Tom Kang

Research Director and Managing Director | Counterpoint
Tom Kang

Presentation Abstract:

COVID-19 is an unprecedented pandemic affecting all aspects of life and the economy.

The smartphone market is no exception. But there are other factors that are making the market turbulent: US-China trade wars, 5G growth, Huawei factor and more.

We will take a look at each event and how it affects the smartphone market outlook as well as the vendors involved. New technologies are still growing and shaping the ecosystem.

We will also examine new models launched and their trajectory.

  • COVID-19 impact and revised forecast
  • Consumer demand trends and budget restraints
  • Huawei’s future and the emergence of the next Huawei
  • Apple’s new lineup and 5G
  • Fingerprint on Display
  • Foldables and OLED
  • Market demand by region and outlook
  • What to look for in 2021

Tom Kang is an expert in the telecoms industry with 14 years of experience. He provides practical advice for the short term goals of clients as well as insights for long term vision. Previously he was a celebrated world renowned analyst at Strategy Analytics. He first introduced value share and profit share. He also created the Smartphone Strategies service and headed the research growing it to become the largest service in the company. Tom also worked for LG Electronics within the Mobile Communications Company in various roles.