argentina smartphone market

Strong Macroeconomic Conditions Are Driving Argentina’s Smartphone Market Growth

Argentina smartphones sales grew 59% annually in Q3 2017, and 22% compared to the previous quarter. The top 3 brands represent more than 87% of the…

A Close Look at China’s Face Recognition Technology

A Close Look at China’s Face Recognition Technology

Face recognition is one of a number of biometric techniques that can be used to authenticate a user. It has grabbed attention following the launch of…

Global Top Selling Smartphones – October 2017

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse November Edition providing insights into the mobile handset market sales in the…

3Q 2017: Samsung Ahead of Apple in the German Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse service, Samsung and Apple dominated the German smartphone market.  Samsung grew 8%…

China mobile global partners conference 2017

China Mobile Global Partnership Event 2017: A Big Push Towards the IoT and 4G+ Era

China Mobile, the undisputed No. 1 mobile operator in China and around the world in terms of user base, hosted the annual global partnership event…

Blockchain: a disruptive force

In recent months, the success of Bitcoin has focused attention on its underlying technology, blockchain and led to the realisation that blockchain…

Apple continues to dominate the UK smartphone market

UK smartphones sales remained flat annually in Q3 2017, while the overall handset market (including feature phones) declined by 8% year on year.…

Huawei, Xiaomi & Apple Lead in 11.11 Singles’ Day Sale

Since 2009, Alibaba group has transformed the date of Nov 11, well-known as the Singles’ Day in China for the pictographic character “11.11”, as an…

T-Mobile, Qualcomm Unveil Plans for GB LTE and 5G

At a media event in San Jose, California, T-Mobile and Qualcomm delivered an update on GB LTE and T-Mobile revealed insights into its pre-5G and 5G…

Apple & Xiaomi strengthen position in Russia in Q3 2017

The Russian handset market grew during Q3 2017 driven by aggressive marketing campaigns from new Chinese brands. Growth was further bolstered by…

Indian Smartphone Premium Segment Grew 180% Annually in Q3 2017

India Premium segment (>₹30,000, US$465, Retail Price) grew record 180% YoY during Q3 2017 due to the strong performance of Apple, OnePlus &…

Qualcomm’s US$12 Billion China Deal Shines Amid Trump’s Visit

On November 9, U.S. President Donald trump signed a $250 billion deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. As President Trump has been…

Hello Moto: Motorola returns as a top 5 smartphone OEM in the US market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program, US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter of 2017.…

Vodafone in Consumer IoT Push

Vodafone has launched four devices under a new IoT brand, V by Vodafone. The devices cover a number of different areas: V-Auto, a dongle that plugs…

chinese smartphone market

China Smartphone Market Shifts Towards Higher Price Point; Driven By Upgrading Users

Chinese market shipments slowed in Q3 2017 compared to a strong quarter last year, smartphone shipments1 in China were down 1% YoY but grew 3%…

Why China is Leading NB-IoT Development Globally

Machine to Machine (M2M) communications have existed for years. It refers to the process of connecting remote machines to a central control point.…

Mobile Leading The Way: Wallet Payments Almost Double in One Year in India

It’s been a year since the introduction of demonetization in India. A decision that took everyone by surprise. Once it became effective, almost 86%…

600+ Brands Fight For Just 1/4th of The Global Smartphone Market in Q3 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 5% YoY in Q3 2017.  Top 10 players now capture 75% of the market thereby leaving just a quarter of the market for…