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The Taiwanese Smartphone Industry, 3Q 2018

The Taiwanese Smartphone Industry, 3Q 2018

The report finds the Taiwanese smartphone shipment volume declined 0.5% year-on-year and reached around 79.6 million units in the second quarter of 2018, the traditional weak season for the industry. The decrease in shipments to Sony and LG whose sales dwindles has offset the increase in shipments to Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi. Nevertheless, as the change in business model of Taiwanese branded vendors from manufacturing to outsourcing, their contribution to the industry will likely to drop further. Shipment volume of the industry is estimated to have enjoyed a double-digit sequential growth in the third quarter of 2018 as Apple always replenishes inventories in this quarter in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, and Huawei and Xiaomi orders have made significant contribution to the industry. Meanwhile, the production of Google Pixel smartphones has begun in the third quarter. Shipments to Google, although still contribute a relatively small share to the industry's total shipments compared to Huawei and Xiaomi, are expected to make a contribution to the industry similar tothat made by Sony.


  • Shipment Volume
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume, 1Q 2017 - 2Q 2019
  • Shipment Value
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Value and ASP, 1Q 2017 - 2Q 2019
  • Ranking
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Manufacturer Volume Ranking, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Shipment by Maker
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Maker, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Maker, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • System Technology
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by System Technology, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by System Technology, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Price Trend
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Price Point, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Price Point, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Operating System
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Operating System, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Operating System, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Display
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Display Type, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Display Type, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Mobile Phone Shipment Volume by Panel Size, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Panel Size, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Shipment Destinations
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Shipment Destination, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Shipment Destination, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • Production Locations
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Volume by Production Location, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
    • Table Taiwanese Smartphone Shipment Share by Producation Location, 1Q 2016 - 2Q 2018
  • 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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