AI – Chip Vendors Betting on Artificial Intelligence

Overview: GPUs and AI-specific processors have the potential to displace the traditional CPU in the next few years with profound implications for the…

Global Smartphone Share: 2016 Q1 – 2017 Q3

Source : Counterpoint Research Market Monitor Chinese Brands Oppo, Vivo and Huawei are growing fast in 2017 Huawei surpassed Apple for the first…

Advanced Audio Tech Drives New Applications in Smartphones and Beyond

New developments in high definition audio will enable startling new capabilities in smartphones and other connected devices in the IoT, healthcare…

Analysis: Samsung to Become Apple’s Top Supplier for iPhones in 2018

Samsung’s semiconductor business unit has been the major profit driver for the company and we estimate that the Samsung revenue from Apple is going…

India Smartphone Market Update – Q2 2017

India is the second largest smartphone market in the world but still a fourth of its population is using smartphones . This makes India an attractive…

Bezel-less and Alternative Aspect Ratio Displays: new attempts at hardware differentiation

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Leveraging Curved Technologies to Improve Smartphone Aesthetics and Ergonomics

Curved glass and curved display technologies are being used by handset OEMs to create more aesthetically beautiful smartphone designs as well as to…

Location Platform Players Analysis & Scorecard

We closely track the location industry and here we have updated location ecosystems. Overview: With proliferation of internet, growth in mobile…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

US Market Analysis Q2 2017: We analyse the US mobile phone market with distinct OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price…

Counterpoint Indonesia Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

We analyse Indonesia smartphone market with distinct OEM & Carrier anlaysis, Price Bands, Display Size, Technology and more. Indonesia is one of…

Fragmentation of Android

Overview: Google Android is the dominant smartphone operating (OS) ecosystem. However, many OEMs are not able to implement regular updates to the…

New Local Content Regulation- An inroad to Indonesian Smartphone Market

In July 2016, Indonesian govt. introduced new TKDN rule on local content requirements for smartphones which states that staring from 2017 all 4G…

China Smartphone Subsidy Outlook

Despite the Government’s subsidy policy, subsidy plans in the Chinese market have increased in 2017. Total Operator Subsidy in the market will rise…

Counterpoint Research – NB-IoT vs Competition LPWA Technologies – A Primer

NB-IoT, while promising on paper and ratified in the existing 3GPP standard Rel. 13, is mostly being driven by four companies. This makes it highly…

One in Two Smartphones Sold Globally Sports a TLC NAND Flash Memory Solution

Overview: The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, There is a rising need to incorporate greater storage…

IoT-based Telematics Will Revolutionize Productivity in Commercial Vehicle Fleets

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, commercial fleet operators are turning to ever-more sophisticated IoT-based telematics systems,…

India ODM-OEM Tracker

Domestic Manufacturing in India is growing at a rapid scale. However, local value addition is still low with most of the OEMs having assembling…

After India, Chinese brands now aiming to conquer Russian Market

Smartphones sales in Russia increased in unit and value terms in 2016 due to increased demand for LTE-devices. Multi-brand retailers and leading…

Global Smartphone Shipments Share – Last Eight Years of Winners & Losers

  Source : Counterpoint Research Market Monitor This data shows the smartphone shipment share in the global smartphone market from 2010 to…

VR MR AR Headset Industries Outlook 2017

In this report, we have analyzed the technologies and applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality headset. Overview: VR, AR, MR have been…

Chinese Brands Smartphone Revenue Crossed USD One Billion In Russia For The First Time Ever In CY 2016

Russia smartphone market grew 5% YoY reaching 33 million units in CY 2016 driven by strong demand for affordable smartphones specially in sub $100…

Qualcomm Research’s Vision for 5G

Qualcomm Research, invited Counterpoint Analysts to San Diego, USA to demonstrate its 5G technology and solutions which will power the next…

Market Monitor | Market & Vendor Analysis Q4 2016

Smartphone shipments increased 8% YoY, with four out of five mobile phones shipped being a smartphone. North America (NAM), Middle East and Africa…

Market pulse – February 2017

Monthly Market Pulse - Feb 2017 Please find herewith the Jan 2017 edition of the Counterpoint Research Market Pulse. Overview: February is a tough…

LPWAN Technologies and Processors in IoT

Please fnd herewith the detailed report on LPWAN Technologies and Processors in IoT. Overview : This insight examines the evolving LPWAN technology…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis- 2016Q4

Deep Dive into US mobile market with OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price Bands, Channel Share, Upgrade Rates and more.…

Vendor Share Forecast Q4 2016

Counterpoint’s Market Outlook provides short and long range forecasts of the total addressable market size in both volume and value. In this report,…

Top 16 Tech Predictions for 2016

We provide a set of predictions for 2016. We see 2016 as a year where artificial intelligence matures sufficiently for next generation speech driven…

Vendor Shipment Forecast Q4 2015

Counterpoint’s Market Outlook provides short and long range forecasts of the total addressable market size in both volume and value. In this report…

Infographic: Q4-2015 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q4-2015 Market Monitor report has been published. We update one infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market activities…

Internet Disrupting Mobility Space – Location Ecosystem Perspective

We have created this unique tool a quadrant which maps - Business model vs Opportunities which highlights the blue ocean out there for players in the…

5G and its impact to the future

4G is rapidly spreading and it is delivering the promise it was entitled to: speed for wireless internet consumption. 5G however will deliver more as…

Top 100 smartphones sold in the Top 5 markets in 2015 Q3

According to Counterpoint Research Top 5 markets contributed more than half of the total shipment share in 2015 Q3 which include countries from…

USB Type C Penetration in Smartphones

USB type C adapters penetration in 2015 were mostly driven by Chinese players like LeTV, OnePlus, Xiaomi, QiKU, and Nexus smartphones. In 2016 we…

Fingerprint Sensor Penetration in Smartphones

Apple has been the key driver in the fingerprint sensor penetration since it first adopted it in 2013. In 2016 we expect most flagship smartphones to…

Part-II- The Growing Mobile Payment Market in India

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The current digital…

Monthly Market Pulse – February 2016

Please find herewith the February 2016 edition of the Counterpoint Research Market Pulse covering the global sales in January 2016. Overview: Some of…

Key Theme at MWC – Security At The Core of IoT Devices

Mobile World Congress this year witnessed a second wave of devices beyond smart phones and tablets, as industry players jumped onto the IoT bandwagon…

Enter the Dragon: Chinese Brands Growth in India

As the growth options in China market are almost maxed out for Chinese brands, India, thus presents them with the only sizeable opportunity for them…

Application Processor Ecosystem Landscape-Past, Present & Future

2015 saw dramatic developments in the chipset landscape. 2016 will be more interesting year from many perspectives. We shall see increased…

Market Monitor 2015Q4: LTE Shipments Reach 300 Million Mark

The global mobile phone industry shipped over half a billion mobile phones in Q4 2015. The smartphone segment grew (6% YoY). Geographies such as…

Vendor Share Forecast 1Q 2016-4Q 2017: LTE & Emerging Markets the Major Growth Drivers

Counterpoint’s Market Outlook provides short and long range forecasts of the total addressable market size in both volume and value. In this report…

Global PC Shipments: 2010Q1-2016Q1

Counterpoint research is analyzing global PC industry on continuous basis. This report contains analysis of worldwide PC vendors from 2010Q1 to…

Global Tablet Shipments: 2010Q1 -2016Q1

Counterpoint research is closely tracking tablet market since its inception. With a key focus on vital manufacturers, we are analyzing global tablet…

Here : Moving into the Top Gear!!

It always fascinates me how quickly the technology industry is evolving as the power and momentum shifts away towards broader, deep-rooted horizontal…

helloPay: A Vertical Integration Strategy for Lazada

Lazada Group is the pioneer of Southeast Asian eCommerce ecosystem. It operates out of its own online shopping website as well as hosting a…

Growing Mobile Payments Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The current digital…

IoT – Framework for analysis & market overview

IoT is a catch-all term that describes how everything that can be connected will be connected. IoT remains a broad term encompassing many disparate…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…

Xiaomi’s Services Strategy Blossoming

We have been closely tracking and have extensively covered Xiaomi's business which primarily has been smartphones. Xiaomi is the world's fourth…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 2. Activity Trackers

We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and Augmented/Virtual Reality devices…

Smart Wearables Introduction – Part 1. Smart Watches

The Rise of Smart Wearables We have initiated our Smart Wearables coverage. Counterpoint’s focus areas are Smart Watches, Activity Trackers and…

India a manufacturing hub for Mobile phones

India is slowly converting into a major manufacturing hub for mobile phones companies. Foreign handset vendors such as Nokia, Samsung, and LG have…

Is there a replacement market for tablets?

Three years after the introduction of the first generation of iPad, the tablet market has shown an unprecedented success. Seen from the usage…