Fingerprint Sensor is Becoming Standard Feature in Smartphones

More than one billion fingerprint sensor enabled smartphones will be shipped in 2018. The fingerprint sensor is likely to become the standard choice…

Counterpoint USA Smartphone Market Analysis Q2 2017

US Market Analysis Q2 2017: We analyse the US mobile phone market with distinct OEM & Carrier analysis – Shipments, KPIs, Top-Sellers, Price…

Fujitsu to sell its handset business – will there be more to follow?

Fujitsu to sell its handset business – will there be more to follow? Rumors are spreading that Japan's Fujitsu has decided to sell its subsidiary…

Is the Galaxy Note 8 the New Aspirational Android Smartphone?

Counterpoint Research attended the Samsung Unpacked Note 8 launch event held in New York City. Typical of recent Samsung events, the launch was…

Oppo, vivo and Gionee are driving the selfie-trend in India

Key takeaways Overall mobile handsets and the smartphone segment witnessed a healthy growth of 6% and 15% YoY respectively in Q1 2017. Smartphones…

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15% in Q1 2017

Selfie Centric Smartphones Grew Nine-Fold Annually, Smartphone Shipments Grew 15% in Q1 2017 OPPO, vivo, Gionee registered highest annual growth…

One in Two Smartphones Sold Globally Sports a TLC NAND Flash Memory Solution

The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, enabling people around the globe to connect, communicate, create and…

MWC-2017: Day 2

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017.…

CES 2017: The Hottest Trends Analyzed :: Gadgets Getting Intelligent (AI) & Virtual (VR)

The CES trade show provides a perfect launch into the new calendar year. Counterpoint’s analysts were in Las Vegas to meet companies and experience…

iTel Leads the Africa Mobile Phone market, as Feature Phones Make a Comeback

According to the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research for Q3 2016, the Africa mobile handset market grew by 6% YoY mostly driven…

MediaTek Enters Samsung’s Supply Chain

Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world launched its J2 Prime mobile phone recently. Like any other J series mobile phone available in…

Meet Counterpoint at Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016 on Nov 25th in Shenzhen, China

Counterpoint Research and Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan Shanghai Co., Ltd. are jointly holding the “Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016” on Nov 25th…

Xiaomi Shifting to Offline Channel and Releasing Two New Products

Counterpoint attended Xiaomi’s fall new product release conference in Beijing on Sep 27th. The conference introduced two products, Xiaomi TV 3s and…

iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 underwhelm, but still hit the mark

The yawning, eye-rolling and laughs of derision were understandable. The iPhone 7 launch was classic Apple; making a virtue out of features and…

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business…

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early…

Argentina LTE Smartphones Grew More Than 1600% Annually

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, Argentina’s mobile device market had more than 214% YoY and 27% sequential…