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Samsung’s New Galaxy A Series: A Successful Mid-to-Low Tier Strategy

Till 2019, Samsung had too many smartphone models in the mid-to-low tier price bands. The complicated list of models often left consumers confused.…

Apple is the Most Preferred True Wireless Hearable Brand for Future Purchase in the US

Greater democratization of wireless technology and reduction in prices will help wireless hearables become mainstream in the next two-three years.…

Three out of Four Visitors Get Their Smartphone Repaired in a Day

Counterpoint carries out a study on after-sales service across six key Indian cities Findings reveal OPPO is the fastest in after-sales delivery…

Samsung Gains from Huawei’s Pain in Central and Eastern Europe’s Smartphone Market During Q2 2019

The new A-series was the star performer for Samsung as it accounted for nearly 70% of the OEMs’ shipments. Seeking new markets for growth, Chinese…

Nokia Leads the Global Rankings in Updating Smartphone Software and Security

Key brands had fewer than a third of their sub-US$200 smartphones updated to the latest Android version. Nokia leads with more than 90% of its…

Global Smartphone Shipments Market Share Q2 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Q2-2019 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q2-2019 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…

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US Market Declines 1.5% in 2Q19; Samsung, LG Weak while Apple Sustains Growth

US Market Declines 1.5% in 2Q19; Samsung, LG Weak while Apple Sustains Growth Smartphone volumes fell 1.5% during the quarter mainly due to weakness…

Indonesian Smartphone Market Grew 6% annually in Q2 2019

Realme becomes a Top 5 smartphone brand. Refreshed A series helps Samsung retain top spot. New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego,…

OnePlus Widens Lead over Apple and Samsung with OnePlus 7 Launch in the Indian Premium Segment in Q2 2019

Smartphone shipments in the premium segment (≥₹30,000 or roughly ≥US$430) grew an impressive 33% annually in India way above the single-digit overall…

India Smartphone Market Reached 37mn Shipments – A Second Quarter Record

New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires –  July 25th, 2019 Top 5 smartphone brands contribution reached the highest…

UK Consumers Cool on Huawei

The US government has been discussing its concerns over Huawei as a potential security threat for many months. It has also been urging other…

Rise of the Open Channel in LATAM

The sales channel landscape for the LATAM mobile devices market has been going through significant changes in the last few years. Just two years ago,…

Majority of Potential Premium Smartphone Buyers in India Planning a Replacement in next 12 Months

Dust and water resistance are the most sought after features in premium smartphones Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San…

Market Share of Top Five Smartphone OEMs in Indonesia Reached Highest-Ever Level During Q1 2019

The Indonesian smartphone market is increasingly concentrated at the top with the market share of the top five smartphone OEMs reaching the…

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AMD Ready to Shake Up The Mobile GPU Market

It is extremely rare these days when a corporate announcement catches everyone by surprise. But in early June, AMD and Samsung shocked the tech…

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Growth in Smartphone AP Market to Return Only in 2020

The slowdown in the global smartphone market has affected all stakeholders. Those in the smartphone supply chain and application processors (AP) have…

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Smartphone OEMs are Keen on Enhancing Camera Megapixels

Global smartphone sell-in volumes in Q1 2019 fell for a sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest data from Counterpoint Research. As a…

Operator Partnerships Hold the Key to Success in Canada’s Smartphone Market

Like in many developed economies, operators drive the Canadian smartphone market. More than 85% of smartphone sales take place through operators.…