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Apple topples Samsung as No 1 in smartphone market

Apple topples Samsung as No 1 in smartphone market

As global smartphone sales to end-users hit 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 -- a seven percent increase over the like period in 2015 -- Apple finally leapfrogged past Samsung after eight sluggish quarters to secure the top spot, a report said on Wednesday.

Micromax in top 10 as global smartphone sales reach 478 mn units

Micromax in top 10 as global smartphone sales reach 478 mn units

Driven by growth in emerging markets, global mobile phone shipments in July-September 2015 reached 478 million units and Indian brand Micromax was among top 10 handset vendors, research firm Gartner said Wednesday.

Indian tablet shipment up 22% to 1.04 mn units in Q2: IDC

Indian tablet shipment up 22% to 1.04 mn units in Q2: IDC

Post a sluggish first quarter, tablet shipment in India grew 22 percent to touch 1.04 million units in the April-June 2015 quarter, research firm IDC on Wednesday said.

India smartphones market rises on e-tailing in Q2

India smartphones market rises on e-tailing in Q2

Samsung has retained its top spot with 23 percent.

Global smartphone sales growth to decline at 11.3% in 2015: IDC

Global smartphone sales are likely to grow at a lower rate of 11.3 percent this year as compared to 27.6 percent in 2014, impacted by a slower pace of growth in the Chinese market, research firm IDC said Wednesday.

Emerging markets drive global smartphone sales up 19%: Gartner

Led by emerging markets like India, global smartphones sales to end users touched 336 million units in the March quarter, up 19.3 percent from the year-ago period, Gartner said Wednesday.

Smartphones to account for 2/3rd of world market by 2020

Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, according to a new report that pegs India as the fourth largest market of hi-tech phones in 2014.

Samsung smartphones outsold Apple counterparts by nearly three times in Oct-Nov

Samsung is reportedly leading Apple when it comes to global smartphone sales in the three months ending in November 2013, a survey by Gartner has revealed.

'Global mobile sales dip 3% in Q3; smartphones soar 47%'

Despite a 3 percent dip in global mobile phone sales to 428 million units in the third quarter, smartphone sales jumped a full 47 percent, according data released by research firm Gartner.