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Market pulse – February 2017

Feb 01, 2017| By

Monthly Market Pulse - Feb 2017 Please find herewith the Jan 2017 edition of the Counterpoint Research Market Pulse. Overview: February is a tough month. It’s short contains Lunar New Year and, in the Northern hemisphere at least, has grim weather that keeps shoppers home in the warm. Add to this the fact that many key product launches occur in the months that immediately follow and it’s no wonder that...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 at CES 2017 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

CES 2017-Day 1: highlights

Jan 05, 2017| By | Category: automotive, components, iot, smartphones

Alexa is stealing the show Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017: China’s Huawei has added Alexa to its flagship Mate 9 smartphone; LG has put webOS and Amazon Alexa in a fridge; Lenovo’s Smart Assistant is basically an Echo by a different name; Mattel’s Aristotle is an Amazon Eco for Kids; GE is presenting its LED ring lamp. In addition, Ford is planning to put...read more

Run-up to CES 2017

Jan 04, 2017| By | Category: automotive, components, iot, smartphones

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze the latest developments. This year the focus of the event will be on the evolving technologies in automotive industry, IoT and AR/VR. There have already been a number of announcements in the run-up...read more

Infographic: Q3-2016|Mobile Market Monitor

Dec 19, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

Our Q3-2016 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: 1.  Global mobile phone shipment recorded YoY decline of 1% but grew 8% QoQ 2.  APAC, MEA and NAM regions registered positive YoY growth both in overall handset market & smartphone shipment 3.  Festive sales...read more

Next Phase of ‘Make in India’ Beckons as India to...

Nov 22, 2016| By | Category: components, smartphones

A joint study from IIM Bangalore and Counterpoint Researchers, released here today, analyzes the current state of mobile phone manufacturing in India and provides detailed recommendations on the future steps for a phased manufacturing approach. The report makes a first attempt in documenting this path forward with the hope that ‘Make in India’, in conjunction with Innovate, Design and Skill India will kick-start the economy into...read more

With Dual Cameras, Mobile Devices Getting Closer To Human Eyes

Oct 06, 2016| By | Category: components, smartphones

In September, Apple unveiled its new iPhone as usual.  Once again this year it was hard for Apple to keep most of the changes under wraps.  As expected, the key upgrades included removal of the headphone jack, expanded internal memory options, adding water resistance, and 2 new colors including glossy Jet Black.  What caught my eye was the rear dual cameras of the iPhone 7...read more

Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016

Sep 29, 2016| By

Date: 25th Nov, 2016 Venue: Chrysanthemum Hall, 5th Floor, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Organizer: Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan Shanghai Co., Ltd. Co-organizer: Counterpoint Technology Market Research Topic: Global Mobile Phone Industry Trends & Competitive Environment – Deeper Look into OEMs – Winners & Losers Hottest Market for Next Three Years: India's Mobile Phone Industry Trends & Potential Smartphone Feature Sets & Key Component Trends – Chipsets, Memory, Battery, Displays, Touchscreen,...read more

Vendor Shipment Forecast Q4 2015

May 11, 2016| By

Counterpoint’s Market Outlook provides short and long range forecasts of the total addressable market size in both volume and value. In this report we forecast vendor-level shares, by quarter for 2016 and 2017. The basis for the forecast is the actual performance achieved by the various handset vendors through 4Q 2015. The metric is volume of product sold into the channels, which does not necessarily...read more