Apr 30, 2021 News
According to the global smartphone analysis report released by Canalys, global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of this year increased by 27% to 347 million units. Among them, Samsung regained the throne of the world's largest smartphone manufacturer from Apple. It accounts for one-fifth of the world's total sales in the first quarter.
The report shows that thanks to the outstanding performance of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung shipped 76.5 million smartphones in the first quarter, with a market share of 22%. Apple ranked second with a 15% market share, with 52.4 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter. Although it was overtaken by Samsung, with the excellent performance of the iPhone 12, Apple's smartphone sales in the different market have dramatically increased.
Although sales in the first quarter were gratifying, the shortage of chips is becoming a constraint for major smartphone brands.
Industry insiders said that the supply of critical components such as chips is the main issue, and smartphone shipments will be affected in the next few quarters. Apple admitted on Wednesday that a shortage of chips could cost the company $3 to $4 billion in revenue for the next fiscal quarter.