Q2 2017: Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

Smartphone shipments set second quarter record clocking 365 million units, growing 3% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…

Q2 2017 Global smartphones: Chinese brand propelling growth outside of China

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. The market continues to grow in single digits with the second half of 2017 expected to add…

Q2 2017: Apple: Operating Margins Dip to 2009 Levels

Apple reported its calendar Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun) results and on the 10th Year Anniversary of iPhone, the overall results followed the typical cyclic…

iPhone :: A Decade of Billions

On June 29th 2007, Apple first begin selling its then iconic smartphone the "iPhone" which with multiple iterations transformed Apple into one of the…

China smartphones Q2 2017: Samsung, Apple Slip as Domestic Brands Rule

Smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun), registering second consecutive quarter of annual growth this year.…

Domestic Brands Captured 87% of the Chinese Smartphone Market in Q2 2017

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2…

Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones to Climb to 120 Million Units in 2017

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

New Attempts at Hardware Differentiation : Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Mexico: AT&T & Open Market Channels Drove Smartphone Growth in Q1 2017

The Mexican smartphone market grew 25% YoY.  LG & Huawei were the fastest growing brands. New entrants such as Xiaomi and Infinix should further…

Can Android ”O” de-fragment Android ?

Google enjoys a dominant position smartphone operating systems with close to 85% of the market. To keep up with its main rival Apple, Google…

Infographic: Q1-2017 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q1-2017 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market…

Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value

Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value Growth in smartphone shipments…

Qualcomm’s “Affordable Premium” Strategy Blossoms with Latest Snapdragon 660/630 Platforms

Counterpoint Analysts participated at Qualcomm's latest launch events for its Snapdragon 600 platform's latest solutions 660 and 630 at Snapdragon…

Huawei, Oppo & vivo Dominate China Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 4% annually during Q1…

“Affordable Premium” Smartphones Grew 49% Annually in Q1 2017

Global smartphone shipments grew 11% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016. This is a stark contrast from the -2% decline Q1 2016 endured. The industry…

Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…