Apple’s Revenue “Super Cycle”

Everyone has been less bullish or skeptical if Apple this time will witness a "Super Cycle" for demand of its new iPhone X, 8 series portfolio like…

Apple HomePod: Let’s Just Call It an ‘Apple Music’ Speaker

Some quick thoughts on Apple HomePod. HomePod, which Apple claims to be in the development for last six years, definitely shows up in terms of the…

HERE “Mobility Marketplace” Platform – Unique, Disruptive & Will Help Build the “Mobility Graph”

CES 2018 has transformed from a show focusing on "consumer electronics products" to "intelligent consumer mobility" solutions powering next…

Samsung Transforming into a Semiconductor and Systems Company

Samsung today announced its fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) 2017 and full year results. The results have been good but also indicate how Samsung…

Average Smartphone NAND Storage Capacity will Top 60GB by 2018

Flash Memory storage has become an important component in smartphones not only for consumers as their needs for storage keeps on increasing with…

Key Factors Driving Mobile Device Growth in India

This report contains an overview of mobile market drivers in India and takes a detailed look at various factors that are driving the growth. It also…

Location Platform Players Analysis & Scorecard

We closely track the location industry and here we have updated location ecosystems. Overview: With proliferation of internet, growth in mobile…

Location Platform Effectiveness Index: HERE Leads Ahead of Google & TomTom

With proliferation of internet, growth in mobile devices, applications, increasing urbanization, rise of e-commerce and on-demand services, the power…

Google-HTC Deal: Make or Break For Both’s Smartphone Ambitions

We have extensively followed HTC since its Windows Mobile heyday, more than a decade ago, and when it was more of an ODM (Original Design…

Q2 2017: Apple: Operating Margins Dip to 2009 Levels

Apple reported its calendar Q2 2017 (Apr-Jun) results and on the 10th Year Anniversary of iPhone, the overall results followed the typical cyclic…

iPhone :: A Decade of Billions

On June 29th 2007, Apple first begin selling its then iconic smartphone the "iPhone" which with multiple iterations transformed Apple into one of the…

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…