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Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market Market research 

Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 16.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20), according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped 278.4 million smartphones during 2Q20. Although this a larger decline than in the first quarter, it was expected as major economies around the globe were in lockdown for the majority... Read More
IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to plummet 11.9% in 2020 Market research 

IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to plummet 11.9% in 2020

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 11.9% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The forecast follows the largest year-over-year decline in history in the first quarter of 2020. Smartphone shipments are now expected to decline 18.2% in the first half of the year as the... Read More
IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India Market research 

IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India

According to the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in China stood at 66.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, a 20.3% decline from 83.6 million units a year ago. This marked the largest decline ever in China as the market was hit by both supply chain disruptions and a demand slump due to lockdowns and the... Read More
Worldwide smartphones decline 11.7 percent, according to IDC Market research News 

Worldwide smartphones decline 11.7 percent, according to IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped 275.8 million smartphones during 1Q20. Although the first quarter usually experiences a sequential (quarter over quarter) decline in shipments, with the average sequential decline over the last... Read More
China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. November 26, 2019 – Following three straight years of market contraction, global smartphone shipments are expected to return to growth in 2020 fueled by ambitious 5G plans in China. According to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 1.5% year over year in 2020 with... Read More
IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8% Market research Press releases 

IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8%

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019, reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a total 358.3 million smartphones during the quarter, which was up 8.1% from the previous quarter and enough to return the industry to... Read More
IDC: Smartphone challenges continue in 2019 but growth is coming Market research Press releases 

IDC: Smartphone challenges continue in 2019 but growth is coming

September 09, 2019 08:30 AM – FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows signs of market recovery in the second half of 2019 and into 2020, pushing smartphone shipment growth back into positive territory. IDC expects shipment volumes to be nearly flat (-0.4%) in the second half of 2019 while the market... Read More
Worldwide large format printer shipments down through the first half of 2019, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

Worldwide large format printer shipments down through the first half of 2019, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker shows that large format printer shipments declined in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), continuing the decline from the first quarter of the year. “The market has been soft overall as some of the new technology expected to drive investment in large format printing equipment on... Read More
IDC: Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year Market research Press releases 

IDC: Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 31, 2019 – Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) for the strongest quarterly performance since 2Q18, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 333.2 million phones in 2Q19, which was up 6.5% over the previous quarter.... Read More
As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
IDC forecasts worldwide smartphone market will face another challenging year in 2019 Market research Press releases 

IDC forecasts worldwide smartphone market will face another challenging year in 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, global smartphone shipments will face another challenging year in 2019 with volumes forecast to decline 1.9% from 2018. This will mark the third consecutive year of market contraction driven by highly saturated markets in developed countries and slower churn in some developing economies. IDC expects... Read More
Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC Market research News Press releases 

Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 30, 2019 – Challenges within the smartphone market carried right into the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) with shipment volumes down 6.6% year over year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 310.8 million units in 1Q19, which marked the sixth consecutive quarter of decline.... Read More
Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA

The trend for digital cameras isn’t optimistic, according to CIPA, but may not account for action cams and other innovations The  Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published a new graph showing the number of cameras shipped in February 2019 and the numbers aren’t trending well. According to the association, sales were down from January 2019 and had substantially decreased... Read More
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54.1% from the prior year according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Strong growth is expected to continue as global shipments climb to 68.6 million in 2023 with a compound annual... Read More
IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018 Market research Press releases 

IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018

BEIJING, February 14th, 2019 – According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were down 9.7% YoY to approximately 103 million units in Q4 2018. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Huawei was the biggest winner in Q4 on the back of blockbuster flagship models and a steadily rising brand reputation;... Read More
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