Xiaomi boasts of 5 million Redmi Note 5 and over 1 million Mi Band 3 sales

Significantly more popular than the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi’s mid-range Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro phones only took four months to reach five million sales.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung’s Q2 profits expected to drop as full-year Galaxy S9 sales forecast shrinks to 30 mil

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are unlikely to come close to their predecessors’ sales figures, and Samsung’s overall profits will decline as a direct consequence.

Honor 10 crosses one million global sales just one week after expanding to Europe

Between the early success of the own-brand P20 Pro and an enthusiastic reception of the Honor 10 both in China and internationally, Huawei has every reason to expect a new yearly sales record in 2018.
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.