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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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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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China’s phone makers eye world stage

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. 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 starting to push…

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Vivo Y55s with triple SIM card slot launched in India

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched its second smartphone of the year Y55s with 13MP rear camera in India for Rs 12,490. The device, an upgraded version of Y55L (launched in October last year), will be available in crown gold and space grey from February 26. “Focused on our commitment in servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful…

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Is Less More in the Smartphone Market?

When the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona on Monday, many of the world’s largest smartphone brands will use this gathering of the mobile industry to unveil their latest offerings on the global stage. While most brands are more than happy about the attention their products get at an event like MWC, the world’s largest smartphone makers won’t be…

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