IFA 2019 missed out on a standout device launch, unless the re-release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold counts. However, the industry is laying the ground work for even more aggressive 5G device roll-outs next year with the introduction of a number integrated 5G processor solutions.
The Analyst Team
Gerrit Schneemann has amassed significant experience in the global mobile handset market, covering the space for over a decade. In his current role, he is a regular contributor to reports and databases, providing insightful perspective on the current forces and anticipated technologies of consequence at work in the smartphone space.
Gerrit examines the smartphone market from a consumer’s perspective while monitoring developments in the wireless carrier space, keeping track of the applications and services that impact smartphone usage and trends. For his expertise, Gerrit is regularly quoted in print and online publications. Prior to his coverage of the smartphone market, Gerrit specialized in the portable navigation device and location-based technologies and services space for the consumer market. Gerrit has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Master of Science degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University.
Senior Research Analyst
As a part of smartphone intelligence team, Anna focuses on mobile device research in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Anna covers smartphone shipments and mobile technology trends and examines company strategies. She contributes to the smartphone intelligence service and keeps a regional focus on the European and Russian smartphone markets.
Ms. Ahrens joined Omdia in January 2019 with more than 10 years of experience in the electronic components industry, including roles in forecasting, market intelligence, business development, and product management for display devices. Previously, she worked at Samsung Semiconductors Europe. Ms. Ahrens holds a Bachelor of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is fluent in German, English, and Russian.
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