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Xiaomi, Samsung regain market share in India in Q4 2019, while Realme declined

Back in February last year, a report from Canalys revealed that the Indian smartphone market showed the highest global growth. At the time, Chinese OEM Xiaomi held the top spot in the country, with a 29.9% market share. Samsung took the second spot at a market share of 25.8%, while Vivo and OPPO took the...

IDC: Xiaomi sold 11.7 million smartphones in India in 3Q18

IDC has released its report for the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2018. According to the company's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Indian smartphone market reached an all-time high of 42.6 million-unit shipments in 3Q18, growing 9.1% year-over-year. IDC states that this is the first time when the smartphone market is at par with the...

Redmi 5/5A & Redmi Note 5/5 Pro propel Xiaomi to keep top spot in India

There are few companies out there that can release a new product on the market and completely shift the landscape of the industry. Naturally, it's different companies who are able to do this in select countries around the world. For example, Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Note 9 to the world and it is true...

Huawei and Xiaomi made huge gains in smartphone shipments the past year

IDC has released its quarterly report for the worldwide smartphone market in Q1 2018. According to preliminary data from the company's worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during Q1 2018, that resulted in a 2.9% decline when compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first...

Report: Smartwatches will account for almost 40% of wearables shipped in 2022

Wearables have been having some growing pains. Major tech giants seem to have jumped the gun before the hardware was able to catch up to the initial design. As components get smaller and more efficient, the issues that people are having (such as the bad battery life or devices being too big) will quietly go...

Apple Briefly Surpasses Samsung as #1 in Smartphone Shipments, While the Market Declined 6.3% Overall

Android might have been able to capture over 80 percent of the worldwide smartphone operating system market, but that number's deceiving -- Android's highly competitive at the OEM level. In Q3 2017, IDC reported that Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in terms of shipments for the quarter, which has historically been the case. But...

Xiaomi’s Market Share Nearly Doubled in Q3 2017, Thanks to Sales in India

The state of the worldwide smartphone market has Samsung as the world's top smartphone manufacturer, followed by Apple and Huawei in second and third position respectively. However, that's not the interesting part of Instant Flash News' latest report for the worldwide smartphone market in Q3 2017, which is based on data from IDC. The report shows...

IDC: Worldwide Tablet Market Declines 5.4% in Q3 2017

The tablet market really took off when the original Apple iPad launched in 2010. In the beginning, it got a lot of media attention and generated a lot of consumer interest. Google's answer to the iPad was two new versions of Android, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich, with full-fledged tablet UIs. But Android devices like...

IDC: Samsung is the Top Smartphone Manufacturer Worldwide for Q3 2017

IDC has released its report for the worldwide smartphone market for Q3 2017. According to results from its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone OEMs shipped a total of 373.1 million smartphones worldwide in Q3 2017. Shipment volumes increased by 2.7% year-over-year, and by 7.4% quarter-on-quarter. In Q3 2017, all of the top five vendors experienced...

IDC Analyst: Huawei Could Overtake Apple This Year in Smartphone Market Share

Huawei has gone from strength to strength in the preceding few years. Although the manufacturer has minimal presence in the US smartphone market, the EMEA and Asian markets have proven to be receptive to Huawei smartphones. The manufacturer also owns an sub-brand, Honor, which sells phones solely online at lower prices. In India, Honor is...

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Decline 8.5% in Q1 2017 as Migration Continues from Slates to Detachables

The worldwide tablet market has shrunk again in Q1 2017 with a Year-on-Year decline of 8.5% and total shipments of just 36.2 Million across the entire industry. This contraction marks the tenth straight quarter that tablets have experienced decline, with the previous five quarters even recording double-digit drops. This data comes from the International Data Corporation (IDC)....

IDC Report States Apple Shipped More Phones in Q4 2016 Than Samsung

The International Data Corporation (IDC) is a highly respected research company that uses often publishes studies on the smartphone market. A new report has just been published by the IDC that highlights the smartphone shipment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, and there have been some interesting changes to highlight. For many of the past quarters, Samsung...