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Smartwatch Market Grows 27% YoY in Q2 2021; Apple Watch User Base Crosses 100 Million

The market grew a healthy 27% YoY, thanks to strong demand for sub-$100 smartwatches. Samsung and Garmin posted remarkable YoY growth even as Apple…

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One in Four Mobiles Purchased Online in 2020

Global online handset sales increased by almost 6% points in 2020 compared to the previous year. This growth is expected to continue due to emerging…

Counterpoint Research Global Smartwatch Shipments Jump 35% YoY in Q1 2021

Global Smartwatch Shipments Jump 35% YoY in Q1 2021

Apple registers a healthy 50% annual growth, capturing a third of the smartwatch market in terms of volumes. The merger of Wear OS, Tizen OS and…

Global Smartwatch Shipments Rise 1.5% in 2020; Price Trends Going Premium

Global Smartwatch Shipments Rise 1.5% in 2020; Price Trends Going Premium

In Q4 2020, the shipments decreased slightly YoY due to a fresh wave of COVID-19. However, Apple managed to expand its market share and remains…

Counterpoint Research Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark, LG’s Smartphone Story

Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark LG’s Smartphone Story

LG Electronics has finally decided to consider withdrawal of its smartphone business, something which has been rumored for a while. This move, in…

TWS Drives 2020 Wearables Growth; Smartwatches to Add Momentum From 2021

TWS Drives 2020 Wearables Growth; Smartwatches to Add Momentum From 2021

San Diego, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires January 14, 2020 TWS (true wireless stereo) hearables and…

Apple, Huawei, Samsung Lead Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q3 2020

Shipments increased 6% in Q3 2020 compared to the same period last year. The top five brands contributed more than 66% of the total shipments in Q3…

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Global Smartwatch Market Revenue up 20% in H1 2020, Led by Apple, Garmin & Huawei

The top three brands contributed more than 69% of the total market revenue in H1 2020. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires,…

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COVID-19’s Online Handset Sales Impact: Temporary or Long Term Trend?

COVID-19 has had two major impacts so far with respect to the global smartphone market. One is negative growth and the other is a rapid shift to…

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Specs, Pricing to Help Next-Gen Samsung Galaxy S20 Continue Growth Trend

Powerful cameras, competitive pricing key selling pointsThree models likely for the initial lineupLTE variant possible for less-developed markets New…

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Samsung’s New Galaxy A Series: A Successful Mid-to-Low Tier Strategy

Till 2019, Samsung had too many smartphone models in the mid-to-low tier price bands. The complicated list of models often left consumers confused.…

5G Rollout in Korea – The First Month

It has been a little over a month since the three major carriers in Korea - SK Telecom, KT and LGU+ - took the country into the 5G era by launching…

Average Storage Capacity in Smartphones to Cross 80GB by End-2019

The era of 1TB storage in smartphones has begun. Samsung has introduced the Galaxy S10 Plus with 1TB NAND flash memory, which is the highest storage…