Four Reasons Why Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

I believe we have today a unique confluence of factors that are enabling and accelerating progress in self-driving car technology. If you are not…

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business…

Chinese Smartphone Market Has Slowed, But Huawei, Oppo & Vivo Have Not!

PRESS RELEASE Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego May 16, 2016 According to the latest research from…

Apple Tipping Toes into O2O Space, Invests in Didi

Apple just announced that is has invested US$1 Billion in the leading Chinese ride sharing service Didi Kuaidi. Didi is the largest app-based…

India Smartphone Market Grew 23% Amid Flat Global Annual Growth

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 23% annually in Q1 2016…

Q1 2016: Top Ten Chinese Brands Capture 33% of Global Smartphone Market

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global mobile phone market as major OEMs have already released their…

Amid Slowdown, Apple Posted Back To Back Record Quarters In India

As Apple reported its first- ever quarter of negative growth after 35 quarters, India was one of the few bright spots during the quarter as it posted…

Apple’s First Quarter of Negative Growth

Apple reported its first-ever quarter of negative corporate revenue as well as iPhone unit shipments growth decline after 35 quarters of straight…

LTE Phone Shipments Grew Shipments 300% in Chile

Samsung led the market in terms of volumes whereas Apple led the market in terms of revenue. Entel led the Chilean market in terms of phone sales but…

ZTE – light in a tunnel

The event: On March 7th, 2016 the US Commerce Department charged ZTE with a, “planned and organized scheme to establish, control and use a series of…

Key Trend: Hardware Based Security for IoT Takes Center Stage This Year

Mobile World Congress this year witnessed a second wave of devices beyond smart phones and tablets, as industry players jumped onto the IoT bandwagon…

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early…

iPhone SE – What does It Mean For Apple & Its Users?

Apple today in a surprising Spring event announced a new iPhone SKU to be added into its portfolio, namely the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE sports the…

Enter The Dragon: Chinese Brands, Hyper-Competition Will Foster Innovation in India

I recently presented at the premier Device World 2016 event in New Delhi with the hot topic being the influx of Chinese brands in the high-growth and…

How Oxigen is positioning itself in Indian mobile payment ecosystem?

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile-centric internet penetration. The current digital…

Review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm AP Promises Top Performance at a Bargain Price

Xiaomi has created a lot of buzz in the industry since its establishment in 2010 and is well known for selling budget products ranging from…

Infographic: Q4-2015 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q4-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities…

MWC2016-Day 3 Highlights

Welcome to Counterpoint Research’s portal of key announcements from Mobile World Congress 2016. This portal provides crisp bites of the key…