Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • Germany Sells 7 Million Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 08, 2022
    Some 7 million smartphones were shipped in Germany in the final quarter of 2021. Growth was sluggish, dipping -1% YoY, due to Covid and inflation worries.... ...
  • Apple AirTag Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 08, 2022
    Bluetooth tracking devices have come of age. Those pocket-sized Bluetooth trackers -- to find your lost smartphone, luggage, or car keys -- are set to double i... ...
  • Dual-SIM Phone Sales to Grow 7% in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 08, 2022
    We forecast global dual-SIM smartphone shipments to grow an above-average +7% in 2022. Dual-SIM functionality has become a de-facto standard in almost all 4G a... ...
  • Apple & Samsung Own 90% of US 5G

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 08, 2022
    The results are in... and we find Apple iPhone and Samsung together captured an astonishing 90% share of all 5G smartphones s... ...
  • Canada Triples 5G

    by Neil Mawston | Apr 08, 2022
    Canada's 5G smartphone shipments tripled in 2021. It was one of the world's fastest-growing 5G markets last year. Motorola hit the jackpot in Canada, surging 1... ...
  • Q4’21: Regional Smartphone Revenues, ASP’s Hit Record Highs

    by Rajeev Nair | Apr 08, 2022
    Global Wholesale Smartphone Revenues scaled up to its highest ever to US$ 127.7 Billion in Q4 2021. Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi were the top three vendors in the ... ...
  • Would you buy a premium smartphone from Xiaomi?

    by David Kerr | Apr 07, 2022
    Xiaomi recently signaled its intention to compete for a share of the lucrative premium smartphone market with the introduction of its Xiaomi 12 series in the U... ...
  • Location Found - Bluetooth Trackers are Booming

    by Ken Hyers | Apr 07, 2022
    Bluetooth trackers are an emerging class of devices for locating lost objects. While 2021 was a boom year for Bluetooth trackers, as a class of devices they&rsq... ...
  • Smartphone Memory Market Posts Double-Digit Growth in 2021

    by Jeffrey Mathews | Apr 06, 2022
    The global smartphone memory market posted revenue of growth of more than 20 percent, clocking revenue of $51 Billion in 2021 according to Strategy Analytics Ha... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 83 - The Metaverse: A (Virtual and Augmented) Reality Check

    by Chris Schreiner | Apr 05, 2022
    Today we really go beyond the buzzwords and discuss in full the buzzword of the year: the metaverse. Chris welcomes David MacQueen from Strategy Analytics to di... ...
  • Podcast: The Metaverse: A Reality Check

    by David MacQueen | Apr 05, 2022
    What's a metaverse? Why is there so much hype? What's the status of it today and how will that evolve? Myself and Chris Schreiner discuss and dissect one of the... ...
  • Entry Becomes the Largest TWS Segment, Premium Most Valuable

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Apr 01, 2022
    Entry-tier becomes the biggest during 2022 as Premium-tier suffers momentarily stagnation due geopolitical uncertainty, inflation and looming recession. ... ...
  • HarmonyOS Grabs 4% Smartwatch Share

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    HarmonyOS -- a rival to Wear OS and watchOS -- hit a record high of 4% global smartwatch shipments marketshare in the second half of 2021. Coming from zer... ...
  • Are fitnessbands on the final lap?

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    New research (here) from our Wearables (WDE) team shows fitnessband shipments slumped -40% YoY worldwide in the final quarter of 2021. The fitband market is ta... ...
  • Huawei is Back!

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 31, 2022
    Huawei may have taken a knock in smartphones, but it is alive and kicking in wearables... New research this week from our Wearables (WDE) team shows Huawei ove... ...
  • Can Premium Smartphones Continue to grow in 2022 given headwinds?

    by David Kerr | Mar 31, 2022
    Over the last 5 years, shipments of premium smartphones priced over $600 have exploded. In 2021, these high tier and flagship devices captured 18% of volume ... ...
  • Global Smartphone Wholesale Revenue To Grow +3% YoY in 2022

    by Abhilash Kumar | Mar 31, 2022
    As per the latest forecast research from Strategy Analytics’ WSS service, global smartphone wholesale revenue will grow +3% YoY in 2022. This is driven jo... ...
  • UX Soup: Remote Health Monitoring

    by Kevin Nolan | Mar 30, 2022
    UX Soup is a short-form podcast produced by Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice. These are exciting times in digital health, with consumers having greate... ...
  • UX Soup: Equitable Healthcare Design

    by Kevin Nolan | Mar 30, 2022
    UX Soup is a short-form podcast produced by Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice. In this episode, friend of the podcast Dr. Santosh Basapur returns to di... ...
  • UX Soup: Virtual Reality for Elderly Users

    by Kevin Nolan | Mar 30, 2022
    UX Soup is a short-form podcast produced by Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice. In this episode, join Lisa, Diana, and Chris as they discuss research fr... ...

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