Counterpoint Research US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

US Prepaid Channels Could Feel Components Supply Crunch Soon

After a tough 2020 where annual smartphone sales shrank by 15%, Q1 2021 looks promising. Our weekly counts hint at a 15-20% bump from last year –…

Top 10 Best-selling Models in January 2021

Apple Takes 6 Spots in Top 10 Best-selling Models’ List for Jan

Apple grabbed six places in the global top 10 best-selling smartphone models’ list for January 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s Market…

Counterpoint Research LG Exits Smartphone Biz

LG Exits Smartphone Business: What Does it Mean for the North American Market?

It has been widely rumored for a few quarters that LG has been contemplating exiting the smartphone business due to six years of negative operating…

LG’s Smartphone Biz Exit: Opportunity for Samsung, Motorola, HMD and Xiaomi

As many as 26 years after starting it, LG has announced it will shut down its smartphone business on July 31, 2021. LG’s exit will leave a vacuum in…

INFOGRAPHIC: CY 2020 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our CY 2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each year to summarize the mobile handset market activities in a…

Counterpoint Research Handset EMS Market of Vietnam

Vietnam Soars in Global Supply Chains on Favourable Conditions

Vietnamese electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market will grow at a CAGR of 5% between 2020 and 2026. According to Vietnam’s General Statistics…

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series: Improved Specs, Lower Price Pack a Punch

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G Series, which was launched early January this year and saw record pre-orders, has now been in the market long enough for some…

2020 Q4 Smartphone Featured Image

INFOGRAPHIC: Q4 2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q4 2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in a…

Consumer is King as US 5G Device Prices Set to Hit New Low in 2021

The year 2020 saw growing adoption of 5G devices throughout the United States, driven in part by the launch of the first 5G enabled iPhone in the…

Smartphone Market Rebounds in Netherlands, Denmark, Finland in Q4 2020

Smartphone Market Rebounds in Netherlands, Denmark, Finland in Q4 2020; 5G Penetration Crosses 50% of Shipments

London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – February 22, 2021 Smartphone shipments in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Finland showed…

Why Tech Should Follow Geopolitics in 2021

Why Tech Should Follow Geopolitics in 2021

2020 was a year of crisis. And while it is hard to find reason for optimism in its wake, there are several lessons to be learned from the tumult that…

Counterpoint Research PoS Journey

Smartphones as PoS Terminals Fill Digital Gap But Face Challenges

COVID-19 has led to the speedy adoption of digital payment methods across India. However, many small merchants, local vendors and self-employed…

Counterpoint Research Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark, LG’s Smartphone Story

Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark LG’s Smartphone Story

LG Electronics has finally decided to consider withdrawal of its smartphone business, something which has been rumored for a while. This move, in…

10 Predictions for LATAM Smartphone, Devices Ecosystem in 2021

The LATAM smartphone and devices ecosystem has been one of the least impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the trends mentioned below started in…

Middle East Smartphone Market Sees Light at the End of 2020 Tunnel

The Middle East smartphone market contracted in 2020 after experiencing big declines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second…

Counterpoint Research: T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile pre-announced a spectacular Q4 and 2020 despite the headwinds of COVID-19. T-Mobile saw 1.7 million net additions in Q4, which we expect…

Conterpoint_Japan Smartphone Sales Recover to Pre-COVID Levels in Q3 2020

Japan Smartphone Sales Recover to Pre-COVID Levels in Q3 2020

• Low- and mid-end devices drive recovery • Q4 to maintain momentum, led by iPhone 12 Japan’s smartphone market showed clear signs of recovery in Q3…

BoM Analysis: iPhone 12 Costs 21% More Than iPhone 11

The blended materials cost for the iPhone 12 with 128GB NAND flash is nearly $415, a 21% increase over the iPhone 11. In the iPhone 12, Apple’s…