Strategy Analytics: 2Q Handset Sales 297 Million, +15%; 3Q Seen 321 Million
"High oil and food prices are, so far, having limited impact on worldwide handset volumes," said Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston. "Growth for handset vendors is readily available, provided they have the right products at the right price."
Mawston also said he expects 321 million units to be sold in the third quarter
on continued emerging market growth, though seasonal factors in Asia and
sluggish demand in
Some 297 million mobile phones were shipped during the second quarter, when
Still, with emerging markets making up the majority of growth and higher- margin smartphone sales slowing, the average selling price of handsets slipped in the quarter.
LG saw strong growth in the period, selling 28 million handsets. Competition is set to heat up, however, in the second half of the year, with other high-tier phones from competitors set to launch.
Sony Ericsson, the joint venture between Sweden's Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson (
ERIC) and Japan's
Below the top-five vendors, Apple shipped 700,000 units in the second quarter, down from 1.7 million in the first quarter. Still, the company's new 3G iPhone could provide a spike in third-quarter shipments, the report said.
(Units In Millions) 2Q 08 2Q 07 1Q 08 Nokia 122 100.8 115.5 Samsung 45.7 37.4 46.3 Motorola 28.1 35.5 27.4 LG 27.7 19.1 24.4 Sony Ericsson 24.4 24.9 22.3 Others 48.7 41.3 46.5 Total 296.6 259 282.4 All figures from Strategy Analytics.
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