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The move to slash prices of Sony’s models has raised doubts that Sony is trying to dump stock before leaving Vietnam. But Sony has denied this.
VietNamNet Bridge - Private shops stopped using Apple’s logo after the smartphone manufacturer’s representative in Vietnam sent a letter to them warning about intellectual property infringement two years ago.
Smartphone distributors have slashed the selling prices of high-end models including iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus amid news that Apple would launch the next-generation iPhone this month.
VietNamNet Bridge - The price of previous-generation iPhones such as IPhone 6 and 6S continues rising, while the newer models have not changed in price.
VietNamNet Bridge - In Vietnam, big retailers are dominant in distributing brand new genuine products, while the used phone market segment is controlled by private shops.
VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese-made smartphones imitating Samsung's upcoming high-end models are being sold in HCMC at VND2.7 million.
VietNamNet Bridge - The demand for iPhones in Vietnam are high, but 40 percent of iPhones sold come from unofficial import sources, leaving room for new distributors.
VietNamNet Bridge - Seven out of 10 bestselling smartphones in 2017 in Vietnam were from Samsung and Oppo, while Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 were the most in demand.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese have joined the community of iPhone users filing lawsuits against Apple for intentionally slowing down the phones as the devices' batteries aged.
VietNamNet Bridge - The number of smartphone sales declined slightly last month, but consumers continued to spend more on high-end products.
VietNamNet Bridge - The mid-end smartphone market is controlled by Samsung and Oppo, but Vietnamese manufacturers believe there is still room as the price range fits the majority of customers.
Though Vietnamese fans of iPhones are always eager for the latest-generation models, they still prefer iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S marketed 3-4 years ago, to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
VietNamNet Bridge - When asked recently about the position to display Vietnamese-made smartphones at The Gioi Di Dong, an official pointed to a corner of the showroom, behind shelves for accessories.
VietNamNet Bridge - In the last 12 years in Vietnam, Vertu’s luxury products have been popular with the rich, despite the closure of its factory.
VietNamNet Bridge - BPhone 2, a high-end product of BKAV and the first made-in-Vietnam high-end smart phone, is expected to be marketed in August.
VietNamNet Bridge - The mobile phone market has become more competitive than ever as retailers have confirmed they have stopped selling HTC and LG phones because of slow sales.