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Why Global Smartphone Sales Are About To Decline For the First Time Ever

Buffeted by higher prices and a lack of new buyers, the global smartphone market will contract in 2018 for the first time ever, according to…

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HTC Launches Its Blockchain-Focused Phone but You Can Only Buy It in Cryptocurrency

"I think they are trying to find a niche and set an example of how they can integrate new technologies within the phone," Neil Shah, research…

Why is Google’s Live Translation So Bad? We Asked Some Experts

For the near future, Google may be forced to take smaller steps to improve its speech recognition technology. And while live translation has…

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Users Spending Hours on Their Smartphone, But They’re Using Them Like a PC, Not a Phone

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day.…

Global Cellular IoT Connections to Cross 5B Mark by 2025: Counterpoint

Global IoT cellular connections are expected to hit the 5 billion mark by 2025 and China will continue to lead by contributing nearly two-thirds of…

Google to launch Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 smartphones in Singapore on Nov 1

The camera has always been the talking point for the Pixel series and there will be strong expectations around its camera capabilities, especially…

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Huawei Trolls Apple iPhone X Launch in London

The Huawei van was serving juice to passers by with the tagline: "Get ju%ce that lasts," followed by "No traces of Apple." The reference was to…

Apple’s Early-Generation Smartwatch Rules A Market Where The iPhone Is Struggling

Apple may be struggling to take the iPhone’s market share in India beyond just 2%, but there’s one segment where it is winning: smartwatches. In the…

Apple Supplier AAC Tech Posts First Profit Drop in Four Years on Weak Phone Market

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc, an acoustic components supplier to Apple Inc, said on Wednesday second-quarter net profit fell for the first time in…

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This Marketplace Is Revving Up The Refurbished – Phone Assault On Apple

The back of an iPhone proclaims that it’s been Designed by Apple in the U.S. and Assembled in China. But a better reflection of sales trends would…

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OnePlus just Surpassed Samsung’s Flagship Phone Sales in India for the First Time

Here's something we didn't see coming: OnePlus just sold more high-end phones than Samsung in India. According to Counterpoint Research, OnePlus was…

Netflix Has Its First Hits In India. It Needs A Lot More.

Hotstar had 75 million monthly active subscribers in India at the end of 2017 compared to 5 million for Netflix, according to tech consultancy…

Xiaomi’s ‘Redmi Note 5’ Lands In Korea In First Partnership With Local Telcos

At the moment, Xiaomi is the biggest smartphone maker by size in India. Xiaomi captured the No. 1 spot in India’s smartphone sales in the first…

More Than 10% of Drones in 2022 Will Be Connected to LTE, Counterpoint Says

According to new research from Counterpoint, more than 10% of the world’s drones will support eSIMs and advanced cellular connectivity by 2022.…

iPhone 8 Ranked Top Selling Smartphone for May

Apple’s iPhone 8 was the top selling smartphone in May 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus came in second, followed by…

Exclusive: China’s Xiaomi Cuts Valuation After Pulling Mainland Offering: Sources

Xiaomi was set up in 2010 and doubled its smartphone shipments in 2017 to become the world’s fourth-largest maker, according to Counterpoint…

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Why It’s So Hard for Innovative Smartphone Makers to Succeed

Most smartphone sales still occur in physical retail stores, about 88% as of the first quarter, Counterpoint says. And, as the carriers have…

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Apple Inc.’s iPhone X Over Twice as Profitable As Android Manufacturers

Counterpoint Research just released a report showing a detailed analysis of Q4 2017 smartphone industry profitability. Among the findings are that…