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The Top 10 Best-Selling Smartphones in China and the World in 2018

The global economy was in turmoil in 2018. Both the global and the Chinese manufacturing industry were suffering, and trade growth slowed down. Not…

Global Smartwatch Shipments Grew 48%YoY in Q1 2019 with One in Three Being an Apple Watch

Top nine brands contribute to 75% of the market shipment. Samsung, Fitbit, and Huawei grew exponentially in Q1 2019 Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi,…

Quick Takes from Apple’s Q2 FY19 Earnings Call

With waning iPhone sales and increasing revenues from services and wearables, here are three short takes on Apple's Q2 FY19 earnings call: iPhone…

Huawei’s Global Smartphone Market Share Reaches Highest Ever Level in Q1 2019

Overall smartphone shipment declined 5% in Q1 2019, making it the sixth consecutive quarter of shipments falling. New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong,…

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Sell-Through in China’s Smartphone Market Continues to Decline but Bright Spots Emerge in Q1 2019

In Q1 2019, the sales volume of smartphones fell below 100 million again. Huawei, OPPO and Vivo maintain YoY growth. With the release of new models,…

Samsung is the Most Preferred Brand for Next Purchase in the UK

The UK is a mature smartphone market driven by operator channels. Apple and Samsung dominate the best-selling list. Competition is intensifying with…

The 6 Key Questions Answered from the Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

What did Apple and Qualcomm agree on? Apple will pay Qualcomm a one-time lump sum amount. The number was not made public, but Qualcomm noted there…

iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XR Was the Top-Selling Smartphone in the US during February

Counterpoint’s US smartphone churn tracker shows 20% of Apple iPhone XR users were previously using an iPhone 7 The iPhone XR also converted the most…

2018 Premium Smartphone Segment Market Share

Apple Maintains Lead in Premium Smartphone Segment, OnePlus Enters Top Five Brands for the First Time in 2018

Apple continues to lead global premium smartphone segment by capturing more than half of the market while OnePlus entered the top five brands in the…

Combined Profits of Chinese Smartphone Brands Grew at 24% YoY in 2018

The combined profits of Chinese brands grew 24% year-on-year (YoY) as the premium segment grew faster in 2018 than the overall market. The likes of…

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…

Apple Unveils its Bouquet of Services

For a while now, innovation in Apple’s iPhones have been nothing more than incremental to the naked eye. Yes, every year iPhones get faster, bigger…

January Marks 14th Consecutive Month of YoY Decline in US Smartphone Sales

The US market continued its downward sales trend in January 2019. November of 2017 was the last month that showed a YoY volume gain.    San Diego,…

2018: The Year That LATAM Smartphone Market Started to Decline

Political and economic uncertainty in the region affected smartphone sales as three major markets witnessed presidential elections. New Delhi, Hong…

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 Q1 2019 Earnings Call

Here are my five key takeaways from today's Apple’s Q1 2019 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…