China smartphone, tablet CAGR forecast into the clouds

By Staff

The table below displays China smartphone and tablet estimated projections through 2015. Chinese smartphone and tablet market is still tracking to nearly double in 2013, with smartphones showing good momentum and tablets offering both lower cost and higher performance features to stimulate demand according to a recent research report by investment bank Credit Suisse.

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China tablet smartphone projections


The research indicates China build smartphones to nearly double from 249 mn to 489 mn units in 2013 and reach 696 mn in 2014

Tablet suppliers are pushing performance and cost angles. Local Chinese brand vendors are maintaining high volume in Wifi tablets with each launching low-cost dual core to bring 7.85” iPad mini-like across a US$50-120 factory price range and also are pushing higher-end solutions for 13” tablets.

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In creating their report, Credit Suisse analyst met with several dozen whitebox tablet and smartphone OEMs, ODMs, design houses plus leading chipset companies. Their findings? The smartphone market continues to show strength and a growing push for Chinese brands into export markets while Chinese local tablet suppliers are facing a bit more pressure from branded players.

The report also says Chinese brands are seeing accelerating export demand across Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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