Q2 2017 Global smartphones: Chinese brand propelling growth outside of China

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. The market continues to grow in single digits with the second half of 2017 expected to add…

Q2 2017: Apple: Operating Margins Dip to 2009 Levels

Apple reported its calendar Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun) results and on the 10th Year Anniversary of iPhone, the overall results followed the typical cyclic…

iPhone :: A Decade of Billions

On June 29th 2007, Apple first begin selling its then iconic smartphone the "iPhone" which with multiple iterations transformed Apple into one of the…

China smartphones Q2 2017: Samsung, Apple Slip as Domestic Brands Rule

Smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun), registering second consecutive quarter of annual growth this year.…

JioPhone: Accelerating India to Cross The 4G Chasm

The most disruptive 4G operator in India Jio, part of Reliance Industries, announced a category of 4G Feature Phone "JioPhone" which is essentially…

New Attempts at Hardware Differentiation : Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones

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

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Infographic: Q1-2017 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q1-2017 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market…

Wearables: Can a smartwatch hack it as a sports watch?

Huawei launched the second edition of its Huawei Watch series at MWC earlier this year. The watch comes in two flavours: Classic and Sport. The one I…

Qualcomm’s “Affordable Premium” Strategy Blossoms with Latest Snapdragon 660/630 Platforms

Counterpoint Analysts participated at Qualcomm's latest launch events for its Snapdragon 600 platform's latest solutions 660 and 630 at Snapdragon…

Huawei, Oppo & vivo Dominate China Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 4% annually during Q1…

“Affordable Premium” Smartphones Grew 49% Annually in Q1 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016. This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. The industry…

Oppo, vivo and Gionee are driving the selfie-trend in India

Key takeaways Overall mobile handsets and the smartphone segment witnessed a healthy growth of 6% and 15% YoY respectively in Q1 2017. Smartphones…

Key Takeaways from Huawei Analyst Summit – HAS 2017

Huawei held the 14th annual Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) in Shenzhen from April 11th to April 13th. The theme of this year’s event was “Leading…

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

The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, enabling people around the globe to connect, communicate, create and…

China Mobile : 500 Million LTE Subs :: A Unique Milestone

Since the first rollout of LTE networks at the end of last decade, the global LTE subscriptions or connections over the last seven years has swelled…

Tesla in a Valuation Bubble?

Impressive gains for Tesla, but scaling up an issue Tesla ($50.9 billion as on April 10, 2017) for a short period of time became the most valuable…