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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...

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ were the top selling Android smartphones in Q1 2018

Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in Q1 2018, according to research from Strategy Analytics. (In contrast, IDC states that 334.3 million units were shipped by smartphone vendors.) The iPhone X -- Apple's most expensive iPhone yet -- was found to be the world's best-selling smartphone model, as it shipped 16 million units during the...

(Screen) size does matter: consumers are spending more time on larger devices

Screen sizes on Android phones have increased by a significant amount over the last few years. The first Android phone, the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, had a 3.2-inch display. We've seen the average screen size constantly increase in the following few years. In 2011, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note with a 5.3-inch 16:10 display that seemed...

Report: Qualcomm Maintains SoC Market Lead in H1 2017 at 42% of Total Revenue

There are a number of contenders in the SoC market including Qualcomm, Samsung, Apple, Huawei, MediaTek and others. However, not everyone involved actually fabricates (manufactures) their own chips, companies like Qualcomm and Apple contract this part out while they design the custom cores in-house (or "semi-custom" cores, in some cases). Competition continues to heat up...

Strategy Analytics: Galaxy S8 is the World’s Best Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017

It looks as if Samsung's Galaxy S8 continues to be a success as the reports indicate the device outsold every other individual Android smartphone during the second quarter of this year. We already knew that the S8 and the S8+ had a great launch when compared to previous Samsung offerings, but sometimes the hype dies...

Report: Smartphone Shipments Reach 360.4 Million for Q2 2017 (Strategy Analytics)

It's difficult for us to get concrete shipment numbers from dozens of different smartphone vendors, so there are a number of companies out there that are dedicated to this type of research. They generally partner with retailers from around the world to find out how many devices were shipped to them throughout the year. Strategy...