The 6 Key Questions Answered from the Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

What did Apple and Qualcomm agree on? Apple will pay Qualcomm a one-time lump sum amount. The number was not made public, but Qualcomm noted there…

OnePlus 6T

Google Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T Sales Driven by Previous Samsung Owners in Q4 2018

Both the devices have failed to swing iOS users over to Android. Over 80% of Pixel 3’s volumes are coming from previous Android smartphone owners.…

5G Rollout Race Begins with Verizon Lighting Up Chicago and Minneapolis

Verizon brought in their 5G launch date by over a week announcing on April 3rd that Chicago and Minneapolis are live. Initially, the launch was…

USA market

US Premium Segment Stalls as Smartphone Market Weakness Continues in Q1

The US market continued its downward sales trend in February.  Apple is holding its market share in a declining US market, but volume mix is shifting…

January Marks 14th Consecutive Month of YoY Decline in US Smartphone Sales

The US market continued its downward sales trend in January 2019. November of 2017 was the last month that showed a YoY volume gain.    San Diego,…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Growth Slows to 1% in 2018

The secondary industry was affected by the 11% drop in new smartphone sales in key supply countries such as China and the United States leading to a…

US Online Market Sell-Through Rises to 12.4% of Overall Sales in Q4 2018

US Online Market Sell-Through Rises to 12.4% of Overall Sales in Q4 2018 Online sales remained strong despite a decline in overall sell-through in…

‘Samsung Unpacked’ Packed With Plenty of Hardware Announcements

Samsung has been working overtime. The company unveiled a lot at its “Unpacked” event in San Francisco. There were five smartphones, a wearable, and…

T-Mobile Makes Bold Pricing Move – No Price Increase for 5G Service

The US carrier results are in from the fourth quarter of 2018. US carriers have been all bragging about being the ‘first’ to roll out 5G service, but…

CES Counterpoint

CES 2019 Counterpoint Coverage

Counterpoint Research attended CES 2019. Total attendance was down this year. This is partially because many of the main tech sectors with the most…

Apple

US Market Sell-Through Drops 10% YoY in 4Q18

US Market Sell-Through Drops 10% YoY in 4Q18 Longer smartphone holding periods, falling upgrade percentages, and an improving refurb/repair ecosystem…

Handset OEMs Also Gain on T-Mobile’s Growth

T-Mobile remains the hottest US carrier defined by net phone adds and hardware sales. The company has added one million or more postpaid net adds for…

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Kickstarts Q4 After Sluggish Q3 Device Sales

The US smartphone market sell through fell almost 9% during the third quarter. The quarter was marked by weakness within prepaid, promotional…

US 3Q18: A US Carrier Promo Snoozefest—Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday Excite?

According to Counterpoint Market Monitor research, the US market sold in 38.4m smartphones—down 7% year-over-year. Apple and Samsung were in the news…

Key Themes of Day One of the Samsung Developers Conference

  Samsung kicked off its developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Keynotes were delivered by Samsung’s President and CEO…

Growing Opportunities for New Handset OEMs and White Label Vendors in the US Market

For the first time in many years, the US market is looking for new handset OEM vendors. This is in stark contrast to many years of carriers actively…

USA: Online Smartphone Sales Remain Strong at 13% of Total Sales in Q2 2018; Prime Exclusives by Amazon Drive Sales

Apple iPhones remain the most popular models across both online and offline channels. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing,…

Qualcomm Begins Sampling mmWave Modules with Customers

Qualcomm announced today that the company is sampling mmWave modules to OEM’s who will embed the technology into 5G mobile handset devices. This is a…