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High-end smartphone prices drop in anticipation of new iPhone launch

Smartphone distributors have slashed the selling prices of high-end models including iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus amid news that Apple would launch the next-generation iPhone this month.

Powerful corporations enter smartphone manufacturing

VietNamNet Bridge - Some economic groups have decided to jump into the smartphone market, though analysts believe market conditions are not favorable.

Vietnamese enterprises use AI in manufacturing, farming

One consultant predicts that 70 percent of manufacturers would apply digital transformation by 2020, and that the application would help enterprises increase their turnover by 30 percent.

BPhone 3 says ‘no’ to Chinese chip

Technology fans were excited to see the images of BPhone 3, or the third-generation BPhone, a made-in-Vietnam product, appearing on 2018 World Cup ads.

Why is Vingroup jumping into the competitive smartphone sector?

The decision of Vingroup to jump into the smartphone market, which is entering its most difficult period, has surprised many people. Technology experts believe that making smartphones is not Vingroup’s long-term goal.

What’s the future for Vietnamese-made smartphones?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese spend billions of dollars on smartphones, but they don’t spend money on locally branded products. 

Mobile World stops selling BPhone 2017

BPhone 2017 is no longer available at The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World). The largest smartphone distribution chain which holds 30 percent of market share has unexpectedly stopped selling BPhone 2017.

Mid-tier smartphone market heats up

VietNamNet Bridge - The smartphone market was boiling in March and April when manufacturers rushed to sell mid-end products and apply attractive sale policies.

Smartphone market: big players lose ground to newcomers

VietNamNet Bridge - The declining popularity of several familiar brands has given opportunities for ‘rookies’ to squeeze into the domestic smartphone market.

Huawei P20 Pro smartphone 'can see in the dark'

 Huawei's latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod.

BKAV vows to make big investments, launches new BPhones in mid-2018

BKAV Corporation has delayed its plan to launch a new generation of BPhone models until mid-year when a series of versions for different market segments will be introduced.

Locked iPhone X in Vietnam priced below $1,000

Users now can buy iPhone X in Vietnam at prices lower than those quoted by Apple Stores in the US, Singapore and Hong Kong. Locked products are several million dong cheaper than unlocked ones.

Samsung S9, S9+: 50% of phones made in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Samsung has introduced the duo Galaxy S9 and S9+ on the threshold of the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

Apple’s iPhone X popular in VN, but Samsung’s models are bestsellers

VietNamNet Bridge - Seven out of 10 bestselling smartphones in 2017 in Vietnam were from Samsung and Oppo, while Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 were the most in demand.

The unequal struggle in the smartphone market

VietNamNet Bridge - Samsung, Oppo and Apple topped the list of the best selling smartphones in the Vietnamese market in 2017.

Vietnamese buy luxury smartphones on installment plans, loans

VietNamNet Bridge - More than half of the purchases of premium smartphones (costing more than VND10 million) are paid by installment plans.  

Apple Vietnam complains about sub-licensing requirements

VietNamNet Bridge - Apple Vietnam has asked that some requirements on import examination be removed  to shorten the time needed for customs clearance. 

Mobile phone market: Samsung gets even stronger

The Vietnamese mobile phone market in the third quarter saw an unexpected breakthrough from Samsung, which now holds the largest market share among smartphone makers. 

Smartphone market: Vietnamese brands struggle to emerge

The Vietnamese mobile phone market in recent days has heated up with the appearance of two 4G/LTE models – Bphone 2 of BKAV and Vivas Lotus S3 LTE of VNPT Technology.

Vietnamese branded smartphones survive in competitive market

While Vietnamese smartphone brands such as Hi-Mobile, BlueFone, F-Mobile, Avio and Zik 3G have left the market, others are thriving despite analysts' predictions.