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Strong Early iPhone X Adoption Positions Apple for Market LeadershipNovember 30, 2017In eight countries, iPhone X already amounts to over 2% of the iPhone active installed base just three weeks after iPhone X’s first availability. ...Subscribers Only
The state of India’s smartphone market: highly competitive with great potentialNovember 17, 2017India is seen as the next driver of smartphone growth. This report provides analysis on (1) recent regulatory changes in India's smartphone industry; (2) the impact of the aggressive entry of Reliance Jio; (3) the performance and strategies of major OEMs; (4) our view of the market outlook and some caveats for smartphone OEMs.Subscribers Only
Antenna Tuning Impacts Entire Smartphone Ecosystem: Enabling a new wave of Innovation and seeding the 5G FutureNovember 02, 2017Over the past couple of years the smartphone has undergone many technological transitions. New technologies have emerged within the smartphone to help enable improved performance with longer battery...
天线调谐对智能手机生态系统产生的影响：掀起新一轮创新浪潮，播种5G未来November 02, 2017在过去的几年里，智能手机经历了多次技术转型。智能手机中出现的新技术提高了电池寿命；激发了工业设计的创新。智能手机内部常作为设备特性列出的应用和基带处理器引人瞩目，而其他部分的进步却鲜为人知。
Apple’s Ambition for iPhone X is Nothing Less Than to Regain Smartphone Design and Innovation LeadershipOctober 26, 2017It was the most highly anticipated smartphone announcement of the year when Apple revealed the iPhone X to the world at their special event in September celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone at their brand new campus in Cupertino, California. The edge-to-edge screen and button-less fascia design sets the iPhone X from any other iPhone released before it. Apple completely did away with their signature TouchID home button in favor of a more technologically secure bio-metric using facial recognition dubbed FaceID – an industry first. Coupled with new AI tuned application processor, Bionic A11, and dual camera design borrowed from the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X was intended to set the new standard of iPhone design going forward in the next decade.
Apple and Qualcomm licensing dispute – what lead to a patent war?October 13, 2017This insight article (second of two part series) analyzes Apple’s external and internal environment that contributed to a patent war against Qualcomm and the potential impact the patent war can have on the smartphone industry.Subscribers Only
Google evolves its hardware strategy with new Pixel 2 and 2XLOctober 04, 2017New Flagship Smartphone Announced by Google
Smartphone Model Market Tracker - Xiaomi returns to growthSeptember 22, 2017In the latest Smartphone Model Market Tracker report IHS Markit highlights the latest developments in the global smartphone industry.Subscribers Only
Apple targets the future with iPhone X, but hopes to sell millions of iPhone 8 nowSeptember 12, 2017iPhone X is a premium priced smartphone which for the first time goes over the $1000 for threshold for the top 256Gb model. It will still sell in enormous volumes because Apple has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to persuade consumers to shift their overall spending to place a greater share of their disposable income towards a smartphone purchase. Apple Watch Series 3’s design is an impressive technical achievement because Apple has added 3G and LTE connectivity without increasing the size of the watch
Apple and Qualcomm licensing dispute – to SEP or not to SEP?August 14, 2017On January 20, 2017 Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm at the Southern District Court of California. In the lawsuit, Apple accused Qualcomm of breach of contract, violation of unfair competition laws and requested judgement on royalty rate it must pay for Qualcomm’s standard essential patents. (SEPs) Since Apple’s initial legal lawsuit, both companies filed additional lawsuits in different jurisdictions and the dispute grew into a full scale patent licensing war. This article provides summary and analysis of the licensing dispute between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.Subscribers Only
Integration and Technology Innovation Provide Opportunity and Drive Mobile RF Front End to new HighsAugust 10, 2017The smartphone is one of the most widespread and versatile devices in the modern world. It has gained immense popularity over the past decade, and now acts as a primary interface with the digital world. In some cases...
Understand Apple’s future strategy based on WWDC 2017 launchesJune 06, 2017Apple has a reputation for being highly secret, but at WWDC Apple demonstrated this view is overstated. WWDC 2017 was a major set of product and developer launches. Apple showed several major new technologies which will shape Apple’s hardware and software portfolio for years to come. These announcements provide a guide to future Apple product plans.
The market implications for the refreshed Snapdragon 600 tierMay 08, 2017Qualcomm has announced a refresh of its high-tier smartphone platforms with the Snapdragon 630 and 660, an update to the 653 and 626, just announced last fall. These updates come in time to answer some of the products being...
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q4 2016: Global market rebounded and Samsung shows resilience after the Note 7 recallMarch 07, 2017Handsets & smartphones market monitor report Q4 2016Subscribers Only
MediaTek announces mass production of X30, Helio moves to 10nmFebruary 27, 2017MediaTek has officially announced its newest and most premium focused SoC, the Helio X30. There are many enhancements with the X30 including but not limited to the semiconductor process technology, the CPU architecture...
Qualcomm Extends LTE-A Pro Leadership with Snapdragon X20 ModemFebruary 24, 2017On February 21 Qualcomm announced its second generation gigabit class modem in the form of the Snapdragon X20, a discrete (thin) modem solution capable of Cat 18 downlink speeds (1.2Gbps) and...
CES Show Report - 2017January 26, 2017The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw renewed activity in the smartphone space. Especially Chinese manufacturers used the global stage to present new products. ...Subscribers Only
In a Mobile SoC world, what’s left for thin modems?January 18, 2017The standalone cellular baseband or thin modem has been one of the most volatile sub-segments of the mobile handset IC market in the past several years. There has been only one major OEM which has consistently used...Subscribers Only
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q3 2016: Market leaders Samsung and Apple face challengesDecember 21, 2016Handset & smartphones market monitor report Q3 2016Subscribers Only
How to read smartphone sales of Single’s day this year in China: Xiaomi tops the ranking; Apple, OPPO and Vivo are on the riseNovember 29, 2016Alibaba has published this year's best-selling smartphone brands and models on the Double 11 shopping day, or the Single's day. Here's our analysis.