Global Smartphone Market Declines for The First Time in CY 2018

Q4 2018 Smartphone Shipments Declines 7%; Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Smartphone Decline Chinese Players HOVX (Huawei, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi) Continue…

5 Takeaways from Todays Apple’s Q4 2018 Earnings Call

Here are my five key takeaways from today's Apple’s Q4 2018 earnings call: iPhone sales were down 15%, mainly driven weak greater China sales. The…

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Premium Smartphones Grew 18% in 2018 Despite the Global Smartphone Market Slowdown

Apple leads the premium segment with over half the market, followed by Samsung. Huawei almost doubled its market share (10%) in the premium segment…

Overall iPhone Sales Down 20% YoY In November; iPhone XR Became the Best-Selling Model

iPhone XR became the best-selling iPhone model in November 2018. In contrast, last year in November the more expensive iPhone X was the best-selling…

Economic Instability Is Taking a Toll on the LATAM Smartphone Market

Chinese OEMs continues to gain traction in the region    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – November 23st, 2018…

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Why Both Apple and Amazon Win in Newest Deal

Apple has made a deal with Amazon to sell Apple’s range of products including the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS / XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and iPad…

Fitbit Smartwatch Shipments Grew 348% YoY in Q3 2018

Global smartwatch Grew 53% YoY, Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch market with 30% share, Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London,…

Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo Reached Their Highest Ever Shipments in a Single Quarter, Despite a Global Slowdown

iPhone helps Apple to record 3rd quarter revenue even as shipments remain flat YoY Huawei  holds on to 2nd position for the second consecutive…

5 Lessons from Today’s Apple Q3 2018 Earnings Call

Apple just completed its Q3 2018 earnings call. Here are my five key thoughts on the quarter: Even Apple isn’t immune to the growing trend of longer…

Apple Watch Leads Customer Preferences in The USA

More than two out of five people chose Apple as the most preferred smartwatch brand for their next purchase in the USA followed by Samsung and…

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OnePlus Continues to Lead the Growing Indian Premium Segment for the Second Successive Quarter

According to Counterpoint Research’s latest analysis on the Indian smartphone market, premium smartphone (>INR 30,000/US$400) shipments reached an…

Top 5 Smartphone Model Share For 8 Countries

This data represents the top 5 model share for eight countries by quarter. For detailed insights on the data, please reach out to us at…

The Rise of In-House Application Processor Design

The application processor (AP) or the system-on-chip (SoC), is the most critical component in a smartphone. This is what makes your smartphone a…

Smartphones with Glass Back Penetration to hit 60% by CY 2020

Smartphones with glass backs are becoming popular as OEMs have lately started focusing more on CMF (colour material and finish) to differentiate…

$1000 No Longer a Barrier for Smartphone Adoption

A few years ago, expecting main stream consumers to spend a thousand dollars on a phone would have seemed unlikely. But the barrier is broken now.…

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Subtlety is the Future of Biometric Authentication

Biometric security standards have been evolving ever since the fingerprint scanner came into focus with Apple's iPhone 5S. Adoption was rapid and the…

9 Things We Learned From The US iPhone XS and XS Max Day 1 Launch

At 8:00am Apple and carrier stores country wide opened their doors to welcome customers to the new iPhone XS and XS Max launch, as well the new Apple…

Chinese Brands Handset Profit Crossed US$ 2 Billion For the First Time Ever in Q2 2018

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Market Monitor Q2 2018 (April-June), Global handset profits grew 4% annually in Q2 2018 mainly due…