Tag: Market

Apple Finally Gets How to Play the China Market

Five years ago Apple released a device it thought would appeal to consumers in one of its most important emerging markets. The iPhone 5c was a failure. The c was alternatively supposed to stand for colour, or China. In China, it just stood for cheap. Two years later, Apple brought out the iPhone SE. What […]

10 Ways Vivo’s V11 Pro Stands Out From Its Biggest Competitors in the Market

The mid-range smartphone segment in India is flooded with choices. The segment caters to smartphone buyers who look for devices that offer the right combination of great features at a price that’s not too high. The Vivo V11 Pro is a perfect example of a great smartphone in the mid-range segment. Vivo recently launched its […]

Apple Bows to the Chinese Market Again With Latest iPhones

Apple’s latest iPhones show how even the world’s largest company has to surrender to the dictates of a crucial Chinese market. The iPhone XS models unveiled Wednesday come with an “eSIM” feature that supports two cellular services and easier switching between carriers, but that technology won’t be available in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Instead, […]

Android Phones to Have 85 Percent Global Market Share In 2018: IDC

Android mobile phones will take around 85 percent share of the global market in 2018 as volumes are expected to grow at a five-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.4 percent, with shipments approaching 1.41 billion in 2022, an IDC report said this week. Apple is expected to grow by 2.1 percent in 2018 […]

Samsung Dominated Premium Smartphone Market in India in H1 2018: CMR

Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with almost half the market share, a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. According to CMR India’s Mobile Handset Review report, Samsung (48 percent) was followed by Chinese smartphone player OnePlus, which grabbed the second spot with 25 […]

Xiaomi or Samsung, Who’s the Leader of Indian Smartphone Market?

Smartphone users in India are a confused lot after market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) on Monday crowned Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 percent and placed Samsung in the second spot with a share of 23.9 percent. Earlier, two global research firms – Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research and Singapore-based […]

Jio Phone Continues to Lead India’s Feature Phone Market in Q2 2018: IDC

Reliance Jio, the telecom operator and the main driver of the 4G feature phone segment with its Jio Phone, remained the top vendor in the overall feature phone market in India in the second quarter of this year, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC). The feature phone market remained resilient with shipments of […]

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau Outlines Strategy That Helped It Lead India’s Premium Smartphone Market

India is arguably the world’s toughest smartphone market – just ask Apple. Yet Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has found a path to success in the country of 1.3 billion. As Pete Lau, OnePlus’s co-founder and chief executive officer, describes it, OnePlus targeted younger users with stylish and affordable Android-based phones. Rather than plastering shops with ads, […]

Huawei Stalks Apple, Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless “wolf” tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world. Despite being essentially barred from the critical US market, Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world’s number two smartphone maker […]

Huawei Sets Sights on Samsung’s No. 1 Spot After Dethroning Apple in Smartphone Market

Huawei on Friday said it could replace Samsung as the world’s top smartphone maker by late next year, just days after data showed it surpassed Apple for the number-two spot despite being essentially barred from the key US market. The chief of Huawei’s consumer division, Richard Yu, made the remark at the release of business […]