Domestic Brands Captured 87% of the Chinese Smartphone Market in Q2 2017

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2…

JioPhone: Accelerating India to Cross The 4G Chasm

The most disruptive 4G operator in India Jio, part of Reliance Industries, announced a category of 4G Feature Phone "JioPhone" which is essentially…

Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones to Climb to 120 Million Units in 2017

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

New Attempts at Hardware Differentiation : Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Counterpoint Research – NB-IoT vs Competition LPWA Technologies – A Primer

NB-IoT, while promising on paper and ratified in the existing 3GPP standard Rel. 13, is mostly being driven by four companies. This makes it highly…

One in Two Smartphones Sold Globally Sports a TLC NAND Flash Memory Solution

Overview: The smartphone has become one of the most important devices in the world today, There is a rising need to incorporate greater storage…

Qualcomm’s “Affordable Premium” Strategy Blossoms with Latest Snapdragon 660/630 Platforms

Counterpoint Analysts participated at Qualcomm's latest launch events for its Snapdragon 600 platform's latest solutions 660 and 630 at Snapdragon…

Huawei, Oppo & vivo Dominate China Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 4% annually during Q1…

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo Together Contribute to More Than Half of the Chinese Smartphone Market in Q1 2017

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 4% annually during Q1…

China Mobile : 500 Million LTE Subs :: A Unique Milestone

Since the first rollout of LTE networks at the end of last decade, the global LTE subscriptions or connections over the last seven years has swelled…

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…

Surprise! Feature Phones to Drive the Next Wave of LTE Growth

More than half a billion LTE capable phones in a feature phone form-factor will be shipped globally over the course of five years. Local kings…

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…

Nokia Brand Relives

When I bought my first phone in 2004, the versatile Nokia 6600, it offered the glimpse of the future of handheld computing by the then leader in…

Storage Solution Trends in the Consumer Notebook Market

Since 2010, the PC industry has seen the rise of thinner and lighter PC form factors. Progress comes thanks to semiconductors based on advanced…

Snaptacles ????

We have consistently talked about evolving business models such as "Hardware as a Distribution" model (see here) in tech space changing the…

HERE’s Sensor-Driven Open Location Platform: A Eureka Moment For Auto Industry

As we have highlighted before (here) that the "self-driving "automobile revolution is coming sooner than we think but also questioned (here) if the…

iPhones & The Crown

At Counterpoint, we track the devices and technologies which are increasingly central to our lives - case in point - smartphones which also happen to…