Smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia in Q3

Smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia decreased 4% in the third quarter: Canalys

Canalys said smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia fell 4 percent in the third quarter of 2022 to 23.5 million units, the lowest level in the region since the first quarter of 2020.
Smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia in the third quarterSamsung shipped 5.9 million units, taking a 25 percent stake. Samsung was the only brand to consolidate its smartphone market share in Southeast Asia. All other brands lost their smartphone market share in Southeast Asia.

OPPO shipped 4.5 million units, accounting for 19 percent of the market. OPPO acquired a 20 percent stake in the third quarter of 2021.

Vivo has shipped 3.5 million smartphones. Vivo has a 15 percent share of the smartphone market in Southeast Asia. Vivo got 16 percent.

Xiaomi shipped 3.1 million smartphones. Xiaomi has a 13 percent share of the smartphone market in Southeast Asia. Xiaomi share 14 percent.

Realme has shipped 2.1 million smartphones. Realme has a 9 percent share of the smartphone market in Southeast Asia. Realme acquired 12 percent of the shares.
Samsung's share of the smartphone business in Southeast Asia“Rising inventory, inflation and interest rates have pushed smartphone spending back to a very low end,” said Qiu Luxuan, Canalys Research Analyst.

Smartphone vendors launched several new low-cost products in the third quarter, a defensive strategy to protect their shares as the market suffers from demand headwinds.

OPPO has remained firm in its strategy to move away from ultra-minimalism, focusing its investments on increasing channel confidence and elevating its brand.
Southeast Asian smartphone makers in the third quarter
In the premium segment, Samsung has used its extensive resources in above-the-line marketing and custom pop-ups to market its new foldable line and maneuver effectively as the retail channel returns to pre-pandemic levels.

The launch of Apple iPhone 14 in Singapore and Thailand, with strong demand for the Pro series, confirms that the high-end segment is still not constrained by inflation.