NE company’s misfortune could lead to another manufacturer’s success. In this case, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problem caused the tech giant to settle for second place in the smartphone category in the fourth quarter of 2016.
HINESE smartphone vendors still reign over the industry amid a 1.1 percent growth to 363 million shipments in Q3 2016, according to the latest numbers published by market-research firm IDC.
T seems that the battle for best camera phone will be fought in the front, what with all the selfie-centric handsets that keep coming in, often with something new to brag about. Even Samsung, though quietly, has joined the usual suspects — you know, OPPO and Vivo — with the launch of the new Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) in the Philippines. As we noted in our review, the A7 isn’t marketed as serious competition in the selfie game, but it probably should be.
EMEMBER the smartphone with two front cameras that we wrote about two weeks ago? It’s finally coming to the Philippines! We already got an invite to the launch. In fact, the Vivo V5 Plus is now being teased on the company’s Facebook page, just in time for the local unveiling on January 21.
ELFIE-CENTRIC smartphones have carved a niche for themselves in 2016, and the trend is likely to continue this year. Vivo’s opening salvo is the V5 Plus, which is slated to debut in India on January 23. The Chinese OEM has sent invites to the Indian media, telling them to save the date for “the biggest selfie camera revolution.”
EMEMBER that selfie phone Vivo launched in India about a week ago? The one with the 20-megapixel front camera? Well, it’s finally official in the Philippines, with the release slated for November 26, 2016. And with a P12,990 suggested retail price, it seems to be gunning for the similarly priced OPPO F1s’ place in the local market.