Coronavirus has also affected global smartphone shipments
Smartphone shipments have suffered a huge drop in February, the most significant drop ever recorded in smartphone market history, and here’s why
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Xiaomi starts Western European expansion after another month of 10 million+ global sales
Xiaomi is having a pretty great year in terms of global smartphone volume, and so it’s definitely no surprise to see the Chinese OEM expanding to Spain.
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.
Xiaomi almost topped Samsung’s Q3 smartphone sales in India, the world’s second largest market
Pretty soon, Xiaomi is expected to surpass Samsung’s smartphone shipment numbers in India, which has just become the world’s second largest market.
Huawei already shipped 100 million smartphones in 2017, ‘working’ foldable ‘sample’ confirmed
Huawei needed just nine months to cross the 100 million smartphone shipment barrier this year, cooking up among others some sort of a foldable product.
Lenovo touts 11 million smartphone shipments for the last quarter, 3 million Moto Z sales within a year
Lenovo is still hoping for mobile industry relevance after selling a total of 11 million own-brand and Motorola smartphones between April and June 2017.
ZTE, yes, ZTE was the driving force behind the US smartphone market’s Q2 growth
Everybody knows Samsung and Apple are the most successful smartphone brands in the US, but what very few people realize is ZTE’s own local popularity.
Huawei hangs on to China smartphone domination during Q2, Xiaomi surpasses Apple in fourth place
Huawei managed to win the Chinese smartphone wars for the second consecutive quarter, with OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple also ranked in the top five.