With the recovery of the global economy, the smartphone industry has also ushered in a wave of strong growth.
According to the global smartphone analysis report released by Canalys on Thursday,
global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of this year increased by 27% to 347 million units. Among them, Samsung regained the throne of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer from Apple and its sales volume It accounts for one-fifth of the total global sales in the first quarter.
The report shows,
that thanks to the outstanding performance of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung shipped 76.5 million smartphones in the first quarter, with a market share of 22%. Apple ranked second with a 15% market share, with 52.4 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter. Although it was overtaken by Samsung, with the excellent performance of the iPhone 12, Apple’s smartphone sales in the Chinese market have almost doubled.
In terms of domestically produced mobile phones,
Xiaomi mobile phones set the best quarterly performance in history, with shipments of 49 million units in the first quarter and a market share of 14%, second only to Samsung and Apple. OPPO and Vivo’s shipments also rose sharply this quarter, and the two ranked among the top five with 37.6 million units and 36 million units respectively. Huawei ranked seventh with 18.6 million sales.
Although sales in the first quarter were gratifying, the shortage of chips is becoming a constraint for major smartphone brands.
Industry insiders said that the supply of key components such as chips is the main issue at present, and smartphone shipments in the next few quarters will be affected. Apple admitted on Wednesday that a shortage of chips could cost the company $3 to $4 billion in revenue for the next fiscal quarter.