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  • Apple iPhone 5G Supercycle

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Apple delivered a record iPhone performance in Q4 2020, despite virus panic and demand stagnation. Apple soared in developed markets with its 5G iPhone 12 and i... ...
  • Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 1.3 Billion in 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Global smartphone shipments hit 1.3 billion units last year in 2020. Apple iPhone and Xiaomi delivered a strong fourth quarter, while Huawei and others lagged b... ...
  • The New Honor Launched its First Smartphone Model V40 after Independence

    by Yiwen Wu | Jan 22, 2021
    Honor launched its first model after spinning out from Huawei. The new 5G model - Honor V40 - is powered by MTK Dimensity 1000+ chipset and is equipped with a 6... ...
  • Samsung S21 8K Video Snap

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 15, 2021
    Samsung this week launched its new Galaxy S21 smartphone portfolio. It is a premium range of 5G Android models with bright screens, rich cameras, and fanc... ...
  • Lava Sells Made-to-Order Phone

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 07, 2021
    Lava, this week, has launched a made-to-order smartphone service in India. You can buy a Z2, Z4 or Z6 Android handset and customize it with myZ by 66 "unique" ... ...
  • Apple iPhone Installed Base to Grow 9% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service forecasts the global installed base of Apple iPhone to grow +9% in 2021. We expect strong upgrades to new ... ...
  • Smartphone Replacement Cycle Will Recover in 2021

    by Boris Metodiev | Dec 17, 2020
    Global smartphone replacement rate reached the peak in 2013, when operator subsidies also reached the record-high level. However, replacement rate has been expe... ...
  • CES 2021: What to Expect

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    Tradeshow season is fast approaching. CES is upon us and takes place from January 11 to 14, 2021. The event is 100% online and will be livestreamed daily. We lo... ...
  • Japan, South Korea and Australia Will Have the Highest Smartphone ASP in 2021

    by Boris Metodiev | Dec 09, 2020
    Global smartphone wholesale (trade) revenues are expected to decrease -9% YoY in 2020, as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. We expect revenues to reb... ...
  • Top 5 Smartphone Trends for 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Many will want to forget 2020. But what does next year bring for the smartphone industry? We look here at five top trends that will move or shake markets ... ...
  • Smartphone Inventory Stabilizes

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service finds global smartphone inventory levels stabilized in the month of October 2020. Despite coronavirus, US-China ... ...
  • US Unlocked Smartphone Sales Grow 6%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Despite coronavirus, unlocked smartphone shipments in the United States posted +6% YoY growth in Q3 2020. America consumers are trading down to lower-cost smart... ...
  • OPPO Won More Carrier Partners in Europe in Q3 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | Nov 19, 2020
    OPPO smartphone business grew +7% YoY in Q3 2020. With 9% volume share, OPPO ranked sixth in global smartphone market this quarter. OPPO’s performance in... ...
  • Xiaomi Ranked the Fourth Largest Smartphone Vendor by Revenue in Q3 2020

    by Linda Sui | Nov 18, 2020
    According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone wholesale revenue went down -9% YoY in Q3 2020. Apple ... ...
  • HMD (Nokia) Fails with Smartphone Transition

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 13, 2020
    HMD (Nokia) total global handset shipments dropped -10% YoY in Q3 2020. That was 8 out of the last 9 quarters registering a YoY decline in volume. The main reas... ...
  • Google Pixel Continued the Downturn Track in Q3 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | Nov 13, 2020
    Google’s Pixel smartphone business continued the downturn track in Q3 2020 while it launched the new Pixel 4A 4G model. Google unveiled two 5G models - P... ...
  • Q3’20: Vivo Hits Highest Volumes, Revenues

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 11, 2020
    Per our recent insight report on Vivo, available here, from the Wireless Smartphone Strategy (WSS) Service, the vendor's smartphone shipments grew in doubl... ...
  • Honor is World's No.7 Smartphone Brand

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service shows Honor is now the world’s 7th largest smartphone brand. Bigger than Motorola and LG combined. What is... ...
  • Lenovo-Motorola’s Smartphone Business Back in the Red

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 11, 2020
    Lenovo-Motorola total global smartphone shipments fell -4% YoY in Q3 2020. As a result, the company dropped to number eight in the ranking of the largest smartp... ...
  • LG Doubles Smartphone Share in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 09, 2020
    LG pretty much doubled its smartphone marketshare in Canada during the third quarter of 2020. This was LG's fastest growth in the country for more than a decad... ...

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