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Huawei 1+8 Review: Look at What You Could Have Won

In the 1980s there was a popular TV game show in the UK where contestants played darts for prizes. They had opportunities to gamble their winnings…

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Comparing Mid-range 5G Smartphones for Around $700 and Below

5G smartphone prices are coming down rapidly. We had to revise down our forecasts for 5G smartphone prices during 2020 and, consequently, our volume…

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Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Quest for Perfection Continues

Oculus launched the second generation Quest standalone VR device, Quest 2, on September 16th. Its price is attractive, starting at $299 for the 64GB…

Aftershokz Aeropex Review: No Bone to Pick Here

The excitement around hearables is currently driven by true wireless stereo (TWS) devices. Sales of TWS are growing rapidly, even amid the pandemic,…

Augmented Reality: It’s Tough in Reality

BOSE is the latest company to withdraw from pursuing ambitions in the augmented reality sector. Other casualties include ODG and Daqri (acquired by…

Counterpoint February 2020: Global Smartphone Sales Show Resilience with a 14% Decline

February 2020: Global Smartphone Sales Show Resilience with a 14% Decline

As COVID-19 takes its toll, market demand is fragile but global smartphone sales (sell-through) in February declined only 14% compared to last year,…

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Huawei: Unfolding Drama

Had MWC not been cancelled Huawei would have held its launch event in front of a packed auditorium. However, instead, it is having to use a webcast…

Counterpoint Huawei to Play Limited Role in UK 5G

Huawei to Play a Limited Role in UK 5G

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei a limited role in building 5G infrastructure in the country. The UK has been under pressure, especially…

IFA2019 – Mid-Range Smartphones Get Some Much-Needed Attention

In the smartphone market, a lot of emphasis is given to flagship products – they are the ones that tend to receive the first release of new…

5G Infrastructure – Share More, Plan Less

As 5G networks roll out globally, operators and administrators are seeking ways to accelerate the benefits of the new technology, while keeping…

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Dancing in the Dark – Huawei P30 Series Launch

Huawei today launched the, much leaked, P30 series. The P series forms part of a co-flagship range together with the Mate series. The Mate tends to…

MWC Day 0 : Part 1 :: Welcome to the Advanced Imaging, 5G & Foldable Future

The Counterpoint team is on ground in sunny yet chilly Barcelona covering the latest and greatest innovations from the mobile industry. The Mobile…

New Phone, New Logo: Honor View 20 International Launch

Honor has now launched the View 20 in international markets. It chose to conduct the launch in Paris, France – heart of the European fashion industry…

Urgent Update to Drone Regulations Needed

A drone (or drones) is being flown over the UK's Gatwick Airport. This has caused cancellations of all flights - currently over 800 in to and out of…

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…

Contenders for Lithium-Ion’s Crown

Although most of the hardware in consumer electronics devices such as smartphones has improved beyond recognition over the past twenty years, the…

Huawei Kirin 980: First Look

In the world of mobile SoCs, the heavyweight players from a market share point of view are all providers of merchant solutions. The standout leader…