Handsets Category

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline 3 Percent in Q1 2016
May 2nd 2016 - 01:20 GMT
It is the first time ever in history the global smartphone market has shrunk on an annualized basis. Samsung maintained first position with 24 percent global smartphone marketshare....more

Vivo Takes Second Place in China As Market Keeps on Growing
May 2nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Smart phone shipments in China grew by 1.3% year on year to over 104 million units in Q1 2016, with Vivo taking second place for the first time....more

Google Formally Charged With Abusing Android Market Dominance
April 21st 2016 - 01:45 GMT
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators....more

Android OS Share in China Gets Boost from New Year's Sales
April 15th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone OS data shows that Android increased its sales share in urban China to 76.4% from 73% in the same period a year ago. ...more

IPhone SE is Three IPhone Generations Rolled into One
April 13th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The iPhone SE represents an amalgamation of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s merged into something altogether new....more

Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in 2016
April 7th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Gartner said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. ...more

FBI Manages to Unlock San Bernardino IPhone
March 29th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The USA's FBI says that it has managed to break the encryption used on Apple's iPhone, without help from Apple....more

Southeast Asia Smartphone Shipments Reach 100 Million Units
March 18th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Total smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia (SEA) hit slightly over 100 million units in 2015, posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 22%, ...more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Reveals Ho-Hum Refresh
March 16th 2016 - 02:25 GMT
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about $255 to build....more

Middle East Mobile Handset Market Slows As Consumer Confidence Takes a Hit
March 15th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Totaling 30.04 million units, the flat quarter-on-quarter growth in Q4 2015 marks a significant slowdown from the previous quarter, when shipments were up 4.4% over Q2 2015, ...more

Smartphone Security: Why Doodling Trumps Text Passwords
March 10th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers....more

Phone Manufacturers Face Jail Time if Phones Cannot Be Decypted
March 4th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
French politicians have voted in favour of a law which would penalise smartphone manufacturers who do not cooperate with terrorism inquiries....more

Indonesia Smartphone Market Ends the Year on a High Note in Q4 2015
March 2nd 2016 - 03:00 GMT
The sequential increase was much higher than the same period last year as vendors shipped in higher volumes of smartphones before their import licenses expired in the end of 2015 or early 2016....more

Double Digit Smartphone Market Growth is over
March 1st 2016 - 01:50 GMT
Nearly everyone now has a mobile phone, and if those numbers are not staggering enough - 65% of Americans, 74% of Europeans, and 72% of urban Chinese consumers own a smartphone....more

LTE Carrier Aggregation to Power 61% of Smartphones Shipped in 2020
February 26th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Nearly 350 million smartphones shipped in 2015 supported LTE Carrier Aggregation (CA), representing 23% of total smartphone shipments for the year, ...more

Apple Ordered to Assist in Unlocking Terrorist IPhone
February 17th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
A US court has ordered Apple to assist the police in trying to get access to information stored in an iPhone handset....more

Apple May Ditch Headphone Jack in Favour of Loudspeaker
February 15th 2016 - 02:25 GMT
The much-rumoured loss of the classic headphone jack from the next version of Apple's iPhone may leave open space for something else -- loudpspeakers....more

Serious Bug Crashes Apple IPhones - Permenently
February 12th 2016 - 11:32 GMT
A serious bug has been uncovered in the latest iPhone software that has the ability to crash the device permanently....more

India Targets 500 Million Phones Per Year
February 8th 2016 - 02:55 GMT
Having only just surpassed the 100 million mark, India has set its sights on manufacturing 500 million mobile phones per year....more

Lenovo Takes Third Place in Indian Smart Phone Market
February 3rd 2016 - 01:55 GMT
The Indian smart phone market saw a healthy double-digit percentage increase in shipments year on year, despite sequential declines from some significant players. ...more

Apple Leads Smartphone Brands in US and China
February 3rd 2016 - 01:30 GMT
As a vendor, Apple was able to return to the top of the leaderboards in the US, while iOS has struggled to return to the market share it saw in 2014....more

Indian Mobile Phone Manufacturing Passes 100 Million Mark
February 1st 2016 - 02:40 GMT
The manufacturing capacity of mobile phone factories in India has surpassed the 100 million mark, the Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced....more

Huawei Shipped Over 100 Million Smartphones in 2015
January 6th 2016 - 02:40 GMT
Huawei shipped more than 100 million smartphones during 2015, making it the first Chinese vendor to break the landmark....more

4G Smartphone Shipments Overtaken 3G Devices for the First Time
January 4th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
According to IDC, India monthly smartphone tracker, 9.3 million smartphones were shipped in India in the month of October 2015, coming off from a healthy September of over 10 million unit shipments. ...more

Android Returns to Growth in Europe's Big Five Markets
December 30th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending in October 2015 shows Android returning to growth in Europe's big five markets, after a decline that began in October 2014. ...more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch Date Leaked
December 29th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 may go on sale in February, if a leaked photo is to be believed....more

Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Size Preference Stabilizes at 5.3\"
December 21st 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Current smartphone owners are also more likely to prefer a thicker prototype with a longer battery life over a thinner phone....more

Android Returns to Growth in Europe's Big Five Markets
December 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Android returning to growth in Europe's big five markets, after a decline that began in October 2014. ...more

IPhone 6s Drove 24% of All IPhones Sold in the USA
December 14th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The latest sales data shows Apple holding a 33.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market, down year-over-year, but up quarter-over-quarter....more

Smartphone Market Will See the First Single-Digit Growth Year on Record
December 9th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
According to a new forecast, 2015 will be the first full year of single-digit worldwide smartphone growth....more

When Apps Talk Behind Your Back
December 4th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Almost 9 percent of popular apps downloaded from Google Play interact with websites that could compromise users' security and privacy,...more

Third of Smartphones Shipped in India in Q3 2015 Were 4G Enabled
December 4th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
According to IDC, 28.3 million smartphones were shipped to India in the third quarter of 2015 - up 21.4% from 23.3 million units for the same period last year....more

Emerging Markets Drove Global Smartphone Sales to 15.5% Growth in Q3
November 27th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner....more

Samsung and Apple Account for 66% of US Smartphone Sales
November 13th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
In the September quarter, Samsung and Apple models represented 66% of all smartphones sold in the USA. ...more

Smartphone Compatible Listening Device May Rival Gold Standard Stethoscope
November 11th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
HeartBuds, a smartphone compatible listening device for cardiovascular sounds, works as well as widely used FDA-approved traditional and digital stethoscopes...more

Huawei Emerges As 2nd Largest Android Brand in EU's Big Five
November 9th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data confirms the trend seen over the previous two months, with Android gaining market share in the U.S. while losing ground in Europe's big five markets....more

Smartphone Vendors Ship Over 340 Million Units in Q3, As Chinese Market Slackens
November 3rd 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 342.5 million in Q3 2015, with a slowed y-o-y growth of 8.4%....more

Huawei Takes China's Smart Phone Throne As Xiaomi's Growth Slows
October 30th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei became China's top smart phone vendor in Q3 2015, while Xiaomi fell to second place, according to Canalys estimates. ...more

IOS Hits Twelve-Month Low in USA Ahead of IPhone Launch
October 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows the U.S. market share for the Apple iOS at its lowest point since August 2014, as consumers waited for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to become available in September....more

Upgraded Components in IPhone 6S Plus Costs Apple an Extra $16 Per Device
October 6th 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost $16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus....more