Apple was on the top of the list and Samsung on the 2nd position, whereas the result that came out for the first quadrant of the year 2021 showed that Samsung has taken the lead back on Apple after the iPhone 12 released in the last year and has become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer.
And this is all because Samsung successfully managed to account for more than the 5th of the overall global sales in the first quarter of the current year.
Another original equipment manufacturer known as OEMs appreciated the China-based mobile brand named Xiaomi on the basis of its best performance in this quarter. While accounting for 14% of the market share the shipment of the company raised by 62% and reaching 49 million units. As a result, the South Korea-based tech giant, Samsung became the leader of the market and Cupertino-based Apple became the second and for the third position, Xiaomi successfully qualified. With this, the global sales for smartphones went straight up to 27 percent in this period and reached a shipment unit of 347 million.
The other great news is the opening of the Chinese economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. On the other hand, the vaccination process in the United States has also begun, which brings hope for economic recovery. In addition, Samsung was able to ship 76.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of this year, with a market share of 22%, which corresponds to a 66% increase in the profit of the smartphone business in the first quarter.
The main reason for the growth is the strong sales of the Galaxy S21 series of flagship products. At the same time, Apple was able to deliver 52.4 million iPhones, accounting for 15% of the total market share. It is possible to achieve high sales in China. Overall, the market has shown strong performance in 2021. However, due to the critical supply of key components (including chipsets), the plan may slow down in the next few months, which has caused some serious concerns.