India smartphone shipments reach 21 million in October, second highest in 2020: IDC

The Indian smartphone market grew 42% YoY in October shipping 21 million units, as per data by International Data Corporation (IDC). This is the highest ever October shipments and 2nd highest for a month, following September 2020, with 23 million units, an all-time high for a single month. Continue reading “India smartphone shipments reach 21 million in October, second highest in 2020: IDC”

Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC

The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the Q4 2018, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The growth was driven by new wearables launching during the months leading up to the holiday season as well as new smartphone launches as many were bundled with wearables from leading brands. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC”

Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to further decline by 3% in 2018, will return to growth in 2019: IDC

According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 3% in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022. Despite the on-going US-China trade war, IDC says that it believes that continued developments from emerging markets, combined with potential around 5G and new product form factors, will bring the smartphone market back to positive growth. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to further decline by 3% in 2018, will return to growth in 2019: IDC”

Global VR headset shipments decline 33.7%, standalone VR headsets grew 417.7% YoY in Q2 2018: IDC

As per the recent report from IDC, the shipments of virtual reality (VR) headsets were down 33.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2018. However, the IDC expects this to be a temporary setback, since the arrival of new products like Oculus Go and HTC Vive Pro, and new brands will have a positive outlook for the quarters ahead. Continue reading “Global VR headset shipments decline 33.7%, standalone VR headsets grew 417.7% YoY in Q2 2018: IDC”

Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC

According to the IDC India’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone companies shipped a total of 33.5 million units to India in the Q2 2018. This resulted in a growth of 20% year-over-year (YoY). This could be because of the slew of online exclusive launches and strong shipments by offline heavy vendors. Continue reading “Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC”

Worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.5% in Q2 2018, Apple and Samsung continue to lead: IDC

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According to IDC, worldwide tablet market declined 13.5% in Q2 2018 as global shipments fell to 33 million. Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 28.4 million units, which is down 14.5% from the previous year. On the other hand, the detachable tablets also declined during the quarter largely due to the high-profile product launches in the Q2 of 2017 and the absence of timely updates to those products in 2Q18. Continue reading “Worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.5% in Q2 2018, Apple and Samsung continue to lead: IDC”

Huawei surpasses Apple to become second biggest smartphone vendor worldwide with 54.2 million shipments in Q2 2018: IDC

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According to the research data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone vendors shipped a total of 342.0 million units in the Q2 2018, resulting in a 1.8% decline when compared to the 348.2 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2017. With this drop, it is the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline for the global smartphone market.   Continue reading “Huawei surpasses Apple to become second biggest smartphone vendor worldwide with 54.2 million shipments in Q2 2018: IDC”

Worldwide smartwatch shipments to hit 43.5 million in 2018 with 34.8% market share: IDC

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The worldwide wearables market forecasts an estimate of 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, which is an 8.2% increase from the same time last year. Though the growth is slightly lower than the 10.3% growth experienced in 2017, the market is expected to return to double-digit growth from 2019 until 2022 as smartwatches and other form factors grow according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Continue reading “Worldwide smartwatch shipments to hit 43.5 million in 2018 with 34.8% market share: IDC”

Smartphone shipments up 11% YoY in Q1 2018 in India, Xiaomi continues to lead with 30.3% share: IDC

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According to IDC, Indian smartphone shipments reached 30 million units in Q1 2018 and has seen a healthy 11% YoY growth, but it remained flat when compared to the previous quarter; Q4 2017. As expected Xiaomi retained the top position for the second quarter in a row.  Continue reading “Smartphone shipments up 11% YoY in Q1 2018 in India, Xiaomi continues to lead with 30.3% share: IDC”

Global tablet shipments continue to decline, down 11.7% YoY in Q1 2018 : IDC

Global tablet market continues to decline, and in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), it declined 11.7% year over year with total shipments of 31.7 million units, according to the latest report from International Data Corporation (IDC). Detachable tablets like the Microsoft Surface and iPad Pro saw over 2.9% YoY growth by grabbing 15.3% share, but the traditional slate tablets continued to decline with 26.8 million unit shipments, down 13.9% from the prior year. Continue reading “Global tablet shipments continue to decline, down 11.7% YoY in Q1 2018 : IDC”

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018, Xiaomi posts 87.8% YoY growth: IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments have declined 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018. The smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018. This is a sharp decline compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018, Xiaomi posts 87.8% YoY growth: IDC”

Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC

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According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market continued to grow in both the Q4 and whole of 2017 with the total shipments reaching a new record. Apple moved past Fitbit and Xiaomi to become the leader in the wearable market worldwide. The total volumes of the quarter reached 37.9 million units, which is up 7.7% from the 35.2 million units shipped YoY. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC”

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments worldwide have declined 0.5% in 2017 making it the first year-over-year decline in the market since the evolution of smartphones. A total of 1.46 billion devices were shipped in 2017 including both Android and iOS. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC”

Indian tablet Shipments decline by 11% in 2017, Lenovo leads with 26.1% share: IDC

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Indian tablet market has yet again seen a dip by 11% in 2017, according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. A total of 717 thousand tablets were shipped in India with a 32% sequential decline in 2017, which is more or less similar YoY.  Continue reading “Indian tablet Shipments decline by 11% in 2017, Lenovo leads with 26.1% share: IDC”

Indian smartphone market saw 14% growth in 2017, total shipments cross 124 million units: IDC

Indian smartphone market has seen major improvements in shipments in the year 2017 when compared to 2016. The smartphone market witnessed a 14%  annual growth with a total shipment of 124 million units in 2017, making it the fastest growing market amongst the top 20 smartphone markets globally. Continue reading “Indian smartphone market saw 14% growth in 2017, total shipments cross 124 million units: IDC”