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…

Apple’s October – November iPhone Sales Signal Record Quarter and 2021

Apple’s October – November iPhone Sales Signal Record Quarter and 2021

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego December 23, 2020 Apple is likely to break previous iPhone sales records during…

On Display at Qualcomm 5G Summit: Mobile Industry’s Acceleration to 5G

As Counterpoint Research has been writing, 5G rollouts and 5G device activations are happening at a much faster pace than LTE. Till October, there…

US 5G Mobile Market Hits an Interesting Acceleration Point

The US 5G market has hit an interesting stage with tons of action. On the mobile operator side, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have all amassed 5G…

Apple to Outperform Global Smartphone Market in 2020; iPhone Refresh to See Significant Upgrade Cycle in Q4

Counterpoint Research expects Apple sell-in volumes to grow 4% YoY in 2020. Global smartphone market will retract by 10% in 2020. iPhone 12 family…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

Counterpoint Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption (1)

Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption

There were three key announcements from semiconductor giants Qualcomm and MediaTek during IFA 2020. On the smartphone side, Qualcomm brought 5G into…

Mike Sievert Takes Helm of the New T-Mobile and Postpaid Momentum Continues

Mike Sievert became CEO of the new T-Mobile on May 1st, taking over from the bombastic John Legere. Legere led T-Mobile for seven years. During this…

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Set to Hit the Right Note With Fans

Samsung did a very admirable ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2020’ virtual event to unveil two new Note 20 smartphones, the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2, two Galaxy Tab…

The John Stankey Era Begins at AT&T

The John Stankey era has begun at AT&T. Stankey, an AT&T veteran, takes the helm from Randall Stephenson who led AT&T the past 13 years.…