The Rise of In-House Application Processor Design

The application processor (AP) or the system-on-chip (SoC), is the most critical component in a smartphone. This is what makes your smartphone a…

The Rise of In-House Application Processor Design

Overview: The application processor (AP) or the system-on-chip (SoC), is the most critical component in a smartphone. This is what makes your…

Huawei Mate 20 – Design Power

Huawei today announced five new products, four are smartphones, all belong to the Huawei Mate 20 Series, and a new smartwatch, the Watch GT. The Mate…

Introducing Counterpoint Research Consumer Lens

Over the last five years Counterpoint Research has built a solid quantitative database of the market, and competitive and product performance metrics…

Meet Counterpoint at IMC New Delhi, 2018

We will be attending IMC from October 25 – October 27 Our analysts Tarun Pathak, Satyajit Sinha, Anshika Jain and Karn Chauhan will be attending IMC…

Smartphones with Glass Back Penetration to hit 60% by CY 2020

Smartphones with glass backs are becoming popular as OEMs have lately started focusing more on CMF (colour material and finish) to differentiate…

Contenders for Lithium-Ion’s Crown

Although most of the hardware in consumer electronics devices such as smartphones has improved beyond recognition over the past twenty years, the…

biometric authentication

Subtlety is the Future of Biometric Authentication

Biometric security standards have been evolving ever since the fingerprint scanner came into focus with Apple's iPhone 5S. Adoption was rapid and the…

Barriers to Adoption for 5G-Capable Smartphones

The industry is moving at a fast pace to provide 5G services to end users. The initial 5G deployments have started with 5G Fixed Wireless Access…

India: Mid-Tier Smartphone Segment to Grow 4x in Next Five Years

Overview: India is the world’s second largest mobile phone market by volume. However, handset prices have been skewed to the lower end of the market.…

Market Monitor Q2 2018 – Quarterly Mobile Handset Market Detailed Overview

Overview: This is an insightful report providing detailed analysis of the vendor activity and performance, measuring both volume and revenue by…

Meet Counterpoint at The SD Association Global Workshop Session

We will be attending the SD Association Global Workshop Session on September 25 Counterpoint tracks the consumption of components by end-markets…

9 Things We Learned From The US iPhone XS and XS Max Day 1 Launch

At 8:00am Apple and carrier stores country wide opened their doors to welcome customers to the new iPhone XS and XS Max launch, as well the new Apple…

Apple Captured 43% of the Global Premium Segment, OnePlus Entered Top Five Premium Android OEMs During Q2 2018

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Q2 2018, the global premium smartphone segment** grew faster than the overall smartphone market.…

Global Smartphone Shipment Market Share Q2 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Q2-2018 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q2-2018 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…

Apple and eSIM – Control, Convenience and Commercial Opportunities

We have talked and deep-dived on the potential of eSIM across different connected things (see here) from automotive to drones (see here), to IoT (see…

Chinese Brands Handset Profit Crossed US$ 2 Billion For the First Time Ever in Q2 2018

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Market Monitor Q2 2018 (April-June), Global handset profits grew 4% annually in Q2 2018 mainly due…

MWCA Los Angeles 2018

MWCA 2018: What Isn’t Talked About in 5G?

Mobile World Congress America’s first keynote on Wednesday set the tone for the following days, highlighting two key themes: 5G and artificial…