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A possible semiconductor shortage looms over Huawei’s new smartphone launch

It's not clear if Huawei will be able to obtain the chips it needs to produce phones in the future, and that unknown could hurt the company's market…

Google disputes drive Indian companies to new Paytm platform

"From the customer point-of-view, this is beneficial in that they need not have many apps in their phone and only one app will serve their purpose…

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Should you be buying a second-hand smartphone?

Last year, around 137 million used smartphones were sold in the US and Europe, according to Counterpoint Research. Jeff Fieldhack, the head of…

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Germany smartphone market declines by 27% in Q2 2020: Counterpoint Research

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted markets and Germany seems to have been hit badly when it comes to smartphones. As per the report from…

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Is Apple One a bargain? It’s complicated

The hard numbers confirm this. According to Counterpoint Research, Apple Music had an estimated 68 million users by the end of 2019. Barclays…

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Apple’s iPhone sales have lagged in India for years. It’s only now unleashing its branding firepower

Without a direct avenue to customers, Apple has been at the mercy of third-party sellers. Sixty-nine percent of its products are sold at physical…

Apple Losing Wireless Earbuds Market Share Even as AirPods Sales Grow

Apple Inc. will likely boost sales of its AirPods range by a third this year, but that won’t stop it from losing its dominant grip on the…

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Apple Watch accounts for more than half of all global smartwatch sales in 2020

Despite the wearables market seeing a decline in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Apple Watch is still seeing great sales. According to a…

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Covid-19 Hits India’s Already Faltering Consumers Hardest

Shipments of smartphones in India tumbled 51% from a year earlier in the quarter that ended in June, according to Counterpoint Research. Read more

Realme launches 5G phone for $200

Data from the market research company Counterpoint show that Realme is the only major smartphone vendor whose global shipments saw double-digit…

Huawei tops Samsung in smartphone shipments for first time

"Huawei was able to attain this feat due to a unique market scenario created because of COVID-19. China, Huawei's largest market, is now recovering…

Carl Pei on why OnePlus is coming back to fix its biggest mistake

Founded less than seven years ago by Carl Pei and Pete Lau, OnePlus is now third behind Apple and Samsung for premium phone sales according to…

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Apple opens another megastore in China amid William Barr criticism

Apple has long relied on China not just for manufacturing partners but also generating revenues from App Store (especially games) and iPhone sales.…

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India’s Anti-China Wave Sparks Uncertainty And Fears Of Large-Scale Job Losses

Four of the top five smartphone brands are Chinese and collectively hold 73% of the market. Xiaomi leads the way with a 30% market share followed by…

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India Plans Incentives for Auto Companies to Boost Exports-Sources

To make it a success in the present scenario, India needs to ensure the proposal is not complicated by too many conditions and is not based on sales…

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One in three smartphone users will lower smartphone spending by 20% for next purchase

The report arrives from Counterpoint Research, a known analytical firm. According to their findings, the primary reason for the lowered spending is…

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Apple chip contract would help Taiwan Semiconductor fill a Huawei-shaped hole

“This is good for Apple. If Apple switches to designing its own chips for MacBooks—like it has done for iPhones—then it can design a chip with better…

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Better Buy: iQiyi vs. Spotify

Spotify also faces tough competition from Apple Music, which Counterpoint Research claims has 68 million subscribers, and Amazon Music, which…