CES 2019 - Smartphones: Highlights & Market Overview

January 23, 2019  | Subscribers Only

Gerrit Schneemann Gerrit Schneemann Senior Analyst, Smartphones
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Key Take-Aways 

•Wait for Mobile World Congress in February 2019.
 
•New form factors on display: dot-cut(Hole) displays, foldable screens and handsets with two screens.
 
•Hype surrounding 5G continues where it left off last year.
 
•Huawei presented many of its stand-out smartphone models, even though they are not available in the US.
  • New Honor View 20 and latest Mate and P-series devices on display.
•Royole showed its FlexPai flexible-display smartphone.
 
•TCL is shifting brand strategy and technology implementation to take better advantage of TV hardware capabilities.
 
•Notably, Sony did not focus on handsets at all during its press conference or on the booth.

Gerrit Schneemann

Senior Analyst, Smartphones

Gerrit Schneemann has followed the global handset market for more than a decade, as part of the Omdia team covering smartphones.

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