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Video Streaming is the Highest Spending Smartphone App Category in the US

75% of the respondents in our survey pay a monthly subscription for video streaming. One in every five respondents spends $20 or more per month on…

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Oppo Enco W31: Punchy Bass, Balanced Audio on Budget

As more and more smartphone brands are removing the legacy 3.5mm headphone jack, the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) market is booming globally. Apple…

US Smartphone Sell-Through Volumes Fall 25% in 2Q20; iPhone SE a Bright Spot

New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul July 20, 2020 During the second quarter…

Reliance Jio: From Telecom Operator to Solutions Provider

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), one of the largest conglomerates in the world, held its 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) on July 15. On the…

5G MEC – Deployments Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

5G MEC – Deployments Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

Overview: One of the major promises of 5G is low latency, with target levels of 1 millisecond specified in 3GPP Release 16 for the 5G air interface.…

Reliance Jio: World’s First ‘Super Operator’?

In the world's second largest mobile market, Reliance Jio, India's leading Communication Service Provider (CSP) or mobile operator, has taken the…

Augmented Reality: It’s Tough in Reality

BOSE is the latest company to withdraw from pursuing ambitions in the augmented reality sector. Other casualties include ODG and Daqri (acquired by…

Counterpoint Podcast: SoC Players Democratizing 4G & 5G Mobile & IoT Experiences

Podcast: SoC Players Democratizing 4G & 5G Mobile & IoT Experiences

We are living in an interesting time where 5G is finally making inroads in the mature markets like the US, the UK, China, and South Korea, among…

Nokia: First Incumbent to offer O-RAN Compliant Interfaces?

Nokia: First Incumbent to Offer O-RAN Compliant Interfaces?

Although all the incumbents have developed cloud RAN product portfolios, only Nokia and Samsung have commercial deployments. Recently, Nokia went a…

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Tesla’s Chinese Foray: Why, What and How

In 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signed an agreement with the Shanghai regional government to set up the first Gigafactory in China. Here we discuss why…

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 865+ Platform Improves Connectivity & Boosts Gaming Performance

The Snapdragon 865+ is the first mobile SoC to break the 3GHz barrier. It supports both Sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G when paired with the X55 modem. The…

Xiaomi’s IoT Move: Strategy, Investment Philosophy, Challenges and Success Drivers

With the smartphone market becoming saturated globally, smartphone OEMs have been aggressively developing opportunities in the IoT (Internet of…

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Vivo V19: Good Cameras, Appealing Design & Long Battery Life

Vivo V19 comes with quad rear and dual front cameras. The smartphone is armed with a 4,500mAh battery. Vivo has also bundled a 33W fast charger with…

HiSilicon’s Loss is Qualcomm’s Gain in High-end Segment

The smartphone application processor market is dominated by Qualcomm. The company maintains its lead in the market by catering to all smartphone…

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Podcast: Open RAN – Discussing the Potential, Deployment Progress, Opportunities & Challenges

Open Radio Access Networks or Open RAN is slowly gaining momentum in the telecom industry. It promises to be an alternative way of building networks…

COVID-19 Accelerates Music Streaming Market Growth, Global Subscriptions Hit 394 Million in Q1 2020

Spotify continued its good run, growing 30% YoY in terms of music streaming subscriptions Music streaming platforms are focusing on increasing reach…

Apple ‘Arms’ Macs with Apple Silicon

At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year, Apple announced that its entire Mac product line will switch from Intel chips to Apple…

Counterpoint Report: UK- Six out of Ten Surveyed Hearables Users Plan for a TWS Purchase Within a Year

Report: UK- Six out of Ten Surveyed Hearables Users Plan for a TWS Purchase Within a Year

Overview: As hearables become more than just an accessory, Consumer Lens from Counterpoint Research conducted a study on the UK hearables for 2020.…