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Mobile products have extended their reach into consumer devices and industrial applications, resulting in a fragmented quilt of applications and requirements, while also offering opportunities for new revenue streams.

Navigate and seize the opportunity by leveraging our continually updated analysis and data for the global mobile devices market, including smartphones, tablets, wearables and their constituent electronics.

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  • Wayne Lam | March 16, 2018
    The decision handed down by the Trump administration essentially put an end to the months-long $117B hostile bid by Broadcom (AVGO) for Qualcomm (QCOM). Trump cited national security and US competitiveness in the upcoming 5G transition as reasons to block the troubled acquisition. However, behind the scenes, a clearer picture is emerging as to the threat that US perceives China – specifically Huawei - as being on the future competitiveness in the wireless sector of the market. Thus, this business-friendly administration ultimately yielded to national interests in handing down their decision.
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  • Manuel Tagliavini | March 09, 2018
    The 3D face-recognition feature is also growing in popularity among Chinese handset OEMs, known for being fast followers and coming up with their own variants to cash in on new trends. To emulate 3D face recognition in their own product offerings, some Chinese makers are pushing the 2D sensing capabilities of their smartphones and leveraging software to achieve the effect.
  • Ian Fogg | February 25, 2018
    HMD Global launched five new mobile phones at MWC 2018, all with striking industrial design. By choosing to only offer handsets with Google's pure Android One or Android Oreo (Go Edition), HMD threatens to disrupt established OEMs with legacy software. The new Nokia 8110 demonstrates featurephones are evolving now with LTE and will not die soon. HMD's flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco has a stunning steel-framed dual curved edge display in a super compact frame which will target Europe.


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IHS Markit Connected Consumers & Devices Intelligence Service – Premium combines key addressable market information with in-depth consumer survey data and analysis to provide unparalleled coverage of connected devices and media consumption.
This Service (formerly called "Broadband Technology Intelligence Service") provides time-critical information on the technical aspects of the connected home, ranging from broadband access to online video distribution and domestic hardware.
Detalled look into connectivity technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM and Ethernet. The expanding world of connected devices is more diverse as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrate multiple connectivity technologies in a widening range of consumer and enterprise devices alike.
The lone source for comprehensive coverage of the connectivity technologies used for IoT, covering more than 25 connectivity technologies in 34 IoT application segments.
Critical research on MEMS sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics. Coverage includes shipment and revenue forecasts; market share and ASP information; and industry overviews of historical performance, current profile and future outlook. Also offers detailed examination of key technologies and applications, such as light sensors, motion sensors, MEMS microphones and fingerprint sensors.
Mobile Device Electronics Intelligence quantifies the market for all semiconductor and cellular technologies driven by the mobile device industry spanning devices to infrastructure. It includes detail on the available market by device shipment volume and revenues as well as semiconductor device type (i.e. logic ASSP/ASIC, memory, analog ASSP/ASIC, etc) consumed by each segment of the total wireless industry.
In-depth analysis of the global handset component market to help devise winning strategies for smartphone design. Includes up-to-date market share information, device-level forecasts, semiconductor market shipment data, and close tracking of the broader smartphone ecosystem, capturing market drivers on both a global as well as OEM level enabling rapid analysis and implementation of strategic and tactical initiatives.
IHS Markit smartphone research is different. We deliver comprehensive smartphone data, down to specific models and component categories, providing you with the detailed insight and data you need on the rapidly evolving global smartphone industry.
In-depth analysis and historic data and market forecasts for the smartphone market globally and by country. Smartphone Intelligence Service - Premium delivers detailed data on smartphone shipments by OEM as well the active installed base of smartphones by feature, down to model level. The reports in this service provide actionable recommendations based on these unique data sets.

Also included are insights and analysis on topics such as augmented/mixed reality (AR/VR/MR), 5G, gigabit LTE, machine learning and AI in smartphones, and voice assistants.
Critical analysis of today’s market for tablet devices and their ecosystem. Includes full data on key market metrics such as installed base, shipments, and sales (globally and regionally), as well as expert analysis of the latest product releases and trends.
The Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service enables companies to perform a valuable and actionable combination of in-depth and strategic analysis. The information easily allows comparison between similar devices in a given application group or across multiple applications.
The Teardown Tablets, eReaders & Notebooks Intelligence Service enables companies to perform a valuable and actionable combination of in-depth and strategic analysis. The information easily allows comparison between similar devices in a given application group or across multiple applications.
The explosive demand in wireless devices represents significant opportunity for the semiconductor industry. The Wireless Semiconductor Competitive Intelligence Service provides deep Insight and analysis on the core chipset supplier landscape across a range of application markets from mobile handsets, wireless infrastructure, and mobile broadband devices.


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  • Julian Watson | March 15, 2018
    IHS Markit has developed a series of case studies analyzing the implementation of IoT across a range of verticals, such as agriculture, healthcare, logistics, smart home and many others.
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  • Ian Fogg, Wayne Lam, Jusy Hong, Gerrit Schneemann , Ying Yang | March 13, 2018
    This brief report provides analysis on mobile hardware themes, smartphone launches and mobile component trends, based on MWC 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain in February 2018.
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | March 06, 2018
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Julian Watson | March 15, 2018
    The IoT Vertical Market Sizing Tool is designed to measure connectable or IoT device shipments across key verticals, applications and regions for IoT. Beginning with our Q2 2017 edition, we sized five verticals: Connected & Smart Home, Personal IoT, Connected Car, Medical IoT and Industrial IoT. We added Smart Cities in Q3 2017
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  • March 09, 2018
    This workbooks regroups all of the Connected Devices Intelligence service’s core connected devices data, and presents it in Microsoft Excel pivot-table form.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | December 11, 2017
    The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, known as Black Friday, kicks off the shopping season towards the end of the year, followed by Cyber Monday on the Monday after Black Friday. As a segment, smartphones are not the focus of the promotional events during this weekend. The biggest deals focused on Buy-1-Get-1 and trade in offers for flagship devices like the new iPhones and Galaxy devices.
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  • Rhoda Alexander | November 27, 2017
    The US retail sales phenomenon known as Black Friday extends through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and into Cyber Monday, offering substantial savings for customers and a chance for retailers to put year-long sales into ... .
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    Jérémie Bouchaud | November 03, 2017
    IHS Markit reviews key events of the last 12 months. What has surprised us? How does it affect our forecast for 2018 and beyond? IHS Markit reviews in particular: ...
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Analysts View All (7)

  • Icon Senior Analyst, Mobile Location & Mobile Devices
    Gerrit Schneemann has been following the location based services and applications market for the last six years. As part of the Portables & LBS service, he has followed the rise and decline of the portable navigation device (PND) market and is now focusing on how location has become an integral part of the mobile value chain.
  • Icon Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Mobile Media
    Jusy Hong is responsible for mobile device, networks and media in the Asia Pacific. He covers mobile handset shipment, production, technology, & media trends as well as companies' strategies.

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