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,…

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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…

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Podcast: Future of Mobility After COVID-19

The world around us has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak that started in early 2020. Lockdowns have been imposed in several countries, social…

Counterpoint Research-37% Cut Down their Budget for Next Smartphone in Germany

More than a third of Germans to spend less on next smartphone: Survey

34% of respondents will wait longer than usual for their next smartphone purchase 42% of prospective iPhone buyers have postponed their next purchase…

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Podcast: India Smartphone Shipments Getting Over Pandemic Pain

The Q2 2020 was probably one of the worst quarters for smartphone makers in years. As the COVID-19 outbreak started, the Indian government imposed a…

Podcast: Global Pandemic Makes The Right Pitch for Podcasts

Online music streaming entered a golden era in 2019, with paid subscriptions crossing 350 million users. Moving to 2020, the year started with a…

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Video Streaming is the Highest Spending Smartphone App Category in the US

75% of the respondents in our survey pay a monthly subscription for video streaming. One in every five respondents spends $20 or more per month on…

COVID-19 Accelerates Music Streaming Market Growth, Global Subscriptions Hit 394 Million in Q1 2020

Spotify continued its good run, growing 30% YoY in terms of music streaming subscriptions Music streaming platforms are focusing on increasing reach…