Smartphone Camera Resolutions Continued to Improve in 2022 Despite Macroeconomic Hurdles

Despite a sharp YoY decline in smartphone shipments, smartphone camera resolutions continued to improve in 2022. The share of 10MP-12MP increased in…

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China Smartphone Sales in 2022 Reach Lowest Level in a Decade; Apple Becomes #2 Brand for First Time

China’s smartphone sales declined 14% YoY in 2022 to record their fifth consecutive year of decline. Apple’s sales outperformed the country’s market…

India 5G Smartphone Shipments to Cross 4G Shipments in 2023

Cumulative 5G smartphone shipments will cross the 100-million mark in Q2 2023 and exceed 4G smartphone shipments by the end of 2023. India’s 5G…

‘Made in India’ Smartphone Shipments Decline 8% YoY in Q3 2022 Due to Fall in Local Demand

OPPO led the ‘Made in India’ smartphone shipments with a 24% share, followed by Samsung. Bharat FIH remained the top EMS player in terms of…

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Applied Materials Delivers Strong FY 2022 Numbers Despite Headwinds

Semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials has reported strong earnings for FY 2022 (ended October 30). Total sales revenue increased 12% YoY to…

China Singles’ Day Smartphone Sales Drop 11%YoY

The Singles’ Day smartphone sales this year dropped about 11% YoY. Apple’s Singles’ Day promotions were the biggest highlight of the festival this…

Where is US Mobile Subscriber Growth Coming From?

Carriers managed yet another strong quarter of postpaid subscriber growth in Q3 2022 While part of this growth is coming from prepaid to postpaid…

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NXP Q3 2022 Revenues Better Than Expected; Automotive, Mobile Segments Shine

NXP’s Q3 2022 revenues were $20 million more than the midpoint of the company’s previous guidance. The automotive, mobile and communication…

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GlobalFoundries Reports Strong Q3 2022; Home, Industrial IoT to be Fastest-growing End Market in 2022

GlobalFoundries has reported strong Q3 2022 numbers with its revenue growing 22% YoY to $2.074 billion, driven by an increase in wafer shipments,…

China Smartphone Sales Fall 12% YoY in Q3 2022, Beat Lockdown Impact to Rise 5% QoQ

China’s smartphone sales in Q3 2022 declined 12.4% YoY on weak demand.  Apple took the crown in September in terms of market share growth, with its…

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Global Smartphone CIS Shipments Dropped to 2.4 Billion Units in H1 2022

Global smartphone CMOS image sensor (CIS) shipments in H1 2022 fell 14% YoY to about 2.4 billion units, according to the latest Counterpoint…

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Smartphone ODM/IDH Companies’ H1 2022 Shipments Declined 3% YoY Due to Economic Headwind

San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul September 2022 Smartphone shipments from ODM/IDH (Original Design…

India Smartphone Shipments Decline 5% QoQ; 5G Smartphone Installed Base Crosses 50 Million

India’s smartphone installed base crossed 600 million during the quarter. Xiaomi led the market in Q2 2022 with a 19% shipment share, closely…

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% YoY in Q2 2022 Amid Deteriorating Economic and Geopolitical Climate

The global smartphone market declined by 9% YoY and 10% QoQ to 295 million units in Q2 2022. This was the first time quarterly shipments dropped…

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Semi Bellwether TSMC’s Q2 Earnings Forecast Sunny Days Ahead

COVID-19, along with the rise of advanced capabilities such as 5G, AI and imaging technologies, has catalyzed the semiconductor demand for the last…

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This afternoon, the latest smartphone brand will launch in selected markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Nothing phone (1),…

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Parallel smartphone imports start in Russia, can they help?

Smartphone brands leave Russia Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022, several smartphone makers withdrew from…

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Apple Leads Top 10 Smartphone List for April 2022, Samsung Follows

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – June 22, 2022 Apple led the global best-selling smartphone list with five…