This research report presents worldwide mobile phone shipment volume forecast and recent quarter review of major mobile phone vendor performance. The report includes major vendors' shipment volume, shipment growth trends, shipment revenue and revenue growth trends, operating profit margin and ASP, along with analyst insights. The report finds that the worldwide smartphone shipment volume bounced back sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, reaching around 434.74 million units. Smartphones' share of the worldwide mobile phone shipment volume exceeded 50% for the first time in the second quarter of 2013. Worldwide mobile phone shipment volume growth is estimated to have inched up in the third quarter of 2013 and continue well into the fourth quarter.
The report covers the following topics:
1. Market Analysis and Forecasts:A global and regional assessment of the market size (unit shipments and revenues) and forecasts for the mobile phone and smartphone shipments from 2011 to 2013
2. Industry Value Chain: Analysis of the mobile phone value chain with indicative revenue assessments of key market players across the value chain and predictions about the smart handheld industry evolution
1. Application Developers and Aggregators
2. Mobile Device Vendors
3. Mobile Network Carriers
4. Mobile IC Supplier
5. Wireless device Manufacturers
6. Telecom Operators
7. Service Bureau Companies
8. Investment Firms
The research focuses on mobile phones and does not include low-frequency phones such as cordless phones and PHS (Personal Handy System) phones. Mobile phones can be divided by mobile communications standard and operating system into GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, cdmaOne, cdma2000 1x, and cdma2000 1x EV-DO, iDEN. Operating systems include Android OS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS, Windows Phone OS, Linux OS
This research focuses on the five major mobile phone vendors: LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson (in alphabetical order).
1. Worldwide mobile phone shipment volume reached around 434.7 million units in the second quarter of 2013, of which smartphones accounted for approximately 51.7% at 224.6 million units, outnumbering that of feature phones.
2. The share that Apple, Samsung, and HTC have lost in the high-end smartphone market is mainly taken over by second-tier branded vendors. The lower entry barrier to high-end market and a lack of differentiation has freed the high-end sector from the dominance of Apple, Samsung, and HTC.
3. Major Chinese brands, like Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo, had a rather stable performance in shipment volume and market share in the first quarter of 2013.