Apple Captured 59% of the Premium Smartphone Segment Revenue in Q1 2020

Four Out of Five Best Selling Models in the Premium Segment Were From Apple

The premium smartphone segment (wholesale price >US$ 400) sell-through declined 13% YoY globally during the first quarter of 2020, according to…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Declines 1% in 2019

   San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul June 10th, 2020 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s…

Global Smartphone Shipments Plummet Below 300Mn

The global smartphone market declined the fastest ever, -13% YoY, during the quarter 5G smartphone shipment share increased to 8% in Q1 2020 from 1%…

Counterpoint COVID-19 Will Further Cement the Road to a More Digital World

COVID-19 Will Further Cement the Road to a More Digital World

COVID-19 has been spreading like wildfire across most of the world. The virus is crippling economies and bringing industries like aviation, tourism,…

Counterpoint 2019 Global Top Selling Smartphone Market Share

iPhone 11 Second Best Selling Phone of 2019 After Less Than Four Months

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse, iPhone 11 raced to become the second best selling phone globally for 2019 despite it being…

China Captured 46% of Global 5G Sales in CY 2019

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, San Diego, London, Buenos Aires – February 20th, 2020 The China smartphone market sell-through declined 8% YoY…

Counterpoint Global Smartphone Market – Apple Gained Top Spot in Q4 2019; Huawei Surpassed Apple

Global Smartphone Market – Apple Gained the Top Spot in Q4 2019 While Huawei Surpassed Apple to Become the Second-Largest Brand in CY 2019

Global smartphone market returns to quarterly growth (3% YoY) in Q4 2019, but declined (1% YoY) in 2019 overall Apple iPhone shipments grew in 11%…

iPhone XR was the Top-Selling Model Globally in Q3 2019

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse, the iPhone XR was the top-selling model globally in Q3 2019, capturing 3% market share. In fact,…

5G Captured 5% of the Global Premium Market in Q3 2019

According to Counterpoint Research Market Pulse service, the global premium market sell-through declined 7% YoY. The contribution of 5G within the…

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Connecting the Next Billion: Challenges and Initiatives

Internet connectivity is emerging as one of the fundamental pillars of societal well-being. As part of the sustainable development goals, the United…

Middle East and Africa’s Smartphone Market Clocks Second-Highest Growth Rate in Q2 2019

Samsung led the smartphone market and became one of the fastest-growing OEMs in the region. Transsion Group continues to consistently dominate the…

Combined Global Market Share of Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Realme Reaches Highest-Ever Level in Q2 2019

Combined Global Market Share of Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Realme Reaches Highest-Ever Level in Q2 2019

Overall smartphone shipment declined 1% in Q2 2019, making it the seventh consecutive quarter of declining shipments. Huawei's shipment ban hurt it…

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Smartphone ASP Growth to Continue in 2019 and Beyond

Global smartphone shipments declined 4% year-on-year YoY in 2018, but in stark contrast, the average selling price (ASP) increased 9% YoY. This was…

KaiOS Eyes Global Expansion but Replicating India’s Success Would Be a Challenge

KaiOS has been the talk of the town after emerging as the third largest mobile operating system after Android and iOS. According to KaiOS…

Growth Opportunities in the Saturated Global Smartphone Market

The global smartphone market declined 2% annually in 2018 and is expected to remain flat in 2019. Replacement cycles are lengthening, and the lack of…

Premium Smartphone Market Collapses 8% in Q1 2019, After Apple Shipments Drop 20%

Apple’s declining shipments has pulled down the global smartphone premium segment. Data from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Service for Q1…

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Increasing Smartphone Adoption Drives Growth in Middle East and Africa

MEA Smartphone market grew 6% YoY in Q1 2019. Over 70% of the total smartphones sold in the region were in the sub-US$150 price segment. There is…

More than a Billion Feature Phones to be Sold over Next Three Years

Globally, the feature phone segment is forecast to generate around US$16 billion cumulatively in wholesale hardware revenues over the next three…