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.…

Qualcomm Inks Long-Term IP Licensing Deal with Huawei as 5G Adoption in China Skyrockets

Qualcomm reported a very solid June quarter despite the stranglehold COVID-19 had on much of the world during the period. Two key items came out of…

US Smartphone Sell-Through Volumes Fall 25% in 2Q20; iPhone SE a Bright Spot

New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul July 20, 2020 During the second quarter…

TCL 10 Pro_ A competitive Android value smartphone

TCL 10 Pro: A Competitive Android Value Smartphone

The number four smartphone OEM in the US, TCL, has launched a feature-rich smartphone focused on a premium AMOLED display, four rear cameras, and a…

Apple iPhone Sales Suffer Due to COVID-19; Services and Wearables Come to the Rescue

Apple iPhone Sales Suffer Due to COVID-19; Services and Wearables Come to the Rescue

Apple showed it is resilient and has revenue diversification during these extraordinary COVID-19 times. The company saw iPhone volumes decline 7% but…

Counterpoint Qualcomm's Results Quantifies Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm’s Results Quantifies the Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, but Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm announced its March quarter earnings. Results were quite solid considering the once-in-a-lifetime global economic slowdown caused by…

Qualcomm is Leading the 5G Semiconductor Market with a System-Level Approach: Mollen Kopf Keynote

Qualcomm is Leading the 5G Semiconductor Market with a System-Level Approach

Qualcomm is building momentum as 5G rollouts continue Smartphones with the Snapdragon 865 are beginning to hit the market. As always, testing of…

Samsung Unpacked Event – Lots of Folds, Pixels and 5G

Samsung Unpacked 2020 event had lots of energy and hardware announcements. In an era where it is very difficult to differentiate, Samsung did an…

Qualcomm Sees Positive Results: What Does It Say About 5G, Coronavirus, and China-Us Trade Relations?

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings with revenues up 5% and net income up 13%. The 1.5x larger ASPs of 5G vs. 4G are beginning to be seen.…

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Apple Quarterly Results Eclipse Expectations; iPhone Drives the Quarter

Apple results in their largest quarter of the year were above expectations. The big driver was iPhone sales. Many believed this would be a…

CES 2020 Quick Recap!

More than 175,000 people and over 4,400 companies exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. This is down slightly from past…

Counterpoint US Smartphone Market Q3 2019

US Q3 2019 Results Give Good Hint of What to Expect in Q4

Through the first two months (October/November) of 4Q19, there have been limited changes in the OEM structure of the US market. Apple has gained…

POST EVENT COVERAGE: DAY 2 SNAPDRAGON TECH SUMMIT :: Qualcomm Unveils the Snapdragon 865 5G Platform

Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 865 platform at its annual coming out party, again in beautiful Maui. It is impossible to give a true critique of…

SDC19: Samsung’s DevCon Grows Attendance and Influence

Counterpoint attended the sixth annual Samsung Developer’s Conference (SDC19). Each year the event has grown in size and influence. This year’s event…