The global smartphone shipments hit 386.8 million units in the third quarter this year (ending on September 30) -- declining 3 per cent annually -- while Chinese players OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo reached their highest ever shipments in a single quarter, a new report said.
Chinese brands Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo, which have secured a big share of India's mobile phone sector, showed no signs of weakness in the third quarter despite a market contraction, official media here reported.
With a 27 per cent market share, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi dominated India smartphone shipments in the third quarter of this year, Counterpoint Research said.
The Competition Commission has dismissed a case alleging unfair business practices against Fangs Technology, engaged in business of trading and distribution of 'Vivo' mobile handsets, with regard to distributorship agreement.
Chinese player Vivo on Thursday launched the 4BG vartiant of its "Y81" smartphone with fingerprint unlocking and "FullView" display 2.0 in India at Rs 13,490.
The notch trend shot to fame after Apple debuted iPhone X last year and soon, it was adopted by Android smartphone makers across price segments.
Chinese handset maker Vivo is all set to launch V9 Pro smartphone with 6GB RAM and FHD+ display in India in October.
Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced the availability of Vivo's "V11 Pro" on its online store at a down payment of Rs 4,299, along with its post-paid EMI plans.
Vivo Energy (VVO.L) has reached a promised deal to purchase a network of filling stations owned by Engen Holdings with the exclusion of operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the firm said.
Sports broadcaster Star Sports on Tuesday launched a national campaign for the upcoming season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting October 5 in Chennai.