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Samsung Note 20 Ultra Top-selling 5G Smartphone Globally in Sept 2020

The Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G was the bestselling model globally in September 2020, capturing 5% share among all 5G models, according to Counterpoint…

Young Brand realme Grew 132% QoQ in Q3 2020, Becoming World’s Fastest Brand to Hit 50 Million Shipments Since Inception

Global smartphone shipments in Q3 2020 grew by 32% Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ), but declined by 4% year-over-year (YoY) to around 380 million units,…

On Display at Qualcomm 5G Summit: Mobile Industry’s Acceleration to 5G

As Counterpoint Research has been writing, 5G rollouts and 5G device activations are happening at a much faster pace than LTE. Till October, there…

A Week of iPhone 12 Sales at US Carrier Stores

A Week of iPhone 12 Sales at US Carrier Stores

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have now been selling in the US since October 23 and carriers are finally seeing more traction compared to the…

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson last week reported a higher than expected 38.5% YoY increase in its Q3 gross profit on revenues of SEK 57.5 ($6.5 billion), driven by a…

Samsung’s Billion-Dollar Cash Cows!

Samsung Electronics had a terrific earnings report for the quarter ended September 2020. The South Korean tech giant is in a formidable and unique…

Ant Group Behemoth on an Ever-expanding Racecourse

Ant Group: Behemoth on an Ever-expanding Racecourse

Ant Group is expected to raise about $34.5 billion in a dual listing on the Hong Kong and Shanghai bourses on November 5, likely becoming the biggest…

IoT Module Use Cases

Quectel Widens Gap with Competition in Global Cellular IoT Module Market During COVID-hit Q2 2020

Quectel dominated global cellular IoT module market, capturing close to a third of the shipments in Q2 2020. Fibocom and u-blox made it to the top…

Five Observations from Last Week’s iPhone 12 Launch

Apple officially began selling its newest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last week. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max hit the stores November 13.…

US 5G Mobile Market Hits an Interesting Acceleration Point

The US 5G market has hit an interesting stage with tons of action. On the mobile operator side, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have all amassed 5G…

Apple: Thinking Inside the Box

Apple removes chargers and earphones from the boxes In a unique and courageous move, Apple has disrupted the legacy packaging of smartphones by…

Governments Play Catch-up With Digital Economy

Governments Play Catch-up With Digital Economy

Propelled by rapid technological changes and dynamic market forces, the digital economy is changing fast. To be in step, governments and law-making…

Three Improvements Apple Made for Cameras of its iPhone 12 Pros

Three Improvements Apple Made for Cameras of its iPhone 12 Pros

On October 13, Apple released its iPhone 12 series, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Much of the…

ARM Developer Summit 2020

ARM Developer Summit 2020: A Pervasive Platform Approach to Drive Efficient & Intelligent Computing at Global Scale

Arm, a leading intellectual property (IP) company enabling cutting edge technologies across all levels of power-efficient compute from the edge to…

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

5G rollouts are gathering speed across Europe. There are currently 45 live 5G networks across 20 countries in the region[1], including four markets…

Global Online Music Streaming Growth Slowed Down in Q2 2020

While the market continues to grow annually, the growth rate dipped on a quarterly basis. Average Revenue Per Paying User (ARPPU) dropped 12% YoY.…

Google Looks to Capture Mid-range 5G Device Market With New Pixel 4a and Pixel 5

On September 30, Google launched two Pixel devices — Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. This follows the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a (a non-5G version),…