Apple iPhone 7 is the best-selling phone of Q2 2017



More reports about the performance of smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2017 are coming, and the latest one we’re looking at is from Strategy Analytics.

While Apple is losing its grip in Central and Eastern Europe, the world market is still patronizing the latest iPhone models available. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017. Following in its footsteps is the bigger sibling — the iPhone 7 Plus. Both Apple devices had an estimated 16.9 million and 15.1 million shipments, respectively; and had a combined market share of 8.9 percent.

Global Smartphone by Model Shipments Q2 ’17 Market share Q2 ’17
1. Apple iPhone 7 16.9 million 4.7%
2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 15.1 million 4.2%
3. Samsung Galaxy S8 10.2 million 2.8%
4. Samsung Galaxy S8+ 9.0 million 2.5%
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A 5.5 million 1.5%
Rest of Market 303.7 million 84.3%
Total 360.4 million 100%

Securing the succeeding slots is Samsung with their latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, thus making them the best-selling Android phones in the market with total combined shipments of 19.2 million. Individually, the Galaxy S8 shipments reached 10.2 million with a 2.8 percent market share, while the Galaxy S8+ tallied 9 million with a 2.5 percent share.

Completing the top five is the Redmi 4A. Thanks to Xiaomi’s popularity in Asia, the Chinese company had an estimated 5.5 million shipments and a modest 1.5 percent market share. Things are looking good for Xiaomi, as they are also part of the top five smartphone brands across Europe.

The global smartphone market during the second quarter of 2017 reached total shipments of 360.4 million units, up by 18.9 million compared to the same quarter of 2016 or a year-on-year increase of 5.5 percent.

SEE ALSO: Huawei is now more popular than Apple in Central and Eastern Europe

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A remastered NieR Replicant is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Experience a much darker and more modern re-telling of the highly anticipated prequel



NieR Replicant

Square Enix came into Tokyo Game Show 2020 with a big announcement in mind. Even though it was an online show, the developers behind Final Fantasy and Marvel’s Avengers have something brewing up for the year. This time, they’ve decided to focus on a market-exclusive title —  NieR Replicant — ready for a more worldwide stage.

To kickoff the Tokyo Game Show, they’ve announced the arrival of NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. If you haven’t heard of NieR Replicant before, that’s totally reasonable because this was a Japan-exclusive release. Essentially, Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 is a remaster of the original game released in 2010 for Japanese players.

NieR Replicant is the most anticipated sequel to the post-apocalyptic RPG, NieR Automata. This prequel delves into a darker world that sees you going on a quest for a cure. Also, joining you in this quest is Grimoire Weiss in search for the “Sealed Verses.” For Automata players, you may be familiar with it as he appears as downloadable content for the game.

The prequel will be available on April 22, 2021 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, its PC release on Steam will be on April 24, 2021.

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Acer named as official sponsor for PUBG Continental Series 2

Providing all the powerful hardware at the highest level of competition for PUBG




PUBG and Acer have a brief history of organizing intense competitions. Just earlier this year, the PCS Charity Showdown ushered in the year’s promising lineup of Esports tournaments. Now, these two are back at it again with another huge tournament to crown a new champion for 2020.

The PUBG Continental Series 2 APAC is an online regional tournament that brings together the top teams from Southeast Asia and Oceania. Beginning August 29, 16 teams across the region will vie to become the APAC region’s third overall champion. With Acer as the official sponsor, all participants will get their hands on the most powerful Acer Predator hardware.

Featured Esports hardware include the Acer Predator Triton 500, powered by the latest processors and GPUs. It sports a 10th generation Intel processor and up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER GPU for stellar power and performance. Also, it comes with a 300Hz refresh rate IPS display with a 3ms response rate for smooth gameplay all around.

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OPPO Find X2 Pro now comes in Green Vegan Leather

OPPO’s finest in a new skin



OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Leather

OPPO’s finest is back but in a new skin. The OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather Edition is now official and it’s coming to Singapore.

That isn’t just any kind of leather. With an IP68-rating, it’s splash, dust, and waterproof. OPPO says the new color variant takes inspiration from the concept of “healing.” The company believes it is a soothing and refreshing color that exudes comfort.

The complete the look, the phone also includes a custom-made vegan leather built-in middle frame. It uses environmentally-friendly materials along with a unique three-layer leather stitching technology.

OPPO’s finest

The OPPO Find X2 Pro is the culmination of OPPO’s innovations over the years. Here’s an excerpt from our review:

“The Find X2 Pro delivered in every aspect, especially in those that are most important to us. Just by holding the phone, you can tell that OPPO spent a lot of time refining the product. The Find X2 Pro has one of the best spec sheets found on smartphones this year as well.”

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather Edition is priced at SG$ 1,699 (US$ 1237), and will be available from this Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Singtel, Starhub and M1 stores, OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship Store, and at all OPPO Concept Stores.

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