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Staff writer, with CNA

The most crucial factor will be product differentiation, rather than the Japanese currency, the analysts said.

Dwindling sales of Apple Inc’s products and a decline in its business turnover has affected its global supply chains, allowing the world’s smartphone giants — South Korea’s Samsung, Taiwan’s HTC Corp (宏達電) and Japan’s Sony — to wage war in the market.

Caizischool Co Ltd vice president Kevin Lin (林成蔭) said that given the recent sharp decline of the yen, HTC profits in Japan could be affected due to foreign exchange losses.

However, the impact is likely to be limited because large enterprises usually have their own strategies in place for hedging foreign exchange risks, he said.

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