Infographic: Q3-2016|Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q3-2016 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market…

MediaTek Enters Samsung’s Supply Chain

Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world launched its J2 Prime mobile phone recently. Like any other J series mobile phone available in…

Nokia Brand Relives

When I bought my first phone in 2004, the versatile Nokia 6600, it offered the glimpse of the future of handheld computing by the then leader in…

Top Chinese Mobile Handset Brands Crossed a Combined USD 1 Billion in Operating Profits

Global mobile handset hardware segment generated USD 10.2 Billion in operating profits during Q3 2016. However, this was down 19% YoY as a result of…

Market Pulse || Nov 2016 Edition-Analysis of October Sales

Today we published our analysis of the mobile device sales during the month of October 2016. We also review the Singles’ Day event. Our key takeaways…

OPPO’s 2016 Autumn Flagship Models: R9S and R9S Plus

Counterpoint attended OPPO’s autumn flagship model press conference in Shanghai on October 19th. The two models launched are OPPO R9s and R9s Plus, a…

Tesla Set to Monetize its Supercharging Stations – What does it mean?

Tesla announced that its network of supercharging stations won’t cater new customers for free anymore. Supercharging stations were one-of-a-kind…

Trump wins the US presidential election – what does it mean?

At the culmination of one of the most bitterly and divisive election campaigns ever seen in the United States, Donald J Trump has confounded…

Xiaomi Shifting to Offline Channel and Releasing Two New Products

Counterpoint attended Xiaomi’s fall new product release conference in Beijing on Sep 27th. The conference introduced two products, Xiaomi TV 3s and…

With Dual Cameras, Mobile Devices Getting Closer To Human Eyes

In September, Apple unveiled its new iPhone as usual.  Once again this year it was hard for Apple to keep most of the changes under wraps.  As…

Storage Solution Trends in the Consumer Notebook Market

Since 2010, the PC industry has seen the rise of thinner and lighter PC form factors. Progress comes thanks to semiconductors based on advanced…

Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the future

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new…

Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016

Date: 25th Nov, 2016 Venue: Chrysanthemum Hall, 5th Floor, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Organizer: Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan Shanghai…

Make in India: Lava paving the way for mobile manufacturing ecosystem

Lava, one of the key India-based handset OEMs, made its first foray in to the Indian mobile phone market in 2009. Lava, with its understanding of the…

Snaptacles ????

We have consistently talked about evolving business models such as "Hardware as a Distribution" model (see here) in tech space changing the…

HERE’s Sensor-Driven Open Location Platform: A Eureka Moment For Auto Industry

As we have highlighted before (here) that the "self-driving "automobile revolution is coming sooner than we think but also questioned (here) if the…

Affordable Smartphones Driving Growth in Russia

After a dip in growth in mobile phone shipments last year, Russia mobile phone market grew 7% YoY driven by strong demand for affordable smartphones…

Make In India: Intex Expanding Mobile Phone Manufacturing

Intex started its journey as an IT accessory supplier and has grown in to a full-fledged consumer electronics and durables giant with portfolio…