The Rise of TikTok

In a short span of time, short-video app TikTok, developed by the Chinese company Bytedance, has become one of the most successful apps developed by…

ET Telecom Webinar

Webinar: Channel Strategy for Handset OEMs to Capture Next Half a Billion Smartphone Users in India

Watch our Associate Director, Tarun Pathak, live on the ET Telecom Webinar at 12.00 PM on 17th October 2019. Click here to register for the webinar.…

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Smartphone CIS Market to Hit US$12 Billion by 2020

CIS (CMOS Image Sensor) has become one of the most vibrant fields in the semiconductors business, with an annual revenue growth rate of up to 10%.…

Early Look Into Q3 2019 US Smartphone Sales Shows Weakness, but Apple iPhone Launch Above Expectations

The US market sold through 11.3 million smartphones in August. This is down 4% when compared with August 2018. When looking at how Q3 is shaping up,…

State of 5G USA September 2019

Overview: 5G networks and devices have started to gain traction in the US. Carriers have been expanding their 5G networks while slowly introducing 5G…

Palm Phone

Searching for Digital Detox

2019 saw the rise of the minimalist smartphone. Numerous devices launched this year sought to simplify and declutter our digital lives. Most recently…

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Connecting the Next Billion: Challenges and Initiatives

Internet connectivity is emerging as one of the fundamental pillars of societal well-being. As part of the sustainable development goals, the United…

Samsung A10

Samsung’s New Galaxy A Series: A Successful Mid-to-Low Tier Strategy

Till 2019, Samsung had too many smartphone models in the mid-to-low tier price bands. The complicated list of models often left consumers confused.…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Expected to Rise 2% in 2019

Overview: The new smartphone market declined for seventh consecutive quarter in 2019 Q2. There is a need for the ecosystem players to look for newer…

Top Five Smartphone Brands in Nigeria Capture a Record 84% Share in Q2 2019

Tecno reached its highest ever share in Nigeria in Q2 2019. Combined, Chinese brands had a market share of 67%, the highest ever. New Delhi, Hong…

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Software and Security Updates- The Missing Link for Smartphones

Overview: Every release of the Android operating system (OS) includes new features which optimize the overall device experience and improves the…

Apple iPhone & Apple Watch Price Drop – A Strategic Masterstroke!

Come the Fall season, Apple is all geared up to roll out its latest innovations and offerings for more than a billion of its user base globally. Once…

IFA2019 – Mid-Range Smartphones Get Some Much-Needed Attention

In the smartphone market, a lot of emphasis is given to flagship products – they are the ones that tend to receive the first release of new…

Samsung and OPPO Stimulated Smartphone Shipments of ODMs in H1 2019 EMS Dropped Due to iPhones’ Decline

Shipments from EMS companies declined due to the drop in iPhone volumes Longcheer overtook Huaqin for the first time in the smartphone ODM/IDH…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Declines 2% During H1 2019

 India, Latin America, and Africa were the only geographies where the secondary market grew Uncertainties from the China-US trade war made the…

Samsung DS is Ready to Ride the 5G Wave

Samsung DS (Device Solution) is ready to unleash the huge potential of 5G and IoT, with comprehensive upgrades to the mobile processor, Neural…

Tim Cook on stage at Apple’s September 10, 2019 event.

What Apple Announced in the Steve Jobs Theatre

Apple had its yearly pilgrimage to the orchard above the Apple campus to announce new hardware. As usual, the Steve Jobs Theatre was packed with both…

Samsung Gains from Huawei’s Pain in Central and Eastern Europe’s Smartphone Market During Q2 2019

The new A-series was the star performer for Samsung as it accounted for nearly 70% of the OEMs’ shipments. Seeking new markets for growth, Chinese…