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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year in Q2 2020, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a 275.8 million smartphones during quarter making this is the largest annual (year over year) decline ever and the first time smartphone market has fallen below 300 million units in a quarter since Q2 2014. This is mainly due to COVID-19 pandemic and the peak of the lockdowns in China, which extended to the rest of the world by the end of the quarter. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments fall below 300 million, down 11.7% YoY in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19”
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted several industries and business across the world including the smartphone industry. While the shipments increased 10% YoY during Q4 2019, the Q1 2020 report shows a modest growth as COVID-19 impacted shipments late in the Quarter.
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HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 4.2 smartphone, which makes it the 10th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2, and Nokia 3.2. It was launched last year running Android Pie. Android 10 brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more.
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Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, many companies are announcing special measures to help people and recently Uber, Google Maps, telecom operators announced their special measures. Smartphone companies in India have announced warranty extension due to the lockdown and in this post, we list the companies that are offering warranty extension for their products.
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Last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020 and earlier today Apple, POCO announced the new prices. Now, Redmi, OPPO, vivo, realme, Samsung, and iQOO have announced the new prices of their smartphones and here’s a list of smartphones with new prices post-GST Rate Hike.
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