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The Top 10 Best-Selling Smartphones in China and the World in 2018

The global economy was in turmoil in 2018. Both the global and the Chinese manufacturing industry were suffering, and trade growth slowed down. Not…

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Sell-Through in China’s Smartphone Market Continues to Decline but Bright Spots Emerge in Q1 2019

In Q1 2019, the sales volume of smartphones fell below 100 million again. Huawei, OPPO and Vivo maintain YoY growth. With the release of new models,…

Samsung is the Most Preferred Brand for Next Purchase in the UK

The UK is a mature smartphone market driven by operator channels. Apple and Samsung dominate the best-selling list. Competition is intensifying with…

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A Closer Look at Xiaomi’s 2018 Annual Results

After its IPO in June 2018, Xiaomi announced its first annual earnings results recently. Its total revenues grew 52.6% year-on-year (YoY) to RMB…

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A Record 28% of All Smartphones Were Sold Through Online Channel in Q4 2018 in China

JD is the top online platform for smartphone sales with 50% channel share Honor overtakes Xiaomi to become the leading brand by sales volume in the…

MWC Part 2: The Dawn of 5G

Foldable smartphones may have taken the spotlight at the 2019 MWC in Barcelona, but the more realistic jump in technology for smartphones is 5G.…

Teardown and BoM Analysis for Xiaomi Pocophone F1

POCO F1 is the first phone from POCO, Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Xiaomi decided to release a mid-to-high end model to take on increasing competition from…

Festive Season India

Online Channels Accounted to a Record Half of All the Smartphones Sold During Indian Diwali Festive Season

Top three smartphone brands captured 57% of the India festive sales volumes dominated by Xiaomi, Samsung and Realme. Xiaomi dominated the festive…

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…

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…

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…

Vietnam Smartphone Market Returns to Double Digit Growth in Q2 2018

Xiaomi (363%) and Huawei (193%) were the fastest growing brands in Vietnam. Xiaomi enters the top five brands for the first time     New Delhi, Hong…

CY 2017: Exclusive Models Across Price Points Drove Online Smartphone Shipments by 23% Annually in the Indian Market

Flipkart and Xiaomi grew the overall smartphone demand whereas Amazon and OnePlus grew the demand in premium segment across online channels…

Xiaomi Surpassed Samsung As The Leading Smartphone Brand in Q4 2017

India’s overall mobile phone shipments grew 37% and smartphone shipments grew 12% with feature phones growing an astonishing 55% during 4Q 2017.…

Xiaomi Is Now the Fastest Growing Brand in the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market

India handset shipments reached an all-time high of over 84 Million for the first time ever driven by strong sell-in of both featurephones and…

Xiaomi nearly snatches Samsung’s top spot in India

Samsung may make the world's most popular phones but it's losing ground to Xiaomi in India. The Chinese phone maker just needs another two percent of…

Xiaomi is closing in on Samsung in India’s top smartphone market share 

NEW DELHI: Samsung’s four-anda-half-year reign at the top of India’s smartphone rankings is under threat, with China’s Xiaomi ending the quarter…

Xiaomi Shifting to Offline Channel and Releasing Two New Products

Counterpoint attended Xiaomi’s fall new product release conference in Beijing on Sep 27th. The conference introduced two products, Xiaomi TV 3s and…