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  • Q2’20 : India Smartphone Market in Steepest Decline Yet

    by Rajeev Nair | Jul 29, 2020
    COVID-19 pulled down the Indian smartphone market by -46% annually and -37% sequentially in Q2 2020. It was the steepest ever decline witnessed by the world&rsq... ...
  • India Smartphone Market set to Alter?

    by Rajeev Nair | Jul 17, 2020
    Indian smartphone market owing to internal and external factors is set to alter in the near future. The current Geo-political and Socio-economic dynamics favor ... ...
  • VinSmart Enters 5G Segment with Vsmart Aris 5G

    by Rajeev Nair | Jul 07, 2020
    VinSmart, the home grown smartphone firm from Vietnam, announced its entry into the 5G segment with Vsmart Aris 5G device.  It would be the first Vietnames... ...
  • OPPO A52 Launched in Kenya

    by Rajeev Nair | Jul 06, 2020
    OPPO has launched its mid-range A52 smartphone in the Kenyan market. This comes a month into the launch of its A92, here. Clearly OPPO is ramping up in Africa w... ...
  • Samsung’s Time to Reclaim India Smartphone Throne?

    by Rajeev Nair | Jun 25, 2020
    Is the current consumer sentiment turning against the Chinese smartphone vendors an opportunity for Samsung in India? Can it reclaim the top position in 2020, a... ...
  • Galaxy A21s Launched in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Jun 18, 2020
    Samsung launched its Galaxy A21s in the India market. The vendor has been ramping up its mid-price tier smartphone line up in recent times. Samsung was ranked t... ...
  • Q1’20: COVID Took Down Most Smartphone Markets

    by Rajeev Nair | May 22, 2020
    The “Next 45 markets” that we track accounted for 26% of the global smartphone shipments in Q1 2020. Most of these markets declined. The latest repo... ...
  • Q1’20: Online Channels were Prominent for Smartphones in India

    by Rajeev Nair | May 08, 2020
    What was the channel strategy and structure for Indian Smartphone vendors in Q1 2020? How much share the online channels garner. Please find the detailed analys... ...
  • UK Smartphones: What will Q2 Bring?

    by David Kerr | May 07, 2020
    7.4 million handsets shipped in the UK in Q4 2019 but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown had a dire impact with shipments falling to 5M in Q1 2020. Wh... ...
  • India Smartphone Market Declines in Q1’ 2020

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 27, 2020
    India Smartphone market declined by -3% annually and -20% sequentially, in Q1 2020. Detailed analysis is available here, from our Smartphone Country Share Track... ...
  • India: Smartphone Online Channel Share to Skyrocket in 2020

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 20, 2020
    India is set to witness a sharp increase in the share of online channel for smartphones in 2020. A detailed analysis is available here, from our Smartphone Coun... ...
  • iPhone SE Takes COVID Headon?

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 16, 2020
    Apple launched the 2nd generation of iPhone SE in USA on 16 April 2020. Detailed analysis of Apple iPhone and quarterly estimates by models, is available from o... ...
  • Can LG’s VELVET Reverse its Fortunes?

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 15, 2020
    LG recently announced its new phone “LG VELVET” and to be made available for retail in the month of May 2020. The new smartphone has incorporated ma... ...
  • 50% Tax Raise to Derail Indian Smartphone Market in 2020

    by Rajeev Nair | Mar 17, 2020
    The Indian government’s decision to raise Goods and Services Tax rates on smartphones from 12% to 18% has the potential to bring the Indian Smartphone gro... ...
  • Q4’19: India Smartphone Market Continued its Double Digit Growth

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 29, 2020
    The India smartphone market grew by 14% annually in Q4 2019, per our latest report available here from the Smartphone Country Share Tracker (SCST) service. For ... ...
  • Russia Smartphone Sales Hit New Record

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 03, 2019
    Russia, the world’s 6th largest mobile market, delivered record smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2019. Samsung, Huawei and others are in the r... ...
  • Xiaomi Starts to Sell Smartphones in Japan from Dec 2019

    by Woody Oh | Dec 02, 2019
    According to the recent tweet posted by Xiaomi Japan, it is almost certain that Xiaomi starts to sell its branded smartphones from December 9, 2019 in Japan. X... ...
  • Kakao Launches 5G Social Phone for Korea

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 30, 2019
    Kakao has launched a 5G smartphone optimized for Kakao social media and other apps in South Korea. It is obviously a vehicle to sell more Kakao services to... ...
  • Q3’19: Samsung Led in Multiple Smaller Smartphone Markets

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 29, 2019
    Per our recent report, on the “Next Forty Five” smartphone market available here, from the Smartphone Country Share Tracker (SCST) Service, Samsung ... ...
  • vivo Launches U20 in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 25, 2019
    vivo strengthened its U series line up in India with the launch of vivo U20. The vendor was close on the heels of Samsung in Q3 2019, for the second position in... ...

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