Huawei, Xiaomi & Apple Lead in 11.11 Singles’ Day Sale

Since 2009, Alibaba group has transformed the date of Nov 11, well-known as the Singles’ Day in China for the pictographic character “11.11”, as an…

T-Mobile, Qualcomm Unveil Plans for GB LTE and 5G

At a media event in San Jose, California, T-Mobile and Qualcomm delivered an update on GB LTE and T-Mobile revealed insights into its pre-5G and 5G…

Apple & Xiaomi strengthen position in Russia in Q3 2017

The Russian handset market grew during Q3 2017 driven by aggressive marketing campaigns from new Chinese brands. Growth was further bolstered by…

Indian Smartphone Premium Segment Grew 180% Annually in Q3 2017

India Premium segment (>₹30,000, US$465, Retail Price) grew record 180% YoY during Q3 2017 due to the strong performance of Apple, OnePlus &…

Qualcomm’s US$12 Billion China Deal Shines Amid Trump’s Visit

On November 9, U.S. President Donald trump signed a $250 billion deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. As President Trump has been…

Hello Moto: Motorola returns as a top 5 smartphone OEM in the US market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program, US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter of 2017.…

Vodafone in Consumer IoT Push

Vodafone has launched four devices under a new IoT brand, V by Vodafone. The devices cover a number of different areas: V-Auto, a dongle that plugs…

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China Smartphone Market Shifts Towards Higher Price Point; Driven By Upgrading Users

Chinese market shipments slowed in Q3 2017 compared to a strong quarter last year, smartphone shipments1 in China were down 1% YoY but grew 3%…

Why China is Leading NB-IoT Development Globally

Machine to Machine (M2M) communications have existed for years. It refers to the process of connecting remote machines to a central control point.…

Mobile Leading The Way: Wallet Payments Almost Double in One Year in India

It’s been a year since the introduction of demonetization in India. A decision that took everyone by surprise. Once it became effective, almost 86%…

600+ Brands Fight For Just 1/4th of The Global Smartphone Market in Q3 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 5% YoY in Q3 2017.  Top 10 players now capture 75% of the market thereby leaving just a quarter of the market for…

Will WeChat trump iOS in ecosystem stickiness?

I have been a loyal iPhone user and was hesitant to switch to any other brand until my iPhone 6 finally broke down. Being an Apple fan, I personally…

Xiaomi Is Now the Fastest Growing Brand in the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market

India handset shipments reached an all-time high of over 84 Million for the first time ever driven by strong sell-in of both featurephones and…

Why has it been so difficult for Chinese OEMs to crack the US market?

Analysts have been predicting for well over 10 years that new Chinese entrants will be taking the US market by storm.  Yet, there has been limited…

GITEX 2017 – A Stepping Stone for the Smart City Vision

Counterpoint Research analysts attended GITEX 2017. Gitex 2017 was a stepping stone for the Smart City vision in the Middle East. Over 700 start-ups…

ZTE Launches a Dual-Display Flagship: How Will it Perform?

After recent launches of bezel-less, AI-capable phones, ZTE is turning our attention to dual displays. ZTE unveiled its first foldable, dual-display…

Apple to drive native AI adoption in Smartphones

One in three smartphones to be shipped in 2020 will natively embed machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset…

Huawei joins Apple in launching AI-capable smartphones

Huawei today launched its Mate-10 series of smartphones at a high profile event in Munich, Germany. That it chose to do so on a day that was declared…