Taipei, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:30 (GMT+8)
light drizzle
Taipei
26°C
Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry
Kristina Shih, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 10 July 2014]

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

In China, the race for price/performance ratios was keener for models sold through the Internet compared to those sold in physical retail stores where price reductions were limited in June.

Huawei has continued to strengthen online sales of its Honor-brand smartphones with the release of upgraded versions of the Honor 3C and 3X as well as the high-end Honor 6, aiming to compete more effectively against rival Xiaomi Technology in terms of pricing and the pace of introducing new models, said Digitimes Research.

While Microsoft has launched the Android-based Nokia X in order to shore up its dwindling market share, Google's launch of its Android One platform for low-cost smartphones with India-based vendors will dwarf the prospects for the Nokia X.

Meanwhile, the new flagship models launched by vendors have fewer significant differences as compared to their previous generations, indicating that competition in differentiation for high-end smartphones will gradually be shifting to applications instead of hardware specifications, Digitimes Research commented.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

    Bits + chips | 28min ago

  • Neo Solar subsidiary sells PV power-generating stations to Chailease

    Green energy - Stockwatch | 46min ago

  • China PV module makers set tough terms for Taiwan cell makers

    Green energy | 54min ago

  • IC design houses to ramp up rapid charge controller ICs

    Bits + chips | 2h 1min ago

  • Korea vendors developing quantum dot TVs, says report

    Displays | Sep 30, 20:59

  • Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

    Green energy | Sep 30, 20:42

  • Digitimes Research: No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

    IT + CE | Sep 30, 20:13

  • China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 21:55

  • Taiwan market: Acer launches 11 Aspire V Nitro series notebooks

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 21:55

  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S and Gear Circle

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 21:54

  • TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 21:54

  • Mitac Holdings to see 3Q14 non-operating profit of NT$191 million from Synnex

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:33

  • China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:22

  • Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:52

  • TSMC lands new FPGA and SoC orders from Altera

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:51

  • JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:51

  • Taiwan market: Studio A to set up stores on university campuses

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:50

Pause
 | 
View more
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
DIGITIMES Translation Services
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.