Huawei, Oppo and Vivo can ship half a billion smartphones in 2017
A source from a Taiwanese supply chain claims that the three largest smartphone manufacturers from China, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo will continue to strengthen its position in the next year.
According to the source, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo together shipped more than half a billion smartphones next year, that is about 30% of all devices of all companies working in the industry.
More specifically, the leader should remain a Huawei 170 million smartphones, second and third place will take Oppo and Vivo. The source predicts delivery at 160 and 150 million devices, but in this situation it is not clear where «more than half» of smartphones.
It is noteworthy that this year’s Huawei, according to the forecast, should be put on the market for about 126 million smartphones, or 90% of the 140 million devices that the company sold a year earlier. The reason is high competition from the aforementioned companies.
However, the company has already made the necessary changes in its development strategy, which should help it to achieve 30 percent sales growth next year.