Key Themes of Day One of the Samsung Developers Conference

  Samsung kicked off its developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Keynotes were delivered by Samsung’s President and CEO…

Rappi, and the Untapped Tech Investment Opportunity in LATAM

Latin America (LATAM) technology investment offers a unique opening to those that seek opportunities as it is fairly mature technologically but still…

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Smartphones to Show -1% Growth in 2018

The smartphone market will experience an annual decline for the first time in history Seoul, London, San Diego, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires –…

Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo Reached Their Highest Ever Shipments in a Single Quarter, Despite a Global Slowdown

iPhone helps Apple to record 3rd quarter revenue even as shipments remain flat YoY Huawei  holds on to 2nd position for the second consecutive…

5 Lessons from Today’s Apple Q3 2018 Earnings Call

Apple just completed its Q3 2018 earnings call. Here are my five key thoughts on the quarter:Even Apple isn’t immune to the growing trend of longer…

Q3 2018: The Chinese Smartphone Market Continues to Decline, Driving Market Consolidation

Huawei (including Honor) was the fastest growing brand and No. 1 in China, and OPPO and vivo’s rankings are neck and neck, with a combined market…

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India’s Smartphone Shipments Reached an All-Time High During Q3 2018

Smartphone market grew 24% QoQ and 5% YoY driven by strong shipments ahead of the festive season. Four of the top five brands (Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo…

Growing Opportunities for New Handset OEMs and White Label Vendors in the US Market

For the first time in many years, the US market is looking for new handset OEM vendors. This is in stark contrast to many years of carriers actively…

Growth of Refurbished Smartphones in Emerging Markets

According to Counterpoint’s refurbished handset tracker, the global refurb market is growing faster than that of new smartphones market, as consumers…

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OnePlus Continues to Lead the Growing Indian Premium Segment for the Second Successive Quarter

According to Counterpoint Research’s latest analysis on the Indian smartphone market, premium smartphone (>INR 30,000/US$400) shipments reached an…

Meet Counterpoint at the 4G/5G Summit, Hong Kong

Catch us at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit from October 22 – October 24 Our analysts will be attending the Qualcomm 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong. You can…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pixel 3/3 XL Smartphone – More About Software Than Hardware

Google launched its all new Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL smartphones today. The previous two Pixel models were not able to capture significant market share…