International Data Group (IDG) has announced the list of Global Top Brands 2016-17 at the Award Ceremony hosted at 50th International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Mr. Patrick Kenealy, Managing Director of IDG Ventures USA unveiled the lists of 2016-17 Global Top 20 Smart Connected Devices Brands and Global Top 15 Smart Phones Brands.
Smart connected devices have achieved rapid technological development during past decade such as touchscreen, fingerprint recognition, metal chassis, Type-C interface and force touch. Apple and Samsung still remain the top two in the smartphone market. But they have been slowly losing their strong appeal to consumers with the Samsung Note 7 battery explosion accident and iPhone innovation ability decline. Chinese smartphones are emerging as strong competitors. Patrick said,
“The global smartphone market is basically captured by Apple, Samsung and a number of Chinese brands. We can see that with the trend of intellectualization, smart connected devices manufacturers headed by Chinese brands are constantly accelerating transformation and upgrading and striving for innovation.”
In the individual category, ‘Best Overall Performing Smartphone of 2016’ award was given to Cool Changer S1. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. said,
“We are happy that Huawei has been included into the list…It indicates that the smart & connected industry and users have recognized Huawei’s efforts over the years. Now Huawei Mate 9 and other flagship phones of Huawei with a series of new technologies like Leica dual camera, top-notch security solutions, and EMUI 5.0 OS can provide a more intuitive user experience.”
Samsung Group remarked, “Despite the fact that Samsung develops virtual reality and produces screens and processors for VR headsets based on its hardware manufacturing background, Chinese manufacturers offering low prices might pose a threat to it in price in a year or two… Samsung is trying to provide the best user experience for customers, based on which it will make necessary improvements and innovations.”
IDG is a multi-billion dollar, world’s leading media and technology company, with tech audience in about 97 countries.