The financial scenario is affecting the smartphone sector which has led to a drop in gross sales and a lower in production. It started to be observed extra in the second quarter in accordance to TrendForce knowledge, falling a bit of extra in the third since that production has stood at 289 million units, a year-on-year drop of 11 p.c and a quarter-on-quarter drop of 0.9%. The downward path is predicted to proceed in the final quarter of 2022.
Samsung stays the world’s main smartphone maker, holding a 22.2% share (about 64.2M), although in all probability not for for much longer. According to TrendForce knowledge, Apple would exchange it as the most important producer in the course of the fourth quarter of the 12 months, even with the issues which have occurred in the production of the iPhone 14 Pro due to the confinements of its suppliers’ factories in China. It would have produced about 50.8M in Q3 2022.
The remainder of this prime 5 is monopolized by Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo, though they don’t foresee in TrendForce that their positions will change throughout this quarter.