Counterpoint Kenya Mobile Banking

Kenya, Prioritizing Banking Over Banks

Kenya is a leading example of how technology complements developing the banking and finance sector. While mobile banking is a path to financial…

Counterpoint Robotics and Cobots

China Pioneering Disruptive Cobots for Industrial Robotics

Robotics and automation will result in many job losses around the world and could be particularly severe in China, the world’s largest manufacturing…

Counterpoint Facial Recognition for Pigs

In the “Year of the Pig” – Here’s Facial Recognition for Pigs

China’s endeavours in using facial recognition for the surveillance of its populace is well documented, as is the fact that the country boasts the…

Counterpoint Canada Decision on Huawei

Canada’s Decision on Huawei, a Defining Moment in Relationship with China

Canada is caught in the middle of the raging trade war between the US and China. The re-elected government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau…

Counterpoint Shenzhen Goodix Technology Analysis

Another Strong Quarter for Android’s No.1 Fingerprint Solution Provider – Shenzhen Goodix Technology

Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd. (SH: 603160), which mainly manufactures fingerprint identification chips and capacitive touch controller chips,…

iPhone XR was the Top-Selling Model Globally in Q3 2019

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse, the iPhone XR was the top-selling model globally in Q3 2019, capturing 3% market share. In fact,…

Counterpoint China Mobile E-Commerce Market Share Q3 2019

Online Channel Share in the Chinese Smartphone Market Grew in Q3 2019

Combined market share of Huawei and HONOR accounted for 46% of online market share in Q3 2019, reaching an all time high.    New Delhi, Hong Kong,…

Telefónica On Sale

Telefonica’s CEO recently announced its intention to spin-off all its Latin America business, except Brazil. It will focus only on Spain, the UK,…

Apple Continues to Lead Global Handset Industry Profit Share

Overall global handset profits declined 11% YoY to USD 12 billion in Q3 2019 due to an increased mix of entry to mid-tier products and a fall in…

XR2 Platform

XR2 5G platform- Extended reality’s pivotal moment

Qualcomm launched the world’s first 5G XR platform during the annual Snapdragon tech summit, XR2. This is in addition to the XR1 platform which now…

Azure Arc: A Paradigm Shift in Hybrid Cloud Management

Microsoft announced Azure Arc on 4th November 2019 at the Ignite 2019 conference. Azure Arc enables enterprises to deploy Azure cloud services, on…

Counterpoint Impact of Rising Import Duty on Bangladesh Handset Market

Impact of Rising Import Duties on Bangladesh’s Handset Market

The handset industry in Bangladesh has scaled rapidly over the last decade with 160.8 million total mobile subscribers at the end of May 2019.…

Always connected PC

POST EVENT COVERAGE: DAY 3 SNAPDRAGON TECH SUMMIT :: XR2 5G platform and always connected PC (ACPC)

Qualcomm made a lot of noise in the always-on-always connected (ACPC )PC space at the Snapdragon Summit Day 3 . The key selling points remain the…

POST EVENT COVERAGE: DAY 2 SNAPDRAGON TECH SUMMIT :: Qualcomm Unveils the Snapdragon 865 5G Platform

Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 865 platform at its annual coming out party, again in beautiful Maui. It is impossible to give a true critique of…

5G Captured 5% of the Global Premium Market in Q3 2019

According to Counterpoint Research Market Pulse service, the global premium market sell-through declined 7% YoY. The contribution of 5G within the…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G 865 5G

Post Event Coverage: Day 1 Snapdragon Tech Summit :: Qualcomm Accelerates Its 5G Efforts with New Mobile Platforms

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 kicked off on 3rd December in Maui. Qualcomm has billed it as the largest launch event of the year for the…

Consumers Willing to Spend 20% More on 5G Smartphones

Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi along with many other smartphone players released their first 5G smartphone during 2019. Apple expects to launch…

Three Key Takeaways from Xiaomi Third Quarter Earnings Call

Xiaomi announced its third-quarter results recently. Xiaomi is having a mixed 2019 with only moderate  growth (2% YoY) in its smartphone business…