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MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Pro SoC First Impressions: A Promising Upgrade for Content Creators

The MacBook Pro 16 features a 16.2-inch edge-to-edge display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by M1 Pro or M1 Max SoCs with up to 64GB…

Multi-sourcing, prioritizing premium helps Qualcomm exceed market expectations

Qualcomm ended the fiscal year with a huge bang, growing yearly revenues by 43% despite the global shortage of semiconductor components and continued…

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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor SoC: Google’s Showcase of AI and ML Advancements

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones come with a new and impressive industrial design. The smartphones are powered by Google’s in-house Tensor…

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US Smartphone Volumes Grow 1% YoY in Q3 2021 as Apple Leads; Motorola Becomes Third Largest OEM After LG’s Exit

The US smartphone market grew 9% QoQ and 1% YoY in Q3 2021 as it rebounded despite the ongoing component shortages affecting low-end smartphone…

Europe Smartphone Market in Q3 2021: Samsung Holds on Despite Challenging Climate

London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul – November 3, 2021 Europe’s smartphone market appears to have largely recovered…

Cloud RAN – Waiting For A Viable Business Case?

There has been a lot of interest in cloud RAN amongst established MNOs in recent months with several of the biggest MNOs planning to launch fully…

India TWS Shipments Reach Record 8 mn in Q3 2021; boAt Continues to Dominate while Apple Bounces Back

boAt set the record of being the leader for the fifth consecutive quarter with 171% YoY growth. The top five brands reached their highest ever…

RISC-V Adoption Picks Up Pace

IP design around the chipset architecture, security and cutting-edge performance improvements matching the advancements in manufacturing process and…

Global Smartphone Volume Declines by 6% But Registers Highest Ever Third Quarter Revenue

The global smartphone market grew 6% QoQ but declined 6% YoY to 342 million units in Q3 2021. While shipments declined due to component shortages,…

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India Smartphone Shipments Cross 52 Million Units in Q3 2021 as Brands Prepare for Festive Season

Xiaomi led the market in Q3 2021 with a 22% shipment share. Four out of the top five models during the quarter were from Xiaomi Samsung led the…

China Smartphone Sales Drop 9% YoY in Q3 2021 on Weak Spending, Component Shortages; HONOR Rises to Third Spot

China Smartphone Sales Drop 9% YoY in Q3 2021 on Weak Spending, Component Shortages; HONOR Rises to Third Spot

Smartphone sales in China increased 3% QoQ but declined 9% YoY in Q3 2021. vivo led the market in Q3 2021, capturing a 23% share, followed by OPPO…

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Vietnam Offline Channels Successfully Embracing Online

Vietnam’s mobile phone market is dominated by offline distribution channels. However, responding to the changing times, offline channels have been…

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POCO F3 Long-term Review: Attractively Priced ‘Flagship Killer’, But Some User Experience Compromises

The POCO F3 is powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. It features an AMOLED 6.67-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Price starts at…

TWS Specs See Rapid Additions, Improvements

TWS Specs See Rapid Additions, Improvements

TWS hearables specifications have undergone big changes within a short span of time. According to a Counterpoint Research report that compared…

M1 Pro, M1 Max Give Definitive Push to Apple’s M1 Journey

Benefitting from its accumulated know-how, Apple quickly swept the PC market with the launch of M1-based Macs. While the M1 was designed for…

US White-label Smartphone Opportunity Continues to Grow

US carriers sold over 1.5 million white-label devices in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s US Monthly Smartphone Channel Share Tracker.…

Telecom, E-commerce Central to China’s Renewed Focus on Southeast Asia

Telecom, E-commerce Central to China’s Renewed Focus on Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia holds great potential for growth in the technology and e-commerce sectors. It has a comparatively young and tech-savvy demographic…

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Apple Unleashes MacBook Pros with New M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs, Promises a Notch Higher Performance

Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs offer up to 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 64GB unified memory. Apple also announced new 14-inch and 16-inch…