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Podcast: 2nd Gen Foldables Point to a Promising Future for Mainstream Market

The foldable phones have been around for a few years now, especially if you remember the clamshell form factor. Even the Nokia Communicator was a…

Survey: Samsung Top Choice for Future Smartphone Purchase in UK

Samsung is the most preferred brand for future smartphone purchases in the UK, followed by Apple and Huawei, according to the latest Consumer Lens…

HiSilicon’s Loss is Qualcomm’s Gain in High-end Segment

The smartphone application processor market is dominated by Qualcomm. The company maintains its lead in the market by catering to all smartphone…

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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realme is the Fastest Growing Smartphone Brand in the South East Asia Market in Q1 2020

realme grew 173% YoY, continued to be in top 5 in the South East Asia smartphone market for Q1 2020 realme was among the top 5 players in the key…

One brand that’s defying the global smartphone market slowdown: realme shows 800% growth in 3Q 2019

As our 2019Q3 numbers are being finalized we noticed one brand standing out in the global smartphone slowdown. Overall market size has been shrinking…

Growth in the Smartphone Market Likely to Return in 2020

Launch of 5G devices and services, as well as growing demand in emerging markets, like India, Russia, Indonesia, will help the global smartphone…

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…

Transsion Holdings’ Journey to an IPO: Strengths and Challenges

Transsion Holdings, the top mobile phone OEM in the African market, plans to go public and list its shares on Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR Market.…

Gemalto, G+D and ST Micro Lead the eSIM Enablement Landscape

RedteaMobile, Telna, growing fast with software-based eSIM whereas, ARM, Truphone, GigSky and Qualcomm are the dark horses with their integrated SIM…

Growth Opportunities in the Saturated Global Smartphone Market

The global smartphone market declined 2% annually in 2018 and is expected to remain flat in 2019. Replacement cycles are lengthening, and the lack of…

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.…

France: A Battleground for Premium Flagship Smartphones

Being a mature smartphone market, the average selling price (ASP) in France is already high. Apple and Samsung so far dominate the market. However,…

Huawei’s Global Smartphone Market Share Reaches Highest Ever Level in Q1 2019

Overall smartphone shipment declined 5% in Q1 2019, making it the sixth consecutive quarter of shipments falling. New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong,…

Samsung is the Most Preferred Brand for Next Purchase in the UK

The UK is a mature smartphone market driven by operator channels. Apple and Samsung dominate the best-selling list. Competition is intensifying with…

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A Record 28% of All Smartphones Were Sold Through Online Channel in Q4 2018 in China

JD is the top online platform for smartphone sales with 50% channel share Honor overtakes Xiaomi to become the leading brand by sales volume in the…

New Phone, New Logo: Honor View 20 International Launch

Honor has now launched the View 20 in international markets. It chose to conduct the launch in Paris, France – heart of the European fashion industry…

Teardown and BoM Analysis for Xiaomi Pocophone F1

POCO F1 is the first phone from POCO, Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Xiaomi decided to release a mid-to-high end model to take on increasing competition from…