Xiaomi is likely to surpass OPPO becoming China’s second-largest mobile manufacturer in this first quarter, Huawei still occupying the first position while Oppo, Vivo, and Lenovo taking third, fourth and fifth position respectively, a recent report from DigiTimes says.
According to the industry sources, demand for parts from China’s top smartphone makers has significantly increased recently, with some supply chain vendors already getting short-term orders from these manufacturers.
The industry generally believes that Tai Li Optoelectronics, a Taiwan-based lens module supplier, will get more orders from Chinese smartphones because its products are highly praised by Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Due to the approaching New Year holidays in China in mid-February this year, supply chain manufacturers may postpone some orders until March shipment.
According to Digitimes Research, Huawei is expected to be the largest smartphone company in this first quarter. It is also likely that Millet will replace OPPO as the second smartphone phone manufacturer in China, as sales of Xiaomi in Russia and Eastern Europe are on the rise.
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Digitimes Research said that, in the first quarter of this year, OPPO will fall to the third position in the market, while Vivo and Lenovo will occupy the fourth and fifth positions respectively. The source added that due to fears of the financial strength of second-tier smartphone manufacturer like Coolpad, most supply chain vendors will be cautious about accepting the order from them.