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.

Xiaomi and Huawei shine brightest in Q1 2018 global smartphone shipments, Samsung takes top spot

According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi more than doubled its share of the global smartphone market between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, while Huawei achieved a new quarterly record.

Kantar sees Xiaomi and Huawei rising in major European markets, iPhone X topping Chinese sales

According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report, Xiaomi and Huawei’s smartphone sales are rapidly growing in Europe’s top five markets, while Apple is doing solid business in China.

OnePlus 5T was India’s top-selling Q1 premium smartphone, Samsung won the OEM battle

Xiaomi might be the champion of overall smartphone shipments in India, but Samsung still has the regional premium crown. Then again, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been eclipsed by the OnePlus 5T during Q1 2018.

Global tablet shipments have hit a new quarterly low, and they’re about to go even lower

Just as expected, worldwide tablet shipments are down again after a surprisingly solid holiday quarter, looking at yet another big drop in Q2 2018.
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Korea sees weak sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 duo, Apple’s iPhone X

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are reportedly not doing very well in the company’s homeland, but neither is Apple’s iPhone X.

Global smartphone sales were down in Q1 2018, but premium models boosted average prices

It may be a while before global smartphone sales start surging again, but in the meantime, vendors can be very happy about recent average price trends.
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8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ shipments estimated for launch month, 14m iPhone X units during Q1

If the most recent Canalys numbers are correct, Samsung shipped 8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ units in a single month, while iPhone X shipments totaled just 14 mil for the entire first quarter.

Xiaomi consolidates its domination of India’s smartphone market, widening the gap to Samsung

Fresh Canalys research has Xiaomi topping the smartphone shipment charts in India between January and March 2018, at a total of 9 million units, compared to less than 7.5 mil for silver medalist Samsung.

Apple captured 86 percent of Q4 2017 smartphone profits, 35 percent came from the iPhone X alone

Apple is the unrivaled world heavyweight champion of smartphone profits, according to the latest Counterpoint Research analysis, with the iPhone X proving particularly lucrative during Q4 2017.

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.
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Weak iPhone X demand impacts Q1 and full-year sales predictions for entire device lineup

Due to iPhone X sales failing to meet expectations, the number of financial analysts predicting lower numbers for all of Apple’s current handsets is growing.

Android loyalty rates hit all-time high in the US, ‘slightly’ exceeding iOS customer retention

Android loyalty numbers are higher than ever in the US, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, although iOS customer retention is not too bad either.

February state of LTE: global availability steadily rises, speeds have stopped growing

More and more countries around the world are enjoying “truly exceptional” 4G LTE availability scores, according to OpenSignal, but speeds are no longer surging at the usual pace.

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.

Only 3.9 million Google Pixel phones were shipped in total in 2017, according to IDC

The stock Android-powered Google Pixel smartphone line is still only getting started, but that doesn’t make its 2017 box-office result any less disappointing.

Apple Watch shipments topped 18 million units in 2017, including 2.4 mil cellular models

Apple Watch shipment numbers were up impressively both in calendar Q4 2017 and for the full year, including robust Series 3 LTE sales.

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.

Apple beats Samsung in global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, Samsung takes full-year crown

According to both Strategy Analytics and IDC, Apple dominated global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, while Samsung finished the year in first place.
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Kantar ranks iPhone X in the top three best-selling devices of Q4 across all key markets

Apple’s iPhone X ruled the October – December 2018 charts in Urban China, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data, also selling very well in Europe, Japan, Australia and the US.

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.