Chinese smartphone vendor Realme announced it had shipped 200 million units since launching in 2018, making it the fifth largest vendor according to Counterpoint Research.
North Korea is reportedly taking pre-orders for a newly launched smartphone called Hwawon, but details are scarce and prospective customers can only order by phone.
Analyst company Canalys reported the smartphone market is showing signs of recovery predicting a lower decline in 2023, and growth will be pushed by emerging markets next year.
The drive to bring affordable smart connectivity to tens of millions of Africans continues, this time through a partnership involving MediaTek, Digit and pan-African operator Vodacom.
Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Nokia joined hands in opposing a potential Indian government policy which mandates installing smartphones with hardware to pick up TV signals.