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Aug 28, 2019

Setbacks for Apple, Huawei as US-China trade war rages on

The smartphone makers suffered impediments in production volume due to the ongoing trade war between the world’s biggest economies.

Aug 27, 2019

Slump in SA's smartphone sales in Q2

Market saturation and a flailing economy hamper SA’s smartphone sales growth in Q2, as global forecasts show weakened smartphone performance for the rest of the year.


In 2020, 5G will offset current smartphone sales decline

While sales of smartphones will drop by 2.5% this year, Gartner expects a rebound next year, driven by broader availability of 5G models.

May 29, 2019

Global smartphone sales decline; Huawei beats slump

Smartphone sales decreased globally in the first quarter, although Chinese manufacturer Huawei achieved the highest year-over-year growth.

Nov 22, 2018

SA's smartphone sales climb 16% in Q3

Smartphone unit sales in SA continue to be driven by mid-range to entry-level devices, says GfK.

Nov 22, 2017

SA's smartphone sales jump 28%

Local smartphone sales climbed to three million units in the third quarter of 2017, while basic mobile phone sales were up 6%.

Sep 28, 2017

SA smartphone sales continue to boom

A report for the first half of 2017 shows SA's laptop market remained the same, the tablet market decreased, and smartphones continued to rise.

Aug 21, 2015

First-time fall for China smartphone sales

Sales of smartphones in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, declined 4% in the second quarter, according to Gartner.

Feb 27, 2014

Smartphone growth to plummet in 2014

Global smartphone shipments will continue slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly, says IDC.

Feb 26, 2014

Africa to lead smartphone growth

The continent will continue to be an area of smartphone growth over the next few years, as sales taper off in developed, saturated markets.

Nov 15, 2013

Smartphone sales reach highest share

Sales of smartphones accounted for 55% of overall global mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2013, says Gartner.

Aug 15, 2013

Smartphones reach global milestone

Smartphone sales pass feature phone sales for the first time, driven by the emergence of low-cost devices.

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