Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: 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 into the top five rankings after a long time. Motorola’s focus on affordable devices for prepaid/unlocked market and breaking out from Verizon’s shadows helped drive growth during the quarter,” said Research Analyst Archana Srinivasan.

Motorola also benefited in terms of visibility with presence across all four of the major carriers with its Moto Z2 Force Edition in premium segment.

“The Moto E series was actually the key volume driver for Motorola during the quarter across prepaid and open channels,” Srinivasan added.

Verizon had a good quarter and remained the biggest channel for smartphone sales, followed by T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint.

“LG had a strong quarter recording highest ever volume for the third quarter closing on Samsung volumes, especially at T-Mobile & Sprint,” said Research Director Neil Shah.

Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the US. The Moto E4 and LG Stylo 3 were also solid performers. LG grew its share to 17.6 percent.

ZTE grew its smartphone volumes 34 percent (year-on-year).


Q1 2016 Sees Samsung Lead in phone Shipments, Apple in sales: Counterpoint

Q1 2016 Sees Samsung Lead in Smartphone Shipments, Apple in Revenue: Counterpoint

international telephone shipments remained flat at 344 million units in January-March, impacted by weakercall for in China and Brzail in addition to components of Europe, studies firm Counterpoint said Thursday.this is the primary time ever because the launch of smartphones that the phase has seen no growth, itstated.

whilst three out of four cell phones shipped on the planet now are smartphones however cargo has “bogged down significantly“, Counterpoint said in a file.

“The slowdown may be attributed due to better sell-in during the vacation season quarter and weakerdemand in markets which include Brazil, China, Indonesia and elements of Europe,” the report stated.

additionally, chinese language manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo have captured 33percentage of the worldwide phone marketplace, it brought.

this is the first time ever since the launch of telephone, the segment has seen zero percentage growth, signaling the key global scale players need to invigorate sales with extra thrilling merchandise and pricing schemes,” he said.

Samsung led the smartphone market with the aid of quantity with a marketplace percentage of twenty-two.eight percentage. however, its smartphone shipments declined six percent 12 months-on-year.

Apple, which saw its iPhone shipments declining, ranked second within the tally with 14.9 percentageshare.

Others in the list covered Huawei (eight.3 percentage), Xiaomi (4.2 percentage), LG and Oppo (three.nine percentage each).

In phrases of revenue percentage, Apple led the cellphone market with a healthy 40 percentage revenueshare.

Samsung (23.2 percentage), Huawei (6 percentage), Oppo (3.6 percentage), Xiaomi and LG (2.8percentage each) observed within the tally.

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Counterpoint ‘Grossly Underestimated Our Numbers’, Says Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain

Counterpoint 'Grossly Underestimated Our Numbers', Says Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain

Less than 24-hours after the Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor analyst report stated thatMicromax’s Yu is outselling Xiaomi online, and that Xiaomi registered a 46 percent drop in smartphone shipments (its first-ever drop in the country), Xiaomi has issued a counterpoint of its own by saying it sold record 1 million plus units in Q2 (July to September).

Addressing this difference directly, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain says that the company does not track analyst reports regularly but adds that there have been some changes to Xiaomi’s business in recent times which could explain the discrepancy, saying, “they [have] grossly underestimated our numbers”.

“For one thing, the numbers we report are units sold, not just shipped, and I’m not sure if this is the case for the other brands, which should explain some of the difference,” says Jain. “The million mark we are announcing today is phones sold.”

Another reason for the discrepancy, Jain says, could be in the fact that Xiaomi isn’t importing all the handsets it sells in India anymore. “In Q3, we also started our Make in India initiative, and the Redmi 2 Prime, which is manufactured in India is our highest selling SKU right now,” says Jain.

All units of the Redmi 2 Prime, and some units of the Redmi 2 are being made in Foxconn’s Sri City facility, and the rest of Xiaomi’s inventory is still imported. However, Jain was not willing to specify what percentage of its sales comes from the made in India products, so it’s not clear if this could really be why Counterpoint’s data contradicts what Xiaomi is saying.

Xiaomi is bringing more and more products to open sales, Jain adds, as it gets better at managing the demand-supply equation. “We had much more supply-demand disparity when we first came to India, but we have been able to move to open sale for almost all our products,” says Jain. “Demand is still more than we can keep up with some times, but make in India is helping us change this. It’s been much more successful than we were expecting, and I’m hoping that at some point in the future, most of our inventory sold here will also be made here.”

He added that in terms of e-commerce too, Xiaomi has been seeing a strong positive reaction from the audience here in India, and pointed out during the Diwali sale the company started a few days ago, it saw over 1 million unique visits on in a single day, and added that the store has seen over 10 million visits.