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Nicole Peng

Nicole Peng


Nicole oversees Canalys’ mobility-focused advisory services. She leads an international team of analysts providing comprehensive market tracking data, forecasts and insights for the fast-changing mobility sectors. Nicole runs research programs that cover a wide range of consumer device categories, including smartphones, PCs, tablets, wearables, VR/AR and smart speakers, providing fact-based, forward-looking analysis of vendors’ business strategies, product market performance, channel dynamics and regional market trends. Using Canalys’ unique IP and network in the IT channel space, Nicole and her team conduct a wide range of research projects to support clients’ market expansion, channel validation, competitive studies and go-to-market strategies. She is frequently quoted in the top-tier press and often appears on TV as an expert commentator.

Nicole joined Canalys in 2007 and established Canalys’ Chinese office in Shanghai in 2011. She also manages the Chinese office operation to support Canalys’ worldwide business.

Nicole obtained a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from Nottingham University Business School. As part of her degree, she conducted research projects in a variety of business segments and developed business plans for new product commercialization. Nicole also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Westminster and studied at Guangdong University of Foreign Study.


Nicole is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Latest blogs and PR by Nicole Peng

Apple’s Vision of growth

The success of the first-generation Vision Pro is vital for Apple to showcase its ability to innovate and drive high growth, given the current market climate negatively affecting its full portfolio.


How smartphone vendors can position themselves for market recovery in 2023

The smartphone market has faced numerous challenges in recent years due to factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and currency fluctuations. But positive signs are emerging, including returning inventory levels and normalizing component costs. Vendors should focus on diversifying their market portfolios, building local partnerships and embracing significant global trends, such as sustainability and data privacy, to succeed in the long term.


Canalys outlines five key tech industry trends for 2023

Canalys reveals major trends on the horizon for the PC, smartphone and technology industry as we begin 2023.


Shanghai lockdown: the known and unknown for technology companies

China’s COVID policy is the biggest known risk to the global technology industry so far this year. The probability and severity are high, and the scale and scope can be challenging to address and mitigate for any entity, public or private. For global companies, it is vital to look for answers to specific questions rather than focusing on China’s COVID policy itself.


Honor’s milestones and next steps

In a recent analyst roundtable exclusively hosted by Honor’s CEO George Zhao, the company announced some of the key milestones it has achieved since its high-profile spin-off from Huawei in November last year.


Chinese government pushing the “social” in ESG for tech

The pandemic has driven Mainland Chinese society to greater digitalization, while exposing the fact that most tech products and services have major gaps when it comes to meeting accessibility standards. But the Chinese government is quickly addressing this problem.


Canalys: Global smartphone shipments fall 11% due to adverse headwinds 


Canalys: Apple grows 40% to take the crown in China smartphone market in Q4 2021

Global smartphone market returns to pre-COVID-19 level in 2021 despite supply issues

Canalys: Apple retakes top spot in global smartphone market in Q4 2021

HONOR climbs to third place in China’s smartphone market in Q3 2021

Apple re-takes second place with strong iPhone 13 sales

Canalys: Global smartphone market shrinks 6% amid component shortages

China smartphone market share Q221

India smartphone market share Q221

Xiaomi becomes number two smartphone vendor for first time ever in Q2 2021 

Global PC market share Q2 2021

Nine vendors ranked as channel “Champions” in 2021 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix

Global smartphone market 2021 forecast

Western Europe’s PC market Q1 2021

United States cloud services market Q1 2021

Global PC market Q1 2021

Global smartphone market Q1 2021

Global cloud services market Q1 2021

India smartphone market Q1 2021

China smartphone market Q1 2021

Global PC market Q1 2021

China cloud infrastructure market Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global PC market 2021 forecast

Global cloud infrastructure market Q4 2020

Worldwide smartphone shipments Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global PC market (including tablets) Q4 2020 and full year 2020

China smartphone market Q4 2020 and full year 2020

India smartphone market Q4 2020 and full year 2020

Global cybersecurity 2021 forecast

Global PC market Q4 2020

Canalys: Global PC market to grow 35% in Q4 2020 and 1.4% in 2021

China cloud services market Q3 2020

Canalys: China smartphones fall in Q3, as Huawei void leaves opportunity for rivals

Canalys: 第三季度中国智能手机市场下滑,华为留出市场空间给到竞争对手

Global cloud infrastructure market Q3 2020

Global smartphone market Q3 2020

India smartphone market Q3 2020

Canalys: PC market shipments grow a stellar 13% in Q3 2020 to break 10-year record

China cloud services market Q2 2020

Global 5G smartphone forecast Q2 2020

Canalys: Google Cloud is top cloud service provider for retailers worldwide

US smartphone market Q2 2020

Worldwide tablet PC market Q2 2020

Global smartphone market Q2 2020

Canalys: Huawei trumps Samsung for first time in worldwide smartphone market in Q2 2020

Canalys: 2020年第二季度华为在全球智能手机市场首次超越三星夺冠

Global cloud services market Q2 2020

Canalys: India’s PC market shrinks 33% amid strong demand for notebooks and tablets

Global cybersecurity 2020 forecast

India smartphone market Q2 2020

Worldwide PC market Q2 2020

Cybersecurity market Q1 2020


China cloud services market Q1 2020

Canalys: Seven vendors crowned “Champion” in 2020 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix

Global PC shipment 2020 forecast

China smartphone shipments Q1 2020

Global smartphone shipments Q1 2020

Global cloud services market Q1 2020

India smartphone market Q1 2020

Global PC Market Q1 2020

Japan smartphone market 2020 forecast


China cloud services market Q4 2019

Global cloud infrastructure market Q4 2019 and full year 2019

Global smartphone market Q4 and full year 2019

India smartphone market Q4 2019 and full year 2019

Global smart device shipment forecasts 2020 to 2023

Global PC market share Q4 2019 and full year 2019


Canalys: Indonesia grew fastest in global top 10 markets and reached a record 11.5 million smartphone shipments in Q3 2019

Canalys: Cloud infrastructure services spend in China hits US$2.9 billion in Q3 2019

Canalys: European smartphone market grew 8%, best performing region in Q3 2019

Canalys: Global smartphone market grew for first time in two years in Q3 2019

Canalys: 2019年第三季度全球智能手机市场两年来首次增长

Canalys: Huawei grows 66% in China smartphone market at expense of competition

Canalys: 2019年第三季度中国智能手机市场华为高速增长66%,竞争厂商受挫

Canalys: Global PC market posts record growth in 7 years, shipments up 4.7% in Q3 2019

Canalys: Chinese smartphone brands take 62% of Southeast Asia's 30.7 million shipments

Canalys: Samsung and Xiaomi surge in European smartphone market in Q2


캐널리스 : 정치적 긴장이 호조로 작용해 2019 2분기 글로벌 스마트폰 시장 감소에도 불구 삼성 약진

Canalys: 2019年第二季度,三星利用紧张的政治局势在全球智能手机衰退的大环境下实现逆增长

Canalys: 华为中国市场份额占比近四成,二季度智能手机出货持续低迷

Canalys: Samsung takes advantage of political tensions to grow against global smartphone decline in Q2 2019

Canalys: Huawei takes record 38% share in China as market softens before 5G launch

Canalys: Vivo ships 5.8 million smartphones to India in Q2 2019; breaks its own record

Canalys: 1.9 billion 5G smartphones will ship in the next five years, overtaking 4G in 2023

Canalys: Smartphone shipment forecast cut to 1.35 billion for 2019 as uncertainty prevails 

Leading security distributors join inaugural Canalys Cybersecurity Forum

Canalys: US sales of cars with level 2 driving automation features grow 322% in Q1 2019

China overtakes US in fast growing smart speaker market

Canalys: North American smartphone market plunges to five-year low but Samsung rallies with Galaxy S10 

Canalys responds to Xiaomi's statement on errors in other companies' reporting of its Q1 smartphone estimates

Canalys: Apple iPhone shipments fall 23% as global smartphone market remains in freefall 

Canalys: battle for enterprise cloud customers intensifies as spending grows 42% in Q1 2019

Canalys: Huawei gains record 34% of China's declining smartphone market 

Canalys: Vivo rockets 108% in India's flat smartphone market in Q1 2019

Canalys: Global smart speaker installed base to top 200 million by end of 2019

PC market to shrug off Intel woes and return to growth in second half of 2019

Smartphone shipments fall 6.3% in Europe in Q1 2018

Xiaomi posts strongest growth in three years, up 116% in Q1 2018, before IPO filing

CEOs from HP Inc and Lenovo to join 2018 Canalys Channels Forums

Media alert: Apple ships 29 million iPhone Xs in Q4 2017

Media alert: China smartphone market hits its highest shipment total ever

Media alert: Trump’s tough talk may crush Chinese vendors’ US plans

Media alert: China conquers India

Media alert: Over 2 million VR headsets to ship in 2016

Media alert: Huawei jumps 70% to ship over 10 million smart phones in EMEA in Q3 2016

Media alert: Smart watch market grows 60% in Q3 2016 as Apple ships 2.8 million units

Media alert: Fitbit dominates health and fitness wearables as basic bands exceed 9 million shipments

Media alert: Huawei’s smart phone shipments reach a new high in China

Media alert: Smart phone shipments returned to growth in Q2 2016

Media alert: 7.5 million cellular smart watches will ship in 2016

PC market at 2011 levels as tablets fall for the sixth quarter

Lenovo and Apple are fastest growing among India’s top 10 smart phone vendors

Media alert: Vivo takes second place in China as market keeps on growing

Smart phone shipments fall as Apple struggles

Media alert: Apple shipped two-thirds of all smart watches in 2015

Lenovo takes third place in Indian smart phone market

Oil price collapse will accelerate data center investment in 2016

Almost 7 million Apple Watches were shipped in two quarters of availability

Media alert: Apple ships 4.2 million Watches in Q2 to become world’s top vendor of wearable bands

Media alert: Fitbit maintains leadership share of wearable band market before Apple Watch entrance

Media alert: Apple takes top spot in China for first time in smart phones







Third CEO confirmed for Canalys Channels Forum 2018: “Independent Intelligence”


Canalys: Vivo 2019第二季度在印度市场出货580万台,打破其先前记录

2021 年第二季度,小米首次成为全球第二大智能手机厂商

Global smartphone market share Q2 2021

Global PC market to halt decline in 2019 as APAC leads with 1% growth

Only 3% of new passenger cars sold in the US in Q3 2018 offered semi-autonomous driving

Apple ships 71.7m smartphones in Q4 2018 as global market falls 6%

Indian smartphone market share 2018

'Chinese smartphone vendors take a record 32% market share in Europe in 2018' Canalys says

Japan smartphone market Q42018

Apple日本市場を独占 ―スマートフォンにおける日本市場は2018年第4四半期に3.8%減少したにもかかわらず、Appleは56%のシェアで日本市場を独占―

Indonesian smartphone market Q4 2018

Canalys expects fewer than 2 million foldable smartphones will ship in 2019

Smart speaker market booms in 2018, driven by Google, Alibaba and Xiaomi