Strategy Analytics Blogs


  • Qualcomm Sued Apple in China to Ban Local iPhone Sales and Manufacture

    by Yiwen Wu | Oct 18, 2017
    Qualcomm recently filed a new lawsuit against Apple in China, alleging the vendor’s infringement on three patents related to Force Touch technology. Qualc... ...
  • India 4G Feature Phone Segment Getting More Vibrant

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 18, 2017
    There is growing competition to Reliance – Jio in the new 4G Feature Phone segment in India. The latest entrant being Micromax, with its Bharat 1 device. ... ...
  • Strategic Options for Apple to Consider in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 18, 2017
    Apple would have to think beyond just subsidizing the iPhone, if it intends to grow in the Indian market. Our recent insight report from the Handset Country Sha... ...
  • ZTE Axon M : ZTE Revives the Flip Phone

    by Ken Hyers | Oct 17, 2017
    ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone with a strikingly new form-factor. The Axon M is arguably the most innovative new design in smartphones since the first iPhone... ...
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Samsung Note 8

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    Huawei announced its new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones on October 16th, 2017. According to our WSS (Smartphones) service, their main differentiators are ... ...
  • What is the Future for Fingerprint Sensors?

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    With Apple abandoning fingerprint authentication for its flagship iPhone X, what is the future for this technology? Will other handset makers follow suit,... ...
  • Bitcoin Hits Record High

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    Bitcoin, a digital currency, soared to a record high in recent days. As Wikileaks posted recently, the price of Bitcoin has jumped from US$0.06 i... ...
  • Smart Clothing Forecast

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 12, 2017
    Everyone has to wear, make or buy clothes. We estimate 80 BILLION “dumb” garments will be produced worldwide in 2018. The potential for “smart... ...
  • Nvidia's Pegasus Putsch

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 12, 2017
    There hasn’t been this much excitement in Munich since the 1920’s. Nvidia’s great pivot was on display at the GPU Technology Conference ... ...
  • TCL-Alcatel Sells Half Its Phone Business

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 11, 2017
    After years of relentless decline and disastrous missteps, TCL-Alcatel has finally admitted defeat and sold half its mobile phone business to outside inves... ...
  • Entry-Level Smartphones More Prominent on the Global Top-500 Bestseller List

    by Juha Winter | Oct 11, 2017
    As we’ve discussed earlier on this blog, during most of the year, Apple’s latest iPhone range and Samsung’s Galaxy S series and Galaxy J serie... ...
  • Xiaomi Launches Mi Mix 2 in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 10, 2017
    Xiaomi is re-entering the premium smartphone price tier in India with the launch of Mi Mix 2. The vendor has had a high focus on the entry and mid-price tiers o... ...
  • Windows Phone is Dead -- Long Live Andromeda OS

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 10, 2017
    Microsoft has this month confirmed publicly what everyone already knew -- Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones is dead. But what comes next? Is rumored Andromeda O... ...
  • Nokia Stops Development of OZO VR Camera

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 10, 2017
    Today, 10th of October 2017 Nokia announced that it will stop the development of its industry leading professional virtual reality camera OZO. Nokia justifies t... ...
  • This is How We Autonomous

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 10, 2017
    Some days it seems like the world is obsessed with autonomous vehicles. No one really understands why. Surveys tell us that consumers are both interested ... ...
  • Do Senators Dream of Autonomous Cars?

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 10, 2017
    You can’t legislate safety. Safety is complicated. Automotive safety is positively mysterious if not impossible. The U.S. Senate, and a compli... ...
  • Global Smartphone Wholesale Revenue Will Growth +12% in 2018

    by Linda Sui | Oct 07, 2017
    According to the latest report from our WSS service: Global Smartphone Revenues, ASPs and Price-Tier Forecasts : 2003 to 2022, global smartphone wholesale (trad... ...
  • Gigaset Volks Smartphone -- For the People!

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 06, 2017
    Gigaset, of Germany, is quietly taking another stab at conquering the Western European smartphone market. Our WSS (Smartphones) service has noti... ...
  • In-Car Infotainment Systems are Distracting. Now What?

    by Derek Viita | Oct 05, 2017
    In what has become an almost-annual tradition, the American Automobile Association (AAA) is making the media rounds with distracted driving research the organiz... ...
  • Is Google Pixel 2 an Apple iPhone Killer?

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 05, 2017
    Google introduced its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones on October 4th, 2017. Their main differentiators are an enhanced Google Assistant AI and Google Len... ...