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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

iPhone X shipment forecasts getting bleaker, 2018 models expected to sell like crazy

It’s not looking good for Apple’s iPhone X, which may end up selling just 18 million units in Q1 2018, and 12 mil in Q2. But its three sequels should do great business.

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.

OPPO R9s tops China’s best-selling 2017 smartphones list, followed by iPhone 7 Plus

Apple was one of China’s top performers in overall 2017 smartphone sales volume, with the iPhone 7 Plus ranked second and iPhone 7 fifth on the best-selling model list.

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.

Samsung celebrates one million Galaxy Note 8 sales in Korea alone

After a raucous pre-order start, the S Pen-wielding Samsung Galaxy Note 8 achieved the one million Korean sales milestone in 48 days total.