The global smartphone market grew by 19% on an annual basis during the second quarter of 2021 to 329 million units, but it is down 19% compared to the previous quarter, due to the continuing crisis of component shortages, and the return of the outbreak of the Corona virus in Asia and Europe.
Samsung maintained the lead in the global smartphone market in the second quarter, despite the decline in its market share on a quarterly basis in light of the decline in shipments.
According to a report by “Counterpoint Research”, the Korean company’s market share reached 18%, after it shipped 58 million smartphones during the period from April to June.
For the first time, the Chinese “Xiaomi” became the second largest seller of smart phones in the world, with a market share of 16% during the second quarter, after it shipped 53 million phones, an increase of 98% on an annual basis, and 8% compared to the first quarter, as it managed to increase its share Market in China, Southeast Asia and Europe.
While the American “Apple” fell to the third place with a market share of 14.9%, despite the growth of its shipments 30% on an annual basis to 49 million units, but it is considered down on a quarterly basis by 18%.
While the two Chinese companies “OPPO” and “Vivo” ranked fourth and fifth.