Analyzing the world's handset launches from August

Research firm Strategy Analytics tracks and ranks every handset announced by every manufacturer across the globe. The firm evaluates the specifications of each of those handsets to derive engineering trends in the space, from battery capacity to weight and thickness to whether they have a touchscreen.

Every month, the firm issues a report on the new handsets released during that month, and provides average rankings based on the specifications of those handsets. Thanks to a new teaming between Strategy Analytics and FierceWireless, we'll bring you some key figures every month from that report.

In August, Strategy Analytics tracked 106 new handset releases by 27 vendors, including several high-profile Nokia phones (N97 mini, N900, X6 and X3) and two new INQ Mobile models. Manufacturers provided detailed specifications on 55 of those handsets, and the trends showed average battery capacity was 1097 mAh, the second highest monthly average on record, despite average handset thickness being only 14.41 mm, the second lowest average on record. The firm also found Bluetooth and WiFi penetration hit 78 percent and 31 percent respectively for the new August models.

See this chart for details:


And here's a list of all the handsets detailed by Strategy Analytics during the month of August:

Phone Name Phone Name Comments
Alcatel OT-708 One Touch MINI Identical to Alcatel OT-708a One Touch MINI. European version
Alcatel OT-708a One Touch MINI North American version of Alcatel OT-708 One Touch MINI
Daxian D68000  
Daxian X670  
Ezze Ezio MEGA6  
Fujitsu Raku-Raku Phone 6 Also known as Fujitsu F-10A
Sold through NTT Docomo in Japan
Hisense C68  
Hisense F58  
HTC Snap S510 Sold through Telus in Canada
i-mobile TV630  
Lenovo P82  
LG Bliss  
LG GB270  
LG GW300  
LG KU9000 Arena Similar to LG Arena
Sold through KTF Telecom in Korea
Sold through SKT Telecom in Korea as LG SU900 Arena
Specifications identical to LG LU9000 Arena except for network group
LG LU9000 Arena Similar to LG Arena
Sold through LG Telecom in Korea
Specifications identical to LG KU9000 Arena except for network group
LG LV7400 Sold through LG Telecom in Korea
LG LV7500 Whistle Sold through LG Telecom in Korea
LG LX290 Sold through Sprint in the US
LG SV730 Sold through SKT Telecom in Korea
Motorola ROKR ZN50  
Nokia 6760 Slide  
Okwap A115  
Pantech C180 Sold through Telcel in Mexico
Pantech C570 Sold through Telcel in Mexico
PCD TXT8026C Also known as PCD TXTM8
Sold through Cricket in the US
Philips Xenium X630  
Philips Xenium X650  
Philips Xenium X830  
RIM Atlas  
Samsung E1080  
Samsung E1105T Also known as Samsung E1105
Samsung E1107L Solar powered handset
Specifications identical to Samsung E1107 except for network bands
Samsung GT-I7500L North American version of Samsung GT-I7500
Samsung GT-i8000L Omnia II - 16GB 16GB 850/1900MHz UMTS version for North America
Samsung GT-i8000L Omnia II - 2GB 2GB 850/1900MHz UMTS version for North America
Samsung GT-i8000L Omnia II - 8GB 8GB 850/1900MHz UMTS version for North America
Samsung S3030 Eco Made from recyclable material
Sold through T-Mobile in Netherlands
Samsung S9110 Watchphone  
Samsung SCH-W850 Sold through SKT Telecom in Korea
Sold through KT Telecom as Samsung SPH-W8500
Specifications identical to Samsung SPH-W8500 and Samsung SPH-W8550
Samsung SPH-W8550 Specifications identical to Samsung SCH-W850 and Samsung SPH-W8500
Sold through LG Telecom in Korea
Sharp SH-08A Solar powered handset
Sold through NTT DOCOMO in Japan as part of its "STYLE" series
Sky doublEye IM-U490S Sold through SKT Telecom in Korea
Sky IM-R470S Qbric Sold through SKT Telecom in Korea
Sky IM-S480S Tilt  
Spice Mobile C-5300  
Spice Mobile M-5252  
Spice Mobile S-5420  
Spice Mobile S-6005  
Toshiba TG01 CDMA  
Vodafone Indie  
ZTE -G R230 Also known as Orange Rome
ZTE Momodesign MD-301  
   

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