Articles about Counterpoint Research

Apple iPhone Xr was the top-selling smartphone of 2019

25 Dec 2019

Technology
Apple iPhone Xr was the top-selling smartphone of 2019

Apple's bid to offer an affordable iPhone experience with iPhone Xr finally appears to be paying off.

Hackers can steal your posts, location from Facebook apps

23 Nov 2019

Technology
Hackers can steal your posts, location from Facebook apps

Facebook and Instagram dominate as the most favored social media apps on the internet.

Redmi Note 7 Pro becomes best-selling smartphone of Q2 2019

16 Sep 2019

Business
Redmi Note 7 Pro becomes best-selling smartphone of Q2 2019

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro has emerged as the best-selling smartphone in India for the second quarter of 2019, according to a new report by market research firm Counterpoint Research.

By 2022, more than 700 million Indians will have smartphones

28 Sep 2018

Business
By 2022, more than 700 million Indians will have smartphones

India's already burgeoning smartphone market is on track to touch new heights, a new report from market analysis firm Counterpoint Research has suggested.

Google leads $22 million investment in KaiOS (that powers JioPhone)

28 Jun 2018

Business
Google leads $22 million investment in KaiOS (that powers JioPhone)

KaiOS, the company that has built an operating system (OS) for the unique category of smart feature phones and powers the popular Reliance JioPhone, has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by Google.

In first quarter of 2018, 38% smartphones were sold online

18 Jun 2018

Business
In first quarter of 2018, 38% smartphones were sold online

India is becoming increasingly reliant on e-commerce, especially pertaining to gadgets' sales.

Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market with 15% share

25 May 2018

Business
Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market with 15% share

With a share of 15%, Reliance JioPhone grabbed the top spot in global feature phone market in Q1 2018, according to market research firm Counterpoint Research.

Reliance Jio's new offer: Unlimited monthly 4G-data for Rs. 49!

25 Jan 2018

Business
Reliance Jio's new offer: Unlimited monthly 4G-data for Rs. 49!

On the eve of Republic Day, Reliance Jio has rolled out an amazing new prepaid monthly plan that offers users unlimited 4G data for only Rs. 49.

Apple's India growth hits 6-year low: What's the reason?

13 Dec 2017

Business
Apple's India growth hits 6-year low: What's the reason?

Apple is only $200mn away from hitting the $2bn-mark in India sales; Apple India reported sales of Rs. 11,619cr ($1.8bn) for FY 2016-17, compared to Rs. 9,937cr in FY 2015-16.

Apple demands India not to hike import-tax on iPhone parts

12 Dec 2017

Business
Apple demands India not to hike import-tax on iPhone parts

In a bid to expand its iPhone-manufacturing in India, Apple has reportedly asked the government not to increase the import taxes on mobile phone components.

Apple-TRAI tussle: Apple to help government develop DND iOS app

15 Nov 2017

India
Apple-TRAI tussle: Apple to help government develop DND iOS app

Apple has finally agreed to provide "limited help" to TRAI for developing DND (Do-Not-Disturb) app for its iOS platform, after a one-year-long battle over the regulator's anti-spam app.

Xiaomi becomes India's top smartphone seller, along with Samsung

14 Nov 2017

Business
Xiaomi becomes India's top smartphone seller, along with Samsung

China's Xiaomi now shares the "No. 1 spot" in India's smartphone sales with South Korean giant Samsung, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) India.

Xiaomi set to overtake Samsung as India's largest smartphone seller

19 Oct 2017

Business
Xiaomi set to overtake Samsung as India's largest smartphone seller

Chinese device maker Xiaomi, which entered India's smartphone market in 2014, is giving a really tough competition to Samsung.

Huawei triumphs over Apple, becomes top smartphone brand in China

03 Oct 2017

Business
Huawei triumphs over Apple, becomes top smartphone brand in China

It appears that Apple has finally lost its biggest overseas market. An FT survey shows that Apple, which is trying to regain its popularity in China, has fallen out of favor among the locals.

Lava will now bring sub-Rs. 10,000 phones with high-end features

02 Oct 2017

Business
Lava will now bring sub-Rs. 10,000 phones with high-end features

Home-grown mobile phone manufacturer Lava said that from now on, it'll be targeting the sub-Rs. 10,000 market to take on Chinese competitors.

Fingerprint sensor will become standard in phones by 2018

01 Oct 2017

Technology
Fingerprint sensor will become standard in phones by 2018

PIN codes and patterns are cumbersome, while facial recognition and retina scans are still in their experimental stages.

Airtel's Rs. 2,500 smartphone to be launched around Diwali: Sources

11 Sep 2017

Business
Airtel's Rs. 2,500 smartphone to be launched around Diwali: Sources

According to sources, Airtel will launch its new 4G smartphone, priced Rs. 2,500-2,700, around Diwali.

After Jio's feature phone, Airtel to launch 4G smartphone

22 Aug 2017

Business
After Jio's feature phone, Airtel to launch 4G smartphone

The launch of Reliance Jio has unleashed a raging battle in the telecom industry. The release of JioPhone further took it up a notch.

Xiaomi surpasses Samsung in budget smartphone segment

28 Jul 2017

Business
Xiaomi surpasses Samsung in budget smartphone segment

As the 4G handset base in India crossed the 150 million units mark in the second quarter of 2017, data showed that Xiaomi had toppled Samsung as the top smartphone seller in the under-Rs. 10,000 segment of the smartphone market.

Oppo wants to invest in Indian start-ups to topple Samsung

09 May 2017

Business
Oppo wants to invest in Indian start-ups to topple Samsung

Oppo might have lost the top-smartphone-seller tag in China to Huawei in the first quarter but that doesn't mean it's going to stop anytime soon.

Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state

30 Nov 2016

India
Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state

A report released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion placed Uttar Pradesh as India's topmost mobile manufacturing state.