In the third quarter, sales of Nokia smartphones increased by 71% compared with 2017, but this was not enough for the European top 5 manufacturers.
In the Counterpoint regional ranking for the second quarter, Nokia has become the fifth most popular smartphone brand in Europe. Now the place of HMD is occupied by the Alcatel brand (owned by Chinese TCL). Analysts say nothing about the reasons. Perhaps this is a seasonal phenomenon, and it’s too early to sound the alarm.
Recently, HMD representatives announced plans to become the third largest smartphone maker by 2022, but the gap with the current leaders is too big. But in the segment of push-button phones, the company remains number one in Europe:
According to the latest data, HMD decided to postpone the presentation of its flagship Nokia 9 PureView until 2019. At the next presentation on December 5th it will not be shown.
It seems that Apple has gone black: the new iPhone is not in great demand, so their production had to be reduced, and at the beginning of the month it lost the status of a company worth $ 1 trillion. Now, Apple has ceased to be the most expensive public company.
What happens on the stock exchange
Shares of the company in recent days dropped to $ 172, which is almost a quarter less than just a few weeks ago. As a result, the market capitalization of the “apple” company fell to $ 747 billion.
But in the first place Microsoft has risen with a market capitalization of $ 753 billion. Since 2010, she could not “move” Apple to the bottom lines, and finally she succeeded.
However, after all, we note that the decline is observed in many (and Microsoft as well), only in Apple it is more rapid. Therefore, the primacy of Microsoft is still quite shaky.
Then Amazon and Alphabet breathe in the back, with $ 737 and $ 726 billion, and third and fourth places respectively.
It seems that Apple did not expect a cool reception of the “frameless” iPhone. The company from Cupertino reduced the volume of orders for the release of all three models in 2018, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
What is known?
In the case of the iPhone XR, production is no longer cut for the first time. According to some suppliers, Apple ordered the assembly of about 70 million devices from September to February, but by the end of October the plan was reduced by a third. Last week, partners received a notice of another decline. According to manufacturers of components, the company is simply not able to assess the demand for its smartphones. One of the reasons is the expansion of the line up to three models. Do not add clarity to the big picture and sales of devices of past generations.
Major suppliers of Qorvo Inc., Lumentum Holdings Inc. and Japan Display Inc. have already reduced their profit forecasts. There were no claims of weak demand for the iPhone, but Apple’s orders account for between a third and a half of the revenues of these companies. In the assembly shops of Foxconn, too, there were no hard-to-work jobs — the workers hoped to earn more at the expense of overtime, but the number of such shifts decreased.
The new iPhones are all good, except for the price: Apple smartphones have become really expensive.
The company Xiaomi, as promised, has released a new OS Android 9 Pie for smartphone Pocophone F1.
This is still beta and it is based on the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM version 8.11.15. Changes in the new software is not so much, because the shell MIUI 10 already contains most of the innovations Android Pie.
The developers Xiaomi basically improved performance, autonomous operation time of the device and added the current security patch.
Recall, according to the head of the products of the company Poco Jai Mani, Pocophone F1 smartphone will definitely get the next version of the Android OS Q. Presumably, it will be released in the spring of 2019.
According to the profile resource iGeekPhone, citing Korean sources inside the production, the future flagship of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be the largest smartphone in the history of the company.
According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 will receive a display with a diagonal of 6.66 inches. This is larger than the size of the fresh and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, but smaller than the Huawei Mate 20X with a screen diagonal of 7.2 inches.
In addition, it is reported that there is a flagship 7-nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor in the smartphone and a price tag in the region of $1077 for the basic package. Other features and the exact date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are still unknown, but it is expected that this will happen in the autumn of 2019.
Yesterday, Xiaomi was intrigued by the announcement of a certain “youth” smartphone on November 13. Everyone expected the release of a new model, but in reality everything turned out to be simpler: today the manufacturer announced a new version of Mi 8 Lite (Mi 8 Youth Edition in China) – the most accessible representative of the flagship Mi 8 line, which debuted almost two months ago.
New in the smartphone only the amount of memory. If initially it was available in three configurations – 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB and 6/128 GB, now a fourth version has been released with a minimum amount of RAM (4 GB) and a maximum amount of ROM (128 GB).