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  • Huawei Launched 4G-only P50 Series in China

    by Yiwen Wu | Jul 30, 2021
    Huawei launched 4G-only P50 series in China. The new models come with Huawei’s latest camera technology and preload Harmony OS. The starting price of P50 ... ...
  • China Becomes iPhone’s Largest Market

    by Boris Metodiev | Jul 29, 2021
    Apple’s global iPhone shipments beat expectations and grew +15% in Q2 2021, despite supply constraints. Apple expanded in all six global regions in Q2 20... ...
  • Tablet Market Posts 5th Quarter of Growth but Supply Constraints Limit Progress

    by Eric Smith | Jul 29, 2021
    Hybrid work and more digitized classrooms continue to drive record tablet demand midway through 2021, as Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, and Amazon all posted strong re... ...
  • Global Smartphone Shipments Grew +11% YoY in Q2 2021

    by Linda Sui | Jul 29, 2021
    According to the latest research report from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew +11% YoY in Q2 2021, with the volume of 314.2 million units. T... ...
  • Q2’21: India Smartphone Market Slows Amidst Pandemic’s Second Wave

    by Rajeev Nair | Jul 29, 2021
    India smartphone market declined by -15% sequentially in Q2 2021. The world’s second largest smartphone market however did grow annually. This being more ... ...
  • Online Phone Sales Grow 8% in Germany

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 28, 2021
    New research from SA predicts sales of smartphones thru online retail channels in Germany will grow a decent +8% this year in 2021. Germany is the biggest smar... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 48 - International Travel in 2021: A Literal User Journey

    by Chris Schreiner | Jul 27, 2021
    As vaccination rates increase, travel corridors are slowly opening up. What does international travel look like during this time? Lisa recently traveled from th... ...
  • WiFi in Smartphones: Ubiquitous and Useful

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 26, 2021
    WiFi in smartphones is as ubiquitous as cellular radios – 100% of smartphones sold today have WiFi.  Surprisingly, a (much smaller) proportion of fea... ...
  • What is the Future for Smartrings?

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 26, 2021
    Smartrings are a niche wearable so far. But there are signs of renewed interest, from Oura and others. Sometimes worn by royalty, like Prince Harry. What is the... ...
  • Ever evolving Bluetooth standards are powerful connectivity enablers

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 23, 2021
    Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology that lets handsets communicate with other devices.  The first Bluetooth handset was launched in 1999.  ... ...
  • The Wireless Phone is Still Wired

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 22, 2021
    Practically all handsets sold globally now use a USB type connector to connect the phone to a charger and for wired data transfer.  While USB Type-C is the... ...
  • The smartphone is the only camera you'll ever need

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 21, 2021
    Cameras are one of the most important features for consumers when choosing a smartphone to purchase, right up with battery life and not far behind OS choice and... ...
  • Smartphones add ever more advanced Wireless Connectivity Solutions

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 20, 2021
    The modern smartphone is a wireless marvel. Not just because of its cellular capabilities, but also because of the way that a range of wireless connectivity so... ...
  • OnePlus to Launch 5G AI / AR Smartphone

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    OnePlus next week looks set to launch its new Nord 2 5G smartphone with enhanced AI and AR features. Nord 2 5G blends a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-... ...
  • BPP vs. EPP

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    The "spec wars" for dominance of the 1-billion-unit wireless-charging smartphone industry are heating up. In the blue corner, we have Baseline Power Profile (B... ...
  • Wireless Phone Charging to Grow 7% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service predicts global wireless charging phone (WCP) sales will grow a healthy +7% in 2022. Consumers and manufacturers... ...
  • SFR France Sees Smartphone Boom

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    Following a tough 2020, smartphone demand in France is soaring once again in 2021. There is a post-Covid bounce taking place. Smartphone shipments in France ju... ...
  • Average iPhone Price Soars to All-Time High

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from SA shows the global wholesale average selling price (ASP) of an Apple iPhone has hit a record high in the first half of 2021. The average iPh... ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    The Internet is reporting this week that details of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have (again) been leaked, this time in Canada. Officially not due until Augu... ...
  • VR Headset Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts the untethered VR headset market will be worth several billion dollars worldwide ... ...

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