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IDC: Samsung and Apple stagnate as smartphone market grows -

The numbers show that Samsung and Apple shipments were flat year-over-year, but the two companies are still comfortably in the first two positions globally. However, they might soon feel some pressure as the three Chinese companies that complete the ...and more »

ET Mag Analysis: Can Samsung Counter the Oppo-Vivo Flanking Maneuver? - Economic Times

Delhi, 29 April 2017. In 2015, Apple smartphones had grabbed a cool 13.6% share in China. Playing catch-up were two local labels, Oppo and Vivo, sister brands made by local Chinese company BBK Electronics; each had a share of 8.2%. Derided as cheap ...and more »

Smartphone sales are up, but not because of the phones you think - CNET

Samsung, maker of the Galaxy S8, started off 2017 strong. Josh Miller/CNET. Samsung is back on top. Even before the Galaxy S8 went on sale, the Korean electronics giant took back its place as the No. 1 smartphone maker, ahead of Apple, according to IDC ...and more »

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market - Phys.Org

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday. Research firm IDC said overall smartphone shipments grew ...and more »

Q1 2017 smartphone shipments: Samsung rebounds, Apple goes sideways, Chinese makers roar - Network World

“Despite this [the Note 7 disaster], the initial signs are good, as the reviews of the device are overwhelmingly positive despite the software shortcomings and pre-orders are pointing to no lasting damage having been done.” Samsung's new S8 flagship ...and more »

How Samsung is standing up to an onslaught from a group of Chinese handset makers like Vivo and Oppo - Economic Times

The five-kilometre stretch from IFFCO Chowk to Two Horizon Centre — which houses the corporate office of Samsung India — in Gurgaon's Sector 43 is strewn with pale blue. The billboards along the road are blue, advertising kiosks sprouting all over ...and more »

IDC: Smartphone shipments up 4.3% in Q1 2017, Apple gains on Samsung but both lose to Chinese firms - VentureBeat

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide last quarter, up 4.3 percent from the 332.9 million units in Q1 2016. Looking at the top five vendors, Samsung and Apple both lost share while Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo all grew. In ...and more »

Samsung grabs 48% premium smartphone market, beats Apple in India - Financial Express

Korean electronic giant Samsung has replaced Apple as the top premium smartphone brand in India with 48% market share in Q1 2017, whereas Apple stood at 43%, as per the data published by Counterpoint Research. By: FE Bureau | India | Published: April ...and more »

These Chinese Companies Are Helping the Smartphone Market Rebound - Fortune

The struggling smartphone market is making a bit of a rebound thanks to a handful of Chinese companies. Roughly 347 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, a 4.3% jump from the previous year, according to new research ...and more »

Samsung topples Apple as No 1 in India's premium smartphone market: Counterpoint -

Apple and Samsung are going toe-to-toe in a patent dispute, which mirrors a fierce battle for industry supremacy between two rivals. New Delhi: Samsung Electronics displaced Apple in India's premium smartphone segment in the January-March quarter and ...and more »