Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • 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.  ... ...
  • OnePlus Buds Pro – A Sleek Alternative to AirPods

    by Ken Hyers | Jul 22, 2021
    OnePlus has introduced its newest TWS earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Pro.  In a TWS market awash in earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Pro stand out not just for their s... ...
  • 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... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 47 - Anthropomorphic Agents with Dr Gary Burnett Pt 2

    by Chris Schreiner | Jul 22, 2021
    What are other use cases relatable voice agents could support to improve the in-vehicle user experience? How do researchers conduct studies using anthropomorphi... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9A Tops Russia

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) finds the Xiaomi Redmi 9A model was the no.1 bestselling smartphone with 3% marketshare in Russia duri... ...
  • Vivo iQOO 7 5G Model Joins the Billion Dollar Club

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) finds the Vivo iQOO 7 5G model delivered a billion dollars of revenue worldwide in Q1 2021. Vivo has ... ...
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G is World's No.1 Android Phone by Revenue

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) finds the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was the world's no.1 bestselling Android smartphone by revenue in Q1 ... ...
  • 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... ...
  • There are 6 Billion Bluetooth Phones Worldwide

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our BDT (Bluetooth) tracker calculates 6 billion Bluetooth phones are in use worldwide today. Half the planet owns a Bluetooth phone, such as... ...
  • Xiaomi Will Be Fastest-Growing Bluetooth Headset OEM in 2022

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our BDT (Bluetooth) tracker predicts Xiaomi will be the world's fastest-growing major Bluetooth headset vendor in 2022. We expect +80% growth... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Fitnessband Sales Set to Shrink

    by Neil Mawston | Jul 16, 2021
    New research from our Wearables service predicts global fitnessband sales grew +2% in 2020, but they will dip -2% in 2021. Demand for Fitbit, Xiaomi Mi Band an... ...

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