Samsung again beats Apple as the largest smartphone maker

According to market research company Canalys, Samsung has taken over Apple's crown as the biggest smartphone maker worldwide and accounted for 5th of global sales in the first year.

Chinese Xiaomi Corp has achieved its highest quarterly results, with 62 percent to 49 million mobile phones and 14 percent market share of shipments leading to Samsung and Apple third.

Overall revenues in the first quarter increased 27% to 347 million units, with China's comment economy opening and a rapid vaccine re-implementation in the United States raising expectations for economic recovery.

South Korean Samsung sent 76.5 million smartphones a quarter to take 22 percent of its market share, Canalys said. Canalys said. Thanks to strong sales in its flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone series the company announced a 66% increase in the quarterly profit in its mobile market on Thursday.

Canalys said that in the January-March period Apple delivered 52,4 million iPhones, falling to second place, 15% of which was the share of the market in December, following a wow of Chinese shoppers with its latest iPhone 12 with 5G-enabled.

But sales were already being updated to the new iPhone and the company said on Wednesday that China's total sales were about two times higher.

Last year, people shopped for smartphones and gadgets because of the coronavirus pandemic, which fueled the global shortage of semiconductor chips, including cars and white goods, which had rolling industries.

"The provision of critical components, including chipsets, has rapidly become a major issue and in the coming quarters will delay mobile shipment," said Stanton.

Apple said Wednesday the business could cost the chip shortage between April and June 3 billion and 4 billion dollars in sales, mostly affecting iPads and MacBooks.

Chinese Oppo brands and Vivo's smartphone shipments both rose in March-4, Canalys said.

China's Huawei, the former No. 1 that continues to be covered by US sanctions, came 7th last year after selling the brand Honor, with a total of 18.6 million units.
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