Corning Gorilla Glass with DX/DX+ for mobile camera lens cover enhances scratch resistance, improves optical performance

Corning has announced a new category for its scratch resistant and durable glass composite products, Corning Gorilla Glass with DX and Corning Gorilla Glass with DX+. This will be used as a lens cover for mobile device cameras to deliver both anti-reflective optics and scratch resistance for a better durability, says Corning. Continue reading “Corning Gorilla Glass with DX/DX+ for mobile camera lens cover enhances scratch resistance, improves optical performance”

Worldwide refurbished smartphone market witnessed 4% growth YoY in 2020

Recently, Counterpoint released a report of worldwide smartphone shipments and PC shipments. Following that now, Counterpoint has released a report on the worldwide refurbished smartphone market volume in 2020. Continue reading “Worldwide refurbished smartphone market witnessed 4% growth YoY in 2020”

Samsung and Vivo report fastest growth in 5G market smartphone shipments in Q1 2021: Report

The 5G smartphone has grown significantly since they first began appearing in the market 2 years ago. In the first quarter of 2021, Apple leads the market with 40.4 billion shipments, and Samsung and Vivo recorded the highest QoQ growth at 79% and 62% respectively.

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Global smartphone market predicted to ship 1.38 billion units in 2021; highest ever since 2015: IDC

The global smartphone is expected to reach record shipments in 2021, with the IDC predicting shipment numbers of nearly 1.38 billion units for the year, growing 7.7% when compared to 2020. The market’s growth is predicted to continue growing in 2022 at 3.8% YoY. Driving this growth is the increasing pace of adoption of 5G capable smartphones as 5G networks begin to deploy around the world.

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Worldwide smartphone market record 345.5 million shipments, 25.5% YoY growth in Q1 2021: IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped nearly 346 million devices during first quarter of 2021, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The strong growth came from all regions with the greatest gains coming from China and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China), said the report. As the two largest regions globally, accounting for half of all global shipments, these regions experienced 30% and 28% year-over-year growth, respectively. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone market record 345.5 million shipments, 25.5% YoY growth in Q1 2021: IDC”

Worldwide smartphone shipments reach 353.6 Million units; declining 1.3% YoY in Q3 2020: IDC

As the pandemic restrictions around the world have largely been lifted, the smartphone market worldwide has begun to recover from the massive 16% YoY decline it saw for the last quarter. According to IDC, the market recorded 353.6 million units shipped, which calculates to a decline of 1.3% YoY. The top 5 companies were Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple and Vivo.

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India smartphone market records 8% YoY growth in Q3 2020, shipping 50 million units: Canalys

After a sharp decline during Q2 2020, the Indian smartphone market has made a strong recovery in the third quarter of 2020, recording a growth of 8% YoY and shipping about 50 million units according to a report from Canalys. Xiaomi continues to lead the market, followed by Samsung, Vivo, realme and OPPO.

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Samsung confirms One UI 2.5 update for Galaxy S10 series, Note 10 series and more

Samsung has begun rolling out their One UI 2.5 update their Galaxy line of smartphones. The update brings many of the features from the Galaxy Note20 series to older Galaxy phones, including improved pro video and audio controls, an updated Samsung Notes app with Audio Bookmarks, Wireless DeX support and more.

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India smartphone market records 50.6% YoY decline in Q2 2020, predicted to recover in 2H 2020:IDC

In Q2 2020, the Indian smartphone market shipped 18.2 million units, recording a decline of 50.6% YoY, according to a report by IDC. The decline was primarily caused by the COVID-19 and the top 5 smartphone sellers for the quarter were Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, realme and OPPO.

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OnePlus leads Indian premium smartphone market in Q2 2020 with 29% market share: Report

The premium smartphone segment (above Rs. 30000) recorded an overall decline of about 32% YoY in Q2 2020, as the market continued to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. OnePlus took the first place in market share for this quarter, close followed by Samsung second place and Apple in third place.

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Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 16% YoY in Q2 2020, 278.4 million units shipped

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the smartphone market as IDC has reported that the worldwide smartphone market declined by 16% YoY in Q2 2020. Total shipments were recorded at 278.4 million smartphones and the top 5 manufacturers for the quarter were HUAWEI, Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi and OPPO.

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Global premium smartphone shipments declined 13% YoY in Q1 2020: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect smartphone sales as a new report from Counterpoint Research states that the premium smartphone segment recorded a decline of 13% YoY globally. In the lead is Apple, contributing 4 out of the top 5 premium smartphones sold globally, followed by Samsung and then Huawei.

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India premium smartphone market records growth of 21% YoY in Q1 2020 with Samsung in the lead: Report

The premium smartphone market (>Rs. 30000) has been a competition between Samsung Apple and OnePlus for many quarters now. In the first quarter of 2020, the market saw a growth of 21% YoY, with Samsung managing to edge out Apple to take the lead as India’s current top premium smartphone manufacturer.

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India smartphone market saw 32.5 million shipments, up 1.5% YoY in Q1 2020: IDC

Being the only one among the top 3 to record a positive growth for the first quarter of 2020, the Indian smartphone market shipped 32.4 million units overall. This calculates to a growth of 1.5% YoY, whereas the Chinese and US markets saw a decline of 20.3% YoY and 16.0% YoY respectively. The top 5 manufacturers continue to be Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, realme and OPPO.

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China smartphone shipments decline 20.3% YoY in Q1 2020; largest decline ever: Report

The Q3 2019 reports released by IDC revealed a decline of 3.6% YoY in smartphone shipments in China during Q3 2019. Now, IDC has released the shipments report for Q1 2020 and it reveals the largest decline ever in China smartphone market.

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