“The viral story titled Global Smartphone Sales in January by GfK quoted unofficial data and published fake numbers without authorization, which infringes our trademark and left a negative impact on us and our partners,” the market research company GfK China announced on March 27.
Global smartphone shipments declined 3 percent annually, recording 386.8 million units in the third quarter according to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service.
Honor released two new budget smartphones in its popular X series at a product launch in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an on Sept. 5. The popular brand under Huawei released the new Honor 8X and 8X Max equipped with amazing features, priced all below $300.
On the evening of May 2, the market intelligence company International Data Corporation (IDC) released a report stating that the global smartphone shipment in Q1 of 2018 was 334.3 million units, a decrease of 2.9% from 344.4 million units in the same period of last year.