minuscule rise is the continuous rise of costs and fewer replacement purchases.
Samsung will remain the market leader, TrendForce predicts. The Korean giant will rely mostly on its success with the A and J series and will ship around 300 million phones, which is a 5% decrease compared to 2017.
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Xiaomi TVs land in India with a custom OS for cable junkies

Xiaomi TVs land in India with a custom OS for cable junkies

8 days ago   |   By The Next Web

After dominating the smartphone market in India last year, Chinese hardware brand Xiaomi is now going after couch potatoes across the country with its TVs, which play nice with cable and satellite set-top boxes. The smart Mi TV 4 comes with PatchWall, an OS that surfaces content from the channels available through your set-top box in a modern interface. It also lets you browse content available from several local streaming partners that Xiaomi has teamed up with. The company says that you'll find more than 500,000 hours of shows and movies on the platform from the likes of Hotstar...
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Offline sales helped Xiaomi to become No 1 in smartphone market: IDC

Offline sales helped Xiaomi to become No 1 in smartphone market: IDC

8 days ago   |   By The Mobile Indian

Xiaomi tripled its shipments year-over-year and sold more than 2 million units from its offline channel, IDC said.
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