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Smartphone Market to Stay Cool in 2018, Reignite in 2019 Thanks to India and 5G: IDC

International Data Corporation forecast Wednesday that global smartphone sales would cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India’s vibrant market. An IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker expected smartphone sales to slip two-tenths of a percent this year to total 1.462 billion in a second straight year of slight decline. But IDC predicted that the smartphone market ... Read More »

5G Smartphone Shipments to Exceed 100 Million Units by 2021: Counterpoint

The 5G smartphone shipments are expected to grow a whopping 255 percent by 2021, almost reaching 110 million units, a new report said on Tuesday. According to Counterpoint Research, while the growth will be slow during the initial commercialisation phase in 2019, there will be an uptick in sales once countries shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G infrastructure. “We also expect 5G chips to ... Read More »

Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

Nokia Penta-Lens Camera Smartphone Rumoured Ahead of HMD Global’s MWC 2018 Reveal

HIGHLIGHTS New penta-lens Nokia smartphone is already prototyped HMD Global is reportedly set to bring the new smartphone in late 2018 It is rumoured to have five camera sensors and two LED flashlights While the world is anticipating the launch of new Nokia smartphones that are debuting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, it has now been reported that HMD Global is preparing a new model with ... Read More »

LG X4+ Rugged Smartphone With Hi-Fi DAC Audio Launched: Price, Specifications, Features

LG on Friday launched the new LG X4+ in South Korea. The LG X4+ is the first smartphone to feature the LG Pay smartphone payment platform. It will allow users to enter their fingerprints or passwords to make payments. Additionally, LG has introduced Finger Touch that will enable users to take selfies and screenshots by pressing the fingerprint sensor. The phone has been ... Read More »

Sony Has No Plans to Exit Smartphone Market, Says CEO Kaz Hirai

While you may have some other choices in your mind or thinking of opting for a new iPhone or a fresh Galaxy series Android smartphone, Sony is set to continue the sale of its Xperia phones in the highly competitive smartphone market. In a media interview, CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that Sony is not considering an exit from the smartphone market and instead, is planning to ... Read More »

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

HIGHLIGHTS After food and shelter, a smartphone is the next essential Asylum seekers would stop their journeys to access free Wi-Fi Tech can be used to transfer funds, or find news of lost family In an increasingly digital world, after food and shelter, the next necessity that people have is an Internet connected smartphone, says Mark Latonero, PhD, Lead Researcher ... Read More »

Samsung Dominates Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2017, Says Gartner

With 22.3 percent market share, Samsung pipped Appleto grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Apple registered a distant 11.9 percent market share while Huawei 9.5 percent at third spot as the global smartphone sales reached 383 million units in the third quarter. In the ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Top-Selling Smartphone Globally in First Half of 2017: IHS Markit

Last year’s iPhone models have performed admirably well, as per a new report. IHS Markit claims that globally, the iPhone 7 outsold all other smartphones in the first six months of 2017. The next in that list was the iPhone 7 Plus, giving Apple two market leaders. The top bestselling smartphones were rounded off by two Samsung models and one more iPhone model. ... Read More »

BlackBerry ‘Krypton’ Motion Full-Touch Android Smartphone Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry’s new all-screen smartphone leaked BlackBerry Krypton likely to launch as Motion It is said to come with Snapdragon 625 SoC BlackBerry’s long-rumoured ‘Krypton’ Android smartphone has been leaked in a new render. Prolific tipster Evan Blass has leaked a render showing the alleged BlackBerry ‘Krypton’ which is speculated to be unveiled as BlackBerry Motion. One of the biggest highlight of ... Read More »