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Global smartphone and tablet sales predictably tanked in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19

It's no secret that smartphone and tablet sales are on the decline due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has forced fewer smartphones to be made, planned product launches to be scaled back or delayed, and fewer people to go out and buy devices. Thanks to recently released Q1 2020 sales data, we now...

Samsung lost ground in India as Realme, OPPO, and Vivo grew during Q1 2020

Despite the fact that Samsung lost its spot as the second most shipped smartphone brand in India to Chinese OEM Vivo in Q4 2019, the company saw significant growth in market share towards the end of last year. This year, however, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse for Samsung, as a...

Google and OnePlus gain ground in the US thanks to the Pixel 3a and OnePlus 7 Pro

Following the launch of the Google Pixel 3a and the OnePlus 7 Pro, sales numbers have seen both companies gain ground in the US on other device manufacturers. Samsung, LG, and ZTE all suffered reductions in sales this year, although OnePlus and Google rocketed ahead. OnePlus saw growth of 152% year over year in sales,...

The premium smartphone market declined in Q1 2019, but analysts hope 5G will help it rebound

The global smartphone market has been declining since quite some time, with only a select few developing countries like India and members of South East Asia beating the global trend. According to previous reports, the global smartphone market shrunk by 5% in Q1 2019 Year-on-Year despite an impressive run by Huawei that saw it grow...

OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi were the fastest growing brands in the premium market in 2018

Despite a worldwide slump in the shipment of smartphones, the premium segment registered an 18% growth in the last year. While Apple and Samsung continued to hold the top two positions, this growth was primarily driven by the surge of Chinese brands such as OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi which were among the fastest growing brands...

OnePlus 6 sales helped OnePlus beat Samsung in India’s premium market

A new report from Counterpoint Research states that OnePlus beat Samsung to lead the premium smartphone market in India for the first time ever for a full quarter. This makes the company the leader of the Indian premium smartphone segment, and what's remarkable here is the amount of time it took for OnePlus to achieve...

Huawei is Now the Second Largest Smartphone Brand in the World

Huawei has slowly been growing as a smartphone company over the years and lately they have really started to get serious about things. The company branched out a sub-brand with Honor, has been working with wireless carriers in the United States, and continues to focus on their own in-house SoC from the fabless semiconductor company HiSilicon....