Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • How Much is an iPhone 13 Pro Max?

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research (here) from our Smartphone Model Tracker shows the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G is selling for an impressive $1,100 wholesale on average in the Unite... ...
  • Samsung A12 Grabs 7% Share in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research (here) from our Smartphone Model Tracker confirms Samsung Galaxy A12 was the no.1 bestselling Android smartphone in Canada with a record 7% markets... ...
  • Samsung S21 is No.1 US Android Phone

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Recent research (here) from our Smartphone Model Tracker confirms Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is the no.1 bestselling Android smartphone model in the valuable US mark... ...
  • Banded vs. TWS Bluetooth Headsets

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Choosing the right formfactor for your Bluetooth headset is a mission-critical decision. Get it wrong, and sales will flop. TWS designs can be lighter or cheap... ...
  • Top 5 Countries for TWS Headphones

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    The TWS Bluetooth headset market is booming. Global industry revenues will soar +37% next year. Apple, Beats and others lead the way. New research (here) from ... ...
  • Bluetooth Headset Installed Base to Grow 36% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Wired music headphones are going the way of the dinosaurs. Most major smartphone models today are removing the 3.5mm plug jack, forcing the headset industry to ... ...
  • Samsung is Clear No.1 at Verizon

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research (here) from our Smartphone Country Tracker confirms Samsung has improved its position as the no.1 cellphone brand at Verizon Wireles... ...
  • Apple iPhone Shipments by Model

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Despite component shortages and manufacturing disruption, Apple iPhone shipments grew +7% YoY worldwide in Q3 2021. The iPhone 12 is its top model for now, but... ...
  • Samsung is No.1 in 4G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Many people today forget that the global 4G LTE smartphone and featurephone industry actually remains huge. By shipments, 4G is bigger (for now) than 5G in 202... ...
  • 5G is Now 1/3 of All Phone Sales

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    Recent research (here) from our Emerging Techs (EDT) service finds that 5G penetrated more than one-third of all mobile phone shipments worldwide for the first ... ...
  • Untethered VR to Hit $6B by 2026

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research from our Wearables tracker (here) forecasts the global untethered VR headset market to be worth US$6 billion by 2026. By segment, we find smartpho... ...
  • OLED Screens to Reach 80% of Smartwatches in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    New research (here) from our Wearables tracker forecasts over 80% of all smartwatches sold worldwide will use an OLED display in 2022. OLED delivers a high-qua... ...
  • Hearables to Grow 60% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2021
    We forecast global hearables sales will rise over +60% in 2022, from a low base, as consumers begin to embrace ear-based biometrics. Samsung, Bose, JBL, Huawei... ...
  • Jio led the KaiOS Powered Devices Shipments for Q3 2021

    by Abhilash Kumar | Nov 10, 2021
    The global KaiOS feature phone shipments grew both annually 125% YoY and sequentially 181% QoQ in Q3 2021. The growth is due to increase in JioPhone shipments i... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 63 - Equitable Healthcare Design with Dr. Santosh Basapur

    by Chris Schreiner | Nov 09, 2021
    Friend of the podcast Dr. Santosh Basapur returns to discuss a new equitable health care design project he is heading up, which tackles the biggest problems in ... ...
  • Q3’21: Faster Geo-Diversification a Must for vivo?

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 08, 2021
    vivo, grew its global smartphone shipments by 4% annually, in Q3 2021. It held a marketshare of 10% during the quarter. Our latest analysis on the world’s... ...
  • European Boost for HMD (Nokia) in Q3 2021

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 08, 2021
    HMD (Nokia) global handset wholesale revenue went up +28% YoY, handset ASP increased +44% YoY, while operating margin hit its highest point ever for the company... ...
  • Xiaomi Back to Third Place in Global Smartphone Market in Q3 2021

    by Yiwen Wu | Nov 08, 2021
    Xiaomi’ global smartphone shipments fell -6% YoY in Q3 2021. Xiaomi yield its second position to Apple and ranked the third in global smartphone market by... ...
  • The Coming Challenge for High-kWh EVs – Home Charging Education and Expense

    by Edward Sanchez | Nov 05, 2021
    With Tesla stock’s stratospheric performance, Lucid’s IPO, and Rivian’s pending IPO, and the splashy unveiling of the Ford F-150 Lightning, aw... ...
  • Samsung Smartphone to Lead in 9 out of 15 Major Countries in Q3 2021

    by Woody Oh | Nov 05, 2021
    Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor by shipment volume in Q3 2021, captured top spot in 9 out of 15 major countries that we track, including the US, ... ...

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