A new report from Strategy Analytics indicates that Samsung and Vivo were the fastest growing 5G smartphone vendors in Q1 2021, but Apple still leads the charge in net units with over 40 million 5G phones shipped to Samsung’s 17 million units. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down four key 5G smartphone market trends confirmed by this report and shares his insights on what these Q1 numbers suggest for the market segment FY2021.
European Smartphone Market Down 14% YoY in 2020, Xiaomi and Oppo Appear To be Gaining on Samsung
The European smartphone market is down 14% year over year in 2020, and Xiaomi and Oppo appear to be gaining on Samsung. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard takes a look at the numbers, the market, and what’s ahead.
Google $2.1 Billion Fitbit Acquisition Hits EU Snag
Fears about Google’s use of Fitbit data to potentially gain an unfair advertising advantage cause EU regulators to take a closer look at the potential anticompetitive effects of the deal. I don’t see much cause for alarm here, and here’s why.
ICYMI: Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Brings Significant Performance Improvements to Android Smartwatches
Performance improvements aside, I can’t help but sense that the android smartwatch ecosystem is being somewhat hamstrung by a lack of interest, perhaps from Google, to really focus on beating Apple at its own game.
Apple Woes and Samsung Grows: Analyzing Q2 European Mobile Shipments
Canalys has launched new data on Q2 smartphone sales across Europe. The numbers show big growth for Samsung while Huawei and Apple stumble.