Las Vegas: GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the initial results of its latest Consumer Survey, providing a wealth of insight on consumer technology adoption trends set to shape the industry over the coming years. The new data forms the basis of two new GSMA Intelligence reports published at CES 2019. ‘The Future of Devices’ focuses on the global adoption and changing uses of smartphones into the 5G era, plus the growing popularity of smart speakers and other emerging consumer device categories, while ‘5G’s Great Expectations’ examines what consumers are anticipating from the first wave of 5G network and device launches.
Wall Street Journal: Samsung Joins Race to the Bottom for Global Smartphone Prices
Samsung Electronics Co. is building the world’s largest phone factory in India in an effort to tap the industry’s next growth area: cheap smartphones.
After waging a decade long battle with Apple Inc. for the world’s most affluent consumers, the South Korean electronics giant is now looking to fend off Chinese companies trying to dominate the market for inexpensive phones. That market is twice the size of the high-end market but offers lower profitability.