Security

Android Security Updates: An Important Element of Device Hygiene That Device Makers Often Miss

Consumers store more personal data on smartphones than any other device. But many are unaware of how risky this can be. Few consumers in our research…

Nokia Leads the Global Rankings in Updating Smartphone Software and Security

Key brands had fewer than a third of their sub-US$200 smartphones updated to the latest Android version. Nokia leads with more than 90% of its…

Apple Products

Apple Q3 FY19: iPhone Revenues Down 12%, But Wearables and Services Bridge the Gap

Apple reported its  Q3 FY19 result. The company’s fiscal calendar runs from October to September. Historically, Q3 of its fiscal year rarely has…

Market Share of Top Five Smartphone OEMs in Indonesia Reached Highest-Ever Level During Q1 2019

The Indonesian smartphone market is increasingly concentrated at the top with the market share of the top five smartphone OEMs reaching the…

Libra – Cryptocurrency’s Moment to Reach Masses but Challenges Ahead

Facebook has finally revealed details about its global payments plan with the announcement of Libra, a digital currency built on the foundation of…

Smartphone Growth in Emerging Markets Will Continue in 2019

Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that economic growth in emerging markets, during 2019, will be faster (4.7%) than developed…

2018 Premium Smartphone Segment Market Share

Apple Maintains Lead in Premium Smartphone Segment, OnePlus Enters Top Five Brands for the First Time in 2018

Apple continues to lead global premium smartphone segment by capturing more than half of the market while OnePlus entered the top five brands 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.…

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India Imported $13 Billion Worth of Mobile Phone Components in 2018

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires February 22nd, 2019 The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s Phased…

Smart Feature Phones to Create US$28 billion Revenue Opportunity

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego February 18th, 2019 As the penetration of smart feature phones increases across…

Premium Smartphone Segment Captures Over One-Fifth of the Smartphone Sales

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Q3 2018, the global premium smartphone segment** continues to grow faster than the overall…

Facebook Needs to Bet Big on Instagram and Payments for Monetization Opportunities Ahead

Facebook reported a strong third quarter with a healthy 33% YoY growth in revenue. This was driven by regional ad growth in APAC (+38%) followed by…

India’s Smartphone Shipments Reached an All-Time High During Q3 2018

Smartphone market grew 24% QoQ and 5% YoY driven by strong shipments ahead of the festive season. Four of the top five brands (Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo…

OnePlus Continues to Lead the Growing Indian Premium Segment for the Second Successive Quarter

According to Counterpoint Research’s latest analysis on the Indian smartphone market, premium smartphone (>INR 30,000/US$400) shipments reached an…

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…

Apple Captured 43% of the Global Premium Segment, OnePlus Entered Top Five Premium Android OEMs During Q2 2018

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor Q2 2018, the global premium smartphone segment** grew faster than the overall smartphone market.…

iPhone X Drove Apple’s “Revenue Super Cycle”

Cumulative shipments for iPhone X reached 63 Million units by end of Aug 2018 lower than iPhone 6 for similar period since launch but on track to be…

Indonesian Smartphone Shipments Reached Record Volumes During Q2 2018

Smartphone Market Grew 25% annually; Xiaomi became the second largest brand for the first time ever New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San…