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…

Early Look Into Q3 2019 US Smartphone Sales Shows Weakness, but Apple iPhone Launch Above Expectations

The US market sold through 11.3 million smartphones in August. This is down 4% when compared with August 2018. When looking at how Q3 is shaping up,…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Declines 2% During H1 2019

 India, Latin America, and Africa were the only geographies where the secondary market grew Uncertainties from the China-US trade war made the…

Tim Cook on stage at Apple’s September 10, 2019 event.

What Apple Announced in the Steve Jobs Theatre

Apple had its yearly pilgrimage to the orchard above the Apple campus to announce new hardware. As usual, the Steve Jobs Theatre was packed with both…

US Consumers Expecting to Pay More for 5G Smartphones; Excited for Rollout of 5G

Over 80% of consumers have a very positive opinion about 5G; Faster download speeds are the expected key benefit Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi,…

Key Takeaways from the Big 5G Event

Hearing from the major players within the 5G ecosystem, it is easy to be overcome by the hype and promises of 5G. When talking one-on-one with the…

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…