Oppo, vivo and Gionee are driving the selfie-trend in India

Key takeaways Overall mobile handsets and the smartphone segment witnessed a healthy growth of 6% and 15% YoY respectively in Q1 2017. Smartphones and feature phones contributed equally to the overall mobile handset shipments in the quarter. LTE-capable smartphones contributed 96% of total smartphone shipments in Q1 2017. LTE is now a default feature for smartphones in India.…

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15% in Q1 2017

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15% in Q1 2017 OPPO, vivo, Gionee registered highest annual growth driven by their selfie centric portfolio.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – April 28th, 2017 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, smartphone shipments in India grew a…

Surprise! Feature Phones to Drive the Next Wave of LTE Growth

More than half a billion LTE capable phones in a feature phone form-factor will be shipped globally over the course of five years. Local kings (mobile phone brands) in many feature phone centric markets as well as Operators will look forward to drive this trend aggressively starting this year. 4G Feature phones shipments will grow more than 5300% this year. More than 400 million feature phones…

Make in India: Lava paving the way for mobile manufacturing ecosystem

Lava, one of the key India-based handset OEMs, made its first foray in to the Indian mobile phone market in 2009. Lava, with its understanding of the Indian mobile phone market, has been posting strong growth ever since and has expanded beyond India to become a multi-national mobile phone brand. In 2013 the company was the first to launch a 4G - LTE enabled smartphone in India under the name of…

OnePlus 3 = Four Features That Makes It a Flagship Challenger

In this ever commoditizing and crowding smartphone market on an average 145 new brands entered each year over the last 2 years. However, on an average only 3  of those grow in terms on mindshare and marketshare, many of them struggle and even exit within 24 to 30 months. OnePlus is one of those 3% which has "made it stick" since its inception and market entry in summer of 2014. OnePlus, a…

India LTE Smartphone Shipments Grew 2400% Annually Climbing To 10 Million Units in Q3 2015

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 20% annually and 12% sequentially in Q3 2015 (July-Sept). More than one in three mobile phones shipped in India is now a smartphone. The Indian mobile phone market demand is back on track after declining for two consecutive quarters fueled by cheaper smartphones as more…

22% Of The Total Smartphones Were “Exclusively” Sold Through E-Commerce Channels In India In Q2 2015

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service, for  Q2 2015 (Apr-June), the overall India mobile phone market registered a Y/Y decline of 2% and Q/Q increase of 4%. However, the smartphone segment registered  Y/Y increase of 34% and Q/Q increase of 25%. Feature phone segment saw a sharp decline with shipment volumes down 19% Y/Y and 9% Q/Q. After declining…

Market Monitor : Q1 2015 : Handset & Smartphones India

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service, for Q1 2015 (Jan-March), the overall India mobile phone market  declined of 3% Y/Y and Q/Q decline of 15%. However, the smartphone segment registered an Y/Y increase of 21% though Q/Q decline of 8%. Feature phone segment also saw a sharp decline with shipment volumes down 13% Y/Y and 19% Q/Q. This is the second…

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Is JioPhone Next the Most Affordable Smartphone?

On November 4, Jio launched the JioPhone Next, its much talked about and anticipated smartphone with Google. The device is being marketed as the most affordable smartphone. It comes at a down payment of INR 1,999, with the rest required to be paid via EMIs bundled with various plans. Exhibit: JioPhone Next Source: Jio   The retail price of the phone is INR 6,499 when paid in…

US White-label Smartphone Opportunity Continues to Grow

US carriers sold over 1.5 million white-label devices in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s US Monthly Smartphone Channel Share Tracker. This figure includes AT&T, Cricket and T-Mobile (Revvl brand) devices. Over the years, both carriers have maintained a range of white-label devices to fill gaps in their portfolios by offering affordable device options. Lately, the focus has…

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: Folding Screen PC Hits a Sweet Spot Between Laptops & Tablets

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the world’s first foldable PC. It flaunts a crisp and vibrant 2K folding display. The folding PC features a sturdy, durable build that feels premium too. It supports eSIM-based 5G/LTE connectivity (in select regions). The personal computer (PC) market had been on a steady decline for years, but that did not stop companies from innovating. Over the years,…

TSMC Price Hike Indicates Capacity Tightness to Persist in 2022, May Hit Smartphone Shipments

London, Hong Kong, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – September 9, 2021 TSMC’s recent adjustment on wafer prices indicates that the price hikes in the foundry industry will continue into 2022. Wafer prices at matured nodes have increased by 25-40% between 2020 and the current quarter, and are likely to rise another 10-20% by 2022. We do not expect a similar magnitude…

Q2 2021: realme Becomes No. 1 Brand in Philippines Smartphone Market

Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, New Delhi, London, Boston, Toronto – August 7, 2021 The Philippines smartphone market witnessed a strong 30% YoY shipment growth in Q2 2021 with realme becoming the number one brand, according to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Philippines Channel Share Tracker. The country’s smartphone market has remained resilient aided by strong promotions. Besides, the…

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JioPhone Next: Google, Reliance Jio Eye the ‘Next 500 Million’ Smartphone Users

Reliance Industries (RIL) held its 44th annual general meeting (AGM) on June 24, 2021, where Chairman Mukesh Ambani updated the shareholders and media on the company's progress and its future plans. RIL's telecom arm Reliance Jio has already disrupted the sector by democratizing 4G voice and data offerings, which are the cheapest across the globe. The launch of JioPhone in 2017 at an “effectively…

Podcast: High-res, Lossless Audio Crucial in Delivery of Music in its Purest Form

Personal and home audio technology has greatly evolved over the years. We have moved from wired to mono Bluetooth and stereo wireless headphones to True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds. In the home audio segment, soundbars are becoming popular as they can deliver a great home theatre experience. But it is not just about the changing form factors, there have been improvements in audio delivery…