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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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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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The global smartphone shipment will grow, IDC predict

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound slightly in 2017 with expected growth of 3.0% over the previous year. In 2016, year-over-year growth was 2.5%, marking the lowest growth the industry has ever experienced. With several major devices entering the market this year, IDC…

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Pantech to shut down smartphone business

South Korean handset maker Pantech will close its smartphone business and downsize by keeping only a handful of business divisions, Yonhap news agency reports, citing unnamed company officials. Plans for a joint venture in Vietnam will also be scrapped, insiders said. “Only some of the business divisions, such as the Internet of Things operation, will remain.” Once a big name in the…

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Expect prices for PCs and mobile devices to rise this year

PC prices will go up by an average of 1.4 percent, while smartphone prices will rise by 4.3 percent, Gartner predicts If you plan to buy a new PC or mobile device this year, you’ll likely be shelling out more cash than in previous years. Prices are going up, and expensive devices are in demand. On average, the price of PCs…

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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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Russia Takes Lead On EMEA Smartphone Market

International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker says Russia’s mobile phone market expanded in 2016 and was the top European market by volume. The tracker found that the 30.66 million smartphones sold in Russia was the highest total of any European country last year. The Russian mobile phone market grew by 8.6% in volume (to 42.40 million units) and…

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Vertu Constellation: The $6000 smartphone

The Billionaire’s Phone Most of us live in a world where smartphones cost somewhere between $200 and $800. There’s a wide variety of phones in that range, from bargain ZTE and Motorola devices to top-end iPhones and Samsung Galaxy handsets. But there’s a whole world beyond that, the exclusive and expensive realm of the luxury smartphone. The latest phone to…

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Huawei will take out Samsung to become Apple’s main competitor in smartphones, says analyst

According to analyst Brian White from Drexel Hamilton, we have a new rival replacing Samsung and it’s Huawei: Huawei is currently sitting on the third position behind Apple and Samsung in the global smartphone manufacturer ranking. Huawei has shifted its focus from its telecom equipment business to smartphone business. However, such a shift has led to decline in the net profit…

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Global Smartphone Wholesale Revenue Will Grow + 8% YoY in 2017

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) services: Global Smartphone Revenue & ASP Forecast by 88 Countries : 2012-2022, global smartphone wholesale revenue will growth +8% YoY in 2017, from the dip of 2016. Key drivers include higher iPhone demand, growing portion of replacement sales from emerging markets, as well as tech innovations (flexible display etc.)…

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