By: Central News Agency
Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan-based HTC Corp. (???) took first place in terms of sales volume of smartphones sold in Taiwan in June, industrial sources said Thursday. According to the sources, HTC accounted for 19.3 percent of total smartphone sales of 640,000 units in the country in June, ahead of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. with 18.6 percent and Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc. with 17.9 percent.
U.S.-based Apple Inc. came in fourth, with a 16.9 percent market share of Taiwan’s smartphone market in June, followed by Japan’s Sony Corp. with 8.7 percent. In June, Taiwan’s smartphone sales volume fell about 10 percent from a month earlier, the sources said. In terms of sales value, Apple topped the Taiwan smartphone sales list in June due to the higher price tags carried by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The U.S. firm took a 41.4 percent share of the market, the sources said. Samsung was second in terms of sales value with a 19.9 percent share, ahead of HTC with 14.2 percent, Sony with 9.3 percent and Austek with 8.5 percent, the sources said. [FULL STORY]