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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Samsung refuses to concede India smartphone crown, claiming victory in sales to end users

Xiaomi may have surpassed Samsung in Q4 2017 smartphone shipments in India, but the world’s number one mobile device vendor was also the region’s champ in actual sales to customers.

Samsung lost both India’s smartphone and feature phone crown in Q4 2017

India’s extremely important smartphone market was dominated by Xiaomi rather than Samsung during the final quarter of last year, while Reliance Jio won the local feature phone trophy.

Apple topped the Q4 2017 US smartphone activation charts, ahead of Samsung and LG

Apple is number one in CIRP’s Q4 2017 US smartphone activation rankings, surging from a 34 percent share during the final three months of 2016 to an impressive 39 percent.

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.

Samsung will probably lose some 2018 smartphone market share, unlike Apple or Huawei

Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.

Kantar’s latest smartphone sales report highlights iOS struggle ahead of iPhone X launch

The August – October 2017 timeframe wasn’t particularly fruitful for Apple in global smartphone sales, as the iPhone X launched in early November.

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, Huawei and Xiaomi drove majority of Q3 global smartphone shipment growth

Samsung dominated global smartphone shipments again during Q3 2017, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO and star performer Xiaomi.

Huawei retains fragile lead in China smartphone shipments, Apple finally finds growth

Huawei remains the king of smartphone shipments in its China homeland, according to fresh market research, narrowly beating OPPO and Vivo again.