ZENFONE WINNER:HTC Corp is expected to ship 3.2 million units in the second quarter, behind Asustek, which is expected to ship 4.4 million units
Date: May 23, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Cellphone shipments from Taiwan for the second quarter are likely to fall almost 10 percent from the first quarter due to slowing global demand for select flagship models of some Taiwanese brands, according to Taiwan-based Digitimes Research.
The research firm on Friday said that the expected drop in cellphone shipments also reflected the end of a product life cycle of several Sony models.
Sony Corp is a major client of Taiwanese contract electronics makers.
12.6 MILLION UNITS
Digitimes said that cellphone shipments from Taiwan for the April-to-June period are expected to total 12.6 million units, down 9.7 percent from a quarter earlier and declining 42.9 percent from a year earlier.
With limited shipments of its latest flagship model the HTC 10, HTC Corp (宏達電) is expected to ship 3.2 million units in the second quarter, lagging behind Asustek Computer Inc (華碩), which is expected to ship 4.4 million units due to sales of its ZenFone 2 series. [FULL STORY]