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  • Global Smartphone Shipments Grew +3% YoY in Jan 2021

    by Abhilash Kumar | Feb 26, 2021
    Strategy Analytics tracked global smartphone shipments (sell in) grew 3% YoY in Jan 2021. Sales (sell through) to end-users also improved 10% annually. Apple to... ...
  • Q4 ’20: Google: Fails in Meeting Expectations

    by Abhilash Kumar | Feb 25, 2021
    Google’s smartphone business was unable to meet expectations in Q4 2020. Shipments declined -54% YoY but were up 56% QoQ due to new launches and seasonali... ...
  • 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... ...
  • TCL Intros 4G Kidswatch at 1&1 in Germany

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 24, 2021
    Mobile operator, 1&1, has partnered recently with TCL to launch a 4G kidswatch in Germany. TCL's Movetime Family Watch MT40 comes with LTE videocalling, an... ...
  • Huawei Mate X2: Bigger in every way, but why?

    by Ken Hyers | Feb 24, 2021
    Huawei this week revealed its newest foldable, the Huawei Mate X2.  The newest flagship from the Chinese smartphone maker boasts a sizeable foldable displa... ...
  • 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... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 26 - VR for Good with Dr. Tom Furness

    by Chris Schreiner | Feb 23, 2021
    Lisa talks with the "grandfather of VR", Dr. Tom Furness from the University of Washington. They talk about the potential for virtual and augmented reality, the... ...
  • OPPO Wireless Air Charging for Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 23, 2021
    OPPO introduced today, in China, its prototype Wireless Air Charging (WAC) accessory for smartphones. OPPO WAC will enable your 5G handset to re... ...
  • Worldwide Covid Cases Fall by HALF

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 22, 2021
    Encouraging news today from the World Health Organization (source). WHO says new Covid cases worldwide have fallen by HALF from 5 million per week on January 4... ...
  • Huawei X2 Foldable Has 8-Inch Screen

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 22, 2021
    Huawei today launched its new Mate X2 foldable with a huge 8-inch display. The X2 costs almost $3,000 and is the world’s most-expensive mainstream smartp... ...
  • Q4 ’20: HMD Returned to Profit

    by Abhilash Kumar | Feb 22, 2021
    HMD (Nokia) returned to profit for both smartphone and feature phone divisions. This is driven by company redoubling its effort on higher end smartphones which ... ...
  • Apple Took 55% of Global Smartphone Value Share in Q4 2020

    by Linda Sui | Feb 19, 2021
    According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service: VALUE SHARE: Global Smartphone Revenue, ASP and Profit by Vendor by P... ...
  • Smartphone Instalment Plans in Uganda

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 18, 2021
    We note Airtel Uganda, a carrier, has this month launched its Kwata Essimu credit scheme to allow customers to buy a new smartphone and pay by instalm... ...
  • G&D Brings eSIM Phones to Pakistan

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 18, 2021
    We notice Ufone, a mobile operator, has this month introduced a new eSIM program in Pakistan. This is Pakistan's first-ever eSIM rollout. The launch... ...
  • 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... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 25 - Charting a Decade of UX Innovation in Connected Experiences

    by Chris Schreiner | Feb 16, 2021
    Chris welcomes back Kevin Nolan, VP of UX Innovation at Strategy Analytics, to take a look at the progress that has been made in consumer device UX over the pas... ...
  • From Essential to Nothing

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 16, 2021
    As you may recall, former Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, once launched his Essential smartphone to crazy hype in the US way back in 2017. Essen... ...
  • Pixelworks Pushes into 5G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    Pixelworks, of the US, has caught our eye. The processor firm -- famous for improving cinema flicks and home projectors -- is now driving a big push ... ...
  • Facebook to Launch a Smartwatch?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    New rumors this month suggest Facebook is developing a 4G or 5G smartwatch. Why might it make a "Facewatch"? What could it look like? Do US consumers care? Wha... ...

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