During the month of December 2019, around 1050 online news were published on mobile handsets in local online portals. The news were published on some 400 online portals. A total of 16 handset-manufacturing companies came in online news during the month. Samsung Mobile made the highest appearance on portals with 277 online reports. More than 26 % online news, published on handsets, were on Samsung handsets. Samsung launched a good number of smartphones in the then outgoing year 2019. Huawei, which is posing strong competition against Samsung, became news in 166 online reports. iPhone-producing Apple Inc. maintained third place with 147 news. Chinese giants Oppo and Xiaomi became the fourth and fifth most highlighted handset-manufacturing companies, by appearing in 97 and 65 online news respectively, followed by Walton, Vivo, Nokia, Motorola, OnePlus, ZTE, Microsoft, Sony, LG, Finney and Reliance Mobile.