Apple’s Spring Loaded Event Showcases Apple Silicon and Some Extras

With a record-setting Q4 under its belt, Apple had plenty of new to announce in its April event. The focal point of the event was the company’s…

Counterpoint Research - Canada Plan to Increase Telecom Competition Runs Into Weak Signals

Canada Plan to Increase Telecom Competition Runs Into Weak Signals

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on April 15 that the country’s ‘Big 3’ telecommunication companies…

Smartphone Storage Capacity Zooms on Increased Demand

Storage capacity is quickly gaining traction as one of the more important criteria for which smartphone OEMs compete among themselves, especially in…

Counterpoint Research US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

After a tough 2020 where annual smartphone sales shrank by 15%, Q1 2021 looks promising. Our weekly counts hint at a 15-20% bump from last year –…

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Snapdragon 780G 5G Brings Premium Features for Less, Starting with Mi 11 Lite 5G

The Snapdragon 780G mobile platform is built on Samsung's 5nm node. It brings support for Sub-6Ghz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E.  The chip supports 144Hz refresh…

Top 10 Best-selling Models in January 2021

Apple Takes 6 Spots in Top 10 Best-selling Models’ List for Jan

Apple grabbed six places in the global top 10 best-selling smartphone models’ list for January 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s Market…

Counterpoint Research LG Exits Smartphone Biz

LG Exits Smartphone Business: What Does it Mean for the North American Market?

It has been widely rumored for a few quarters that LG has been contemplating exiting the smartphone business due to six years of negative operating…

LG’s Smartphone Biz Exit: Opportunity for Samsung, Motorola, HMD and Xiaomi

As many as 26 years after starting it, LG has announced it will shut down its smartphone business on July 31, 2021. LG’s exit will leave a vacuum in…

INFOGRAPHIC: CY 2020 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our CY 2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each year to summarize the mobile handset market activities in a…

Smart Home Market Witnessing Rapid Growth

The shipments of WiFi-based smart home devices are estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21% between 2020 and 2025. Smart television, security camera and…

Average Smartphone NAND Flash Capacity Crossed 100GB in 2020

NAND flash capacity has emerged as one of the most important considerations for consumers while purchasing a new smartphone. The advancements in…

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Canada Moves to Expand Broadband Access to Remaining 10%

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that it will be awarding $84.4 million in funding to 12 projects…

Counterpoint Research Handset EMS Market of Vietnam

Vietnam Soars in Global Supply Chains on Favourable Conditions

Vietnamese electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market will grow at a CAGR of 5% between 2020 and 2026. According to Vietnam’s General Statistics…

Semiconductor Diplomacy: New Dimension in US-China Tensions

The past several months have seen rapid developments in the US policies on the deeply intertwined matters of China and semiconductors. The current…

China’s ‘Two Sessions’ See a Great Wall of Supply Chain Resilience, Next-Gen Technologies

The March 5-11 plenary sessions of the two organizations that make China’s national-level political decisions introduced a range of important…

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series: Improved Specs, Lower Price Pack a Punch

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G Series, which was launched early January this year and saw record pre-orders, has now been in the market long enough for some…

Counterpoint Research - Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Shaw

Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Canada’s Fourth Largest Carrier, Shaw Communications

Rogers Communications is to acquire Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $20.8 billion. The 5G opportunity is the key focus of the merger.…

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Global Smart Feature Phone Market Reaches Pre-pandemic Level; New launches and Innovation Drive Growth

Driven by the momentum generated by the reopening of markets and new product launches and partnerships by operators in Africa and Latin America, the…