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Current State of Competitive 5G ModemsFebruary 19, 2019As wireless industry start 2019, we will now see a new batch of competitive 5G solutions offered by the likes of Intel, Mediatek, Samsung LSI and HiSilicon poise to challenge the leading position of Qualcomm.Subscribers Only
Media & Technology DigestFebruary 04, 2019The 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.Subscribers Only
Honor View 20: Honor strengthens brand position in EMEA with the introduction of its new flagship device in ParisFebruary 01, 2019Last week, Honor held a European launch event for the Honor View 20 in Paris. The device was first released in China at the end of 2018.
Global smartphone market ends 2018 on downturnJanuary 31, 2019With Apple and Samsung both announcing earnings yesterday, following is background information and insight on the 2018 global smartphone market.
Nokia returning to wireless carriers in the US and CanadaJanuary 29, 2019Nokia is making a return to the North American wireless carriers with announcements in the US and Canada. The Nokia brand, under new ownership of HMD Global, has been gaining momentum in the global smartphone market over the last year – shipping about 4.2m units globally in Q4 2018. For 2018, Nokia shipped about 15.1m units, according to IHS Markit preliminary smartphone data, up 63% year-over-year.Subscribers Only
Substance behind the Hype: 5G Smartphones Primed and Ready for Fast RolloutJanuary 24, 2019The Global 5G transition is poised to take place at a faster pace than any previously wireless generation transition.
Whitepaper: 5G Smartphones Primed and Ready for Fast RolloutJanuary 24, 2019The global 5G transition is poised to take place at a faster pace than any previously wireless generation transition. The industry has been moving in lock-step as a common technology standard drives carrier adoption and capital investment in 5G network technology. ...Subscribers Only
CES 2019 - Smartphones: Highlights & Market OverviewJanuary 23, 2019Key Take-Aways •Wait for Mobile World Congress in February 2019. •New form factors on display: dot-cut(Hole) displays, foldable screens and handsets with two screens. •Hype surrounding 5G continues where it left off last year. •Huawei presented many of its stand-out smartphone models, even though they are not available in the US.Subscribers Only
Smartphone Sales - Double 11 Shopping Festival - 2018November 22, 2018This brief report provides analysis on the promotions and performance of major smartphone OEMs at China’s Double 11 shopping festival of 2018, such as Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, and Apple.Subscribers Only
Black Friday 2018 Preview - SmartphonesNovember 14, 2018For retailers, Black Friday is an opportunity to tie smartphone purchases into wider spending at the store. Walmart and Target offer gift cards, of varying denomination, with the purchase of select smartphones. These deals are usually based on the condition of activating the smartphone on a qualifying partner carrier plan. *** This deck will be updated as more offers are announced.***Subscribers Only
Samsung ushers in new foldable form factor as current all-display designs hit physical limitsNovember 12, 2018Every decade or so, a new technology or device format is unveiled that immediately disrupts the market. Apple was the instigator in 2007, and the iPhone upended the mobile phone industry. More than a decade later, the smartphone market is now showing signs of stagnation. The latest designs from various companies are starting to look more alike, which is making brand differentiation difficult.
Global smartphone shipments declined for the last two consecutive quartersNovember 01, 2018According to preliminary IHS Markit smartphone data, global smartphone shipments recorded a negative year-over-year growth rate for two consecutive quarters in 2018. Shipments totaled 354.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018, declining by 3.3 percent from the previous year.
The significance of the iPhone Xr in a maturing smartphone marketOctober 24, 2018What Apple has done with the iPhone Xr design is to implicitly acknowledge that after a decade of launching new iPhone designs, their high-end smartphone models have reached a point where their performance and feature sets have exceeded the market demand for them. The goal of the iPhone Xr is to hit all the right design notes that appeal to the mainstream consumer, such as large displays, fast processors, long battery life and – most importantly – relative affordability.
Google refines Pixel smartphoneOctober 17, 2018At its “Made by Google” event, Google announced its latest Pixel smartphones. Just like in previous years, there are two models. As with other devices in the Pixel line of devices, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are premium devices with corresponding price points. However, for the first time, Google is the manufacturer on record (according to FCC filings) as opposed to their historical use of HTC and LG as ODMs.Subscribers Only
With the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei continues to stand out in mobile photographOctober 17, 2018After launching the P20-series earlier in the year, Huawei is looking towards the latest edition of its Mate series to continue the company’s momentum to retain a spot in the global Top 3 smartphone OEMs. Huawei presented a host of devices for the premium smartphone segment as well as a gaming focused handset which is becoming more popular in their domestic Chinese market. Huawei also renewed its partnership with Porsche Design. Additionally, the company launched two new wearables, the Watch GT and Band 3 Pro.Subscribers Only
IFA - Smartphones - 2018September 18, 2018The mid-range pricing segment in the smartphone market is set to continue to be the most competitive segment for the foreseeable future.Subscribers Only
Apple moves further into the premium segment with new iPhonesSeptember 12, 2018Apple announced its latest iPhone models today: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. The company is attempting to create more iPhone options, while moving its whole portfolio further up into the premium segment. Apple has completed its hardware design refresh that started with iPhone X, and moves to an all-notch display line-up.
Samsung Note 9 fills gap year as company prepares for the “Next Big Thing” with 10th Galaxy and foldable phonesAugust 09, 2018Amidst news of slowing Galaxy smartphone sales, Samsung has announced its follow-up to the Note series with the Note 9. In an elaborate event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Samsung unveiled its latest iteration of the Note series flagship. The new Note 9 did not stray far from the success of the Note 8, which in turn resurrected the Note series after the Note 7 battery debacle. New features include...
Global Smartphone Shipment Preliminary ResultAugust 01, 2018Global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in the second quarter of 2018 – a 1.8% decline year over year, from 350.9 million units, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple to reach the #2 spot in global shipments. While Samsung retains the top spot, the company recorded its worst quarterly performance since Q2’13.
Huawei overtakes Apple in Q2 smartphone unit shipmentsJuly 31, 2018According to IHS Markit preliminary smartphone data, global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in the second quarter of 2018 – a 1.8 percent decline year over year, and also down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple, to reach the second-ranked position in global shipments.