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Podcast: Wearables get Pandemic Push

The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year, testing the world’s resilience on multiple fronts. It has also forced many people to focus on…

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Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

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Podcast: Artificial Intelligence – Winter is Coming!

Over the last few years, there has been a good amount of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI), where companies have been using it to drive up…

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Podcast: Over 50% of Cars Sold Globally in 2020 will be Connected

Automakers are packing more technology in cars these days. This includes IoT-based connected car technology, which enables navigation, information,…

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

Podcast: Chinese Brands Catalyzing SEA Smartphone Market

The adverse economic effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a decline in smartphone sales across several regions. The SEA (South East Asian)…

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

New iPhone to Give European 5G a Much-needed Shot in the Arm

5G rollouts are gathering speed across Europe. There are currently 45 live 5G networks across 20 countries in the region[1], including four markets…

Global Online Music Streaming Growth Slowed Down in Q2 2020

While the market continues to grow annually, the growth rate dipped on a quarterly basis. Average Revenue Per Paying User (ARPPU) dropped 12% YoY.…

Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

Survey: Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

While a cheaper deal is important, UK smartphone consumers are looking at convenience (55%) most, even after COVID-19. Consumers in Germany and…

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

The Germany smartphone market had the worst quarter at the height of COVID-19, with sales plunging 27% from a year earlier. However, the market now…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

UK: One-Fourth of the Respondents Are Interested in Spending $600 and Above on Their Next Smartphone

UK: One-Fourth of the Respondents Are Interested in Spending $600 and Above on Their Next Smartphone

Overview: To understand the latest consumer behavior, we conducted a multi-country consumer research study (including UK). This report covered…

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Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption

There were three key announcements from semiconductor giants Qualcomm and MediaTek during IFA 2020. On the smartphone side, Qualcomm brought 5G into…

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Huawei’s Struggles in European Telecoms

It has been a tough year for Huawei. And things will only get tougher. In July, the UK government announced that UK carriers are banned from…

Online Smartphone Sales to Hit a New High Amid COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, online channels for smartphone sales are benefiting from the change in buying patterns, according to the latest…

realme’s SEA smartphone shipments grew fastest in Q2 at 141% YoY, despite a declining market

realme entered the top 5 brands in all key SEA markets (Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) for…

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Podcast: Video Streaming Takes a Bigger Slice of Digital Life Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a big shift in consumer behavior and spending patterns. As more people stay at home to work or learn remotely, the…

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Global Smartwatch Market Revenue up 20% in H1 2020, Led by Apple, Garmin & Huawei

The top three brands contributed more than 69% of the total market revenue in H1 2020. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires,…

Counterpoint-PayPal Second Quarter Numbers Get COVID Push

PayPal Second Quarter Numbers Get COVID Push

The second quarter of 2020, which was all about COVID-19, turned out to be a phase of accelerated growth for PayPal with the pandemic providing…