Fingerprint Sensor is Becoming Standard Feature in Smartphones

More than one billion fingerprint sensor enabled smartphones will be shipped in 2018. The fingerprint sensor is likely to become the standard choice…

Q2 2017: Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

Smartphone shipments set second quarter record clocking 365 million units, growing 3% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…

Q2 2017 Global smartphones: Chinese brand propelling growth outside of China

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. The market continues to grow in single digits with the second half of 2017 expected to add…

Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones to Climb to 120 Million Units in 2017

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

New Attempts at Hardware Differentiation : Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones

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

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

Qualcomm’s “Affordable Premium” Strategy Blossoms with Latest Snapdragon 660/630 Platforms

Counterpoint Analysts participated at Qualcomm's latest launch events for its Snapdragon 600 platform's latest solutions 660 and 630 at Snapdragon…

“Affordable Premium” Smartphones Grew 49% Annually in Q1 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016. This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. The industry…

Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…

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

The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, enabling people around the globe to connect, communicate, create and…

Why Integrating Bixby is a Good Challenge to have for Samsung!

In smart devices space, the battle has moved from hardware to software to services and now to intelligence. The basic definition of smartphone is…

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

Smartphone Trends: More Memory, More Market Share

Smartphones have (and are) becoming advanced computers as the software, hardware, services and user needs mature to a point it almost are replacing…

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017.…

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…

CES 2017-Day 1: highlights

Alexa is stealing the show Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017: China’s Huawei has added Alexa to its flagship Mate 9 smartphone; LG has put…

Run-up to CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies…

MediaTek Enters Samsung’s Supply Chain

Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world launched its J2 Prime mobile phone recently. Like any other J series mobile phone available in…