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Smartphone market still growing as prices fall: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:35

Global smartphone sales will jump 23 percent this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fueled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets, a research firm said Wednesday.

Emerging markets, low-cost devices, 4G drive smartphone sales

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 20:02

However, shipments were down 2.8 percent from 289.6 million units in Q4 of 2013, IDC said.

Smartphone sales growth to slow down to 8.3% by 2017: IDC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 22:49

According to IDC, global smartphone shipment is expected to slow down to 8.3 percent annual growth in 2017 and 6.2 percent in 2018.

India smartphone sales surge almost 3-fold to 44 mn in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:15

Smartphone shipments stood at 16.2 million in 2012.

India propels global smartphone sales in Q4 2013: Gartner

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 21:46

Global smartphone sales crossed 282 million units in the last quarter of 2013, propelled by two-fold growth in India -- the highest sales expansion among countries.

Smartphone sales growth to slow this year: Gartner

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 21:34

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner said on Thursday.

China smartphone shipments shrink after 2 years of growth: IDC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:51

The explosive growth of smartphone sales in China, the world`s biggest smartphone market, has come to a halt as unit shipments declined for the first time in more than two years, data firm IDC said on Thursday.

Samsung's profit tumbles by 18% in Q4 due to slowed smartphone sales

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 13:47

Meanwhile, the company also warned that the first half of 2014 would remain weak.

Large screen smartphones eating into tablet sales

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 17:32

As increasing number of consumers are opting for smartphones with large screens, research firm IDC has revised its global tablet shipments downwards by over 6 million units to 221.3 million this year.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 14:53

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.

Smartphones 55% of global mobile phone sales in Q3

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 23:34

Worldwide smartphone sales rose nearly 46 percent from last year to 250.2 million units, it said, while overall mobile phone sales were up less than 6 percent at 455.6 million.

Samsung Electronics reports record Q3, warns of slower smartphone growth

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 08:42

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's quarterly operating profit surged 26 percent to a new record, matching estimates and powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eases sharply.