13 Nov 2022
Vietnam’s Smartphone Market Remained Flat Sequentially in 3Q22, According to IDC
Ho Chi Minh City, November 14 2022 – Vietnam’s smartphone shipments grew sequentially by 1.6% to reach 3.2 million units in 3Q22 according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Year-on-year growth was 28.5%, but this was against an abnormally low base last year, and shipments were still significantly lower than they were before the pandemic in 3Q19. Consumer demand was soft, as a result of high inflation and a weaker macroeconomic scenario. According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam's exports were lower than expected, declining 14.3% from August to September, resulting in factories going idle.
"The rising recessionary risks in the United States and the European Union from aggressive monetary tightening and supply disruptions due to the Russia-Ukraine war are putting high pressure on the Vietnam economy, which still needs help in recovering from the pandemic. Consumer sentiment is beginning to take a hit as everyday Vietnamese feel the pinch of high prices,” said Thanh Vo, Market Analyst at IDC Vietnam.
Vietnam Smartphone Market, Top 5 Company Shipments, Market Share, and YoY Growth, 3Q222 (shipments in thousands)
3Q22 Market Share
3Q21 Market Share
Source: IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 3Q22
* Data are preliminary and subject to change
* All figures are rounded off
Smartphone Company (3Q22) Highlights:
Samsung retained its lead in the smartphone market with 1.1 million units, decreasing 5.4% YoY, as its share dropped to 34.0% in 3Q22 from 46.2% in 3Q21. However, their foldables series Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, which were launched in August, managed to achieve a more than threefold YoY increase. Samsung expansion through single-brand stores continued with the opening of their premium stores in Ho Chi Minh City.
OPPO, took second place with 21.6% market share in the third quarter of the year. The Reno8, Reno8 Pro and Reno8 Z, which launched at online and offline events, with a focus on consumer experience and photography, had a higher shipment during the launch quarter compared to the Reno 7 range.
Xiaomi’s shipments increased 16.0% QoQ in 3Q22 and 64.1% YoY, accounting for a 14.9% share of the Vietnam smartphone market. Xiaomi increased its shipments in the lower-end segment by launching its Redmi A1 in the <US$100 segment, driving the Poco C40 in the lower-end series from the previous quarter, and dropping the price of the Redmi Note 11 in 3Q22.
Apple's shipments dropped 11.9% QoQ in 3Q22 but had a dramatic growth of 173.3% YoY. The QoQ drop was a result of channel partners clearing inventory and preparing for the launch of the iPhone 14 series in October 2022. Apple’s support for its local partners by adjusting distribution and pricing policies has helped grow local shipments and reduce the number of hand-carried iPhones from overseas.
vivo's market share grew to 9.9% in 3Q22 from 4.3% in 2Q22. The newly launched Y22s, Y16, Y02s, and V25 played a pivotal role in its growth in 3Q22. vivo's shipments increased 137.1% QoQ and 44.0% YoY, and also partnered with virtual influencer “imma” for its V25 series across Southeast Asia.
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