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…

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Premium Smartphones Grew 18% in 2018 Despite the Global Smartphone Market Slowdown

Apple leads the premium segment with over half the market, followed by Samsung. Huawei almost doubled its market share (10%) in the premium segment…

Feature Phones are Still Relevant: Shipments Grow (YoY) for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter

According to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, feature phone shipments grew for the fourth consecutive quarter. This is in contrast with the…

Growth of Refurbished Smartphones in Emerging Markets

According to Counterpoint’s refurbished handset tracker, the global refurb market is growing faster than that of new smartphones market, as consumers…

$1000 No Longer a Barrier for Smartphone Adoption

A few years ago, expecting main stream consumers to spend a thousand dollars on a phone would have seemed unlikely. But the barrier is broken now.…

Vietnam Smartphone Market Returns to Double Digit Growth in Q2 2018

Xiaomi (363%) and Huawei (193%) were the fastest growing brands in Vietnam. Xiaomi enters the top five brands for the first time     New Delhi, Hong…