INFOGRAPHIC: Q1 2021 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q1 2021 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in a…

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Podcast: Operator Promos Drive US 5G Smartphone Prices Under $150

The beginning of 2020 was quite challenging for the smartphone market after the COVID-19 outbreak, which resulted in lockdowns across several…

Smartphone Storage Capacity Zooms on Increased Demand

Storage capacity is quickly gaining traction as one of the more important criteria for which smartphone OEMs compete among themselves, especially in…

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LG Exits Smartphone Business: What Does it Mean for the North American Market?

It has been widely rumored for a few quarters that LG has been contemplating exiting the smartphone business due to six years of negative operating…

LG’s Smartphone Biz Exit: Opportunity for Samsung, Motorola, HMD and Xiaomi

As many as 26 years after starting it, LG has announced it will shut down its smartphone business on July 31, 2021. LG’s exit will leave a vacuum in…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Q4 2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q4 2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in a…

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LG Wing 5G Review: A Sidekick Among Foldables

The LG Wing 5G is an innovative dual-screen smartphone where the primary display swivels to reveal the secondary screen. Under the hood is a 7nm…

Counterpoint Research US Monthly Smartphone Sell-Through Highlights Recovery, Device Spec Trends

US Monthly Smartphone Sell-Through Highlights Recovery, Device Spec Trends

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – February 5, 2021 The US smartphone market showed further resilience during December,…

Counterpoint Research Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark, LG’s Smartphone Story

Right Intentions, Failed Experiments Mark LG’s Smartphone Story

LG Electronics has finally decided to consider withdrawal of its smartphone business, something which has been rumored for a while. This move, in…

Counterpoint Research: US Smartphone Market Down 6% YoY in Q4 2020, but Apple, Samsung Grow

US Smartphone Market Down 6% YoY in Q4 2020, but Apple, Samsung Grow

Boston, Denver, Toronto, London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – February 1, 2021 The US smartphone market saw a 6% YoY decline in…

Counterpoint Research: Apple Shipped Record iPhones in Q4 2020, Global Smartphone Market Continues to Recover

Apple Shipped Record iPhones in Q4 2020, Global Smartphone Market Continues to Recover

• The global smartphone market continued to recover in Q4 2020, rebounding 8% QoQ to 395.9 million units. • Apple’s 8% YoY and 96% QoQ growth helped…

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Apple Maintains Top OEM Position in Q3 2020 Despite Delayed iPhone 12 Launch in USA

Apple leads in US sell-in market share with 39%, Samsung follows with 30%, while LG trails at 13% Apple has been the US smartphone market leader…

LG Wing: Form Factors are Exciting Again

Smartphone form factor has gone through multiple evolutions over the years. We have witnessed some iconic standout designs from the likes of Apple,…

The Rise of Smartphone Players in the Smart TV Market

The Rise of Smartphone Players in the Smart TV Market

Smartphone makers are now eyeing the smart TV market globally. Smart TV is a natural extension for a lot of device makers as they are quite familiar…

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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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The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market

Displacement of super-premium devices could be sign of changing consumer needs We are seeing the rise of the ‘affordable premium’ in Korea, and…

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Samsung Captures 74% of the 5G Smartphone Sales in 2019 in the USA

5G smartphone demand was below expectations in 2019. Multi-Band Sub 6-GHz roll out and Apple iPhone will catalyze 5G smartphone demand in 2020    New…

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Top 10 Automotive Announcements in CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest global platforms to showcase consumer electronics technologies and innovation, was held in…