Apple hogging up Sony camera sensor orders for the iPhone 6c, Sony struggling to meet demand?26
Back to cam sensors, more precisely the lack of such, those in the know claim Huawei will be able to ship only 50% of the devices it planned to ship with Sony cameras, while competitors ZTE, Oppo, and Coolpad will scale down to 10-30% of their output. The report suggests Chinese companies will have to seek alternatives from Samsung, Toshiba, or OmniVision. Although not a Chinese company, HTC had to turn to Toshiba for HTC One M9 camera sensors too, which could have been a consequence of supply constraints. As component suppliers prioritize their products supply based on clients' size and orders, such occurrences won't be uncommon in the future. Having an advantage in component supply over smaller players is a privilege of the top dogs in the smartphone biz.