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Meet Counterpoint at CES 2019

Counterpoint will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show from January 8 – 11, 2019. Our analysts, Tom Kang, Jeff Fieldhack and Maurice Klaehne…

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Premium Smartphone Segment Captures Over One-Fifth of the Smartphone Sales

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Q3 2018, the global premium smartphone segment** continues to grow faster than the overall…

Strong Winds Loom Against the Video Codec Successor HEVC, Challenging the Licensing Model

Video content encoding is largely skewed towards AVC or H.264 at present. The need for streaming high-quality video content on networks with limited…

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Camera Surveillance Market Moving Towards the Edge

Over the last 10 years, the surveillance camera market has witnessed drastic changes from analog, closed-circuit cameras, to all-digital IP-based…

Mobile 360 LATAM, Discussing the Issues That Matters to the Industry the Most

This year LATAM Mobile 360 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It brought together more than 1,000 participants from all over Latin America, making…

Financing Services to Boost Smartphone Adoption in Emerging Markets

Global smartphone shipments have reached around 1.5 Bn units in a calendar year, however, it is expected to show negative growth for the first time…

Teardown and BoM Analysis for Xiaomi Pocophone F1

POCO F1 is the first phone from POCO, Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Xiaomi decided to release a mid-to-high end model to take on increasing competition from…

Urgent Update to Drone Regulations Needed

A drone (or drones) is being flown over the UK's Gatwick Airport. This has caused cancellations of all flights - currently over 800 in to and out of…

Mobile XR : The Future of Extended Reality (AR/VR/MR)

The next generation of connectivity (5G, WiFi 6, 802.11ay) is poised to enhance the way we interact with the current crop of devices. Extended…

Feature Phones are Still Relevant: Shipments Grow (YoY) for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter

According to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, feature phone shipments grew for the fourth consecutive quarter. This is in contrast with the…

Facebook Needs to Bet Big on Instagram and Payments for Monetization Opportunities Ahead

Facebook reported a strong third quarter with a healthy 33% YoY growth in revenue. This was driven by regional ad growth in APAC (+38%) followed by…

Alexa – Lets Chat: The Tale of Ecosystem Expansion

Amazon recently launched an array of Alexa enabled devices which included a refresh of the old device portfolio as well as the introduction of new…

Are Automotive Suppliers in Sync with Emerging Technology Requirements?

In recent years, the automotive industry has undergone significant transformations, triggered by the convergence of disruptive technologies and…

Edge TPU Chip: Google’s Vertical Strategy to Capture Edge IoT Market

In our previous blog post, we highlighted the growing importance of edge computing, which complements cloud computing as we enter the intelligent IoT…

Handset OEMs Also Gain on T-Mobile’s Growth

T-Mobile remains the hottest US carrier defined by net phone adds and hardware sales. The company has added one million or more postpaid net adds for…

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Multiple Cameras: Overkill or a Sign of Things to Come?

‘My name is Legion, for we are many’ sounds like what the AI powered multiple camera smartphones of the future would say. While dual cameras are more…

The Advent of Foldable Displays: Is Smartphone Ecosystem Ready?

Samsung and Royole have announced foldable OLED displays. Other manufacturers including, LG, Sharp and BOE are also readying foldable displays for…

China Smartphone Market in 2H 2018: From Price War to Flagship Battle

Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi – November 29, 2018 Smartphone sales in China are showing no signs of recovery,…