Why Qualcomm Should Worry About MediaTek’s New Moves?

MediaTek recently launched its Helio G90 and Helio G90T smartphone system-on-a-chip (SoCs), eyeing a growing affordable premium segment as well as…

Forecast Outlook: 5G Handset Volumes Shall Dominate the Market by 2025, Followed by LTE-A / A-Pro

Objective: This is long term handset forecast covering historical trends from 2014-2025 for different technologies (GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G and others) by…

SEMICON West 2019: New Non-Volatile Memory Technologies MRAM, PCM and RRAM to Revolutionize Future AI Workloads

Counterpoint Analysts were invited by Applied Materials, one of the leading semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors, to participate in the AI…

Huawei’s Harmony OS : Will it Resonate with Consumers?

Huawei, at its massive "Huawei Developer Conference 2019" #HDC2019, finally unveiled an alternative multi-device Operating System (OS) which the…

Indonesian Smartphone Market Grew 6% annually in Q2 2019

Realme becomes a Top 5 smartphone brand. Refreshed A series helps Samsung retain top spot. New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego,…

China Market

China’s Smartphone Market Grew 10% QoQ but Declined 9% YoY in Q2 2019

Q2 2019 Shipments in China's smartphone market was less than 100 million units for the second consecutive quarter. Huawei was the only brand in the…

Spotify Q2 2019: Product Innovations Boost Performance

Spotify is riding on innovations and reported healthy numbers during Q2 2019. We believe this is a result of its tweaks around product mix and…

SK Hynix to Cut DRAM Production and Reduce Wafer Start of NAND Flash

SK Hynix will begin to cut DRAM production from Q4 2019 as well as reduce its NAND flash wafer start by 15% as compared to its 2018 output. Last…

OnePlus Widens Lead over Apple and Samsung with OnePlus 7 Launch in the Indian Premium Segment in Q2 2019

Smartphone shipments in the premium segment (≥₹30,000 or roughly ≥US$430) grew an impressive 33% annually in India way above the single-digit overall…

market

Low Cost Handset Market Overview, Capabilities and Cost Drivers

Overview Mobile phones have become the centre stage for digital and financial inclusion. But still, 33% of the global population are not yet…

ecommerce

Smartphone Sales Grow 4% YoY During the Latest ‘618 E-Commerce Festival’

The popularity of third-party app platforms for shopping is increasing, especially across China’s lower-tier cities. New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul,…

Apple To Persist With In-House Modem Efforts, Acquires Intel’s Assets for $1 Billion

Apple is the most vertically integrated technology company. However, 60% of Apple's revenues come from cellular-based devices (e.g.iPhones, cellular…

India Smartphone Market Reached 37mn Shipments – A Second Quarter Record

New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires –  July 25th, 2019 Top 5 smartphone brands contribution reached the highest…

LATAM Mobile Devices Sales Channel Analysis: The Rise of the Open Channel

Overview: The LATAM mobile devices market’s sales channel landscape has been going through significant changes in the last few years. From being an…

Implications of Equipment Installment Plans in Canada

The introduction of equipment installment plans (EIP) in Canada’s telecom market is making premium phones affordable. With EIPs, one can get…

Market Graph

Smartphone ASP Growth to Continue in 2019 and Beyond

Global smartphone shipments declined 4% year-on-year YoY in 2018, but in stark contrast, the average selling price (ASP) increased 9% YoY. This was…

US Consumers Expecting to Pay More for 5G Smartphones; Excited for Rollout of 5G

Over 80% of consumers have a very positive opinion about 5G; Faster download speeds are the expected key benefit Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi,…

eSim device

Gemalto, G+D and Truphone Lead the eSIM Management Landscape

ARM, Cubic Telecom, Telna, and GigSky are poised to challenge the status quo in the future. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos…