Online Channel Share in the Chinese Smartphone Market Grew in Q3 2019

Combined market share of Huawei and HONOR accounted for 46% of online market share in Q3 2019, reaching an all time high.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires –  Dec 23rd, 2019 China’s online smartphone sales increased to 27% of total sales in Q3 2019 from 24% in Q1 2019, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s China Channel Service. China’s…

Smartphones With AMOLED Displays Are Set to Surpass 600 Million in Unit Sales in 2020

AMOLED Smartphone sales will grow 46% YoY in 2020 driven by an increased mix of Flexible OLED smartphones in $300-$500 price tier Top five smartphone brands will account for more than 80% of the total AMOLED smartphone sales   New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – Dec 24th, 2019 Global sales of smartphones with AMOLED panels are set to surpass 600…

Apple Continues to Lead Global Handset Industry Profit Share

Overall global handset profits declined 11% YoY to USD 12 billion in Q3 2019 due to an increased mix of entry to mid-tier products and a fall in revenues for key smartphone OEMs. Within the top ten brands, only Samsung and Huawei managed to increase their revenue on an annual basis. Additionally, the replacement cycle for premium smartphones has lengthened as recent hardware features have been…

Three Key Takeaways from Xiaomi Third Quarter Earnings Call

Xiaomi announced its third-quarter results recently. Xiaomi is having a mixed 2019 with only moderate  growth (2% YoY) in its smartphone business that still contributes around 60% of its overall revenue. But it is performing better in other segments of its business. The three most important takeaways from its recent third-quarter earnings call are: Quarterly revenue hit an all-time…

MEA Smartphone Market Growth Slows in Q3 2019

New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – November 28, 2019 MEA smartphone market grew just 2% YoY in Q3 2019. 2 out of the top 3 markets, Nigeria and South Africa, are facing economic challenges. Transsion Group’s feature phone market share reached the highest ever (77%), Samsung led the overall smartphone market (29%) The smartphone market in…

INFOGRAPHIC: Q3-2019 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q3-2019 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market activities in a single page. Some quick observations from the smartphone market: Global smartphone shipments remained almost flat annually reaching 380 million units in Q3 2019. India (10% YoY) grew the highest followed by MEA(8% YoY). China…

Meet Counterpoint at C-Touch and Display Shenzhen 2019

Counterpoint will be attending C-Touch and Display from November 21 – 23 Our analysts James Yan, Ethan Qi and Jene Park will be attending C-Touch and Display Shenzhen, 2019. You can schedule a meeting with them to discuss the latest trends in the technology, media and telecommunications sector and understand how our leading research and services can help your business. Click here (or send us…

SDC19: Samsung’s DevCon Grows Attendance and Influence

Counterpoint attended the sixth annual Samsung Developer’s Conference (SDC19). Each year the event has grown in size and influence. This year’s event held in San Jose, California, brought in six thousand attendees, featured 77 breakout sessions, 36 exhibitors, and 31 code labs. It was 'mission accomplished' for Samsung as the company built excitement and gave developers a lot to work with: Bixby,…

Meet Counterpoint at China Hi-Tech Fair, 2019

Counterpoint will be attending China Hi-Tech Fair from November 13 – 17 Our analyst Ethan Qi will be speaking at Hi-Tech Fair Shenzhen on "2019 Global Wearable + 5G Industry Summit". You can schedule a meeting with him to discuss the latest trends in the technology, media and telecommunications sector and understand how our leading research and services can help your business. Click here (or…

Smartphone Market Decline Ends, What Might Help it Grow?

Counterpoint believes the key OEMs with the largest installed bases, especially in developed regions, will rely on 5G as a key point of differentiation and will encourage their users to upgrade.  Already, 5G rollouts have been faster than 4G was in its first few months, with 15 commercially available 5G devices and many more lined-up for launch in the last few months of 2019. Nevertheless, 5G…

Expected Memory Market Rebound in 2020 and Continuous Investment Can Strengthen Samsung’s Leading Position in Memory

Samsung Electronics announced that it achieved memory revenue of 13.26 trillion won (USD 11.48 billion) in Q3 2019, up 7.8% sequentially, but down 37% year on year, mainly due to the weak memory market. Unlike other memory companies that are planning on reducing memory CAPEX in 2019 and 2020, Samsung's 2019 Capex will reach 23.3 trillion won (~USD 20 billion), which is at a similar level to…

Will a Foldable Razr Revive Motorola’s Fortunes?

The Pioneer Motorola, once the most iconic American technology company globally with a heritage dating back to 1920s has gone through a series of ups and downs in its almost hundred years of existence. Dr. Martin Cooper invented the first cellular mobile handheld the DynaTAC 8000x which weighed 1.1 Kgs in 1973 while at Motorola, however, the most action on the cellular mobile handset front…

Huawei Captured a Record 40% Share in Chinese Smartphone Market in Q3 2019

China Smartphone shipments fell 6% annually The top five brands captured a record 92% share. Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi – Oct 30th, 2019 Smartphone shipments in China fell 6% year-on-year (YoY) during Q3 2019, the fourth consecutive quarter of a YoY fall, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. However, on a…

Private Cellular Networks – Critical Enablers for Industrial IoT?

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego October 23rd, 2019 Private LTE/5G networks deployed in shared and unlicensed spectrum is a hot topic at present with both mobile network operators (MNOs) and infrastructure vendors assessing opportunities to build bespoke networks for a range of enterprise and industrial applications. At the same time, many enterprises are…

Growth in the Smartphone Market Likely to Return in 2020

Launch of 5G devices and services, as well as growing demand in emerging markets, like India, Russia, Indonesia, will help the global smartphone market return to growth in 2020. This is after another year of slow sales in 2019 due to a slowdown in the developed markets due to a longer replacement cycle, increasing sales of refurbished devices, the lack of 5G iPhones, and the US’ trade ban on…

Smartphone CIS Market to Hit US$12 Billion by 2020

CIS (CMOS Image Sensor) has become one of the most vibrant fields in the semiconductors business, with an annual revenue growth rate of up to 10%. According to the findings of Counterpoint’s smartphone camera tracking service, the total revenue that CIS vendors generate from selling to smartphones is likely to grow above US$12 billion. The growth is in parallel with the aggressive camera…