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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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Smartphone Shipments up 4.3% in the First Quarter of 2017

According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, phone companies shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17). In light of what might seem like a slowing market, consumers continue to show demand for smartphones and OEM flagship hype seems strong as ever. Worldwide smartphone shipments grew…

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OPPO’s new non-China smartphone should avoid Xiaomi’s international mistakes

Only launched outside of China Branded as the “Selfie Expert” with a dual-front camera of 16MP + 8MP supporting wide angle shooting, and a rear camera of 16 MP/ f1.7. 2016 was a booming year for OPPO. The Chinese OEM leaped from the world’s seventh biggest smartphone maker in 2015 to the fourth in 2016 in shipment volume, with a…

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Samsung takes top spot in global smartphone share from Apple’s iPhone, TrendForce says

Samsung’s sales results for its high-end smartphones fell short of expectations in the first quarter as consumers’ confidence in the brand had yet to fully recover from the recall of Galaxy Note 7. Nevertheless, Samsung continued to do very well in the mid-range and low-end segments of the market. The economically priced, high-performing Galaxy J series sustained Samsung’s shipments and…

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Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo turn to cutting-edge technology to take on global giants

Xiaomi , Huawei and Oppo are keen to demonstrate that they’re innovators capable of producing devices that can stand alongside the latest from Apple and Samsung Cheap handsets helped Chinese smartphone makers climb to the top of their home market. Now they’re hoping cutting-edge technology will take them global. Shrugging off a reputation for knockoffs, the country’s biggest brands are…

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