E-commerce Contribution to Smartphone Shipments Reached a Record 38% in Q1 2018

Among e-commerce platforms, Flipkart leads the market with 54% share, Mi.com climbed to 14% share while Amazon dominated the premium smartphone…

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Why It’s So Hard for Innovative Smartphone Makers to Succeed

Most smartphone sales still occur in physical retail stores, about 88% as of the first quarter, Counterpoint says. And, as the carriers have…

Amazon Leads the Online Smartphone Sales Channel in the US in Q1 2018

Online smartphone sales grew to 12% of all smartphones sold in the US in Q1 2018, up from 9% a year ago. Carriers’ online portals captured a combined…

China’s Mobile E-Commerce Market Overview and Predictions : April 2018

JD secured over 50% market share, Honor and Xiaomi took a lead by sales volume.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos…

Overall Q1 US Smartphone Sales Dip 11% YoY, Apple Grows a Record 16% YoY

Six out of the top ten smartphone model SKUs were from Apple with iPhone 8 & X 64 GB versions the most popular. Surprisingly, the US market saw a…

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LATAM Smartphone Market Shows Marginal Growth Amid a Global Smartphone Market Slowdown in Q1 2018

Growth during 2018 Q1 was led by carriers that invested in subsidies and instalment plans.     New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San…

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Apple Inc.’s iPhone X Over Twice as Profitable As Android Manufacturers

Counterpoint Research just released a report showing a detailed analysis of Q4 2017 smartphone industry profitability. Among the findings are that…

Chinese brands grew 25% YoY in Bangladesh during Q1 2018. Symphony still leads the Market.

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires May 8th, 2018 4G Smartphones now contribute to 42% of total smartphone shipments even…

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Xiaomi IPO: Everything you need to know about potential $100 billion Chinese giant

For a primarily hardware business facing a slowing smartphone market, as well as intense competition, there are a number of risk factors. "Smartphone…

Global Smartphone Market Declined YoY For Second Successive Quarter in Q1 2018

Smartphone Shipment in Q1 2018 Declined 3% Annually, Continuing the Trend from A Decline of 3% in Q4 2017 Xiaomi Replaces OPPO To Take the Fourth…

Highlights of Smartphone Industry Forum 2018—Global Trend of Device ODM and Smartphone Components

On 24 Apr, Counterpoint Research and NEPCON EXPO collaborated to host the SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY FORUM 2018—GLOBAL TREND OF DEVICE ODM AND SMARTPHONE…

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China Smartphone Market Underwent Its Highest Ever YoY Decline of 8% in Q1 2018

First Quarter numbers dropped below 100 Million for the first time since Q1 2013. Xiaomi was the fastest growing brand with 51% YoY growth followed…

India Feature Phone Market doubled while the Smartphone Market remained flat YoY in Q1 2018

India Feature Phone Market doubled while the Smartphone Market remained flat YoY in Q1 2018  Xiaomi continued to lead the Indian smartphone market…

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Apple’s iPhone X Took 35% of Smartphone Profits in the Fourth Quarter

The flagship Apple handset nabbed 35% of the smartphone market’s profits during the fourth quarter, market researcher Counterpoint reported on…

iPhone X Alone Generated 35% of the Total Handset Industry Profits in Q4 2017

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – April 17, 2018 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Q4 2017, Global…

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Over 100 Million Global 5G Smartphone Shipments by 2021

San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – April 16, 2018 According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research,…

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Alibaba Takes Control of Ele.me, at $9.5 Billion Value

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is buying full control of the startup Ele.me as it steps up efforts to expand in China’s fast-growing market for local…

125 Million+ Connected Cars Shipments by 2022; 5G Cars by 2020

General Motors, BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz are leading the global connected car market, as of 2017. The market is expected to get a major boost with…