MWC Americas

Meet Counterpoint at MWC Americas, 2018

We will be attending MWC from September 12 - September 14 Our analysts Jeff Fieldhack, Maurice Klaehne and Steve Bossert will be attending MWC Los…

USA: Online Smartphone Sales Remain Strong at 13% of Total Sales in Q2 2018; Prime Exclusives by Amazon Drive Sales

Apple iPhones remain the most popular models across both online and offline channels. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing,…

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Dual Camera Smartphones Are Going Mainstream: Explosive Growth in 2018

Almost 42% of smartphones sold globally in July 2018 sported two or more rear camera (dual+) sensors and this dual+ camera sensors adoption in…

LATAM Smartphone Market Reached Highest Ever ASP in 2Q18

Growth during the quarter was led by OEMs’ aggressive sell-in.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires –August 21st,…

5G Ecosystem: Huawei’s Growing Role in 5G Technology Standardization

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provide a measure of the technological might of a company. In the case of wireless networks, it has always been a…

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Indonesian Smartphone Shipments Reached Record Volumes During Q2 2018

Smartphone Market Grew 25% annually; Xiaomi became the second largest brand for the first time ever New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San…

Unpacked 2018 – Building an Ecosystem and Launching the Note 9

Counterpoint Research once again attended the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City. With 3,000 media and Samsung partner attendees, the event…

Meet Counterpoint at IFA Berlin, 2018

We will be attending IFA Berlin from August 29 - August 31 Our Research Director Peter Richardson will be attending IFA Berlin, 2018. You can…

Samsung Electronics : Q2 2018 : Tale of Two Business Units :: Semiconductor the Star

We mentioned in the previous post (here) how Samsung is transforming into semiconductor and systems company. Now we have more evidence that the…

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2018 Declined 2% Annually, Continuing the Trend from A Decline of 3% in Q1 2018 Major Chinese Brands Are Now Focusing on…

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OnePlus Surpasses Samsung and Apple To Lead the Growing Indian Premium Segment During Q2 2018.

As per Counterpoint Research’s latest analysis on the important Indian smartphone market (see here), the premium smartphone segment (>INR 30,000)…

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China Smartphone Market Declined for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter in Q2 2018

Huawei was the fastest and lone brand registering a positive 22% YoY growth leading the market with an all-time-record share. Huawei’s sub-brand…

Samsung Topples Xiaomi to Regain Number One Position in India in Q2 2018

Top five brands captured 82% of the total smartphone market; OnePlus (284%), Honor (188%) and Xiaomi (112%) were the fastest growing smartphone…

Qualcomm Begins Sampling mmWave Modules with Customers

Qualcomm announced today that the company is sampling mmWave modules to OEM’s who will embed the technology into 5G mobile handset devices. This is a…

Mobile Gaming Phones, a Brief History and Lessons Learned

Ever since the classic game Snake graced the first Nokia device in 1998, there has been interest by the mobile phone market to push the boundaries of…

Brazil Smartphone Market Shows Signs of Recovery

Growth for global brands was almost flat, whereas Chinese brands declined annually.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego,…

INFOGRAPHIC: Q1-2018 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q1-2018 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…

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Infographic: Q1-2018 | Top Selling Models in Asia

Our Q1-2018 Asia Top Selling Models report has been published. Some quick observations from this edition:  iPhone series captures 4 out of top 5…