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Qualcomm brings 5G Support, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate and more to Budget Phones with Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 690 mobile platform is built on the 8nm node. The platform brings Sub-6Ghz 5G with support for both SA and NSA bands. Snapdragon 690…

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Podcast: COVID-19 To Impact Consumer Smartphone Spending by More Than 30%

It’s been a little over six months since the COVID-19 outbreak started, and a lot of things have changed. To control the spread of the coronavirus,…

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iOS 14 to macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon, Top Announcements from WWDC 2020

Last week, Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, which was different than the past few years. Instead of having developers and…

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Podcast: Rise of Affordable Premium Smartphones in Korea Signals a Trend Change

The Korean smartphone market is dominated by three major players – Samsung, Apple and LG. Out of the three, Samsung has a majority market share of…

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Podcast: One in Three Smartphones Sold in the USA in April 2020 Were Online

The COVID-19 outbreak in the US resulted in store closures due to the lockdown and stay-at-home orders. As a result, the US smartphone market was…

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Declines 1% in 2019

   San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul June 10th, 2020 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s…

COVID-19 Weighs on European Smartphone Market in Q1 2020

The viral outbreak followed by lockdowns caused the Europe smartphone market to contract by 7% YoY and 23% QoQ Apple remained resilient while Huawei…

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Podcast: Understanding the Opportunities & Trends in Global Refurbished Smartphone Market

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused the global smartphone market to decline below 300 million in Q1 2020. As a result, we have also…

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COVID-19’s Online Handset Sales Impact: Temporary or Long Term Trend?

COVID-19 has had two major impacts so far with respect to the global smartphone market. One is negative growth and the other is a rapid shift to…

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Podcast: Leveraging Location Intelligence To Shape IoT and Smart Mobility Experiences

The mapping services have always played a crucial role in delivering area wise geographic information. Over the past two decades, we’ve moved from…

Latin America and Asia Drives Growth for Spotify in Q1 2020

Spotify met its business expectation on all major parameters despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Both the MAUs and premium subscribers grew 31% YoY to…

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Podcast: What Drove Paid Music Subscription Growth to 350 Million Users in 2019?

The demand for online music streaming services has grown rapidly with data becoming faster and affordable. The services can be accessed from multiple…

Smart Home Market Poised to Grow Rapidly by 2025, Lead by Wi-Fi Connectivity Adoption

More than six-billion Wi-Fi capable smart home devices to be shipped between 2020-2025 Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul -…

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Podcast: How COVID-19 Impacts India Smartphone Manufacturing?

A lot has changed over the past couple of months ever since the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared as “pandemic” by the WHO. To control the…

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The Real Reason Why Apple Launched an iPhone SE on the Cusp of the 5G Era

The next-generation iPhone SE has been launched after many rumors and leaks over the last three years. The device is a successor of the previous…

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OnePlus 8 Series: Aiming to Redefine Flagship Experience

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC. Both smartphones include support for the 5G network by default. OnePlus 8…

COVID-19 Overwhelming Impact on LATAM Smartphone Market

While the virus outbreak hit China the worst during February reducing the Chinese offline market by 50% and the global market by 14%, the LATAM…

Huawei CBG Revenue Grew 34% In 2019 Despite Headwinds, But 2020 Will Be More Difficult

Huawei group announced its CY2019 annual result on 31 Mar 2020. Despite the restrictions imposed by the Entity list from the U.S. government since 16…