Guess who’s first?
Canalys has officially released its quarterly economic report for smartphones for the second quarter of the year. According to their report, Realme remained to be the top-selling manufacturer, but also the slowest growth. Among all five, it’s the only company that got a negative YoY growth.
See what’s absent here? That’s right! Vivo is not on this list, although their great reputation in their home country, as well as their offerings, are now really competitive. Meanwhile, Transsion’s offerings with their brands Infinix, Tecno, and Itel, really put them in second place with their extremely aggressive pricing with specs that are often seen on more expensive handsets (e.g. Periscope cameras at budget prices). The company also received the highest annual growth due to this reasoning. Oppo is in third place, Xiaomi stayed fourth place with only 1% growth, and Samsung is also in fifth place.
Recently, Realme has split Narzo into its own independent brand. It is the company’s belated response to Redmi. Narzo will handle the company’s budget offerings from now on, taking designs from Realme. In a way, Narzo works very similarly to brands Poco and Redmi.
Meanwhile, Transsion has recently released the Tecno Camon 19 and also has brought the Infinix Zero X series with Periscope cameras at a budget price tag. Their Infinix Zero X 5G also has a top-notch chipset, the Dimensity 900, with the same pricing as the Zero X 5G.
This is just the competition in the Philippines. Globally, Samsung dominates, followed by Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo. Smartphone shipments fell by 9% overall in the second quarter due to lower demands for newer incremental smartphones.
Source: Hungry Geeks