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The Taiwanese Smartphone Industry, 1Q 2018

The Taiwanese Smartphone Industry, 1Q 2018

The report finds the Taiwanese smartphone shipment volume grew 39% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2017 while shipment value grew by whopping 83.9% compared to the previous quarter. The increase in shipment volume owes largely to the increasing sales of the Apple iPhones, and several new models launched by Chinese Huawei and Xiaomi in the second half of 2017. The adoption of AMOLED panels by iPhone for the first time, coupled with the use of TrueDepth modules, has led to the significant increase in production cost, thereby boosting the industry's shipment value in the fourth quarter of 2017. Since the sales of iPhones normally enter the weak season in the first half of the year and the the Chinese smartphone market declined in the fourth quarter of 2017 for the first time, shipment volume of the Taiwanese industry is estimated to decline 6.9% year-on-year in the first half of 2018. Nevertheless, the industry's shipment value is expected to continue on the rise in the first half, growing 19.6% year-on-year to about USD 33.5 billion.


  • Shipment Volume
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume, 3Q 2016 - 4Q 2018
  • Shipment Value
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Value and ASP, 3Q 2016 - 4Q 2018
  • Ranking
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Manufacturer Volume Ranking, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Shipment by Maker
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Maker, 1Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Maker, 1Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • System Technology
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by System Technology, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by System Technology, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Price Trend
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Price Point, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Price Point, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Operating System
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Operating System, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Operating System, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Display
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Display Type, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Display Type, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Mobile Phone Shipment Volume by Panel Size, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Panel Size, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Shipment Destinations
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Shipment Destination, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Shipment Destination, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Production Locations
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Production Location, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Producation Location, 3Q 2015 - 4Q 2017
  • Appendix
    • Research Scope
    • Companies Covered
    • Product Definitions
      • Feature Phone
      • Smartphone
    • Product Technology Definitions
      • GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)
      • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)
      • EDGE (Enhance Data rates for GSM Evolution)
      • WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)
      • HSPA (High Speed Packet Access )
      • TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous CDMA)
      • cdmaOne
      • CDMA2000 1X
      • CDMA2000 1x EV-DO (Evolution Data Only)
      • LTE(Long Term Evolution)
    • Business Type Definitions
      • ODM
      • OEM
      • EMS/CEM
      • OBM
      • Private Label
    • Customer Type Definitions
      • Brand-name Vendors
      • Mobile Operators
      • Channel Players
    • Geographic Definitions
      • Other Asian Countries
      • North America
      • Latin America
      • Western Europe
      • Other European Countries
      • Other

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