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  • Baidu & Qualcomm Target China AI Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 08, 2017
    Qualcomm and Baidu have announced this week that they will work together in 2018 on a voice-first smart-assistant optimized for the China smartphone a... ...
  • Top Five Smartphone Tech Predictions for 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2017
    A new report, from our Emerging Devices (EDS) service, predicts five important trends that will emerge in the global handset enabling technologies market d... ...
  • Samsung Retakes No.1 Handset Spot in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 23, 2017
    According to our EDS (Devices) service, Samsung overtook Apple iPhone in Canada handset shipments for the first time in two years during Q3 2017. Samsung’... ...
  • Razer Launches Its First Gaming Phone

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 06, 2017
    Razer introduces its first ever smartphone, true to the company’s motto “made by gamers, for gamers”. The aptly named Razer Phone is powered b... ...
  • Handset Shipments Reach Half-Billion Units

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 03, 2017
    According to our EDS (Devices) service, global handset shipments grew a steady +3% annually in Q3 2017. Robust demand for LTE models across Asia pushed worldwid... ...
  • Q3’17: LG’s Revenues, ASP’s Rise but Profitability Fell

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 31, 2017
    Handset shipments for LG declined by -15% annually, in Q3’17. Profitability too took a hit on account of higher marketing expenses, on its flagship promot... ...
  • True Foldable-Display Smartphones to Come in 2018

    by Ken Hyers | Oct 26, 2017
    Strategy Analytics’ Emerging Devices practice has published a new report that details the evolution of foldable handsets and dual-screen smartphones and f... ...
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an Integral Part of a Modern Smartphone

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 19, 2017
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become and important differentiator among smartphones. Virtual Assistants, machine learning and on-device AI are all important ... ...
  • India 4G Feature Phone Segment Getting More Vibrant

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 18, 2017
    There is growing competition to Reliance – Jio in the new 4G Feature Phone segment in India. The latest entrant being Micromax, with its Bharat 1 device. ... ...
  • ZTE Axon M : ZTE Revives the Flip Phone

    by Ken Hyers | Oct 17, 2017
    ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone with a strikingly new form-factor. The Axon M is arguably the most innovative new design in smartphones since the first iPhone... ...
  • What is the Future for Fingerprint Sensors?

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    With Apple abandoning fingerprint authentication for its flagship iPhone X, what is the future for this technology? Will other handset makers follow suit,... ...
  • Bitcoin Hits Record High

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    Bitcoin, a digital currency, soared to a record high in recent days. As Wikileaks posted recently, the price of Bitcoin has jumped from US$0.06 i... ...
  • TCL-Alcatel Sells Half Its Phone Business

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 11, 2017
    After years of relentless decline and disastrous missteps, TCL-Alcatel has finally admitted defeat and sold half its mobile phone business to outside inves... ...
  • Nokia Stops Development of OZO VR Camera

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 10, 2017
    Today, 10th of October 2017 Nokia announced that it will stop the development of its industry leading professional virtual reality camera OZO. Nokia justifies t... ...
  • What is Next for Handset and Smartphone Displays?

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 04, 2017
    What is the first thing that catches the eye on a handset once it is turned on? The display. The display has long been the main technology that defines usabil... ...
  • Refurbished handset sales growing, but India market largely untapped

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 27, 2017
    Refurbished handset sales continue to grow, by double-digit percentages year-on-year in 2017. Strategy Analytics’ Emerging Device Strategies practice find... ...
  • Ten Emerging Technologies Powering Smartphones

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 26, 2017
    Today’s smartphones are loaded with advanced sensors and technologies. These have allowed the modern smartphone to replace PCs, standalone cameras, naviga... ...
  • Is WiGig Dead?

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 26, 2017
    In a recent announcement that flew under the radar screen for most of the industry, Asus introduced the world’s first WiGig smartphone with Gigabit LTE. I... ...
  • Google Buys HTC Pixel

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 21, 2017
    As expected, Google this week purchased HTC’s Pixel unit, taking on half the company’s handset R&D team. Google has paid US$1 billion to (once a... ...
  • Apple iPhone X -- Which Technologies Matter Most

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 13, 2017
    Apple introduced the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X on Sep 12, 2017. Our EDS (Devices) service guides the most important TECHNOLOGIES you need to be aware of in... ...