iPhone 12 Is the Best-Selling Smartphone of January 2021: Counterpoint

iPhone 12 has emerged as the best-selling smartphone globally in January 2021, according to a report by market research firm Counterpoint. The report says the iPhone 12, alongside the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, accounted for 71 percent of Apple’s smartphone sales for the month. The iPhone 12 series — comprising … Read more

Apple Leads Global Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2020: Counterpoint

Apple captured the top spot in the global smartphone market in Q4 2020 as the world continued to recover from the COVID-19 impact, according to Counterpoint. The total shipments in the last quarter crossed 395 million, out of which Apple was responsible for 81.9 million shipments. Apple’s growth is attributed to the pent-up demand for … Read more

Xiaomi Leads Indian Smartphone Shipments in 2020: Counterpoint

Xiaomi is India’s largest smartphone shipment manufacturer in 2020, a new Counterpoint report suggests. The research firm states that strong performance of Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 9 series resulted in 13 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in the last quarter of 2020. India’s smartphone shipments reached over 150 million units in 2020 due to post-lockdown … Read more

MediaTek Passes Qualcomm to Become Leading Phone Chipset Maker in Q3 2020

MediaTek outstripped Qualcomm to become the biggest smartphone chipset vendor with 31-percent market share in the third quarter of 2020, according to a report. The Taiwanese chipmaker saw a strong performance in the $100 – $250 (roughly Rs. 7,000 – Rs. 18,000) price bracket. It also received significant growth in markets including India and China … Read more

Oppo Is the Top Brand for Customer Satisfaction in India, Survey Shows

Indians spend Rs. 2,400 on an average for getting their out-of-warranty smartphones serviced, research firm Counterpoint said in a report based on a consumer survey. Counterpoint highlighted that one in every four smartphone owners in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Noida, will visit a service centre within six months of purchasing a new smartphone. It … Read more

Samsung Beats Huawei To Become World’s Top Smartphone Vendor: Reports

Samsung has regained the top spot in global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2020, multiple research reports confirm. The South Korean company shipped nearly 80 million units in Q3, pushing China’s Huawei (which shipped close to 50 million units) to the second spot ending its short-lived reign. Xiaomi beat Apple for the first … Read more