• Global smartphone sales reach 296mn units in Q2, Samsung sold 55mn
    NEW DELHI, AUGUST 25 (IANS): The global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 295 million units, a decline of 20.4 per cent in the second quarter this year owing to the pandemic as Samsung retained the top spot with selling nearly 55 million units, a new Gartner report said on Tuesday. Samsung and Huawei moved into a virtual tie for the top spot as Huawei ended up selling 54 million units in the June quarter. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Samsung experienced the larg
  • Huawei trumps Samsung for 1st time in global smartphone market
    NEW DELHI, JULY 30 (IANS): Despite the US trade restrictions, Huawei has overthrown Samsung and Apple to become the leader in smartphone shipments globally in the second quarter of 2020, a new report said on Thursday. It marks the first quarter in nine years that a company other than Samsung or Apple has led the market. Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices, down 5 per cent (year on year) in Q2. The second-placed Samsung shipped 53.7 million smartphones, a 30 per cent fall against
  • Huawei loses as 'trusted vendors' walk away with 5G contracts
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 25 (IANS): Some coordinated action is in evidence from Singapore to Croatia as Chinese telecom company, Huawei loses out on 5G contracts following pressure from the US.   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said: "The tide is turning toward trusted 5G vendors and away from Huawei." Bangkok Post reported on Thursday that Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore's main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei
  • India needs to further woo top 5 mobile brands to beat China: Report
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 15 (IANS): The global mobile phone market is served primarily by five companies (Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo) and the time is ripe for India to integrate into the global value chain by providing an assembly platform to these global lead firms, according to a new report.   India has already attracted initial investments from all these five companies that command 83 per cent global mobile phone revenue, which may bring more manufacturing to the countr