Smartphone Sales

China smartphone brand Phicomm makes SEA entry with Singapore launch
Phicomm has announced the launch of its flagship P660 smartphone in South-East Asia, beginning with sales in Singapore.
Emerging markets drive smartphone sales up 19% in Q1 2015: Gartner
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end-users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3%, during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner Inc.
LG announces mixed results for Q1, launches new flagship smartphone G4
South Korea’s LG Electronics recorded mixed results in the first quarter of 2015, as strong smartphone sales were offset by a slowdown in its home entertainment business.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge sales exceeds expectations
A week after the first wave of availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in 20 countries (including Singapore) and a slew of glowing reviews, reports say that sales are beating even Samsung’s own high expectations.
Xiaomi sells 2.12mil smartphones in 12-hour online sale
Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi said it sold 2.12 million smartphones, hitting total revenue of RMB2.08 billion (US$335 million) over a 12-hour period, during its one-day Mi Fan Festival 2015.
Chinese fingerprint on smartphone trends in Malaysia, Singapore
Whether it is in the shift to larger screens for smartphone and phablets and the fast-disappearing mid-tier price segment, to the erosion of Samsung’s market share, Karamjit Singh sees the fingerprint of Chinese smartphone vendors.
LG takes quirky Aka smartphones beyond domestic shores
LG Electronics has begun rolling out its ‘Aka’ smartphone models in Singapore, as well as China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, and Turkey.
Pressure mounts on Samsung as competitors up ante
Samsung Electronics Co remains the top-selling smartphone maker in the world for now, but keeping that crown has become increasingly challenging with its aggressive rivals baying for blood and doing everything in their power to topple the incumbent giant.
SEA smartphone sales exceed US$16.4bil in past 12mths: GfK
Smartphone ownership continues on its uptrend across South-East Asia, raising total sales in the last 12 months in the seven markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia to a high of nearly 120 million units.
Global device shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014: Gartner
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner Inc.
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