Our Q4-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities in a single page.

The report tracks top vendor shipments every quarter across regions and countries which contribute to almost 90% of the total global smartphone volumes and much more at country level.  Global smartphone shipments grew 6% annually. Some overview of the global mobile phone market is given below.

  • More than one in two phones or three in four smartphones shipped globally now is a LTE capable phone
  • Emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, Nigeria are hot destinations for OEM’s which are moving beyond domestic boundaries in quest for expansion
  • China Market declined, USA Smartphone market was flat, Middle East Africa was the fastest growing market (29.4% YoY) during Q4 2015.
  • Top 10 global smartphone brands together captured 75% of the global smartphone market.

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