Counterpoint Research

Google Share to Drop Leading up to Pixel 6 Launch

Last month, Google released its new Google Pixel 5a 5G model, the follow-up to last year’s Pixel 4a and 4a 5g. The Pixel 5a 5G packs decent specs…

Apple iPhone 13

iPhone 13 to Boost US iOS Installed Base as Carriers Push Promotions

Apple’s latest announcement brings us the newest generation iPhone 13, iPads and Apple Watch 7. Each of these devices promises improvements in…

Rakuten’s Future – Operator, Vendor or Something Else?

August was a busy month for Rakuten. The Japanese company announced its first major vendor contract with German Internet company 1&1 Drillisch,…

Smartphone E-commerce Market

China Smartphone Internet Retail Sales Take 31% Share of Overall Market in H1 2021

Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego - September 8, 2021 China’s smartphone internet retail sales by units had a 31%…

Apple Continues to Retain Over 50% Share of Premium Smartphone Market in Q2 2021

The global premium smartphone market (models priced $400* and above) recorded a 46% YoY sales growth in Q2 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s…

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Snapdragon Sound Makes Pitch With High Quality Wireless Audio Solution

In today's smartphone market, wireless devices are increasingly becoming our means to listen to music and communicate hands free. There are fewer…

Smartphone ODMs Achieve 7.2% YoY Growth in H1 2021, Show Resilience to COVID-19, Component Shortages

Hong Kong, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – September 8, 2021 Smartphone shipments from ODM/IDH (Original Design…

Fighting Climate Change: Tech Tonic for Tectonic Shift

Fighting Climate Change: Tech Tonic for Tectonic Shift

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its most comprehensive and concerning report to date. Climate scientists have…

Smartphone Sales Soar as Company Reports Best Quarter on Record

Xiaomi Updates: Q2 2021

Smartphone Sales Soar as Company Reports Best Quarter on Record September 8, 2021 Xiaomi saw a record-setting Q2 2021 with revenues growing 64% and…

Which is the Hottest US Carrier in Q3?

According to the Counterpoint US Online/Offline Channel Share Tracker, the quick answer is T-Mobile. The ‘un-carrier’ is punching above its weight…

Internet Service: Xiaomi’s Key Profit Generator

Internet Service: Xiaomi’s Key Profit Generator

Beijing, Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul – September 1, 2021 Ten years ago, Xiaomi entered the smartphone market with…

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vivo: The Low-profile King of China Smartphone Market

People hardly notice any public statement by vivo’s top management on the company’s culture or an eye-catching social media post lashing out at other…

Tesla AI Day Counterpoint

Tesla AI Day: From Cars and Chips to Robots

Tesla is no longer a car company but a technology company. It is looking to build highly disruptive, efficient and intelligent products leveraging…

India Smartphone Market Set for Record Shipments in 2021

India Smartphone Market Set for Record Shipments in 2021

India’s smartphone market will reach 173 million shipments in 2021. More than 100 million smartphones will be shipped in H2 2021. 5G devices will…

Hon Hai – Diversification Beyond Apple into Semiconductor & EV Space Key to Long-Term Growth

We deep dive into the earnings performance of the world's largest smartphone EMS and potentially the largest EMS player by revenue - Hon Hai (Foxconn…

samsung galaxy unpacked 2021 announcements

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3: Unfolding Advanced Foldable Experiences at More Affordable Price Points

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are the world’s first water-resistant foldables. The Galaxy Watch 4 series has the first…

Moving to 5G

Russia Lags Europe in 5G Deployment

Europe was an early adopter of 5G with Swiss telecom operator Sunrise deploying the continent’s first 5G network in April 2019. By the end of Q1…

Counterpoint Research - Google Tensor SoC for Pixel 6 Phones

Google’s Path to Vertical Integration with Tensor SoC – Become Apple or Stay Google?

Google finally launched its long-rumored  code-named "Whitechapel" in-house smartphone System-on-Chip (SoC) yesterday. Google is calling it "Tensor"…