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  • Argentina 5G Phone Outlook

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 21, 2020
    Argentina -- South America's 3rd largest economy -- is in a terrible mess right now. Covid cases have sadly topped a million. GDP is plunging -10%. Forex broke... ...
  • eSIM to Grow 40% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 20, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service forecasts global eSIM smartphone sales to grow a robust +40% next year in 2021. Led by Samsu... ...
  • Li-Fi vs. Wi-Fi Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 15, 2020
    Li-Fi is like Wi-Fi, but faster. OPPO and others are prototyping Li-Fi smartphones, ready to download superfast wireless data by light. Is Li-Fi the new Wi-Fi? ... ...
  • 5G Phone Sales to Grow 150% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 14, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service forecasts worldwide 5G smartphone sales to grow a healthy +150% in 2021. The latest Apple iPhone 12 hitting stor... ...
  • 5G Smartphone Prices Plunge -50%

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Global 5G smartphone ASPs have plunged by almost 50% in the past year. Cheaper components and a flood of lower-cost models from China are driving down prices. H... ...
  • 1 in 5 Smartphones Support Qi Wireless Charging

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service finds 22% of all smartphones sold worldwide supported Qi RX wireless charging in 2019. Penetration will double to a fo... ...
  • Low-Cost 5G Phones Target the US

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Our new analysis finds 5G smartphone prices are falling faster than many expected. Three new 5G smartphones this quarter, from Motorola, LG and TCL, using ... ...
  • HMD Global / Nokia Brings its Power Earbuds Stateside

    by Ken Hyers | 9月 23, 2020
    HMD Global, better known as Nokia, announced that it is bringing its Power Earbuds to the USA. The Totally Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds space, established b... ...
  • Under-display Front Camera Becomes Reality With ZTE Axon 20 5G

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | 9月 02, 2020
    ZTE Axon 20 5G became the first device that is launched with under-display front camera. The technology has been coming for some time ever since Samsung Display... ...
  • Huawei Tops 5G

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 18, 2020
    According to new research from our EDT (Techs) service, global 5G smartphone shipments soared +2300% to an all-time high in the second quarter of 2020. Hu... ...
  • Microsoft Surface Duo Unlikely to Takeoff

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 14, 2020
    Microsoft this week confirmed it is re-entering the 4G handset market with its new Surface Duo. It is a dual-screen clamshell phone with Android avail... ...
  • Pervasive in Smartphones, WiFi Continues to Evolve

    by Ken Hyers | 8月 11, 2020
    Global WiFi-enabled phone sales will decline in 2020 as the global Covid-19 pandemic affects smartphone sales. The WiFi standard 802.11ac remains the most used ... ...
  • NFC SE and UWB: 2 Key Technology Enablers in the smartphone connectivity space

    by David Kerr | 7月 22, 2020
    Strategy Analytics device technologies team flags NFC SE and UWB as two key technology movers in the smartphone connectivity space. NFC has of course been embed... ...
  • TWS Headsets are Driving Skyrocketing Bluetooth Headset Sales

    by Ken Hyers | 7月 14, 2020
    The Bluetooth headset market is booming. Bluetooth headset sales have entered a new "golden era" that doesn't look set to end anytime soon. Unlike the last Blue... ...
  • Samsung leads in 5G smartphones in North America, but Apple looms

    by Ken Hyers | 6月 25, 2020
    5G smartphones accounted for more than 1 in 10 smartphones shipped in North America in Q1 2020. A single vendor, Samsung, accounted for the vast majority of all... ...
  • Global handset sales will decline -17% annually in 2020

    by Ken Hyers | 5月 13, 2020
    Strategy Analytics predicts global legitimate mobile phone sales will decline -17% annually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global recessions.&nbs... ...
  • Global Handset Shipments Collapse in Q1 2020

    by Ken Hyers | 5月 06, 2020
    New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global legitimate handset shipments collapsed, by -15% annually in Q1 2020. By any measure the collapse in ... ...
  • Samsung Leads in 5G Smartphone Shipments in Q1 2020

    by Ken Hyers | 4月 28, 2020
    Global 5G smartphone shipments grew to 24.1 million in Q1 2020, significantly more than all 5G smartphones shipped in the full year in 2019 (18.7 million). Dema... ...
  • Drone shipments are falling - will coronavirus cause them to fly high again?

    by Ken Hyers | 3月 31, 2020
    A new report from Strategy Analytics' Emerging Device Technologies practice reveals total global civilian drone shipments declined in 2019 as demand i... ...
  • India Stops Making Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | 3月 25, 2020
    India has temporarily stopped manufacturing smartphones and featurephones, due to a Covid-19 lockdown. India is the world’s second largest country for mak... ...

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