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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China is estimated to increase at an average annual rate of 28.8% over the five years to 2017. In 2017 alone, revenue is expected to grow 26.2% to reach $163.2 billion, mainly driven by increased exports and growing demand for third- and fourth-generation (4G) smart phones. Exports are estimated to account for 67.1% of industry revenue in 2017.

With the rapid development of 3G and 4G technology, an abundant smart phone product portfolio and competitive product pricing, demand for smart phones has been growing strongly. In late 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information issued 4G licenses to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, further spurring demand for smart phones and the development of the industry...

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Google Android smart phones

Android smart phones refer to smart phones using the Android open-source operating system (OS), which was developed by Google in September 2008. The Android OS is used in smart phones by a number of different manufacturers including Samsung, the industry's leading player, HTC, and Motorola. This product segment is set to contribute 81.5% of total industry revenue in 2017. Sales for Android smart phones have increased steadily in recent years.

Apple iOS smart phones

The second-largest segment is iPhones, which use the iOS operating system, both of which are developed by Apple. Apple iPhones are expected to account for 12.5% of industry revenue in 2017. Total sales volume of iPhones is set to reach 77.1 million units in 2017.


Additional Insights for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income and Population Growth - China in the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China manufacture mobile phones with advanced PC-like capabilities. Smart phones have independent operating systems and allow for the installation of software applications developed by third parties. They also connect to wireless internet networks, usually via mobile communication networks. Operating systems for smart phones include Symbian, Meego, Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

    Industry Products
    Android smart phones
    iOS smart phones
    Windows Phone smart phones
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing Android smart phones
    Manufacturing iOS smart phones
    Manufacturing Windows Phone smart phones
    Manufacturing Symbian smart phones
    Manufacturing smart phone accessories

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income
  • Population Growth - China
  • Competition from Substitutes - Wired Telecommunication Carriers - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
  • Level of Protectionist Policies - Domestic Manufacturers vs Foreign Manufacturers
  • Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections
  • Upstream Supply - Telecommunications

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Operating system landscape
  • Domestic demand
  • Domestic distribution channel development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mobile Telecommunications
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Home Appliance Stores
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Integrated Circuit Manufacturing
  • Plastic Board, Pipe & Sheet Manufacturing
  • Satellite Transmission Services

  • Products & Services
  • Android smart phones
  • iOS smart phones
  • Windows Phone smart phones
  • Other products
  • Chart: Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic growth levels
  • Household disposable income levels
  • Innovation
  • Product price and quality
  • Government policies
  • Smart phone ownership rates

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Online stores
  • Business centers of telecommunication operators
  • Agents and distributors
  • Home appliance chain stores
  • Other retailers
  • Supermarkets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Smart Phone Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product quality and differentiation
  • Service
  • Sales distribution channels
  • Research, development and commercialization capability
  • Operating system
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Huawei Technologies Ltd.Apple Inc.Samsung ElectronicsBeijing Xiaomi Science & Technology Co. Ltd.Lenovo China
  • Table: Huawei Technologies Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Samsung Electronics - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Xiaomi Science & Technology Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Lenovo China - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Smart Phone Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Handset Prod. (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Refers to electronic products including computer, communication and consumer electronics.
  • Code-Division Multiple Access (Cdma)
  • A digital wireless technology that competes with GSM. As a spread spectrum technology, it spreads the information from a signal over greater bandwidth than the original signal.
  • Enhanced Data Rate For Gsm Evolution (Edge)
  • The transitory stage from GSM to 3G. It uses a new method modulation of 8PSK to transmit information.
  • Global System For Mobile Communications (Gsm)
  • A leading digital cellular system that uses TDMA (time division multiple access), which allows eight simultaneous calls on the same radio frequency.
  • Time-Division Synchronous Cdma (Td-Scdma)
  • China's standard for third-generation (3G) mobile telecommunications, which is based on spread spectrum technology.
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