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Black Friday & Cyber Monday - Smartphones - US - 2019December 04, 2019This year, smartphone promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday were dominated by the search for the biggest attention grabbing discount number – all the way up to $950 off new Samsung Galaxy devices... .Subscribers Only
Smartphone Shipment Preliminary Results Report - 2019October 31, 2019The IHS Markit Mobile Handset Database - Country provides detailed data by country on mobile subscriptions, shipments, installed base, smartphone penetration and smartphone shipments by OEM for 70 markets across seven regions:Subscribers Only
First-generation 5G designs highlight critical importance of modem and RF integration in future smartphonesAugust 12, 2019The market availability of 5G smartphones at this early stage of a new wireless technology transition has been unprecedented for the industry. Unlike the previous 4G LTE evolution, more handset vendors are making new devices available on day-one to consumers. Not only were the critical modem chipsets and RF Front End (RFFE) components made available earlier in the design cycle to smartphone OEMs but much of those solutions are of a complete “Modem-to-Antenna” designs which further help to accelerate time-to-market of these first-generation 5G smartphones.
Huawei builds on 2018 momentum with strong first-quarter performance in the smartphone marketMay 03, 2019Following four consecutive quarters of negative growth in 2018, the global smartphone market continued to struggle in the first quarter of 2019, suffering a 6.3 percent year-over-year decline in shipments. Smartphone shipments totaled 323.8 million units in the first quarter of 2019, down from 345.6 million during the first quarter of 2018 according to preliminary smartphone data by IHS Markit.
Samsung looks to innovative S9 camera to energize Galaxy S smartphone salesFebruary 25, 2018Samsung is packing its main innovative push into the cameras of its latest flagship Galaxy S devices. With the new super slow motion video capture, Samsung has improved on previous industry attempts to commercialize this feature. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are strong handset designs which evolve from 2017’s excellent S8. They are markedly different in camera quality and display size from the two to three year old smartphones potential customers own now which should boost upgrades. However, consumers may delay purchase because of rising flagship prices.
CES 2018: Smartphone, AR & Mobile HardwareJanuary 23, 2018This report provides the mobile hardware trends, smartphone launch analysis, as well as AR trends, based on CES 2018 held in Las Vegas in January 2018.Subscribers Only
System-level RF solution at the forefront of Qualcomm’s increased RF front-end tractionJanuary 08, 2018Since the onset of LTE technology several years ago, one of the most critical attributes for the success of major smartphone RF component suppliers has been product portfolios that exhibit system-level expertise. For the most...
The state of India’s smartphone market: highly competitive with great potentialNovember 17, 2017India is seen as the next driver of smartphone growth. This report provides analysis on (1) recent regulatory changes in India's smartphone industry; (2) the impact of the aggressive entry of Reliance Jio; (3) the performance and strategies of major OEMs; (4) our view of the market outlook and some caveats for smartphone OEMs.Subscribers Only
Apple’s Ambition for iPhone X is Nothing Less Than to Regain Smartphone Design and Innovation LeadershipOctober 26, 2017It was the most highly anticipated smartphone announcement of the year when Apple revealed the iPhone X to the world at their special event in September celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone at their brand new campus in Cupertino, California. The edge-to-edge screen and button-less fascia design sets the iPhone X from any other iPhone released before it. Apple completely did away with their signature TouchID home button in favor of a more technologically secure bio-metric using facial recognition dubbed FaceID – an industry first. Coupled with new AI tuned application processor, Bionic A11, and dual camera design borrowed from the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X was intended to set the new standard of iPhone design going forward in the next decade.
Smartphone Model Market Tracker - Xiaomi returns to growthSeptember 22, 2017In the latest Smartphone Model Market Tracker report IHS Markit highlights the latest developments in the global smartphone industry.Subscribers Only
Samsung re-launches its signature innovation brand with Note 8 smartphoneAugust 23, 2017The Galaxy Note 8 demonstrates Samsung’s confidence in its design expertise because of the strong similarities between the Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung’s decision to launch the Note across all regions means the Note 8 should be the most successful Note smartphone for at least three years. IHS Markit expects the Note 8 Bill of Materials (BOM) cost will exceed those of all previous generations of Note models from Samsung.
The market implications for the refreshed Snapdragon 600 tierMay 08, 2017Qualcomm has announced a refresh of its high-tier smartphone platforms with the Snapdragon 630 and 660, an update to the 653 and 626, just announced last fall. These updates come in time to answer some of the products being...
Samsung’s Bixby Debuts on Galaxy S8: Samsung Bets on Virtual Assistance for the Future of its Connected Devices, Amid ChallengesApril 06, 2017Samsung’s recent Galaxy S8 smartphone launch coincided with the launch of Samsung’s Bixby, its entrant in the virtual assistant market that is expected to become a common interface across all of Samsung’s connected consumer devices over time.Subscribers Only
Samsung seeks to reestablish its reputation for innovation with “infinity display” Galaxy S8March 29, 2017The S8 and S8+ are visibly differentiated smartphones because of their large Samsung displays, tiny bezels, and fast chipsets which all play to Samsung group’s competitive strengths. Samsung’s initial Bixby AI implementation falls short of its goal of being a comprehensive AI assistant because of weak app integration and limited voice compatibility. Provided Samsung can manufacture sufficient volumes of S8 and S8 + smartphones, and has no new reliability issues, the S8 will be a success for Samsung. The strong industrial design will support the Samsung brand and provide a foundation for Samsung’s ecosystem ambitions with VR, Bixby AI, and enterprise offerings.
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q4 2016: Global market rebounded and Samsung shows resilience after the Note 7 recallMarch 07, 2017Handsets & smartphones market monitor report Q4 2016Subscribers Only
MediaTek announces mass production of X30, Helio moves to 10nmFebruary 27, 2017MediaTek has officially announced its newest and most premium focused SoC, the Helio X30. There are many enhancements with the X30 including but not limited to the semiconductor process technology, the CPU architecture...
Qualcomm Extends LTE-A Pro Leadership with Snapdragon X20 ModemFebruary 24, 2017On February 21 Qualcomm announced its second generation gigabit class modem in the form of the Snapdragon X20, a discrete (thin) modem solution capable of Cat 18 downlink speeds (1.2Gbps) and...
CES Show Report - 2017January 26, 2017The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw renewed activity in the smartphone space. Especially Chinese manufacturers used the global stage to present new products. ...Subscribers Only
Mobile Processors to the Bleeding Edge as Qualcomm and Samsung usher in 10nm with Snapdragon 835January 18, 2017Qualcomm has recently unveiled the Snapdragon 835, its newest iteration of flagship mobile system on a chip (SoC). This next generation premium SoC should provide a better battery life, more immersive mobile...Subscribers Only
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q3 2016: Market leaders Samsung and Apple face challengesDecember 21, 2016Handset & smartphones market monitor report Q3 2016Subscribers Only