Xiaomi Philippines launched the 5G-powered Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro smartphones along with the brand’s first smartwatch offering and high-capacity charger.
China-based smartphone brand Tecno Mobile is bringing flagship-level functionalities to midrange and budget segment devices with its two new releases which are both under the P7,000 mark — the Tecno Mobile Pouvoir 4 and Pouvoir 4 Pro.
On a positive note, IDC said it expects the smartphone market will return to a full recovery by 2022, largely driven by the assumption that smartphones will continue to be the computing platform of choice for most of the world.
The drop comes as no surprise as Q1 marked the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the peak of the lockdowns in China, which extended to the rest of the world by the end of the quarter.
Health experts have warned that the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, can linger on the screens of smartphones for more than three days.
Consumers across six key markets in the Southeast Asian region, which includes the Philippines, snapped up 97 million smartphone units worth an estimated $23 billion in 2019.
Retailing for P5,990.00, the Realme C3 succeeds the C2, which was launched in April last year.
eSIM smartphone growth continues its upward trajectory, and 2020 will prove another positive year as Samsung becomes the latest OEM to boost the eSIM market.