Samsung Electronics Co., facing more competition from Apple Inc. and Xiaomi Corp., is cranking up incentives for its Galaxy S5 to as much as $600 in freebies to defend its place as the world’s largest smartphone maker.
Coolpad Group Ltd. is counting on its new online store to help sell 20 million smartphones this year and push the Chinese company past Lenovo Group Ltd. as the No. 2 seller in the biggest wireless market.
Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., the two largest U.S. chipmakers, are under threat in the fastest- growing part of the tablet market from a band of upstarts with names like Allwinner Technology Co. and Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. that are little known outside southern China.
Samsung Electronics Co. will unveil a high-end Galaxy phone next week in circumstances far different than those facing the previous model as it fights to stay atop an industry that’s proven hard for one company to lead for long.
Lenovo Group Ltd., which is buying Motorola Mobility from Google Inc., plans to make the phonemaker profitable within four to six quarters without eliminating jobs, Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said.