AI – Chip Vendors Betting on Artificial Intelligence

Overview: GPUs and AI-specific processors have the potential to displace the traditional CPU in the next few years with profound implications for the…

Advanced Audio Tech Drives New Applications in Smartphones and Beyond

New developments in high definition audio will enable startling new capabilities in smartphones and other connected devices in the IoT, healthcare…

Analysis: Samsung to Become Apple’s Top Supplier for iPhones in 2018

Samsung’s semiconductor business unit has been the major profit driver for the company and we estimate that the Samsung revenue from Apple is going…

India Smartphone Market Update – Q2 2017

India is the second largest smartphone market in the world but still a fourth of its population is using smartphones . This makes India an attractive…

Bezel-less and Alternative Aspect Ratio Displays: new attempts at hardware differentiation

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Leveraging Curved Technologies to Improve Smartphone Aesthetics and Ergonomics

Curved glass and curved display technologies are being used by handset OEMs to create more aesthetically beautiful smartphone designs as well as to…

Location Platform Players Analysis & Scorecard

We closely track the location industry and here we have updated location ecosystems. Overview: With proliferation of internet, growth in mobile…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

US Market Analysis Q2 2017: We analyse the US mobile phone market with distinct OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price…

Counterpoint Indonesia Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

We analyse Indonesia smartphone market with distinct OEM & Carrier anlaysis, Price Bands, Display Size, Technology and more. Indonesia is one of…

Fragmentation of Android

Overview: Google Android is the dominant smartphone operating (OS) ecosystem. However, many OEMs are not able to implement regular updates to the…

New Local Content Regulation- An inroad to Indonesian Smartphone Market

In July 2016, Indonesian govt. introduced new TKDN rule on local content requirements for smartphones which states that staring from 2017 all 4G…

China Smartphone Subsidy Outlook

Despite the Government’s subsidy policy, subsidy plans in the Chinese market have increased in 2017. Total Operator Subsidy in the market will rise…

Counterpoint Research – NB-IoT vs Competition LPWA Technologies – A Primer

NB-IoT, while promising on paper and ratified in the existing 3GPP standard Rel. 13, is mostly being driven by four companies. This makes it highly…

One in Two Smartphones Sold Globally Sports a TLC NAND Flash Memory Solution

Overview: The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, There is a rising need to incorporate greater storage…

IoT-based Telematics Will Revolutionize Productivity in Commercial Vehicle Fleets

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, commercial fleet operators are turning to ever-more sophisticated IoT-based telematics systems,…

India ODM-OEM Tracker

Domestic Manufacturing in India is growing at a rapid scale. However, local value addition is still low with most of the OEMs having assembling…

After India, Chinese brands now aiming to conquer Russian Market

Smartphones sales in Russia increased in unit and value terms in 2016 due to increased demand for LTE-devices. Multi-brand retailers and leading…

VR MR AR Headset Industries Outlook 2017

In this report, we have analyzed the technologies and applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality headset. Overview: VR, AR, MR have been…