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…

Vietnam Smartphone Market Returns to Double Digit Growth in Q2 2018

Xiaomi (363%) and Huawei (193%) were the fastest growing brands in Vietnam. Xiaomi enters the top five brands for the first time     New Delhi, Hong…

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2018 Declined 2% Annually, Continuing the Trend from A Decline of 3% in Q1 2018 Major Chinese Brands Are Now Focusing on…

Brazil and Argentina Increased Protectionism Through New Regulations

In November 2017, Miguel de Godoy, the head of ENACOM, (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones – Argentina’s National Communication Regulator) announced…

2017: A Year of Mixed Results in the Latin American Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service the Latin American (LATAM) smartphone market grew 5% YoY in 2017.…

Apple Surpassed Samsung to Become The Number One Smartphone Brand in 4Q 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 2% annually in CY 2017 but declined 5% in Q4 2017. Top 10 players now capture 77% of the market thereby leaving just…

China Smartphone Market 2017: Top 10 Best-selling Models

The competition in China 2017, the biggest smartphone market around the globe in terms of sales volume, has become increasingly fierce with higher…

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Strong Macroeconomic Conditions Are Driving Argentina’s Smartphone Market Growth

Argentina smartphones sales grew 59% annually in Q3 2017, and 22% compared to the previous quarter. The top 3 brands represent more than 87% of the…

99% of Smartphone Sold in Argentina are LTE Enabled

  Top five smartphones brands account for more than 92% of the smartphone sales in 3Q 2017 Buenos Aires, San Diego, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul,…

Apple continues to dominate the UK smartphone market

UK smartphones sales remained flat annually in Q3 2017, while the overall handset market (including feature phones) declined by 8% year on year.…

Indian Smartphone Premium Segment Grew 180% Annually in Q3 2017

India Premium segment (>₹30,000, US$465, Retail Price) grew record 180% YoY during Q3 2017 due to the strong performance of Apple, OnePlus &…

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China Smartphone Market Shifts Towards Higher Price Point; Driven By Upgrading Users

Chinese market shipments slowed in Q3 2017 compared to a strong quarter last year, smartphone shipments1 in China were down 1% YoY but grew 3%…

600+ Brands Fight For Just 1/4th of The Global Smartphone Market in Q3 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 5% YoY in Q3 2017.  Top 10 players now capture 75% of the market thereby leaving just a quarter of the market for…