A New Leap Forward for China’s Smart Speaker Market

Ever since the launch of Amazon Echo in 2014, smart speakers have become an increasingly popular device among consumers. With AI and voice…

Samsung J Series Captures Six out of the Top Ten Best-Selling Model Spots in LATAM

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse Q1 2018, Samsung J2 prime was the best-selling model in the LATAM region. Samsung’s…

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Meet Counterpoint at MWC Shanghai, 2018

We will be attending MWC from June 27 - June 29 Our Analysts James Yan, Flora Tang and Anshika Jain will be attending MWC Shanghai, 2018. You can…

Global Ride-Hailing Market Going Through A Strategic Realignment

The global ride-hailing market is undergoing a reformation phase. The market has remained hot with frequent announcements of geographic expansions…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus becomes the best selling model surpassing iPhone X

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 series became the best seller globally, pushing Apple’s iPhone…

GDPR: Restoring Faith in Data Privacy

Data protection is a hot topic, especially after the Facebook and Equifax debacles. However, it has always been the subject of serious attention by…

JioPhone Takes the Top Spot in the Global Feature Phone Market – Q1 2018

The global feature phone market grew 38% annually in Q1 2018, driven by strong shipments of Reliance JioPhone in India and the return of Nokia HMD.…

Honor 10 – more than half a Huawei P20

Huawei's Honor brand launched the Honor 10 on a global basis today (May 15th) following its China-only launch a few weeks ago. The Honor 10's…

A Closer Look at Meitu Inc.’s Failure to Turn a Profit Since Launch

There’s a joke going around in Chinese internet circles, “Even a pig can fly, if it is in the middle of a whirlwind”. Meitu Inc., which has taken to…

Securing IoT with Blockchain

  IoT cellular connections will reach one billion by 2020. IoT is all about data and in this era of IoT revolution, data is the new oil. The…

Apple iPhone X Remains the Best-Selling Smartphone; Xiaomi Enters Top 3 For the First Time

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse April Edition, Apple’s iPhone X remained the best-selling smartphone in March,…

4G Smartphones now contribute to 42% of total smartphone shipments even though telcos only recently started 4G operations

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program for Q1 2018 (Jan-March), the Bangladesh Smartphone Market declined 18%…

IoT World

Meet Counterpoint at IoT World, USA

We will be attending IoT World, USA from May 14 – 17 Counterpoint Analysts, Neil Shah,  Jeff Fieldhack,  Steve Bossert and Maurice Klaehne will be…

Xiaomi Replaces OPPO To Take the Fourth Position; iTel Entered the Top 10 Smartphone List for The First Time in Q1 2018

Global smartphone shipments declined 3% annually in Q1 2018. Top 10 players now capture 76% of the market thereby leaving 600+ brands to compete for…

Xiaomi IPO Analysis

Xiaomi IPO : Need Focus on Intellectual Property & Opportunities

It is a historical day for the eight year old upstart Chinese consumer electronics vendor Xiaomi as it filed for its Initial Public Offering (IPO)…

300 Million Smartphones with “Notch” Display Will be Sold in CY 2018

Essential Phone was first to embrace the so-called notch display in smartphones. But it was the iPhone X that led to the widespread discussion and…

India Premium Segment Q1 2018 : Samsung Regains the Top Spot, OnePlus 5T was the Best-Selling Model

As per Counterpoint Research’s latest analysis on the important Indian smartphone market (see here), the premium smartphone segment remained flat…

Four in five top-selling smartphones came from Apple in February 2018

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse March Edition which analyzed the sales in February 2018, Apple dominated the…