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Q2 2017: Samsung Registers Record Smartphone Marketshare in Latin America

Aug 18, 2017| By | Category: operators, smartphones

Samsung share in smartphone segment rose to a healthy and highest ever 41% level while Motorola was the fastest growing brand. Colombia and Brazil were the fastest growing markets. According to the latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in Latin America grew 9% annually during Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun) driven by improved macroeconomic climate, LTE rollout and open channel growth in some markets. Commenting...read more

Q2 2017: USA Market Back To Growth as Smartphone Shipments...

Aug 16, 2017| By | Category: operators, smartphones

The strong growth comes following the weak 2nd quarter of 2016, the slowest quarter of last year. Operators such as Verizon, T-Mobile, Tracfone and OEMs such as Samsung, ZTE drove most of the smartphone shipment growth during the quarter. According to the latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor program, the US overall smartphone market saw a 14% YoY increase in smartphone shipments. The uptick was helped by...read more

Q2 2017: Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of...

Aug 02, 2017| By | Category: components, smartphones

Smartphone shipments set second quarter record clocking 365 million units, growing 3% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – Aug 2nd, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. Chinese brands now hold a record 48% smartphone market share worldwide as these brands continue to scale aggressively beyond mainland China. Commenting on the...read more

India LTE Handsets Base Crosses 150 Million units in Q2...

Jul 27, 2017| By

Next 150 Million users are estimated to take half the time as VoLTE feature phones will be bringing LTE to lower price points. For Q2 2017, smartphone shipments grew a modest 4% YoY thanks to GST and featurephone demand remains solid      New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – July 27th, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, LTE installed...read more

Domestic Brands Captured 87% of the Chinese Smartphone Market in...

Jul 24, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun), registering second consecutive quarter of annual growth this year. Commenting on the results, Research Director, James Yan, highlighted, “ The Chinese market showed a positive uptick in demand as well as supply during the June ending quarter. June seasonally is a...read more

Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones to Climb to 120...

Jul 14, 2017| By | Category: components, smartphones

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase the effective display viewing area without increasing the overall physical size of the devices. Commenting on latest trend of 18:9 displays in smartphones, Research Director Peter Richardson, noted, "With the rise of super-fast 4G networks and beyond, smartphones have become the primary devices...read more

Mexico: AT&T & Open Market Channels Drove Smartphone Growth in...

Jun 02, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

The Mexican smartphone market grew 25% YoY.  LG & Huawei were the fastest growing brands. New entrants such as Xiaomi and Infinix should further drive the growth within the open channel. Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego June 1st, 2017  According to the latest findings from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor Service, the Mexican smartphone market registered annual growth of almost 25% in Q1 2017. ...read more

Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures...

May 17, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value Growth in smartphone shipments signals a rise in consumer spending as Ruble stabilizes New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – May 17th, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually during Q1 2017 but declined 42% sequentially. Commenting on...read more

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo Together Contribute to More Than Half of...

May 04, 2017| By

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 4% annually during Q1 2017 (Jan-Mar) and declined a massive 20% sequentially. Commenting on the results, Research Director, James Yan, highlighted, “We are seeing the Chinese holiday season quarter shipments remain soft, as most of the sell-in to the channel has now shifted to the end of December....read more

Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

May 03, 2017| By | Category: artificial-intelligence, components, smartphones

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – May 3rd, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016.  This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director...read more