iPhones & The Crown

At Counterpoint, we track the devices and technologies which are increasingly central to our lives - case in point - smartphones which also happen to…

Changing Trends in Camera & Display Resolutions in Smartphones

Tracking key component trends has become very important for every stakeholder in the smartphone value chain right from OEM product management folks…

Intel Foundry Embraces ARM To Take On TSMC & Samsung

Intel made an important strategic move clearing its blurry vision to succeed in mobile space by inevitably supporting and partnering with its…

OnePlus 3 = Four Features That Makes It a Flagship Challenger

In this ever commoditizing and crowding smartphone market on an average 145 new brands entered each year over the last 2 years. However, on an…

HERE WeGo Adds New Dimension To HERE’s Maps Platform To Win In the Urban Mobility Era

Urbanization is one of the world's most significant mega-trends. It sits alongside the trend of increased personal mobility and the related tectonic…

Softbank’s To Buy ARM For $32 Billion

The global leader in smartphone chip design, UK-based ARM confirmed on Monday it agreed to a $32 billion acquisition offer from Japan's tech giant…

China Approaching 600 Million LTE Subs

We have discussed before (here) on how 4G LTE has been leapfrogging 3G adoption in China and the key reasons which have driven this ramping adoption.…

Apple Tipping Toes into O2O Space, Invests in Didi

Apple just announced that is has invested US$1 Billion in the leading Chinese ride sharing service Didi Kuaidi. Didi is the largest app-based…

Apple’s First Quarter of Negative Growth

Apple reported its first-ever quarter of negative corporate revenue as well as iPhone unit shipments growth decline after 35 quarters of straight…

Key Trend: Hardware Based Security for IoT Takes Center Stage This Year

Mobile World Congress this year witnessed a second wave of devices beyond smart phones and tablets, as industry players jumped onto the IoT bandwagon…

Galaxy S7 Tracking 25% Higher Than the S6 Through the First Month of Sales

According to the latest preliminary smartphone sell-through survey data across 40 countries from Counterpoint’s monthly research, Samsung’s newest…

iPhone SE – What does It Mean For Apple & Its Users?

Apple today in a surprising Spring event announced a new iPhone SKU to be added into its portfolio, namely the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE sports the…

Enter The Dragon: Chinese Brands, Hyper-Competition Will Foster Innovation in India

I recently presented at the premier Device World 2016 event in New Delhi with the hot topic being the influx of Chinese brands in the high-growth and…

Facebook’s FreeBasics Fails At Basics

In the 'internet advertising' business model driven world, it's all about controlling the web traffic and having access to billions of user base.…

Apple’s 2015 Performance In Five Charts

Apple had a phenomenal 2015 as it clocked US$235 Billion in revenues up from US$200 Billion in 2014. Apple's cash on hand has also grown from US$178…

Where does HERE go from here?

We have been closely tracking the evolution, growth and opportunities for the location ecosystem; location is one of the most important latent…

100 Million LTE Phones Shipped in China in Q3 2015

China has become the most important mobile market for any player in the mobile value chain. The enormous scale China brings to the fore is…

Pepsi Phone: Can it “Change The Game” ?

We have extensively talked about "hardware as a distribution" model (HaaD) on how the "value captured" by hardware suppliers has shifted from…