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Apple supplier Pegatron upbeat on premium phone market for 2018

iPhone assembler to increase capex, weighs production in India

The logo of Pegatron, which assembles electronics from Apple Inc’s iPhones.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Key iPhone assembler Pegatron's chief executive said Sunday he was optimistic about high-end phone demand for all 2018 despite a quickly evolving smartphone market.

"We are rather positive about the premium phone segment for all of 2018," said Pegatron chief S.J. Liao, during a press conference ahead of the company's year-end gathering. "We will also be benefiting from expanding adoptions of new artificial intelligence and augmented reality features to go into those high-end phones." 

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