Infographic: Q4-2016 | Mobile Market Monitor

Our Q4-2016 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize handset and smartphone market…

Why Integrating Bixby is a Good Challenge to have for Samsung!

In smart devices space, the battle has moved from hardware to software to services and now to intelligence. The basic definition of smartphone is…

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Out of the Ashes

Samsung needs a great product. The humbling recall of its Galaxy Note 7 not only tarnished the company's hard won reputation for quality and…

What to Expect from the LG G6

LG unveiled their latest flagship at the “G6 Unpack Event” at MWC in Barcelona, Spain, February 27th.   The G6 appears to have checked off most of…

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016

USA Q4 2016: Q4 Smartphone Rally Closes 2016 San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul February 28, 2017  …

Despite Recession, Brazil LTE Smartphones Grew 53% Annually in 2016

Samsung captured almost half of the total smartphone market, whereas Claro led the operator channels in terms of smartphones shipped. Lenovo and…

Why Handset Players will look forward to Middle East & Africa Market For Their Growth Plans?

The fourth quarter of 2016 recorded a 3% growth year-on-year and a healthy 11% sequential increase in handset shipments. Middle East and Africa (MEA)…

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

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.…

MWC-2017: Day Zero

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.…

Nokia is back with Nokia 3310

HMD stimulates muscle memory with cute '3310', but drives business with smartphones HMD, the new licensee of the iconic Nokia brand, is attempting to…

Smartphone Trends: More Memory, More Market Share

Smartphones have (and are) becoming advanced computers as the software, hardware, services and user needs mature to a point it almost are replacing…

Global LTE Smartphone Shipments Crossed One Billion units in CY 2016

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – Feb 1st, 2017 Apple registered a record Q4 2016 surpassing Samsung in Global Smartphone…

Apple Widens Gap with Samsung in the Premium Smartphone Segment in Dec 2016

Apple captured a record share of the important premium segment widening the gap with Samsung by more than 50%. According to the latest research from…

China Smartphone Shipments Reached an All-Time High in 2016

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the demand for smartphones in China remained healthy during Q4 2016…

India Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million as Smartphone Market Grew 18% YoY in 2016

Chinese brands vivo, OPPO and Lenovo, Xiaomi dominated the Indian smartphone market during the holiday season.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul,…

Deep Dive- Asus Zenfone AR; First Google Daydream and Tango Enabled Device

During CES 2017, Asus announced Zenfone 3 Zoom and Zenfone AR to expand its lineup of Zenfone series. Both the phones grabbed headlines due to…

CES 2017-Day 1: highlights

Alexa is stealing the show Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017: China’s Huawei has added Alexa to its flagship Mate 9 smartphone; LG has put…

Run-up to CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies…