Tag Archives: Counterpoint

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »

Jio Phone to Slow Feature Phone to Smartphone Conversions: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS India’s LTE installed base of handset said to cross 150 million units Chinese smartphone brands still dominated in Q2 2017 JioPhone likely to impact the Indian mobile market JioPhone, the ‘India ka smartphone’ unveiled by Reliance Jio recently, is going to be a factor in slowing down the trend of giving up feature phones for smartphones, new research said on Thursday. ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Mobile Phones Prices Likely to See 1-2 Percent Hike, Says Counterpoint

With the Union Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on imported populated PCBs for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The new customs duty is likely to affect the pricing of the ‘Make in India’ mobile phones considering price of the PCBs make up a significant part of a phone’s cost. ... Read More »

India’s Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million in Q4 2016: Counterpoint

The smartphone user base in India – with Chinese brands dominating the market – crossed 300 million as shipments grew 18 percent annually in 2016 compared to the global smartphone market which grew only three percent, a new report said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Chinese brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo and Xiaomi contributed 46 percent ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »

More Entry-Level Smartphone Players Will Quit Indian Market in 2017: Counterpoint

With mounting revenue losses amid too many players fighting to grab a pie, exits will surpass entrants in the Indian smartphone market in 2017, analysts said on Thursday. There are nearly 250 million unique smartphone users in the country and by the end of 2016, there will be 280 million Indians with these devices. “With declining margins amid cut-throat competition, ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Capture 10 Percent of Premium Smartphone Share in India in October: Counterpoint

Last month, Google launched its first fully self-branded Pixel smartphones worldwide as well as in India. The unique and the distinguishing factor about these smartphones from the earlier Nexus series is that these smartphones are premium in terms of features as well as the price tag. Pixel phones have been pitched by the search giant as direct competitors to Apple’s ... Read More »

Smartphone Shipments in India Grew 23 Percent Year-on-Year in Q3, Says Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India grew 23 percent annually in the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the global smartphone market which grew at five percent, market research firm Counterpoint Research said on Thursday. The feature phone shipments grew two percent year-on-year and 23 percent quarter-on-quarter as feature phone to smartphone transition slowed down in recent quarters. Further, eight out ... Read More »

Oppo Becomes Top Smartphone Manufacturer in China: Counterpoint Research

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is now the leader in the home smartphone market with 23 percent market share in terms of sales, followed by Huawei with 17.4 percent, and Vivo with 12 percent, a market research said Saturday. Oppo’s market share right now is also more than both Apple and Samsung combined in China, the Counterpoint Research report for the ... Read More »

Samsung Takes Lead From Apple in US cellphone marketplace: Counterpoint

Samsung has taken the lead over Apple within the US phone market, consistent with the state-of-the-art data by means of Counterpoint research. It took Samsung 11 months to regain the pinnacle spot in the US marketplace after dropping it to rival Apple in April last year. in keeping with the studies company, Samsung accounted for 28.eight percentage cellphone income within ... Read More »