January handset sell through dropped 1% compared to December but wasn’t that steep due to the Chinese New Year sales. Sell in fell further reducing inventory slightly. Sales in Japan were slow after an unusually strong December. US and European markets showed weak demand as usual seasonality.
Smartphones are now 66% of the market. Android share was 76%. But iOS share fell to 17%. Samsung sales rebounded slightly in January after a weak December.
Samsung sales rebounded slightly in January after a weak December. Sales in the mid low price range are now the majority and strong China sales helped Samsung. Note III sales are weak compared to the expectations. Huawei recovered especially in China but the star player continues to be Xiaomi. Xiaomi sales seem to have eaten into Lenovo's share in China as it is weak...
< Table of Contents >
- Key Tekeaways
- Monthly Research Topics
- India as an alternative manufacturing hub
- The Market
- Market Sizing - Demand and Supply
- O/S landscape
- Market by Price band
- Competitive Landscape
- Country Analysis: US/China/Korea/Japan
- Market share by Price band
- Vendor Analysis: revenue structures
- Features and Specs
- Hardware trends and feature adoption rates
- Average feature sets
- Vendor market share by feature set
- Hit model lists for major vendors, globally