High-end smart phone market slump, midrange models gradually favored by consumers




Sources pointed out that in 2013 the second quarter smartphone shipments grew 6.6% in the first quarter, representing growth of 31.4%.

According to market research firm TrendForce statistics, in 2013 in the second quarter smartphone shipments to two hundred twenty-one million units, compared with a slight growth of 6.6% in the first quarter, but lower than the second quarter of 2012 grew 31.4 percent, estimated that in 2013 total shipments for the nine hundred twenty-eight million units.

TrendForce pointed out that high-end smart phone market is shrinking, it touches priced between 150-450 U.S. dollars between the midrange models, access to many consumers.

It is reported that Samsung GALAXY S 4 sales, although not as expected, but shipments in the second quarter of 2013 was a breakthrough twenty-three million units, while Samsung mid-range smartphone market depends, still bring seventy-one million second quarter Taiwan’s total shipments, setting a single-season high.

At the same time, to benefit from the growing demand for Chinese brand smartphones in the second quarter of 2013, representing growth of 44 percent, while the four kinds of the most popular brands were HUAWEI, ZTE, Lenovo and Coolpad.


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