Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Analysts at odds over Q2 smartphone shipments

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 02 August 17

IDC says they fell by 1.3%, but Strategy Analytics says they jumped 5.5%.

Conflicting reports on the second quarter performance of the smartphone market came out on Wednesday, with IDC saying year-on-year global shipments fell 1.3%, while Strategy Analytics said they were up 5.5%. According to IDC, shipments came in at 341.6 million, compared to 346.1 million a year earlier. Strategy Analytics put shipments at 360.4 million, up from 341.5 million. Both analyst firms have broadly similar figures for the industry's top five players…

Conflicting reports on the second quarter performance of the smartphone market came out on Wednesday, with IDC saying year-on-year global shipments fell 1.3%, while Strategy Analytics said they were up 5.5%. According to IDC, shipments came in at 341.6 million, compared to 346.1 million a year earlier. Strategy Analytics put shipments at 360.4 million, up from 341.5 million. Both analyst firms have broadly similar figures for the industry's top five players…

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