CES 2017: The Hottest Trends Analyzed :: Gadgets Getting Intelligent (AI) & Virtual (VR)

The CES trade show provides a perfect launch into the new calendar year. Counterpoint’s analysts were in Las Vegas to meet companies and experience…

Future for Faraday Future

With CES and its string of shiny automotive announcements behind us, we are reflecting on some of the key announcements with a “reality lens”. As…

Deep Dive- Asus Zenfone AR; First Google Daydream and Tango Enabled Device

During CES 2017, Asus announced Zenfone 3 Zoom and Zenfone AR to expand its lineup of Zenfone series. Both the phones grabbed headlines due to…

CES 2017- Round Up

CES has wrapped up for another year. We will be publishing our take on the event in the coming days. In the meantime we have a final snapshot of some…

CES 2017-Day 1: highlights

Alexa is stealing the show Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017: China’s Huawei has added Alexa to its flagship Mate 9 smartphone; LG has put…

Run-up to CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies…

Impact of Indian Demonetization on Handset Market

On Nov 8th 2016 India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced that INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes – that make up 86% of cash in circulation – could…

Waymo – Google’s way forward

Google has been one of the pioneers in autonomous driving technologies. The company’s self-driving ambitions have given birth to Waymo, a…

Infographic: Q3-2016|Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q3-2016 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market…

MediaTek Enters Samsung’s Supply Chain

Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world launched its J2 Prime mobile phone recently. Like any other J series mobile phone available in…

Nokia Brand Relives

When I bought my first phone in 2004, the versatile Nokia 6600, it offered the glimpse of the future of handheld computing by the then leader in…

Top Chinese Mobile Handset Brands Crossed a Combined USD 1 Billion in Operating Profits

Global mobile handset hardware segment generated USD 10.2 Billion in operating profits during Q3 2016. However, this was down 19% YoY as a result of…

Market Pulse || Nov 2016 Edition-Analysis of October Sales

Today we published our analysis of the mobile device sales during the month of October 2016. We also review the Singles’ Day event. Our key takeaways…

OPPO’s 2016 Autumn Flagship Models: R9S and R9S Plus

Counterpoint attended OPPO’s autumn flagship model press conference in Shanghai on October 19th. The two models launched are OPPO R9s and R9s Plus, a…

Tesla Set to Monetize its Supercharging Stations – What does it mean?

Tesla announced that its network of supercharging stations won’t cater new customers for free anymore. Supercharging stations were one-of-a-kind…

Trump wins the US presidential election – what does it mean?

At the culmination of one of the most bitterly and divisive election campaigns ever seen in the United States, Donald J Trump has confounded…

Xiaomi Shifting to Offline Channel and Releasing Two New Products

Counterpoint attended Xiaomi’s fall new product release conference in Beijing on Sep 27th. The conference introduced two products, Xiaomi TV 3s and…

With Dual Cameras, Mobile Devices Getting Closer To Human Eyes

In September, Apple unveiled its new iPhone as usual.  Once again this year it was hard for Apple to keep most of the changes under wraps.  As…