China Smartphone Market Sees Lowest Q2 Sales Since 2012; vivo Leads as Huawei Plummets

Smartphone sales in China declined 13% QoQ and 6% YoY in Q2 2021. vivo led the market in Q2 2021, capturing a 23% share, followed by OPPO (21%) and…

Apple Updates

Apple Marches Forward With Record FY Q3 2021 iPhone Sales July 27, 2021 Apple continues to break records for iPhone sales, with FY Q3 2021 expected…

AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance in 2Q 2021

AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance in Q2 2021

From the perspective of hardware sales, AT&T had a strong Q2 2021. Smartphone sales were up 31% YoY. The carrier sold over five million…

OPPO Reaches Global Number Two in May 2021 with its Family Brands

OPPO Reaches Global Number Two in May 2021 with its Family Brands

Hong Kong, Boston, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – July 19, 2021 OPPO and its subsidiaries (encompassing the OPPO, OnePlus and realme…

eSIM Discovery Service to Help eSIM Ecosystem, Increase Adoption

The recent launch of eSIM Discovery service integration by mobile network operators’ (MNOs’) body GSMA is good news for the eSIM ecosystem. The…

Global Refurbished Report: Smartphone Market Volumes Grew 4% in 2020; Higher Growth Expected in 2021

Overview: The year 2020 saw a deceleration in new smartphone sales. The refurb market went through this slump as well, but it bounced back in the…

5G Devices Capture Over Two-thirds of Global Smartphone Revenue in Q1 2021

5G, the new frontier in telecommunications technology, is being adopted faster than its predecessor, 4G. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we are…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Volumes Grew 4% in 2020; Higher Growth Expected in 2021

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – July 13, 2020 The global refurbished smartphone market saw healthy growth across most…

Europe’s Mid tier smartphone battle rages on

Huawei’s near departure from the European market, which began around 12 months ago, left a vacuum waiting to be filled. Various relatively new…

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Webinar: 5G in India: Levelling Up Experiences and Accessibility

Our Research Director  Tarun Pathak had moderated the "5G in India: Levelling Up Experiences and Accessibility" event. He looked at India’s 5G…

Counterpoint Research Smartphone Primary Camera Resolution Continues to Improve Amid Growing Pressure on BoM Cost

Smartphone Primary Camera Resolution Continues to Improve Amid Growing Pressure on BoM Cost

Beijing, Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul - July 6, 2021 For the rear main camera, demand for 48MP and above resolution…

China Smartphone Sales Rebound During Shopping Festival

China’s smartphone sales rebounded during the mid-year 618 (June 18) shopping festival, rising 7% YoY according to Counterpoint data. The increase…

iPhone 12 Series Sales Cross 100 Million Mark Within 7 Months of Launch

Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Seoul – June 30, 2021 Exactly 14 years ago, Apple disrupted the smartphone market as the first…

Counterpoint Research Indonesia Gets Second 5G Operator but Spectrum Issues Remain

Indonesia Gets Second 5G Operator but Spectrum Issues Remain

Indosat Ooredoo has become the second telecom operator in Indonesia to offer 5G commercial services. In May this year, Telkomsel became the country’s…

Ethiopia Smartphone Market Q1 2021

Ethiopia Smartphone Shipments up 10% YoY in Q1 2021; Opening up of Telecom Sector Offers Huge Opportunity

London, Hong Kong, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – June 27, 2021 Ethiopia’s smartphone shipments increased 9.8% in Q1 2021,…

Counterpoint Research Can POCO Scale New Heights as Independent Brand?

Can POCO Scale New Heights as Independent Brand?

In 2020, Xiaomi spun off POCO as an independent company. Though POCO has separate management, it utilizes Xiaomi’s R&D capabilities, supply…

Huawei’s Q1 2021 Smartphone Installed Base Share at 9.7%, Sales Share at 4.6%

One of the biggest issues faced by the smartphone market in 2020 was the tightening of US trade sanctions against Huawei. The company, which had…