Global smartphone ASP up 10% YoY in Q2 2020 even as shipments see highest ever decline

The global smartphone market wholesale average selling price (ASP) increased 10% YoY in Q2 2020 even as the shipments declined the highest ever at…

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Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

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Will Higher (Above 90Hz) Refresh Rate Screen Become a Standard Feature?

Will Higher (Above 90Hz) Refresh Rate Screen Become a Standard Feature?

As smartphone market is saturated, companies are trying to differentiate their products through various specifications. Display size, Pixel per inch…

Oculus Quest 2

Oculus to Bring Lifelike Immersion to Mass Market

With the launch of Quest 2, Facebook continues the shift in its VR focus to the standalone type of headset design, combining the Oculus Link…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

NVIDIA-Arm deal, if successful, will bring dramatic changes to industry

US chip company NVIDIA’s $40-billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer Arm from Japan’s SoftBank Group, which was announced on September 13,…

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Three Things the Latest Apple Event Told Us by Omission

Much of the news on Apple on Tuesday focused on its latest products and services. The Apple Watch and iPad line-up both got upgrades while Apple One…

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Weekly Update: COVID-19 Impact On Global Automotive Industry

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Verizon’s TracFone Acquisition: What it Could Mean for the Wireless Industry

Verizon Communications announced on Monday that it would buy América Móvil’s wireless service TracFone in a $6.25 billion cash and stock deal.…

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Qualcomm to Drive 5G in Mass Market Smartphones With Snapdragon 4 Series 5G Platform

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) for modem-to-RF-antenna systems and has been extending this lead in the…

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Podcast: App Economy and Apple’s Epic Battle

Apple introduced the App Store on iOS as a digital distribution platform for games and apps and revolutionized the way software is distributed on…

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Vivo TWS Neo: Good Battery Life and Decent Audio Quality, With A Catch

The Vivo TWS Neo offers 88ms low-latency connection. The TWS earphones support Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive codec. Vivo is promising up to 22.5…

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Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption

There were three key announcements from semiconductor giants Qualcomm and MediaTek during IFA 2020. On the smartphone side, Qualcomm brought 5G into…

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Jabra Elite Active 75t: Making Competition Break a Sweat

The TWS earbuds offer an IP57 rating for water and dust resistance. Jabra is promising over 28 hours of overall battery life. Sound+ app lets you…

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Huawei’s Struggles in European Telecoms

It has been a tough year for Huawei. And things will only get tougher. In July, the UK government announced that UK carriers are banned from…

Counterpoint Infographics Q2 2020 Mobile Market Monitor

INFOGRAPHIC: Q2-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q2-2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in…

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OnePlus Nord: The iPhone SE of Android World

The OnePlus Nord sports a 6.44-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Snapdragon 765G SoC with up to 12GB RAM, 256GB storage.…

Online Smartphone Sales to Hit a New High Amid COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, online channels for smartphone sales are benefiting from the change in buying patterns, according to the latest…