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  • India Smartphone Shipments Soar to 39 Million in Q1 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 27, 2021
    According to new research from our Smartphone Country Tracker, India smartphone shipments soared 26% YoY to 39 million units in Q1 2021. This was India’s... ...
  • A Coming Replacement Boom for UK Smartphones?

    by David Kerr | Apr 19, 2021
    As we are solidly into Q2 with a very strong performance in terms of smartphone shipments already in the books north of 340M, we have taken a deeper dive in to ... ...
  • Brazil Smartphone Market Dynamics to Alter in 2021?

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 13, 2021
    How is the exit of LG and the decline of Huawei set to alter the Brazilian smartphone market landscape in 2021? Our detailed analysis is available here from the... ...
  • Motorola is Back (in France)

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2021
    Motorola is relaunching in Europe. For example, it wants 10% smartphone marketshare in France by 2022, up from 1% a year ago. Realistic goal... or a marketing ... ...
  • OnePlus 9 Series Launched with Hasselblad Cameras

    by Rajeev Nair | Mar 24, 2021
    OnePlus launched its next flagship iterates in OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro while partnering with Swedish camera manufacturer, Victor Hasselblad AB. The vendor m... ...
  • Apple to Begin iPhone 12 Manufacturing in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Mar 11, 2021
    Apple is commencing the manufacturing of its flagship iPhone 12 in India. The move comes as it begins to find feet in the world’s second largest market. O... ...
  • 2020: 7 of the 10 Smartphones shipped to Kenya were Chinese

    by Rajeev Nair | Mar 04, 2021
    Chinese smartphone makers have taken over the Kenyan smartphone market in 2020. As our latest report available  here from Smartphone Country Share Tracker ... ...
  • Cheapest 5G Phone of India?

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 25, 2021
    Realme launched the next iterations of its Narzo series smartphone in India. Of the two models Realme Narzo 30 Pro is 5G capable and is being touted as the chea... ...
  • Vivo Set for Europe Top-5 Smartphone Rank

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 24, 2021
    Vivo (of China) is expanding swiftly across the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, France, Germany and elsewhere. Vivo stands a good chance of being a top-5 Eur... ...
  • Indonesian Smartphone Market Declined in 2020

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 24, 2021
    Indonesia is the largest smartphone market in Q4 2020 and of the 45 tracked in our recently published report. The report with detailed analysis is available her... ...
  • Chinese Vendor Share Grew 2X+ in Romania in 2020.

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 17, 2021
    Romanian smartphone market while being stagnant by shipments in 2020 has witnessed strong growth of the Chinese vendors in the last one year. Their combined mar... ...
  • Q4’20: Online Channels Account for Over Half the Smartphones in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 08, 2021
    Online distribution channels for smartphones continued to dominate the Indian market in Q4 2020. Detailed channel, sub channel analysis and estimates available ... ...
  • Smartphones to be Pricier in India in 2021?

    by Rajeev Nair | Feb 03, 2021
    In the just concluded budget announcement, Indian government has removed exemptions on multiple mobile components and most of this to come into effect from Apri... ...
  • Q4’20: Double Digit growth back in India Smartphone Market

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 30, 2021
    Making up for the slowdown induced by the COVID lock downs, in the first half of the year. The Indian smartphone market grew in double digits in Q4 2020. Detail... ...
  • iHunt Romania Expands Rugged Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 25, 2021
    Romanian company iHunt, which produces rugged smartphones and smartwatches under its own brand, has this week finally completed a long-awaited bond issue to rai... ...
  • LG’s Rollable Concept Smartphone @ CES 21

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 13, 2021
    LG provided a sneak-peak into its Rollable smartphone concept at the CES 2021. It falls under its “Explorer Project” just like the LG Wing. Our deta... ...
  • Mara Launches Ethical Phone in UK

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 07, 2021
    African ethical smartphone maker, Mara Phones, recently launched for the first time in the United Kingdom. Its X1 and Z1 midrange Android models sell for ... ...
  • Xiaomi’s Mi 10i 5G Launched in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 06, 2021
    Xiaomi launched Mi 10i 5G in India with a completely ‘Made in India’ tag. The vendor has been the market leader in smartphone segment, in India... ...
  • Xiaomi Quadruples Marketshare in Europe

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our Country Share Tracker (CST) shows Xiaomi has quadrupled its smartphone revenue share to a record high of 8% in Western Europe in the secon... ...
  • Xiaomi is No.3 in UK

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    In a stunning quarter, Xiaomi cemented its position as the 3rd most popular smartphone brand in the UK during Q3 2020. Its shipments and marketshare have DOUBLE... ...

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