The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published quarterly statistics on the global smartphone market: the industry has rebounded after last year’s decline due to the pandemic and economic difficulties.
Deliveries of intelligent cellular devices in the period from January to March inclusive amounted to 345.5 million units. This is 25.5% more than last year, when deliveries amounted to 275.2 million units. In other words, sales jumped by a quarter.
The largest supplier is Samsung with a 21.8% share. In second place is Apple, which controls approximately 16.0% of the global market.
It is followed by three Chinese developers. Thus, the third place was taken by Xiaomi, which showed a result of 14.1%. Then come OPPO and Vivo with shares of 10.8% and 10.1%, respectively.
It is important to note that telecommunications giant Huawei has completely dropped out of the top five. The mobile business of this company was seriously affected due to severe sanctions from the United States, and against this background, the subsidiary brand Honor was spun off into an independent structure.
It is also noted that one of the key factors in the growth of the global smartphone market is currently 5G technology.