Smartphone market
Jan 31, 2019

Huawei eyes top spot in SA's smartphone market

The Chinese telecoms giant sees itself displacing Samsung as the number one smartphone provider in the next year or so.

Aug 1, 2018

Huawei dislodges Apple as number two smartphone maker

The Chinese telecoms giant is now the number two smartphone maker; the first quarter since 2Q10 in which Apple has not been number one or two.

Feb 2, 2018

Apple leads global smartphone market

Apple captured first place with 19% global market share, nudging Samsung into second position.


Africa's smartphone market in recovery

Smartphone shipments reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic recoveries in some of Africa's major markets, says IDC.

Nov 1, 2017

Huawei guns for Apple, Samsung in SA

The Chinese smartphone maker banks on its second flagship of the year, the Mate Series, to dominate the market.

Aug 23, 2017

4G smartphone demand spurs market growth

In Q2 2017, global smartphone sales totalled 366.2 million units, a 6.7% increase over the second quarter of 2016, says Gartner.

Jan 19, 2017

Smartphone market heads to 6bn mark

By 2020, smart mobile devices will be universally adopted throughout the world.

Sep 5, 2016

Smartphone market sees dramatic slowdown

Although smartphone growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% increase in 2015, says IDC.

Jul 21, 2016

Global smartphone production volumes surge

Production volume totalled around 315 million units in Q2, representing an 8.9% increase over the previous quarter.

Mar 23, 2016

Smartphone market emerges from inventory digest

Following stagnant demand, the stock up of Chinese-branded devices started to pick up in the middle of February, says TrendForce.

Jan 11, 2016

Tablets face pressure from big-screen phones

With the emergence of big 5.5-inch-plus screen phones, consumers may ditch tablets in favour of smartphones, says IDC.

Oct 30, 2015

Apple sells 48m iPhones in Q3

The company turns to China for growth, with over $12?billion in revenue coming from the Far East, says Juniper Research.

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