Tarun is an Associate Director with Counterpoint Technology Market Research, based out of Gurgaon (near New Delhi). Tarun has 8 years of work experience with a key focus on the evolving mobile device ecosystem with specialties in Emerging Markets. He understands specific mobile industry nuances, helping clients to navigate through the rapidly changing technological trends. As a Telecom Analyst he has been quoted extensively by the leading media platforms. Tarun holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, specializing in International Business from the Amity International Business School and is a graduate in Physical Sciences from Jammu University, Jammu in the northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Recent Articles

Key Takeaways from Huawei Analyst Summit – HAS 2017

Apr 27, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Huawei held the 14th annual Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) in Shenzhen from April 11th to April 13th. The theme of this year’s event was “Leading New ICT, the Road to Digital Transformation”. Below are some of the key takeaways from the event: Learnings from Huawei Analyst Summit 2017 Image Source: Huawei.com Huawei will continue to spend heavily on its R&D going forward. It has consistently invested...read more

Global LTE Smartphone Shipments Crossed One Billion units in CY...

Feb 01, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – Feb 1st, 2017 Apple registered a record Q4 2016 surpassing Samsung in Global Smartphone volumes but Samsung led the market for the full year 2016. Overall Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high crossing 1.5 billion units in CY 2016. Huawei, Oppo and Vivo crossed 300 million units shipments combined in CY 2016. China smartphone shipments...read more

Deep Dive- Asus Zenfone AR; First Google Daydream and Tango...

Jan 11, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

During CES 2017, Asus announced Zenfone 3 Zoom and Zenfone AR to expand its lineup of Zenfone series. Both the phones grabbed headlines due to certain new features they promise to deliver. However, it was Zenfone AR which managed to grab the attention throughout the show as it became the first ever device to be both Daydream-ready and Tango-enabled. Zenfone AR is expected to...read more

Impact of Indian Demonetization on Handset Market

Dec 27, 2016| By

On Nov 8th 2016 India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced that INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes – that make up 86% of cash in circulation – could no longer be used as legal tender to buy goods and services. India’s central bank would start issuing new notes of INR 500 and INR 2,000 starting 10 November. A grace period to the end of...read more

Make In India: Intex Expanding Mobile Phone Manufacturing

Sep 21, 2016| By | Category: components, smartphones

Intex started its journey as an IT accessory supplier and has grown in to a full-fledged consumer electronics and durables giant with portfolio spanning across sixteen product categories comprising over 300 models. The key segments range from mobile phones to consumer durables to IT accessories. Intex has been the third largest smartphone brand since Q4 2014 and able to maintain the spot in a highly competitive...read more

Reliance Jio’s Race Towards 100 Mn LTE Subs Elite Club

Sep 16, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

Reliance Jio has been grabbing headlines ever since it started the commercial trial of its services in December 2015. After months of waiting it finally announced the full commercial roll-out of its LTE services on 1st Sept 2016 during its AGM (Annual General Meeting). During the forty-five minute announcement Jio presented some highly disruptive offers including: the cheapest LTE data rates in the world; zero roaming;...read more

Indonesia Smartphone Market Demand Recovers in Q2 2016

Aug 23, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

“Indonesia smartphone market grew 8% QoQ but still down 5% YoY as a result of “Make in Indonesia” push. Close to fifty brands are now competing for the market share in the third most populous country in Asia” According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service for Q2 2016 (July-Sept), overall mobile phone market (smartphones + feature phones) in Indonesia grew 5% and...read more

India Smartphone Market Grew 23% Amid Flat Global Annual Growth

Apr 29, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 23% annually in Q1 2016 compared to the global growth, which stalled for the first time ever since smartphones first begun to sell. Commenting on the findings, Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint Research highlighting India’s role in contribution to the global smartphone growth, “India which surpassed USA...read more

Q1 2016: Top Ten Chinese Brands Capture 33% of Global...

Apr 28, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global mobile phone market as major OEMs have already released their Q1 2016 (Jan-Mar) performances. Following are our preliminary market share and rankings according to our quarterly Market Monitor service. Market Summary Smartphone shipments reached 344 million units in Q1 2016 with flat growth compared to last year as the market slowed down considerably 3 out...read more

Amid Slowdown, Apple Posted Back To Back Record Quarters In...

Apr 27, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

As Apple reported its first- ever quarter of negative growth after 35 quarters, India was one of the few bright spots during the quarter as it posted back to back record quarters of sales in India. Though the YoY growth is significant but the numbers shows that Apple still has a lot to catch up before making India as a significant contributor to its overall...read more