Smartphone Sales

  • Smartphone sales in India to cross 80 million in 2014: Report June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As a large chunk of Indian users is migrating to affordable smarter devices from feature phones, smartphone sales in India are expected to reach 80.57 million units by the end of this year, research firm IDC said. Also, the sales would continue to grow at a CAGR of about...
  • Low-cost devices, 4G networks drive smartphone sales May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone shipments rose in Q1 of 2014, driven by strong demand in emerging markets, availability of low-cost devices and the proliferation of 4G networks, even as reduced consumer spending after the holiday season affected handset sales, according to research firm IDC. Global smartphone sales grew 28.6 per cent...
  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014, expected to decline to 6 per cent in 2018: IDC February 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Annual growth in 2014 is expected to be 19.3 per cent and then decline...
  • Global smartphone shipments top one billion for first time in 2013: Report January 28, 2014

    Beijing: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4 per cent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said. Smartphones made up 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over two-fifths in 2012, IDC said. Samsung Electronics...
  • Nokia sees smartphone sales, profits plunge in Q4 January 23, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia Corp. has reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 25 million euros ($34 million) as the struggling company saw sales smartphone sales plunge 29 per cent. Nokia says that the devices and services unit, which it is selling to Microsoft Corp., saw sales fall to 2.6 billion euros in the...
  • China's Xiaomi says to more than double smartphone sales in 2014 January 4, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to sell 40 million handsets in 2014, more than double the number it sold in 2013, its chairman said on Thursday, reinforcing the company's ambitions to outsell more expensive offerings from Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Lei Jun, who is also...
  • LG's LTE smartphone sales top 10 million March 4, 2013

    Seoul: LG Electronics said Monday that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones based on the high-speed long-term evolution (LTE) technology. LG's global LTE smartphone sales topped the 10 million mark last week as the company made an aggressive push into the fast- growing fourth-generation (4G) market, according to...
  • Worldwide mobile phone sales fell in 2012: Report February 13, 2013

    London: Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, research company Gartner said on Wednesday. "Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences, and intense market competition weakened the worldwide mobile phone market," Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta said on...
  • Samsung projected to sell over 60 mn smartphones in Q4 2012 November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Samsung currently sits at pole position as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are two of the brand's hottest selling devices this year, and this has made Samsung smartphone sales look good. A recent report by Yonhap, a...
  • Global mobile sales dip 3 pc in Q3; smartphones soar 47 pc November 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite a 3 per cent dip in global mobile phone sales to 428 million units in the third quarter, smartphone sales jumped a full 47 per cent, according data released by research firm Gartner. It said Korean major Samsung widened the gap with Apple taking the share of such...
  • Samsung aims to nearly double smartphone sales in 2012 February 27, 2012

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics' mobile chief said it aimed to nearly double its smartphone sales in 2012 from last year, stepping up its battle with arch rival Apple Inc. JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, made the comment to reporters ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show...
  • Patent firm IPCom says to stop HTC German sales November 28, 2011

    Berlin: German patent firm IPCom plans to halt as quickly as possible the sale of all HTC smartphones in Germany, another blow to the Taiwanese firm just two days after it shocked markets by cutting its fourth-quarter outlook. IPCom said on Friday it would enforce an injunction based on a...