Samsung snatched again the crown from Apple because the world’s greatest smartphone producer, accounting for a fifth of general world gross sales within the first quarter, market analysis agency Canalys stated.
China’s Xiaomi Corp clocked its finest quarterly efficiency ever, with shipments surging 62% to 49 million telephones and market share to 14%, taking it to the third place after Samsung and Apple.
Total, world gross sales surged 27% to 347 million items within the first quarter because the Chinese language financial system opened up after the pandemic and a swift vaccine rollout in the US raised hopes of an financial restoration.
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South Korea’s Samsung shipped 76.5 million smartphones within the quarter to seize a 22% share of the market, Canalys stated. The corporate on Thursday reported a 66% surge in quarterly revenue in its cell enterprise, because of strong gross sales of its flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone sequence.
Canalys stated Apple shipped 52.4 million iPhones within the January-March interval, falling to the second spot with a 15% market share after it wowed Chinese language buyers within the December quarter with its new 5G-enabled iPhone 12.
Individuals upgrading to the brand new iPhone nonetheless drove gross sales, although, and the corporate stated on Wednesday that general gross sales to China almost doubled.
Final 12 months, individuals shopped for smartphones and devices as they stayed indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic, fuelling a world scarcity in semiconductor chips which have roiled industries together with autos and white items.
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“Supply of critical components, such as chipsets, has quickly become a major concern, and will hinder smartphone shipments in the coming quarters,” Stanton stated.
Apple stated on Wednesday that the chip scarcity may price the corporate $3 billion to $4 billion in income within the April-June quarter, affecting primarily iPads and Macbooks.
March-quarter smartphone shipments for China’s Oppo and Vivo manufacturers additionally surged, Canalys stated.
China’s Huawei, the previous No. 1 that is still shackled by U.S. sanctions, took seventh place with 18.6 million items after promoting its Honor model final 12 months.