According to Digitimes Research, 650 million smartphones will be sold worldwide in the first half of this year. Both quarters of the first half of the year will show double-digit growth compared to last year’s results. For the year as a whole, analysts expect growth of 6.4%, to 1.32 billion smartphones.

Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo will remain leaders. At the same time, all five companies will increase sales, and Xiaomi will almost double them!

Shipments of smartphones with 5G will reach 500-530 million by the end of the year, which is 70-80% more than in 2020. In addition, it will account for almost 40% of the entire market. Apple will be the leader in this segment.

Foldable smartphone sales at the end of the year are expected to reach 18-20 million, while Samsung’s share is expected to fall below 40%! This means that many competitive new products should enter the market by the end of the year.