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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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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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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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Vivo’s New Flagship Smartphone V5s Enables Perfect Selfies in Low-Light Environments

Leading smartphone manufacturer Vivo will launch its latest flagship mobile smartphone, the V5s, a new member of the V series of devices today. The V5s continues Vivo’s record of delivering phones that provide users with “Perfect Selfies” with an advanced 20MP front camera and optimized Selfie Softlight feature as well as 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. “Our focus group shows…

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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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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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