Nigeria Smartphone Sales up 81% YoY in 2021; TECNO Retains Top Position

TECNO saw annual growth of 65%, retaining its top position for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 3 in 4 smartphones sold in 2021 were LTE enabled.…

Global Semiconductor Shortage Likely to Ease Significantly in H2 2022

Global Semiconductor Shortage Likely to Ease Significantly in H2 2022 Despite China Lockdowns

London, Hong Kong, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – April 20, 2022 Global semiconductor chip shortages are likely to continue…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Beats Expectations Grows 15% YoY

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Beats Expectations, Grows 15% YoY

Apple maintained its lead in the secondary market even as Samsung inched closer. ASPs (average selling prices) of refurbished smartphones increased…

50MP Image Sensors to Retain Growth Momentum in 2022

Beijing, Boston, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul – April 6, 2022 Huawei’s P40 series was the first to use 50MP image…

Counterpoint Research Saudi Arabia Smartphone Market 2021

Saudi Arabia Smartphone Sales Cross Pre-pandemic Levels

Saudi Arabia’s smartphone market grew 49% YoY in 2021, a 14% increase from the pre-pandemic 2019. Samsung led the market despite losing share. Apple…

Motorola Emerges as US’ #3 Smartphone OEM in 2021 for First Time

This is the first time ever that Motorola has become the #3 OEM in the US for a full year. Motorola has been one of the biggest gainers from LG’s…

Global Premium Smartphone Market Sales Reach Highest Ever in 2021

Beijing, London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 22, 2022 The global premium (>$400 wholesale ASP) smartphone market…

Indonesia Smartphone Shipments Reached Highest Ever in 2021; OPPO Captured Top Spot

Indonesia’s smartphone shipments grew 5% YoY in 2021 to reach the highest ever. OPPO led the market with a 21.8% share driven by its strong retail…

Counterpoint Research Glance Active User Base Surges To 173 million In Q4 2021; Further Boost Expected In 2022 From New OEM Deals

Glance Active User Base Surges To 173 million In Q4 2021; Further Boost Expected In 2022 From New OEM Deals

Glance active users grew 24% from 140 million in Q1 2021 to reach 173 million in Q4 2021 Two-thirds of newly launched smartphones in Q4 2021 had…

Global 5G Smartphone Sales Penetration Surpassed 4G for First Time in January 2022

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 16, 2022 Sales penetration of 5G-capable smartphones reached 51%…

realme Emerges as Fastest-growing Major* 5G Brand Globally in Q4 2021

With a 165% YoY growth in Q4 2021, realme’s 5G smartphone shipments grew the most among all major* 5G brands. This growth was fuelled by key…

Counterpoint Research iPhone SE 2020 Series Share

New iPhone SE 5G to Open Up More Mid-End Segments Across Key Regions

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – March 9, 2022 Apple just announced its new iPhone SE smartphone at its online Peek…

Apple Captures 7 Spots in 2021 List for Global Top 10 Smartphones

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 8, 2022 The top 10 best-selling smartphone models contributed 19% to…

Bangladesh Smartphone Market Registers Highest Ever Shipments in 2021

Bangladesh’s smartphone market grew 11% YoY in 2021 to register its highest ever shipments. The market was led by realme with a 17% share. At 82%…

Global Smartphone Revenue Hits Record ~$450 Billion in 2021; Apple Captures Highest Ever Share in Q4 2021

Apple led the global smartphone market revenues in 2021 with annual revenue of $196 billion. The top five smartphone brands contributed more than…

Smartphone AP SoC Chipset

Qualcomm Gains Share in Smartphone AP/SoC Shipments in Q4 2021; MediaTek Continues to Lead

Qualcomm’s share reached 30% driven by the premium tier. UNISOC had a strong Q4 with its share reaching 11%. Qualcomm led the 5G baseband market…

Europe’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Brand realme Helping Drive Europe’s COVID Recovery

London, Hong Kong, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – February 23, 2022 The European smartphone market is slowly on the road to…

Philippines Smartphone Shipments up 5% YoY in 2021; Samsung Takes No.1 Spot With Stronger Supply Chain

Philippines’ smartphone shipments increased 5% YoY in 2021 but decreased 10% YoY in Q4 2021. Samsung led the market in 2021 with a 22.4% share,…