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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

Despite Recession, Brazil LTE Smartphones Grew 53% Annually in 2016

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: ecommerce, operators, smartphones

Samsung captured almost half of the total smartphone market, whereas Claro led the operator channels in terms of smartphones shipped. Lenovo and Alcatel were the fastest growing smartphone brands more than doubling their volumes in 2016 San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul - February 23, 2017 According to the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research, the Brazil...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

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

Apple Widens Gap with Samsung in the Premium Smartphone Segment...

Jan 31, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Apple captured a record share of the important premium segment widening the gap with Samsung by more than 50%. According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Monthly Market Pulse for December 2016 report which tracks the global smartphone sell-through performance via channel survey, the smartphone sell-through volumes crossed a record 150 million units globally in December and 1.5 billion units for the full year 2016. Commenting on the...read more

China Smartphone Shipments Reached an All-Time High in 2016

Jan 27, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the demand for smartphones in China remained healthy during Q4 2016 (Oct-Dec) as the smartphone shipments were up 12% annually and 9% sequentially driving the full year growth and record volumes. The competitive and crowded environment brings about constant shifts in top players in China’s smartphone market. Huawei, Oppo & vivo (HOV) emerged as clear...read more

India Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million as Smartphone Market...

Jan 24, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Chinese brands vivo, OPPO and Lenovo, Xiaomi dominated the Indian smartphone market during the holiday season.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – January 24th, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 18% annually in CY 2016 compared to the global smartphone market which grew a modest 3%. In Q4 2016,...read more

iTel Leads the Africa Mobile Phone market, as Feature Phones...

Dec 29, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research for Q3 2016, the Africa mobile handset market grew by 6% YoY mostly driven by rising demand for feature phones in the continent which grew a healthy 14% YoY when most of the markets globally are seeing greater demand for smartphones. Counterpoint Research Senior Analyst, Tarun Pathak, commenting on the trends, “Africa is going to be...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