Smartphone Sales Increased By 27 Percent
The global smartphone market grew 27 percent in the first quarter of 2021. According to data from research firm Canalys, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 347.4 million units in the first quarter of 2021.
In the first quarter of last year, an average of 3 million smartphones were sold per day worldwide, while in the first 3 months of this year, this figure reached 3.9 million per day. Maintaining its first place in the market with a 22 percent share, Samsung reached 76.5 million sales in the first quarter.
Samsung is followed by Apple with a 15 percent share and sales of 52.4 million units, while Chinese Xiaomi is third with a share of 14 percent and sales of 49 million.
Oppo ranked fourth in the global smartphone market with 11 percent share and 37.6 million sales, another Far Eastern brand Vivo ranked fifth with a 10 percent share and 36 million sales figures.
Losing blood in the market due to the US sanctions on the one hand and the sale of the Honor brand on the other, Huawei took the seventh place with 18.6 million units.
Looking at the annual growth rates, the market grew by 27 percent, while Xiaomi grew by 62 percent and Oppo by 60 percent. With this growth rate, Xiaomi has achieved the highest growth rate ever.
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