Smartphone Sales

Indonesia smartphone shipments decline in Q1 2016: IDC
According to IDC Indonesia’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 6.5 million smartphones were shipped in Indonesia in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting a moderate 2.7% YoY (year-on-year) growth but declining 22.2% quarter-on-quarter.
Smartphone sales growth slowest since 2008, iPhone declines for first time: Gartner
Global sales of smartphones to end-users totalled 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7% increase over the same period in 2014, according to Gartner Inc.
Concern and confusion greet Indonesia’s new smartphone rules
Indonesia has a trade deficit of US$1.9 billion, and its Government is trying to tighten the outflow with a new regulation could adversely affect the nation's vibrant smartphone market.
H1 2015 smartphone, tablet sales in Malaysia unhampered by GST: IDC
A total of 4.8 million units of smartphones and 900,000 units of tablets were shipped in the first half of 2015 (H1 2015) in Malaysia, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) Asia/Pacific’s Quarterly Mobile Phone and Tablet Trackers.
Nearly 40mil smartphones sold across SEA in 1H 2015: GfK
Demand for smartphones in South-East Asia hit a new peak in the first half of 2015, as consumers across the region’s seven key markets continued to spend and generated over US$8 billion in sales value in the first six months of this year, according to market research firm GfK.
Q2 2015 global smartphone sales see slowest growth since 2013: Gartner
Worldwide smartphone sales recorded the slowest growth rate since 2013, according to research firm Gartner Inc.
Sub-US$100 smartphones to generate 40% of unit sales by 2020: Ovum
Most of the growth in the smartphone market will come from the sale of sub-US$100 devices in developing as well as developed countries. This price tier will represent more than 40% of global smartphone sales by 2020, up from 13% in 2014, Ovum said.
Worldwide device shipments to grow, spending to drop: Gartner
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5% increase from 2014 and down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.8% growth, according to Gartner Inc.
Sluggish Q1 2015 for SEA smartphone sales despite overall growth: IDC
Total smartphone shipments in South-East Asia reached approximately 24 million units in the first quarter of 2015, posting a year-over-year growth of 65.6%, IDC said.
SEA mobile games revenue to hit US$7bil by 2019: Frost & Sullivan
The mobile games industry in South-East recorded impressive growth and reached over US$1 billion in revenue in 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan.
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