Tag Archive: Quarter

Smartphone shipments suffer fifth consecutive quarter of decline

Don’t look now but smartphones sales are in a tumble. Okay, you can look, but it’s not really all that pretty. The latest numbers out of research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) indicate that 375.4 million devices shipped to customers during Q4 2018, representing a decline of 4.9 percent when compared to the year before.

With overall shipments hitting 1.4 billion units in 2018, that sounds like an incredibly high number. It is, to be sure, but it is down some  [Read More…]

Google smart speakers outsell Amazon for the first time last quarter

We may be Google fanboys, but it’s obvious that Amazon has long dominated the smart speaker game. But that may be changing soon, because in Q1 of 2018, Google beat Amazon in smart speaker sales for the first time.

Google sold 3.2 million devices during that time compared to Amazon’s 2.5 million in sales. It’s not a huge difference, but Google’s sales have quickly been catching up in the last year. This might be the turning point for the smart  [Read More…]

HTC reports losses For The 9th consecutive quarter

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturing company, recently released their financial report for the second quarter of 2017. Unfortunately, HTC reported losses of NT$ 1.95 billion which approximately amounts to $ 64 million. Despite the recent success of the HTC U11, the company seems to be facing the downhill for the ninth consecutive quarter. Even though the losses […]

MediaTek’s 10-core Helio X30 now official, debuting next quarter

MediaTek’s Helio X30 has 10 cores and a GPU that’s 2.4 times faster than last year’s X20.

At Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has officially kicked off availability of its high-end SoC for 2017, the Helio X30. The chipset is built on a 10nm node, and will be making its debut in phones next quarter.

Like its predecessor, the Helio X30 offers a tri-cluster CPU design that sees two Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.5GHz to form  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia sales slump 33% in final quarter of 2016

Despite slumping sales, Sony says they’re still on target for an operating profit.

2016 was not a good year for Sony’s smartphone division.

The company closed out the third quarter of its financial year by shipping 5.1 million Xperia smartphones — down from 7.6 million in 2015 over the same quarter. Sony CFO Kenichiro Yoshida explained this 35% decrease in year-on-year sales was due to weaker sales in Europe, which is typically one of the more popular markets for  [Read More…]

Samsung ‘hopeful of gaining market share’ in India this quarter

Samsung is on track to lose at least $ 5.3 billion with the Note 7 fiasco, but the company is bullish on the Indian market. The South Korean company expects to increase its market share in the country during the lucrative festive season in spite of the Note 7 setback by focusing on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Samsung was able to get customers that have pre-ordered the Note 7 in the country to switch  [Read More…]

LG V20 is coming later this quarter

LG posted its second quarter earnings earlier today, in which the company revealed that a new phone in the V series will make its debut later this quarter. While LG didn’t name the device, it is likely that it’ll be called the V20.

LG didn’t specify a launch date, but rumors suggest that the phone will be unveiled sometime in the month of September, barely 10 months after the LG V10 hit store shelves. The expedited  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay will launch in Singapore this quarter

Samsung Pay will be available in Singapore by the end of Q2 2016. Samsing is tying up with MasterCard and Visa, as well as major banks in the region such as DBS/POSB, OCBC Bank, and Standard Chartered. American Express integration is listed as “coming soon” after the second quarter.

Samsung Pay is currently live in South Korea, the U.S., and China, with the city-state becoming the first market in Southeast Asia to get the payments service. From Injong Rhee,  [Read More…]

Pebble set to lay off a quarter of its staff this week

Pebble, the company behind the popular smartwatches, will lay off 40 employees this week, or about 25% of its current staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky put the blame for the layoffs on a more difficult fundraising environment, and while the company did raise money, investors have been a little more cautious.

Pebble will put more of a focus on health, and will expand availability of its products as it looks ahead. From Tech Insider:

Moving forward, Migicovsky  [Read More…]

T-Mobile adds more than 1 million new customers for eighth straight quarter

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced a net gain of 1.8 million new customers for Q1 2015. As it turns out, this is the eighth straight quarter for T-Mobile to have added at least one million customers.

As for the churn rate, which is the percentage of customers leaving T-Mobile’s service during the same period, it was a mere 1.3 percent. According to the wireless provider, this is a record low number.

Postpaid customers accounted for 1.1 million of the 1.8 million new subscribers. What’s  [Read More…]