Smartphone Imaging Trends: New Directions Capturing Magic Moments

Over the last few years, steady upgrades in CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology combined with the evolution of chipsets – and the improvements in AI…

Infographic: Top 5 Smartphone Model Share For 8 Countries: January 2022

Our latest infographic summarizing the best-selling smartphones from 8 countries in January 2022 is out now. Some quick observations: iPhone took…

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Counterpoint Weekly Newsletter

Guess Who Dominated Premium Android Smartphone SoCs in Q1? 19th May China’s strict COVID-19 quarantine measures have started showing up in our…

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Qualcomm Dominates Premium Android Smartphone Chip Market in Q1 2022

Both Qualcomm and MediaTek posted healthy growth in Q1 2022. MediaTek recorded an impressive set of numbers for the quarter with revenues growing 32%…

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China Smartphone Sales Decline for 10 Consecutive Weeks in First Half of 2022

China’s smartphone sales declined for 10 consecutive weeks since the sixth week of 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021, according to…

Meet Counterpoint at Recommerce Expo 2022

Counterpoint will be attending Recommerce Expo 2022 from 18th-20th May. Our Senior Analyst, Glen Cardoza, will be speaking at the Recommerce Expo…

Infographic: Global Refurbished Smartphone Market | 2021

Highlights: The global refurbished smartphone market grew 15% YoY in 2021. The LATAM and India markets registered the highest growth. All ecosystem…

Apple’s Record Quarter Shadowed by Continued Shortages, Other Risks

With a March quarter with many headwinds – inflation, component shortages, war and COVID-19 lockdowns – Apple recorded impressive results. Overall…

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…