TSMC Caught in the Crossfire as US Renews Focus on Huawei

Event The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on 15 May that it plans to protect U.S. national security by restricting Huawei’s…

Microsoft with Azure Sphere Looks to Set Gold Standard in End-to-End IoT Security

Traditionally, security circled around securing network and software applications. However, as more devices get connected to the internet, and…

TCL 10 Pro_ A competitive Android value smartphone

TCL 10 Pro: A Competitive Android Value Smartphone

The number four smartphone OEM in the US, TCL, has launched a feature-rich smartphone focused on a premium AMOLED display, four rear cameras, and a…

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The Mi 10 Could Help Xiaomi Increase its Global Presence in the Ultra-Premium Segment

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the global smartphone market to experience its fastest ever decline of 13% YoY in Q1 2020. While Samsung, Huawei,…

Counterpoint COVID-19’s Online Handset Sales Impact

COVID-19’s Online Handset Sales Impact: Temporary or Long Term Trend?

COVID-19 has had two major impacts so far with respect to the global smartphone market. One is negative growth and the other is a rapid shift to…

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Realme X50 Pro 5G Delivers Smooth and Reliable Performance with Future Proof Connectivity

The 90Hz display refresh rate makes UI butter smooth. The 65W fast charging tops up the 4,200mAh battery in 35 minutes. Realme X50 Pro 5G offers good…

Counterpoint: India Premium Smartphone Market Q1 2020

Samsung Recaptures Top Spot in India Premium Smartphone Segment During Q1 2020

India's smartphone shipments in the premium segment (>₹30,000 or roughly >US$400) grew 21% YoY with the market-driven by new launches and…

Galaxy S20 Zooms in on the Smartphone Camera Trends to Come This Year

Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy S20 series reveals several key camera trends we are likely to see for premium smartphones this year. They include…

Apple iPhone Sales Suffer Due to COVID-19; Services and Wearables Come to the Rescue

Apple iPhone Sales Suffer Due to COVID-19; Services and Wearables Come to the Rescue

Apple showed it is resilient and has revenue diversification during these extraordinary COVID-19 times. The company saw iPhone volumes decline 7% but…

Tesla Q1 2020: Manages to Stay Profitable

Key Highlights Tesla ended Q1 2020 with US$5.1 billion in revenues, up 37.8% from last year. The company earned a small profit of US$16 million,…

Latin America and Asia Drives Growth for Spotify in Q1 2020

Spotify met its business expectation on all major parameters despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Both the MAUs and premium subscribers grew 31% YoY to…

Counterpoint Qualcomm's Results Quantifies Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm’s Results Quantifies the Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, but Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm announced its March quarter earnings. Results were quite solid considering the once-in-a-lifetime global economic slowdown caused by…

Wi-Fi 6E – A Viable Alternative to 5G NR for Low-latency Applications?

In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on the use of 5G as the optimum wireless solution for low latency use cases, particularly in the most…

Will Growth of Smartphone ODMs Stagnate Under the COVID-19 Crisis?

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s ODM/IDH/EMS tracker, shipments from ODM/IDH companies grew by 4% y/y (year-on-year) in 2019…

Counterpoint - US smartphone installed base sees steady 2019 growth, strong top-end dominance

US Smartphone Installed Base Sees Steady 2019 Growth, Strong Top-End Dominance

What was the most popular smartphone at the end of 2019? Apple iPhone 11? What about iPhone XR which was launched in 2018? There are actually many…

LATAM Individual Markets Overview 2019

LATAM Individual Markets Overview 2019

In 2019, the Latin America region represented only 10% of the global smartphone market. Nevertheless, it includes Brazil and Mexico, which are both…

Facebook-Jio deal

With Its Investment in Jio, Facebook Will Finally Be Able to Monetize WhatsApp

Facebook has announced it will invest $5.7 billion (INR 43,574 crore) in Jio Platforms Limited, part of Reliance Industries. This deal will make…

Counterpoint: How will Facebook Recoup its US$5.7 Billion Investment in Reliance Jio?

Deep Dive :: How will Facebook Recoup its US$5.7 Billion Investment in Reliance Jio?

My colleague Tarun eloquently summarized his perspective on how Facebook's $5.7 billion investment in Reliance Jio platforms will help Facebook…