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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

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15%...

Apr 28, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15% in Q1 2017 OPPO, vivo, Gionee registered highest annual growth driven by their selfie centric portfolio.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – April 28th, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 15% annually in Q1 2017, reaching 29 million units. The top...read more

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

Two in Three mobile users plan to upgrade to a...

Apr 12, 2017| By | Category: ecommerce, operators, smartphones

Indian Mobile Consumer Survey: Mobile phone replacement cycles are shortening with the advent of 4G networks, Jio the most preferred operator while Flipkart tops as a preferred online channel. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul April 11th, 2017 Counterpoint Research announces key findings from its latest in-depth global consumer insights service spanning multiple countries. India, one of the key markets where the study is...read more

Chinese Brands’ Smartphone Revenue Crossed USD One Billion In Russia...

Apr 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

The Russia smartphone market grew 5% YoY reaching 33 million units in CY 2016 driven by strong demand for affordable smartphones especially in the sub $100 segment. Two in three phones sold was a smartphone in 2016. Most of the annual growth was driven from sales in the latter half of 2016. Year 2016 has seen increase in promotional campaigns to offset the economic crisis during the year,...read more

Hybrid Smartwatches Sales to Double in 2017

Mar 10, 2017| By | Category: wearables

Hybrid smartwatches led by traditional watch makers is about to witness a breakout year and register stellar growth thus contributing to positive growth for the stagnant smartwatch segment. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul March 10th, 2017 The smartwatch segment hasn’t been able to live-up to the early hype created around it, failing to achieve the expected sales growth in 2016. However, the...read more

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016 San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul February 28, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program, the US smartphone market grew a modest 1.1% year on year in 2016. After a slow start to the year, sales gained momentum during the second half of the year. ...read more