2021 seems to be the year of recovery for the global smartphone market, at least that appears to be the case with the figures reported in Omdia’s preliminary result. As per the report, the global smartphone market has seen a 28.1% year-over-year growth at the end of the first quarter of 2021. Wonder which are the top 10 players in the global smartphone market? Read on to find out:
Samsung topped the list in global smartphone shipments at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The South Korean tech giant shipped 76.1 million units achieving 29.2% growth YoY and capturing 22% market share. The report credits the early launch of the Galaxy S series as well as its range of Galaxy A series phones for the top position of the brand.
At the number two spot globally is Cupertino-based tech giant Apple. The iPhone-maker held a 16% market share at the end of Q1 2021. The company shipped 56.4 million units in the quarter and YoY growth of 46.5%.
Xiaomi comes in at the third spot as it witnessed 78.3% year-on-year growth during Q1 2021. The company’s global market share stood at 14% during this period.
With an 11% market share, Vivo bagged the fourth position in the global smartphone market in this quarter. The company witnessed an annual growth of 95.9% as it shipped 38.2 million units.
With a marginal difference in shipments in comparison to Vivo, Oppo ranked fifth on the list of top global smartphone market players for Q1 2021. Oppo shipped 37.8 million units and grew 85.3% annually. Both Oppo and Vivo stood at 11% market share.
Once a market leader, Huawei is now at number six. The company shipped 14.7 million units, which is 70% less than in Q1 2020. “Even after one quarter under a new US administration, there are no signs that Huawei’s technology ban on US components and software is ending any time soon,” said the report.
Motorola increased shipments by 128.1% YoY, from 5.5 million units in Q1 2020 to 12.6 million units this year to rank seventh. Omdia predicts that as LG is set to exit from the smartphone business, more opportunities for Motorola may increase as both companies focus on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean regions.
Former Oppo sub-brand Realme ranked in eighth on the list of global smartphone leaders. The company saw a growth in shipments by 86.9%% to 11.4 million units, up from 6.1 million units in Q1 2020.
At the end of Q 2021, the biggest gainer annually was Tecno. Transsion holdings brand grew shipments by 133.4% in this period from 3.5 million units in Q1 2020 to 8.2 million units this past quarter.
At 10th place is LG. The company recorded 6.8 million units in shipments in this quarter recording 26.2% growth in shipments YoY.