Samsung rules smartphone display market with Super AMOLED
Samsung not only claims dominance in the OLED market, where it has long held the lead, but also in LCD production for smartphones.
Apple had a stellar Q1 2018 in the US, with six iPhones among the nation’s ten best-selling SKUs
iPhones completely dominated the US market between March and January 2018, with the 64GB iPhone 8 declared the nation’s most popular handset, followed by the 64 gig iPhone X.
Apple’s iPhone X ‘comfortably’ dominated Europe’s ‘fatigued’ Q1 smartphone market
Both Samsung and Apple contributed to Europe’s shrinking Q1 2018 smartphone shipment numbers, but the iPhone X was easily the continent’s most popular model, according to Canalys.
Apple’s iPhone X was the world’s top-selling Q1 2018 smartphone, followed by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Many analysts rushed to deem the iPhone X a flop, but this flop managed to outsell all other smartphones in the world between January and March 2018.
Tablet shipments may have been down in Q1, but detachables continue to grow
The global tablet market is not exactly thriving, but detachable tablets are doing well, and they will continue to grow, according to the IDC’s research and projections.
Sony Xperia XZ2 comes out on top in battery life tests of ‘leading premium smartphones’
According to respected market research firm Strategy Analytics, both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are better in battery performance than the LG G6, iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9.
HMD truly had a great first year selling Nokia phones, and 2018 should be even better
Finnish startup HMD Global reportedly shipped as many as 4.4 million Nokia smartphones in Q4 2017, and close to 60 million feature phones in total last year, looking at even higher numbers for 2018.
HMD probably sold a total of 8.45 million Nokia smartphones in 2017, 4.15 mil in Q4 alone
Rookie smartphone manufacturer HMD Global reportedly managed to sell a boatload of intelligent Nokia devices last year, coming very close to the global top ten OEMs.
Xiaomi takes top two slots on India’s list of best-selling 2017 smartphones
Samsung may have been India’s top overall 2017 smartphone vendor, but Xiaomi won the final quarter, also leading the full-year model popularity chart.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS destroy the competition in J.D. Power satisfaction ratings
Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high for both T-Mobile and flagship prepaid sub-brand MetroPCS, according to the latest J.D. Power research.
Kantar sees the iPhone X dominating November smartphone sales in the UK, China and Japan
Ahead of a somewhat surprising December demand slowdown, Apple’s iPhone X reportedly crushed the competition in the month of November, at least across three major global markets.
iPhone X Black Friday weekend sales reportedly topped 6 million units
There were very few iPhone X Black Friday deals available, but shorter waiting times may have felt festive enough for a great box-office result.
iPhone 7 leads Q3 2017’s best-selling smartphone list, iPhone 6s takes silver, 8 Plus tops iPhone 8
With the iPhone X released too late to count, the iPhone 7 took the Q3 2017 best-selling smartphone crown, followed by the 6s and Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung and Apple land on top of Q2 global smartphone sales, but Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi all creep up
It’s been a bittersweet second quarter for industry leaders Samsung and Apple in global smartphone sales, as a trio of underdogs threatens the duopoly.
Latest research ranks US LTE availability in the global top five, average speeds near the bottom of the chart
There’s good and bad news for US mobile users in OpenSignal’s latest “State of LTE” report. Basically, LTE speeds are horrible, but availability is great.