Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • 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... ...
  • Realme is no.1 in Philippines

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    In a stunning quarter, Realme became the no.1 smartphone brand in the Philippines for the first time ever during the third quarter of 2020. Realme has soared f... ...
  • Tecno Smartphones Slip in Nigeria

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Nigeria is Africa's biggest smartphone market by volume. Tecno remains the no.1 smartphone brand there. But its dominance is slipping. We estimate its marketsh... ...
  • FHD Smartphones to Grow 20% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New, research from our EDT (Techs) service predicts global FHD and FHD+ smartphone displays will grow a healthy +20% in 2021. FHD / FHD+ is popular in high-end... ...
  • OPPO is World's Third 5G Phone Vendor

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service shows OPPO was the world's third largest 5G smartphone vendor by revenue in Q3 2020. OPPO's 5G revenue marketshare ha... ...
  • 5G Phone Revenues to Grow 9% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    A new forecast, from our EDT (Techs) service, predicts global 5G smartphone revenues will grow a healthy +9% next year in 2021. Hundreds of millions of consume... ...
  • Samsung A51 Grabs 3% Share of Russia Phone Market

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Samsung Galaxy A51 captured a healthy 3% marketshare and became the no.1 model in Russia in Q3 2020. Russia is Europe's largest smartphone market by volum... ...
  • iQOO is China's No.1 Smartphone Model

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    In a landmark event, the iQOO U1 became the no.1 bestselling smartphone MODEL in China in Q3 2020. It is the first time an iQOO model has reached the top ... ...
  • Xiaomi Note 9 is No.1 Phone Model in Indonesia

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Indonesia is one of the "big 5" smartphone markets in Asia. It is bigger than Japan and thrice the size of Australia. Indonesia today is dominated by... ...
  • VinSmart To Enter USA 5G Market

    by Rajeev Nair | Dec 04, 2020
    VinSmart, the third largest smartphone vendor in Vietnam, per our most recent report available here from the Smartphone Country Share T... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 19 - Fitness Tech UX

    by Chris Schreiner | Dec 01, 2020
    Chris, Lisa, and Derek work out the user experience of fitness tech, discussing what data needs to be collected and how it needs to be protected. They run throu... ...
  • The Future of Connected Car Advertising

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 30, 2020
    “Ads definitely work, but we can’t tell you how or why or give you any evidence,” – Tim Hwang, research fellow, Georgetown Center f... ...
  • The 6 GHz Band will be Key for 5G Growth; Regulators and Standards Bodies Should Act in 2021

    by Philip Kendall | Nov 27, 2020
    Spectrum has always been the lifeblood of the mobile industry, an asset fought over in terms of what represents fair allocation between operators in a market an... ...
  • Capturing the Opportunities of 4G Migration and Building Foundations for 5G

    by Philip Kendall | Nov 25, 2020
    Strategy Analytics presented recently at the MBB Foundation Summit at Huawei’s Global MBB Forum 2020. We spoke on ‘Capturing the Opportunities of 4G... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 18 - Remote Parties

    by Chris Schreiner | Nov 24, 2020
    As we enter the holiday season, the ongoing pandemic means many holiday gatherings in the US and Europe will need to be virtual. This episode looks at the user ... ...
  • GM's Wrong Way Insurance Plan

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 24, 2020
    Word arrived last week that General Motors was returning to the car insurance business, after a decade-long sojourn post-bankruptcy, in the form of a tie up wit... ...

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