Chinese firm Huawei has launched a high spec, high price smartphone which could catch consumers reeling from the Samsung Note 7 debacle.
JPMorgan added Synaptics to its "focus list" with an overweight rating, citing attractive valuations after a sharp drop in the stock last week.
The two electronics giants still dominate the space as overall shipments remain sluggish.
Amazon's shipments of tablets grew four-fold in the third quarter as the overall market plunged, but Apple and Samsung held their top position.
Net income for the quarter ended September 30 came in at 4.8 billion yen ($45.8 million) down from 33.6 billion yen in the same period last year.
Huawei's co-CEO Ken Hu tells CNBC that 5G, AI and product feature improvements will transform smartphones over the next few years.
Shares of Samsung Electronics finished higher Thursday despite a bad third quarter. Here's why investors are optimistic on the stock.
Exact details about what went wrong with Samsung's Galaxy Note S7 remain unclear, says Mark Newman, managing director at Bernstein.
Samsung's lower profits were expected due to its Note S7 troubles but its display and DRAM units improved, says Kiwoom Securities' Daniel Dongwon Yoo.
Moor Insights & Strategy's Patrick Moorhead says that Samsung will give investors more confidence if it announced what exactly went wrong with the S7.
Markets know that Samsung will be hurt by its recall, the question is how it will turn things around, says Susquehanna Financial Group's Mehdi Hosseini.
Three new Apple iPhones are coming next year, all with glass backings, an industry source told the Nikkei Asian Review.
The Motley Fool's Evan Niu talks about why Google's new smartphone is not much of a threat and why Apple stands to benefit from Samsung's Note 7 woes.
After reporting three straight quarters of lower year-over-year sales, Apple says it is returning to growth.
With 45.5 million units, the company reported more iPhone sales than expected during the quarter.
Sprint's CEO called the acquisition "a bold move" while also reiterating the need for regulation.
Global smartwatch shipments tanked 51.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, dragged down by the likes of Apple and Lenovo.
Xiaomi's Mi Note 2 is unlikely to win over users of the more high-end Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled, says IDC's Tay Xiaohan.
Poor Samsung. Even the leader of the free world won't spare them from ridicule, The Verge reports.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's U.S. unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note 7 customers.