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Counterpoint Research-37% Cut Down their Budget for Next Smartphone in Germany

More than a third of Germans to spend less on next smartphone: Survey

34% of respondents will wait longer than usual for their next smartphone purchase 42% of prospective iPhone buyers have postponed their next purchase…

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Podcast: India Smartphone Shipments Getting Over Pandemic Pain

The Q2 2020 was probably one of the worst quarters for smartphone makers in years. As the COVID-19 outbreak started, the Indian government imposed a…

COVID-19 Caused European Smartphone Market to Decline 24% YoY for Q2 2020

COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the European smartphone market as sales contracted 24% YoY and 22% QoQ for Q2 2020. Chinese players held 35%…

One in Three Smartphones Sold was a 5G Phone in China in Q2 2020

Huawei captured a massive 60% share of the 5G smartphone market. Huawei reached its highest ever share in China capturing 46% of sales volumes.…

Counterpoint Global Handset Production Report (2016~2021F)

Global Handset Production Report (2016~2021F)

Overview: Handset production in China has continued decline since 2016, when it accounted for 75% of all global production. India, Vietnam and…

Counterpoint - Video streaming is the highest spending app category in the US

Video Streaming is the Highest Spending Smartphone App Category in the US

75% of the respondents in our survey pay a monthly subscription for video streaming. One in every five respondents spends $20 or more per month on…

US Smartphone Sell-Through Volumes Fall 25% in 2Q20; iPhone SE a Bright Spot

New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul July 20, 2020 During the second quarter…

Reliance Jio: World’s First ‘Super Operator’?

In the world's second largest mobile market, Reliance Jio, India's leading Communication Service Provider (CSP) or mobile operator, has taken the…

Counterpoint Smartphone CIS Sensors to Top Five Billion Mark in 2020 as Quad-Camera Smartphone Designs Ramp Despite COVID-19

Smartphone CIS Sensors to Top Five Billion Units in 2020 as Quad-Camera Smartphone Designs Ramp Despite COVID-19

In 1Q20, the penetration of quad-camera smartphones reached almost 20% of global smartphone shipments. OPPO, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung together…

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Podcast: COVID-19 To Impact Consumer Smartphone Spending by More Than 30%

It’s been a little over six months since the COVID-19 outbreak started, and a lot of things have changed. To control the spread of the coronavirus,…

OPPO Unveils New Flagship Reno 4 and Speeds Up its 5G Offerings

OPPO Unveils New Flagship Reno 4 and Speeds Up its 5G Offerings

On June 5th, OPPO unveiled its latest flagship Reno 4 series through an online product launch. OPPO has placed high importance on the success of Reno…

Smartphone Consume Behaviour during COVID-19

One in Every Three Smartphone Users Will Cut Spending by 20% or More on Their Next Smartphone

One in three respondents to our survey is intending to cut spending by 20% when making their next smartphone purchase, according to our latest…

Cellular Technology Transitions and Potential for SoC Players

Cellular Technology Transitions and Potential for SoC Players

Overview:  Each technology shift brings with it opportunities for players across the value chain, and the arrival of 5G highlights this in many ways.…

Apple Captured 59% of the Premium Smartphone Segment Revenue in Q1 2020

Four Out of Five Best Selling Models in the Premium Segment Were From Apple

The premium smartphone segment (wholesale price >US$ 400) sell-through declined 13% YoY globally during the first quarter of 2020, according to…

Fingerprint Cards: Big Opportunity in Biometric Payment Cards and Under-display Smartphones Sensors

It has been exactly a year since Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) announced that it had shipped one billion fingerprint sensors since its inception.…

Counterpoint The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market 1

The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market

Displacement of super-premium devices could be sign of changing consumer needs We are seeing the rise of the ‘affordable premium’ in Korea, and…

Counterpoint Infographic Q1 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Q1-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q1-2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…