India Smartphone Market Q1 2022

Supply-hit India Smartphone Shipments Decline in Jan-Mar

Xiaomi led the market in Q1 2022 (January-March) with a 23% shipment share. The brand reached its highest ever retail ASP, registering 24% YoY…

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China Q1 2022 Smartphone Sales Drop 14% YoY to Test 2020 Levels; HONOR Registers Highest YoY Growth

vivo led the market in Q1 2022, capturing a 20% share, followed by OPPO (18%) and Apple (18%). HONOR was China’s fastest-growing OEM (167% YoY) in…

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Samsung Led Top 10 5G Android Best-selling Smartphones in Feb 2022

Samsung led the February 2022 top 10 5G Android smartphones list with five spots, according to Counterpoint Research Handset Model Sales Tracker. The…

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.…

Counterpoint Smartphone Indicators

Counterpoint Smartphone Indicators

Smartphone Indicators provides a view into the sector’s current events through the lens of our monthly & quarterly research reports. We share…

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…

Qualcomm Announcements Keep Coming

Qualcomm announcements continue at a rapid pace. The company believes its one technology roadmap will expand its total available market seven-fold –…

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Will 10 Pro Provide Premium Push to OnePlus’ US Dream?

OnePlus’ 10 Pro model originally launched in China in January 2022, but people stateside had to wait for the device until its global launch on March…

Apple’s Hardware Subscription Plan a Game Changer

Apple is reportedly working on a subscription model for iPhone and other hardware products. The news made headlines across the tech world. Apple’s…

Ookla Webinar: Why is 5G in Europe Falling Behind and What Can We Do About It?

Our Associate Director Jan Stryjak recently spoke at the Ookla Webinar "Why is 5G in Europe Falling Behind and What Can We Do About It?" 5G…

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…

Counterpoint Research OLED Adoption by Smartphones to Slow Down in 2022

OLED Adoption by Smartphones to Slow Down in 2022

LCD, which once used to dominate smartphone displays, is now gradually giving way to OLED. Widely recognized as a more advanced display, OLED has…

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Chinese Smartphone OEMs’ Premium Push May Need Extra Effort

Consumption upgrade has been a key driver of China’s economy and smartphone markets reflect this as Chinese OEMs target more profitable premium…

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…