Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone brands playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from Samsung.
Philippine budget phone maker Cherry Mobile overtakes South Korean giant Samsung as the leading smartphone vendor in the Philippines in 2014, IDC reports.
Smartphone growth is being fueled not by big names like Samsung but by the increasing demand of homegrown smartphone brands in the country.
In the Philippines, smartphones are one of the more coveted items among pick-pockets. Last year, around 6,600 mobile phones were reported stolen from January to...