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HTC tops list of smartphones sold in Taiwan for June

HTC tops list of smartphones sold in Taiwan for June

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan-based HTC Corp. (???) took first place in terms of sales volume of smartphones sold in Taiwan in June, industrial sources said Thursday. According to the sources, HTC accounted for 19.3 percent of total smartphone sales of 640,000 units in the country in June, ahead of South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. with 18.6 percent and Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (??) with 17.9 percent. U.S.-based Apple Inc. came in fourth, with a 16.9 percent market share of Taiwan's smartphone market in June, followed by Japan's Sony Corp. with 8.7 percent. In June, Taiwan's smartphone sales volume fell about 10 percent from a month earlier, the sources said. In terms of sales value, Apple topped the Taiwan smartphone sales list in June due to the higher price tags carried by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The U.S. firm took a 41.4 percent share of the market, the sources said. Samsung was second in terms of sales value with a 19.9 percent share, ahead of HTC with 14.2 percent, Sony with 9.3 percent and Austek with 8.5 percent, the sources said. As for individual smartphone models, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus 64G model was the top seller in Taiwan in June, ahead of the iPhone 6 64G, Asustek's ZenFone 2 32G model, the ZenFone 2 16G and the HTC Desire 826, according to the sources. The sources said that the Sony Z3 took the sixth position, followed by the iPhone 6 16G, Samsung's Galaxy E7, the Galaxy Note 4, and the HTC Desire 626. Although Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been available in Taiwan for almost 10 months, the two models still enjoyed high popularity among local consumers in June, the sources said. On the top 10 list, several models, such as the ZenFone 2, the HTC Desire 826 and 626 and the Galaxy E7, were part of the budget phone category sold in Taiwan, and benefited from their attractive pricing, the sources said. (By Esme Jiang and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-19 16:55 GMT+08:00