Transsion Holdings’ Journey to an IPO: Strengths and Challenges

Transsion Holdings, the top mobile phone OEM in the African market, plans to go public and list its shares on Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR Market.…

Gemalto, G+D and ST Micro Lead the eSIM Enablement Landscape

RedteaMobile, Telna, growing fast with software-based eSIM whereas, ARM, Truphone, GigSky and Qualcomm are the dark horses with their integrated SIM…

Growth Opportunities in the Saturated Global Smartphone Market

The global smartphone market declined 2% annually in 2018 and is expected to remain flat in 2019. Replacement cycles are lengthening, and the lack of…

Operator Partnerships Hold the Key to Success in Canada’s Smartphone Market

Like in many developed economies, operators drive the Canadian smartphone market. More than 85% of smartphone sales take place through operators.…

France: A Battleground for Premium Flagship Smartphones

Being a mature smartphone market, the average selling price (ASP) in France is already high. Apple and Samsung so far dominate the market. However,…

Huawei’s Global Smartphone Market Share Reaches Highest Ever Level in Q1 2019

Overall smartphone shipment declined 5% in Q1 2019, making it the sixth consecutive quarter of shipments falling. New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong,…

Samsung is the Most Preferred Brand for Next Purchase in the UK

The UK is a mature smartphone market driven by operator channels. Apple and Samsung dominate the best-selling list. Competition is intensifying with…

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A Record 28% of All Smartphones Were Sold Through Online Channel in Q4 2018 in China

JD is the top online platform for smartphone sales with 50% channel share Honor overtakes Xiaomi to become the leading brand by sales volume in the…

New Phone, New Logo: Honor View 20 International Launch

Honor has now launched the View 20 in international markets. It chose to conduct the launch in Paris, France – heart of the European fashion industry…

Teardown and BoM Analysis for Xiaomi Pocophone F1

POCO F1 is the first phone from POCO, Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Xiaomi decided to release a mid-to-high end model to take on increasing competition from…

$1000 No Longer a Barrier for Smartphone Adoption

A few years ago, expecting main stream consumers to spend a thousand dollars on a phone would have seemed unlikely. But the barrier is broken now.…

Vietnam Smartphone Market Returns to Double Digit Growth in Q2 2018

Xiaomi (363%) and Huawei (193%) were the fastest growing brands in Vietnam. Xiaomi enters the top five brands for the first time     New Delhi, Hong…

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2018 Declined 2% Annually, Continuing the Trend from A Decline of 3% in Q1 2018 Major Chinese Brands Are Now Focusing on…

China’s Mobile E-Commerce Market Overview and Predictions : April 2018

JD secured over 50% market share, Honor and Xiaomi took a lead by sales volume.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos…

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Honor 10 – more than half a Huawei P20

Huawei's Honor brand launched the Honor 10 on a global basis today (May 15th) following its China-only launch a few weeks ago. The Honor 10's…

Xiaomi Replaces OPPO To Take the Fourth Position; iTel Entered the Top 10 Smartphone List for The First Time in Q1 2018

Global smartphone shipments declined 3% annually in Q1 2018. Top 10 players now capture 76% of the market thereby leaving 600+ brands to compete for…

Global Smartphone Market Declined YoY For Second Successive Quarter in Q1 2018

Smartphone Shipment in Q1 2018 Declined 3% Annually, Continuing the Trend from A Decline of 3% in Q4 2017 Xiaomi Replaces OPPO To Take the Fourth…

Huawei seeking to ‘own’ smartphone photography with P20 series

Huawei today launched the much-leaked, but much needed P20 and P20 Pro series smartphones. These add to the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro to create a…