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),…

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson, on September 18, announced that it had acquired US-based vendor Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion. After the…

Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

Survey: Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

While a cheaper deal is important, UK smartphone consumers are looking at convenience (55%) most, even after COVID-19. Consumers in Germany and…

HERE Directions 2020: Accelerating Digital & Business Transformation with Power of Location

HERE Directions 2020: Accelerating Digital & Business Transformation with Power of Location

HERE, the world’s leading location platform, concluded its annual summit – HERE Directions 2020 –  recently. The two-day summit, attended by the…

LG Wing: Form Factors are Exciting Again

Smartphone form factor has gone through multiple evolutions over the years. We have witnessed some iconic standout designs from the likes of Apple,…

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

The Germany smartphone market had the worst quarter at the height of COVID-19, with sales plunging 27% from a year earlier. However, the market now…

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…

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,…

Apple Keynote Event Sep 2020

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…

Counterpoint: COVID-19 automotive market sales market

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Impact On Global Automotive Industry

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Verizone TracFone Deal

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…

Counterpoint Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption (1)

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…