Devices > Emerging Devices Blog

  • Smartphone Displays: Larger, Brighter, Bendy

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    Latest research from our Techs (EDT) service finds the vast majority of smartphones sold worldwide today employ a screen larger than 6 inches. Display size is v... ...
  • Apple AirPods Max Go Over-Ear

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 08, 2020
    Apple today launched AirPods Max -- its first over-ear design for Bluetooth headphones. They cost US$549 retail and wil... ...
  • FHD Smartphones to Grow 20% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New, research from our EDT (Techs) service predicts global FHD and FHD+ smartphone displays will grow a healthy +20% in 2021. FHD / FHD+ is popular in high-end... ...
  • OPPO is World's Third 5G Phone Vendor

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service shows OPPO was the world's third largest 5G smartphone vendor by revenue in Q3 2020. OPPO's 5G revenue marketshare ha... ...
  • 5G Phone Revenues to Grow 9% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    A new forecast, from our EDT (Techs) service, predicts global 5G smartphone revenues will grow a healthy +9% next year in 2021. Hundreds of millions of consume... ...
  • OPPO X 2021 - Rollable smartphones Coming in 2022

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Nov 17, 2020
    On 17.11.2020 at OPPO INNO day 2020 the company showcased one of the most interesting concept phones for a long time, the OPPO X 2021. The OPPO X 2021 is a rol... ...
  • Qualcomm gets waiver to sell Huawei chips for 4G product? Why does it matter?

    by David Kerr | Nov 16, 2020
    Multiple sources have reported and Qualcomm confirmed today  that is has been granted a waiver to offer chips for "some 4G products" in a potential easing... ...
  • 5G Phones Grow 1500% YoY in Q3 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 12, 2020
    Global 5G smartphone shipments jumped +1,500% YoY to an all-time high in Q3 2020. The 5G category is a rare beacon of growth in a mobile industry grappling wit... ...
  • Pegatron Upsets Apple

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 10, 2020
    Apple this week said its iPhone partner, Pegatron, of Taiwan, has been put on probation for misuse of labor. Pegatron is said to have overw... ...
  • Xiaomi Builds a Smart Factory for Smart Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 09, 2020
    Xiaomi is currently building a fully automated, unmanned factory to assemble smartphones in China. This new method could substantially lower the cost of 5G hand... ...
  • Huawei Retains Top 5G Phone Spot

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 09, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service shows Huawei was once again the world's top 5G smartphone vendor in the third quarter of 2020. The Chinese brand ... ...
  • Western European Countries Lead in 5G Share of Smartphone Sales

    by Ken Hyers | Oct 22, 2020
    In terms of sheer volumes China and the USA lead in 5G smartphone sales. But in key Western European markets, consumers are fast adopting 5G smartphones. Swit... ...
  • Argentina 5G Phone Outlook

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 21, 2020
    Argentina -- South America's 3rd largest economy -- is in a terrible mess right now. Covid cases have sadly topped a million. GDP is plunging -10%. Forex broke... ...
  • eSIM to Grow 40% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 20, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service forecasts global eSIM smartphone sales to grow a robust +40% next year in 2021. Led by Samsu... ...
  • Li-Fi vs. Wi-Fi Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 15, 2020
    Li-Fi is like Wi-Fi, but faster. OPPO and others are prototyping Li-Fi smartphones, ready to download superfast wireless data by light. Is Li-Fi the new Wi-Fi? ... ...
  • 5G Phone Sales to Grow 150% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 14, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service forecasts worldwide 5G smartphone sales to grow a healthy +150% in 2021. The latest Apple iPhone 12 hitting stor... ...
  • 5G Smartphone Prices Plunge -50%

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    Global 5G smartphone ASPs have plunged by almost 50% in the past year. Cheaper components and a flood of lower-cost models from China are driving down prices. H... ...
  • 1 in 5 Smartphones Support Qi Wireless Charging

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service finds 22% of all smartphones sold worldwide supported Qi RX wireless charging in 2019. Penetration will double to a fo... ...
  • Low-Cost 5G Phones Target the US

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 01, 2020
    Our new analysis finds 5G smartphone prices are falling faster than many expected. Three new 5G smartphones this quarter, from Motorola, LG and TCL, using ... ...
  • HMD Global / Nokia Brings its Power Earbuds Stateside

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 23, 2020
    HMD Global, better known as Nokia, announced that it is bringing its Power Earbuds to the USA. The Totally Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds space, established b... ...

Let's talk

Now you know a little about us, get in touch and tell us what your business problem is.
Inquiry / Message:

please enter captcha from left