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Mobile Phone Industry Chain Forum 2017: Materials & Components

Apr 18, 2017| By

About the Forum Counterpoint Research is a Hong Kong-based, high-tech consulting firm with branches in Seoul, Gurgaon, Bombay, London, San Diego, Beijing and Buenos Aires. All Counterpoint founders are senior communications experts with extensive specialized experience, who provide their clients with research reports, database services and customized research services related to smart terminals (e.g. smartphones). Coming years will be witnessing fundamental changes among the market, competition order...read more

Infographic: Q4-2016 | Mobile Market Monitor

Mar 31, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Our Q4-2016 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities in a single page. Some overview of the global mobile phone market is: Global mobile phone shipment grew 3% annually and 11% sequentially All regions expect LATAM registered positive YoY growth during Q4 2016 Emerging markets: India, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa are hot destinations for...read more

VR MR AR Headset Industries Outlook 2017

Mar 20, 2017| By | Category: iot, wearables

In this report, we have analyzed the technologies and applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality headset. Overview: VR, AR, MR have been hot terms in tech circles, but what is the reality behind the hype and how is the field likely to develop in coming years? This report summarizes the current state of the mixed/augmented reality headset industry and establishes strategic assumptions for the years to...read more

One In Three Wearables Shipped in 2017 Will Be AI...

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: wearables

AI powered wearables will provide a much-needed impetus to the stagnant wearables segment this year. Categories such as AI powered hearables will be instrumental to drive major growth, with Apple again leading the way to catalyze this trend. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul February 23th, 2017 The introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in wearables like smartwatches and...read more

MWC-2017: Day 2

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: automotive, iot, smartphones

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze...read more

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: components, iot, smartphones, wearables

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze the latest developments. We will be sharing some quick insights on these announcements, with more detailed analysis to follow of...read more

MWC-2017: Day Zero

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones, tablet-pcs, wearables

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small...read more

Qualcomm Research’s Vision for 5G

Feb 27, 2017| By | Category: components

Qualcomm Research, invited Counterpoint Analysts to San Diego, USA to demonstrate its 5G technology and solutions which will power the next generation “extreme mobile broadband” experiences. Each successive generation of mobile technology marks a significant jump in devices and cellular network capabilities. The 5G specifications while are being crystallized by the standardization bodies but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the jump from...read more

CES 2017: The Hottest Trends Analyzed :: Gadgets Getting Intelligent...

Jan 27, 2017| By | Category: automotive, iot, location-services, smartphones, wearables

The CES trade show provides a perfect launch into the new calendar year. Counterpoint’s analysts were in Las Vegas to meet companies and experience the latest technology developments. Our key takeaways are as follows: Among the most striking things from our point of view was the prevalence of Amazon’s Alexa – now being incorporated into many products. Alexa is not a very intelligent AI, but she...read more

CES 2017- Round Up

Jan 10, 2017| By

CES has wrapped up for another year. We will be publishing our take on the event in the coming days. In the meantime we have a final snapshot of some of the more interesting products on show in Las Vegas. Overall the most striking things from our point of view was the prevalence of Amazon's Alexa - now being incorporated into many products. Alexa is...read more