iPhone Mini: Can it be the new SE?

When Apple launched the iPhone SE first generation in 2016, in the “Let us loop you in” event, Apple executive Greg Joswiak stated “Apple has sold…

Premium Smartphone Average Selling Price Reaches Record Q2 High

The global premium smartphone market ($400 and above wholesale price) average selling price (ASP) grew 8% YoY to reach $780, a second-quarter…

Global Smartphone Sales Fall Below 100Mn Units in May

Only second time sales dip below 100mn units in almost 10 years  New Delhi, Seoul, Boston, Denver, Taipei, Beijing, London, Toronto, Hong Kong – June…

Apple Takes 62% of Premium Market in Q1 2022

Apple reached its highest first quarter share in the premium segment since Q1 2017. Galaxy S22 Ultra was the best-selling Android smartphone in the…

Samsung Reaches its Highest Monthly Market Share in 5 Years

Global smartphone sales declined 8% YoY in April 2022, but Samsung’s sales grew 9% YoY. Samsung captured close to one-fourth of the global…

Motorola Emerges as US’ #3 Smartphone OEM in 2021 for First Time

This is the first time ever that Motorola has become the #3 OEM in the US for a full year. Motorola has been one of the biggest gainers from LG’s…

Global Premium Smartphone Market Sales Reach Highest Ever in 2021

Beijing, London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 22, 2022 The global premium (>$400 wholesale ASP) smartphone market…

Apple Becomes Largest Smartphone Brand in China in October 2021

Apple became the #1 smartphone brand in China for the first time since December 2015. At 46% MoM, Apple saw the highest growth among all major…

Is JioPhone Next the Most Affordable Smartphone?

On November 4, Jio launched the JioPhone Next, its much talked about and anticipated smartphone with Google. The device is being marketed as the most…

HONOR Becomes Third-largest Smartphone Brand in China

This is the first time since August 2020 that HONOR has entered the Top 3 smartphone brands’ list in China. HONOR’s China sales grew 18% MoM in…

Apple Continues to Retain Over 50% Share of Premium Smartphone Market in Q2 2021

The global premium smartphone market (models priced $400* and above) recorded a 46% YoY sales growth in Q2 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s…

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Monthly Pulse: Xiaomi Becomes #1 Smartphone Brand Globally for First Time Ever

• This is the first time ever, in June 2021, Xiaomi has become the number one brand in global monthly smartphone sales (sell-through) volumes • While…

iPhone 12 Series Sales Cross 100 Million Mark Within 7 Months of Launch

Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Seoul – June 30, 2021 Exactly 14 years ago, Apple disrupted the smartphone market as the first…

iPhone 12 Series Captures One-third of Smartphone Industry Revenues in Q1 2021

Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Seoul – May 21, 2021 Apple’s iPhones dominated the best-selling models’ list for Q1 2021 both in…

Xiaomi Bets on Existing Strengths in its EV Foray

Xiaomi, which is currently the most successful Chinese smartphone OEM globally, has announced its entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market. The…

Counterpoint Research OPPO Becomes Number 1 Smartphone Brand in China for First Time Ever

OPPO Becomes Number 1 Smartphone Brand in China for First Time Ever

Beijing, London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 5, 2021 OPPO has risen through the ranks to become the number one…

Lenovo: Riding the Tailwinds

Services to be New Strategic Growth Focus Lenovo Group has posted a second consecutive record quarter in October-December 2020 in terms of revenue…

iPhone 12 Becomes World’s #1 5G Model Within Two Weeks of Launch

The iPhone 12 became the world’s best-selling 5G smartphone model in October despite a delayed launch, which resulted in only two weeks of sales…