Top Chinese phone manufacturers are keeping their chip suppliers busy

Top Chinese phone manufacturers are keeping their chip suppliers busy
Asian based chip makers, like MediaTek, are benefiting from a surge in demand for mobile chipsets by Chinese smartphone manufacturers. MediaTek's revenues for March rose 58.2% from February to NT$20.11 billion ($688.1 million USD). Industry sources say that handset producers like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have increased the size of their chip orders as they stock up prior to the production and release of new models.

The market share of the four aforementioned Chinese phone manufacturers combine to top 70% in their home country. Toss in the overseas presence that all four are trying to expand, and these companies are making their suppliers very, very happy. The one sour note here is that the U.S. government has already helped Verizon and AT&T change their mind about carrying the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and Best Buy will soon stop selling the company's handsets. As much as Huawei would love to partner with multiple U.S. carriers, there is a fear that the manufacturer's devices spy on U.S. consumers and corporations.

Actually, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi might find business to be better outside of China. Research firm Canalys said that last year, the country had its first ever decline in smartphone shipments. And for the first quarter of this year, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology reports that Chinese handset shipments declined 27% year-over-year to 81.87 million handsets. The country remains the world's largest market for smartphones.

source: Digitimes

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13 Comments

1. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

China makes cheap junks, buy Americans brand

2. Sunbae-min

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

American brands are overrated. The real quality premium brands are from Korea like in fashion, clothing, electronics, cars, foods and the TV shows

8. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

I guess love your own?

3. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

American brand products are made in China.

4. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Origin of country doesn't necessary equal to the quality. Quality Control plays a much more important role.

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Name one phone made in America, I'll wait. Cause you know that iPhone is just cheap Chinese Junk as you put it.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

There is literally no "American brand" on the mobile market, dude :-D

12. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Americans just market their poor quality products well. They only know to produce s**t.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

That is not true with some American audio manufacturers. Sure a lot of American brands are subpar to even cheap China production, but there are a lot of good American companies as well. Audeze, Grado and Westone for example, they make top models in NA and headphones by Audeze and Westone are exceptionally incredible :D That is just an example, there are more good manufacturers in the US.

6. Nikolai90

Posts: 50; Member since: May 16, 2017

China will invade the US soon. What Japanese has failed to do in the past, Chinese will make it happened. Not necessarily through arm conflict but through Chinese products and goods. The US will import more and more from Chinese manufacturers. Trust me.

9. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..i think yr president may have something to say about that

11. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Wish these Chinese phones were compatible to with US carriers, otherwise no point in buying them.

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