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CR: Smartphone market in India declines in Q3 as iPhone 13 becomes best-selling model

November 4, 2022

Via: GSMArena.com

Counterpoint Research posted its quarterly analysis of the smartphone market in India. The numbers for Q3 2021 revealed an 11% overall decline in sales on a yearly basis – down to 45 million units. This is the first yearly decline […]


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Counterpoint: European smartphone market falls 12% in Q1, the worst first quarter since 2013

June 16, 2022

Via: GSMArena.com

The European smartphone market experienced its worst first quarter in nearly a decade and analysts at Counterpoint Research warn that things will get even worse before they get better. The market fell 12% compared to the first three months of […]


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The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max were the world’s best-selling phones in Q1

May 20, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

The iPhone 13 was the third best-selling smartphone of 2021 despite only being on sale for three months, so it’ll come as no surprise to hear that Apple’s device is off to an extremely strong start in 2022. The iPhone […]


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Report: Samsung wants 22% of the smartphone market in 2022, expects high Galaxy S22 sales

December 1, 2021

Via: GSMArena.com

According to a report by The Elec, a South Korean media outlet, Samsung has some ambitious goals for 2022 and aims at 21.9% share of the global smartphone market. Samsung execs think that the prolonged pandemic will likely increase the […]


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Samsung continues to lead global smartphone market despite quarterly decline

July 29, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Apple trailed in third place with 48.9 million iPhones shipped, followed by Oppo at 34 million units shipped and Vivo at 33 million. It wasn’t all sunshine and unicorns, however, as global smartphone shipments collectively fell by seven percent quarter […]


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OnePlus explodes in US smartphone market as battle for LG’s share commences

July 27, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

The US smartphone market isn’t as competitive as the European one, but in the first half of 2021 there was a lot of movement as consumer demand rebounded and LG announced its exit. Apple and Samsung continue to lead the […]


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2021 smartphone market forecast: big rebound as 5G drives demand, foldables show promise

June 10, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Demand for smartphones nosedived in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new research shows that the global smartphone market is on track to rebound quickly in 2021. The smartphone market is rebounding quickly thanks, in part, to […]


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Samsung recaptures the top spot in the global smartphone market during Q1

April 29, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Data from Omdia indicates that during the first quarter of 2021, worldwide smartphone shipments rose a strong 28.1% compared to the number delivered during last year’s first three months. The number of units shipped rose to 353 million from the […]


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vivo takes the smartphone market lead in China in week 11

April 15, 2021

Via: GSMArena.com

According to the latest Weekly Smartphone Market Share report from Counterporint Research, vivo is now the leader in terms of market share in China. The report covers week 11 of the current year (March 8-14) and awards vivo a 24% […]


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Report: LG to exit mobile business after all

April 1, 2021

Via: GSMArena.com

When your business has been operating at a net loss for the past six years, there are few ways you can go about staying afloat. In the case of LG Mobile, shutting down all further efforts now seems like the […]


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Xiaomi, not Apple or Samsung, ate up Huawei’s European market share last year

February 26, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

The smartphone market as a whole experienced a massive downturn last year due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Europe was hit especially hard, and now Counterpoint Research has revealed how each brand endured. The iPhone 12 was Apple’s most […]


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New report predicts the 5G smartphone market will reach an impressive number in 2020

August 4, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

While 5G networks are still pretty hard to access in many major smartphone markets around the world, not to mention largely useless due to their modest or outright non-existent speed gains over 4G connectivity available in a lot of places […]


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Samsung and Apple had a not-so-terrible quarter in the US smartphone market

July 21, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

India was obviously not the only major smartphone market negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in recent months, but although things were pretty bad in the US as well between April and June, the latest data collected and published by […]


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Samsung loses ground and Apple makes big gains in the world’s number two smartphone market

January 27, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

While we continue to wait for the global smartphone sales numbers of 2019’s final three months to be released to see just how poorly the market has performed last year compared to an already pretty bad 2018, Counterpoint Research is […]


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Counterpoint: iPhone XR was the top-selling smartphone globally in last quarter

December 26, 2019

Via: GSM Arena

The iPhone XR announced last September was the top-selling smartphone across the globe in Q3 2019, according to a report by Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse. It captured a market share of 3% and also remained the best-selling smartphone in every […]


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Smartphone sales predicted to fall 3% this year

March 28, 2019

Via: TechSpot

The slump has been blamed on familiar reasons: many smartphone owners are keeping their devices longer before upgrading; the weaker Chinese economy is having a negative effect; more people are choosing second-hand options, and flagship prices are skyrocketing. In Western […]