Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in Taiwan last month

Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in Taiwan last month
Overall, smartphone shipments in Taiwan during August rose 7% sequentially, according to local retail channels. In terms of raw numbers, that works out to 663,000 handsets shipped in the month, up 44,000 from July's figure. Care to guess which manufacturer was on top? We can tell you that this brand led the way in smartphone sales volume and sales value during August, and was Samsung.

Following Samsung on the list, based on sales volume, was Asus. HTC finished third with Apple fourth. Sony and Oppo were fifth and sixth, respectively. Since Apple's phones are comparatively expensive, in terms of sales value the U.S. manufacturer was second to Samsung last month in Taiwan. In third was Sony followed by HTC, Asus and Oppo.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was the top selling model in Taiwan for August, with the Samsung Galaxy J (2016) second. The 64GB Apple iPhone 6s was third with the Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) fourth. In fifth was the 64GB Apple iPhone 6s Plus. The HTC Desire 728 dual sim finished sixth last month in Taiwan. The Samsung Galaxy J7 was next followed by the 32GB Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL), Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Oppo F1.

Sources from Taiwan retail channels say that the issue with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's defective battery, the recall and exchange of the Note 7 units, and the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could make it difficult for Samsung to remain on top in Taiwan this month.

source: Digitimes



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

A little off-topic but really hoping the Galaxy S8 has a removable battery. Hopefully Samsung will do such in an attempt to recover from any backlash against the numerous Note 7 models catching fire.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It still remains to be seen if Samsung will stay the top in Taiwan. But I'm confident it will be so. Samsung won't just lose position overnight because of a sudden mess-up.

24. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Everyone in Thaiwan only has one kidney left from selling their first kidney for an iPhone 4S.

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

not alot of competitive competition in Taiwain. the only guy is. htc.

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