MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest quarterly research from Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker shipments reached 11.7 million units in Q2 2018. The Google Home Mini was the world’s best-selling smart speaker during the quarter followed closely by Amazon’s Echo Dot. Apple’s HomePod did not feature in the top-five ranking by shipments but it did top the market value rankings with 16% share of wholesale revenues. Strategy Analytics’ latest smart speaker report “Global Smart Speaker Shipments, Wholesale Revenue, ASP by Model and Price Band: Q2 2018” provides detailed shipment and market value shares by price-tier for the top thirty smart speaker models worldwide.
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Exhibit 1: Global Smart Speaker Shipments by Model in Q2 2018 ¹
|Global Smart Speaker Shipments by Model (Millions of Units)||Q2 '18||% Share|
|1. Google Home Mini||2.3||20%|
|2. Amazon Echo Dot||2.2||18%|
|3. Amazon Echo||1.4||12%|
|4. Alibaba Tmall Genie||0.8||7%|
|5. Google Home||0.8||7%|
|Rest of Total Market||4.3||36%|
¹ Numbers are rounded.
David Watkins, Director of Strategy Analytics’ Smart Speaker service commented that “Unsurprisingly, Amazon and Google models dominated the best-selling list of smart speakers in Q2 2018. The Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot accounted for a combined 38% of global shipments although they contributed just 17% towards the value of the market due to their low price. Apple on the other hand has focused its smart speaker efforts at the premium end of the market, promoting the HomePod’s audio prowess ahead of the device’s voice control capabilities. Apple took a 6% share of shipments in Q2 2018 but it is the market leader in terms of revenue with 16% share and holds a dominate 70% share of the small but growing $200+ premium price band”.
David Mercer, Vice President at Strategy Analytics added, “The number of smart speaker models available worldwide has grown significantly over the last twelve months as vendors look to capitalize on the explosive market growth. Heavyweight brands such as Samsung and Bose are in the process of launching their first models, adding further credibility to the segment and giving consumers more options at the premium-end of the marker. As the range of price points and customer segments expands, understanding the competitive situation and future direction of the smart speaker market by price band has become of critical importance for all interested parties. Strategy Analytics’ world-leading smart speaker service is designed to help companies take a deep-dive into the granular issues of this fast-changing market.”
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