LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ exceeds G6 Korean pre-order figures, but not by much
70,000 reservations in six days is certainly a promising start for the LG G7 ThinQ in Korea, beating the initial popularity of the G6, but the hard part is yet to come for the company’s newest flagship phone.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
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.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
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’s HomePod is in trouble, with weak sales so far and inventory ‘piling up’
If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple’s HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.
Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo are all expected to boost their global sales numbers this year
China’s top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
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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.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
Galaxy S9 sales got off to a slow start in Korea, but global expectations are still high
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 sales numbers may not have exceeded S8 scores on their first day in Korea, but down the line, they should be slightly higher around the world.
Samsung expects Galaxy S9 to outsell S8 while ‘thinking about’ possible 2019 naming change
A refined design, reimagined camera and aggressive marketing campaigns should help the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sell better than their predecessors. As for their successors, a Galaxy X name is very much on the table.
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.
Huawei widens gap to OPPO in China smartphone market, Apple controls premium segment
Huawei managed to handily beat OPPO for China’s Q4 2017 and full-year smartphone crowns, with Apple in fifth place overall, but easily the champion of profits.
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.
Sony’s mobile numbers continue to drop ahead of major management restructuring
Sony will have a new CEO, CFO and mobile business skipper starting April 1, reporting astounding overall financial results for fiscal Q3 2017, but once again losing on smartphones.
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.
Apple supplier disputes multiple reports of massive iPhone X Q1 production cut
Sources close to two reputable business publications claim Apple may have reduced Q1 2018 iPhone X production targets from 40 to 20 million units. One supplier says that might not be so.
Apple is reportedly reacting to slow iPhone X sales with a big production cut
Apple can no longer realistically expect to ship 40 million iPhone X units this quarter, substantially revising down its internal production targets.
‘Bezel-less’ smartphones drove record growth for average prices during Q4 2017
Global smartphone sales only achieved minor growth during Q4 2017, according to GfK market research, but average smartphone prices surged at a remarkable pace.