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Premium Smartphones Account for 80% of Global Handset Profits

Mobile handsets above wholesale ASP US$400 contributed to almost 80% of the mobile handset industry profits. For Samsung the same metric was 66% and for Apple 96%. According to Counterpoint Research Market Monitor tracker, the global mobile handset profit pool declined 10% YoY during Q2 2017. The main reasons were, an increase in the mix of cheaper iPhone models, growth…

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Xiaomi Tops the Q2 Chart for Best-Selling Smartphones in India, but Vivo and Oppo Rising Fast

In the second quarter of 2017, Xiaomi again captured the top spot on the list of best-selling smartphones in India. This time, the fast-growing Chinese company also captured the no.3 and no.6 spots, making for a very strong presence in the top-10.  In Q1, however, Xiaomi had one device more on the top-10 list, and one device was also different from the Q2…

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Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. Chinese brands now hold a record 48% smartphone market share worldwide as these brands continue to scale aggressively beyond mainland China. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “The smartphone market continues to grow in single digits…

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Xiaomi Soars as Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 360 Million in Q2 2017

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually to reach 360 million units in Q2 2017. Samsung maintained first position with 22 percent global smartphone market share, while Apple dipped to 11 percent share. Xiaomi surged 58 percent annually and rejoined the top five rankings for the first time in…

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Smartphone sales: Huawei strengthens in Europe

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share in most markets, while Huawei is steadily consolidating in major European regions *. In the EU5 * region where Spain is located, Android accounts for 78.3 percent of smartphone sales in the three months ending…

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Apple Led in Five of the Six Regions by Revenues in Q1 2017

Per Strategy Analytics new report from the Handset Country Share Tracker (HCST) Service on Global Smartphone Revenue Share by vendor and by region, Apple led in five of the six regions by smartphone revenues in Q1 2017. Samsung followed for the second position as Huawei, Oppo and vivo held the third, fourth and fifth position respectively on revenues in Q1 2017. READ MORE: Oppo unveils latest Apple, Samsung killer; its R11 smartphone The rankings…

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Oppo unveils latest Apple, Samsung killer; its R11 smartphone

Oppo has incorporated fast charging and a 20MP front camera into its R11 smartphone series in an effort to appeal to younger users Chinese smartphone maker Oppo unveiled its latest flagship series, the Oppo R11 and R11 Plus, hoping to replicate the success of the devices’ wildly successful predecessor Oppo R9s, the world’s best-selling Android smartphone in the first quarter…

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Chinese vendors grab More Than Half of India smartphone market in Q1

According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 27 million smartphones were shipped in India in CY Q1 2017 with a healthy 14.8 percent growth over the same period last year. But unlike last year, shipments grew sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 by 4.7 percent recovering from demonetization impact in Q4 2016. China-based vendors continue to…

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Apple iPhone 7 is the world’s best-selling smartphone model in Q1, OPPO R9s is third

According to the latest research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, Apple iPhone 7 was the world’s best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017. OPPO R9s was the star performer, shipping 9 million units globally and becoming the world’s third most popular smartphone model. Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 353.3 million units in Q1 2017. The top-five…

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Apple Dips as Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 353 Million in Q1 2017

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually to reach 353 million units in Q1 2017. Samsung recaptured first position with 23 percent global smartphone market share, while Apple dipped to 14 percent share. OPPO surged 78 percent annually and was once again the star performer. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said,…

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