Sales on Largest Shopping Days of 2021 Give Glimpse Into 2022

Counterpoint Research analysts had interesting takeaways from the largest shopping days of 2021. These insights highlight some major trends of 2021…

MediaTek Summit Key Takeaways: First Flagship 5G SOC, Tie-up With AMD, FiLogic 130 for IoT Devices

MediaTek recently held its annual executive summit at Laguna Beach, California. The headliner announcement this year was the unveiling of its first…

Multi-sourcing, prioritizing premium helps Qualcomm exceed market expectations

Qualcomm ended the fiscal year with a huge bang, growing yearly revenues by 43% despite the global shortage of semiconductor components and continued…

Which is the Hottest US Carrier in Q3?

According to the Counterpoint US Online/Offline Channel Share Tracker, the quick answer is T-Mobile. The ‘un-carrier’ is punching above its weight…

Qualcomm Diversification Strategy is Working

New Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon held his first earnings conference call with a great first quarter at the helm. Qualcomm is best known for its…

AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance in 2Q 2021

Q2 2021: AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance

From the perspective of hardware sales, AT&T had a strong Q2 2021. Smartphone sales were up 31% YoY. The carrier sold over five million…

US Carriers, Hardware Sales See Large, Positive YoY Comps in Q2 2021

Riding on the 5G wave, increasing vaccination rates and improving consumer sentiment, the second quarter numbers for 2021 are expected to be robust…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Volumes Grew 4% in 2020; Higher Growth Expected in 2021

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – July 13, 2020 The global refurbished smartphone market saw healthy growth across most…

The Summer Temperatures are Rising and so are the US Carrier Promotional Activities

We are one week from the end of the second quarter. Often, the official start to summer ushers in a slowdown with the major US carriers selling fewer…

Counterpoint Research 5G Ushering in Affordability for the Masses

5G Ushering in Affordability With Performance

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – May 11, 2021 Looking at the numbers, 5G is very impressive – from delivering super-fast…

Apple Takes the Cake with Latest Results

Apple had a record-setting quarter with the highest revenues and earnings ever during the Jan-Mar period. All product segments saw record revenue…

Apple’s Spring Loaded Event Showcases Apple Silicon and Some Extras

With a record-setting Q4 under its belt, Apple had plenty of new to announce in its April event. The focal point of the event was the company’s…

Counterpoint Research US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

After a tough 2020 where annual smartphone sales shrank by 15%, Q1 2021 looks promising. Our weekly counts hint at a 15-20% bump from last year –…

Counterpoint Research LG Exits Smartphone Biz

LG Exits Smartphone Business: What Does it Mean for the North American Market?

It has been widely rumored for a few quarters that LG has been contemplating exiting the smartphone business due to six years of negative operating…

T-Mobile Bets Big on its 5G Network Lead

T-Mobile unveiled its 2021 goals in its first analyst day in years and first with CEO Mike Sievert at the helm. Key goals for 2021 and beyond include…

Apple’s Record-Setting Q4 Will Spill Over Into a Great 2021

Apple registered a record-setting growth in the final quarter of 2020. All business units saw 17%-41% growth and total revenue was a whopping $111…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Fell 9% in 2020

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Fell 9% in 2020

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – January 20, 2020 The global refurbished smartphone market fell 9% YoY in 2020, according…

Counterpoint Research: T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile pre-announced a spectacular Q4 and 2020 despite the headwinds of COVID-19. T-Mobile saw 1.7 million net additions in Q4, which we expect…