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Smartphone Industry Consolidation Acceletrated in Q1 2017

by Linda Sui | May 06, 2017

A huge number of second-tier MICROVENDORS are playing a meaningful role in the global smartphone market. However, industry consolidation is underway. The "top 30+" vendors worldwide, like OPPO, together grew +8% YoY in Q1 2017, in contrast, the next "top 100+" microvendors combined posted -8% YoY decline.

We believe supply constrain and component price hikes hurt microvendors performance over recent quarters. All microvendors together made up 11% of global smartphone volumes during Q1 2017. Microvendors, like Lefeng and Xiaolajiao in China, Reliance Jio in India and INNJOO in Africa, are growing faster than average. However, we tracked some small vendors have been pushed out of market over the pas few quarters, due to lack scale to counter off price hikes.

Our extensive report contains global smartphone shipments for the top 30+ vendors and over 100+ microvendors by quarter from 2007 to Q1 2017. Key regions / markets info for each microvendor are included, as well.

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