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Competitive Landscape: Smartphone ODMs and EMS Companies

Published: 24 May 2019

ID: G00384621

Analyst(s): Ben Lee


Major in-house smartphone manufacturers, such as Samsung Electronics and OPPO, have increasingly outsourced to ODMs and EMS providers since 1H18. Product managers at smartphone OEMs must establish closer relationships with ODMs/EMS providers to strengthen their competitive positioning.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Outsourcing to ODMs/EMS Providers Has Dominated Smartphone Production and Will Reach 66% Share by 2023
    • Major In-House Smartphone Vendors Tend to Increase Outsourcing to Sustain Competition
    • Top-Tier ODMs/EMS Providers Will Win the Competition and Dominate the Outsourcing Market
  • Competitive Profiles
    • ODMs/EMS Providers Continued to Dominate Smartphone Production in 2018
    • FIH Mobile
    • Wingtech Technology
    • Longcheer
  • References and Methodology

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