Asus shipped five million phones in the second quarter of 2015, up from three million in the first three months of the year, as it looks to continue building momentum in the mobile market.

Its Q3 shipment target for phones is six million.

For its mobile segment as a whole (including tablets), Q2 shipments were six million, up from 4.5 million in Q1, with a target for the current quarter of 7.8 million.

For the full year, it is targeting ZenFone shipments in the 17 million to 25 million range, indicating it is expecting momentum to pick up through the second half.

According to reports earlier this year, the company saw a slow start to the year ahead of ZenFone 2 availability, which was then followed by supply constraints.

Asus recently held an event to launch its latest products into India, which also saw a new addition to its ZenFone line.

In its results presentation, the company also talked up its ZenUI software proposition, including options for monetisation. This includes app preloads, app recommendations, its game centre, content (themes, templates and stickers, for example), and online shopping referrals.

On a group level, the company reported a net profit of TWD4.66 billion ($145 million), down 3 per cent year-on-year, on revenue of TWD99.37 billion, up 4 per cent.

In a presentation, it forecast that mobile revenue will overtake its core PC business in 2018, although with continued – albeit gradual – growth in its computer segment.

It noted a shift in its product mix in favour of mobile quarter-on-quarter (increasing to 22 per cent from 16 per cent), at the expense of PCs (decreasing from 67 per cent to 61 per cent), with its component segment steady at 14 per cent, and IoT stable at 3 per cent.