Samsung tops smartphone sales volume in Taiwan in August

Sales were driven by the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 9

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/24
By:  Central News Agency

Samsung Galaxy note 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea had the highest sales volume among other suppliers in Taiwan in August, driven by the launch of its latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 9, according to industry sources.

With a 19.6 percent share of sales in Taiwan, Samsung edged up one notch to the top ranking from a month earlier, the sources said over the weekend.

The Galaxy Note 9 was released in Taiwan on Aug. 24 but the 512G model was sold out on the first day of pre-order sales, which started Aug. 15, according to the sources.

Smartphone sales in Taiwan totaled 540,000 units in August, with Samsung accounting for 19.6 percent, Apple Inc. of the U.S. 18.8 percent, Asustek Computer Inc. of Taiwan 15.5 percent, Chinese vendor OPPO 11.5 percent, and Taiwan-based brand HTC Corp. 6.2 percent, the sources said.

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