Meta Quest 2 First VR Headset to Cross 10 mn Shipments

Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) cumulatively shipped more than 10 million headsets by the end of 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s XR (AR & VR headsets) Model Tracker. The US contributed 70% to Quest 2’s shipments followed by Europe with roughly 20%. As a popular tech gift for children and grandparents, half of its shipments occurred during the holiday season in the last…

Global XR (AR & VR Headsets) Shipments Market Share: By Quarter

Global XR (AR & VR Headsets) Shipments Market Share Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Q3 2020 Q4 2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Meta (Oculus) 34% 32% 29% 74% 75% 67% 73% 80% DPVR 7% 8% 8% 4% 6% 9% 10% 8% Pico 6% 10% 11% 3% 3% 6% 6% 5% Others 53% 50% 52% 19% 16% 18% 11% 7% Source: AR & VR Headsets (XR) Quarterly Model Shipments…

XR (VR/AR) Headset Shipments to Grow 10 Times to Cross 100 Million Units by 2025

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – January 5, 2022 Extended Reality (XR) headset shipments are projected to grow about 10 times from 11 million units in 2021 to 105 million in 2025, according to the latest Counterpoint Global XR (VR/AR) Forecast. The adoption of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets gained pace in 2020 and 2021, thanks primarily to the good…

AR/VR Seen as Killer 5G Consumer App at Huawei Global MBB Forum

Huawei’s 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich, Switzerland was attended by more than 2000 industry executives from leading telcos across the globe. The key theme of the event was “5G, Gear Up” underlying the fact that 5G roll-out is well underway and accelerating. Product Launches: Huawei launched a slew of 5G infrastructure products at the event, including: Its latest, third…

Mobile XR : The Future of Extended Reality (AR/VR/MR)

The next generation of connectivity (5G, WiFi 6, 802.11ay) is poised to enhance the way we interact with the current crop of devices. Extended Reality - XR (VR/AR/MR) is one such technology that will benefit from the introduction of 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The present generation of XR devices requires either a smartphone or a powerful PC to deliver some level of immersive…

Samsung Leads the Chinese VR Market Followed by Xiaomi

Overview:  2017 was a transformational period for China's VR market. After two years of investment and market boom, China's VR market returned to its original source in 2018. This report presents an overview of China's current VR market and analyses the key players. It also looks at the hot selling models in China and analyses the factors responsible for their high sales figures. In addition,…

VR MR AR Industry Trends 2018

This report focuses on major developments in the AR, VR and MR space by closely looking at key announcements and partnerships between leading players (with special focus on activities over the past year). Table of Contents Market Overview Strategic Priority Areas of Leading Players in AR/VR/MR Major Acquisitions and Partnerships in AR/VR Key Trends in the Market Forecast…

VR MR AR Headset Industries Outlook 2017

In this report, we have analyzed the technologies and applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality headset. Overview: VR, AR, MR have been hot terms in tech circles, but what is the reality behind the hype and how is the field likely to develop in coming years? This report summarizes the current state of the mixed/augmented reality headset industry and establishes strategic assumptions…

CES 2017: The Hottest Trends Analyzed :: Gadgets Getting Intelligent (AI) & Virtual (VR)

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…

Counterpoint Headline Views

Our insights on the most important breaking news stories. For press inquiries requiring data or specific analyst quotes, please get in touch with us directly at press(at)counterpointresearch.com. June Technology Insights June 30, 2022 Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chips Samsung Electronics Co. has begun mass production of 3-nanometer semiconductors, stepping up its game in the…

Quectel, Fibocom & Sunsea Capture Half the Cellular IoT Module Market in Q1 2022

Quectel, Foxconn, China Mobile, WNC, Telit, MeiG, Sequans, Gosuncn were the fastest growing vendors in Q1 2022. Smart Meters, POS, industrial, automotive and telematics were the top five applications in the quarter. China, North America, and Western Europe accounted for over 75% of the volume. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – June 23, 2022 Global…

Lenovo Quarter Update Q1 2022 (Jan-Mar)

Lenovo Reports 17.9% YoY Revenue Growth in FY 2021-22; ‘3S strategy’ Working Jun 13, 2022 Lenovo has reported solid revenue growth of 17.9% YoY for FY2021-22 (Lenovo’s financial year starts in April). But Q1 2022 (January-March) saw its revenue falling 17.1% QoQ and rising 6.8% YoY. In April 2021, Lenovo adopted a new organizational structure under its ‘3S strategy’. In the new…

Whitepaper: Global Smart Devices ODM Industry 2022 (Chinese Simplified)

Overview: In 2021, as the world's major economies increase their efforts to popularize the COVID-19 vaccines, the world entered the post-COVID-19 period. In the post-COVID-19 era, while global manufacturing is recovering, it has experienced severe shortages of key components, mainly due to the severe imbalanced FOPDI (Forecast, Order, Production, Delivery, and Inventory) caused by force…

G+D & Thales lead the Global eSIM Enablement Landscape

IDEMIA, Kigen emerge as specialists while Truphone VALID, Oasis Smart SIM, Workz and RedTea Mobile are referred to as dark horses, in position to challenge the status quo in the future. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego 30th May 2022 G+D and Thales continue to lead the eSIM Enablement landscape, according to Counterpoint Research’s eSIM CORE (COmpetitive,…

Counterpoint Weekly Newsletter

Guess Who Dominated Premium Android Smartphone SoCs in Q1? 19th May China’s strict COVID-19 quarantine measures have started showing up in our smartphone numbers - sales declined YoY for 10 consecutive weeks since the sixth week of 2022. Major Chinese brands, except HONOR, failed to avoid the impact, says Minsoo Kang. Both Qualcomm and MediaTek are reporting stellar numbers. But different…

How Qualcomm Views Opportunity at the Edge

Leaders from across a diverse range of industries assembled in San Diego this week to attend Qualcomm’s 5G Summit and discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by 5G technology. Sessions on the first day covered a range of topics, including announcements from Qualcomm president and CEO Cristiano Amon regarding the company’s plans to power the intelligent connected edge, how 5G can enable…

The uphill battle for Intel commences with its first earnings of 2022

Intel enters a year where Moore’s law has considerably slowed, supply chains are constantly under pressure from various macro and micro factors, PC demand corrects from the pandemic induced highs and growth rally momentum comes from mostly Cloud, Automotive and 5G. Intel reported revenue of $18.4B, a decrease of 7% YoY, gross margin was down 4.8% YoY to 50.4% Client Computing Group…

Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments to Cross 1.2 Bn Units by 2030

5G shipments to overtake 4G by 2028 to become the leading technology in the global cellular IoT module market. Smart meter, industrial, router/CPE, automotive and POS will be the top five applications in 2030 in terms of shipments. 5G RedCap mass adoption is expected to happen in 2027 and onwards. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – May 9, 2022 Global…