Counterpoint Research’s most recent global smartphone shipments report for the first quarter of 2021 is out, claiming that smartphone shipments revenue exceeded $ 100 billion for the first time in a quarter through March and reached $ 113 billion. Dollar has reached. Worldwide shipments rose 20 percent year-on-year to 354 million units. Apple led the revenue segment with a 42 percent share of global revenue from smartphone OEMs. In terms of shipments, Samsung continued to lead the way with a 21.7 percent share of global OEM shipments of smartphones. Samsung shipments reached 76.8 million units in the first quarter of 2021.
According to Counterpoint, the active installed base of the Apple iPhone hit a new high this quarter. The strong performance of the iPhone 12 series helped Apple achieve record sales in the first quarter with a global sales share of 42 percent. IPhone sales grew double-digit across all geographic segments. While Apple’s sales were highest in the global smartphone market, the shipping share was 16.8 percent.
Samsung was the global leader in the smartphone mail order market with a market share of 21.7 percent. According to Counterpoint, it took second place in the revenue sharing segment with a share of 17.5 percent. Samsung’s sales and shipping growth is largely due to the success of the latest Galaxy S21 series. The mid-end Galaxy A series from Samsung was another important driver alongside the niche segment for foldable smartphones.
According to Counterpoint, Xiaomi had smartphone shipments of 48.5 million, mainly due to markets such as China, India, Spain, Italy, Russia and Indonesia. Xiaomi achieved a share of 13.7 percent of the global market share for smartphone shipments, taking third place behind Samsung and Apple. In the global segment of OEM sales shares for smartphones, Xiaomi ranks fifth with a share of 7.6 percent.
Oppo has shipped 38 million units worldwide and has grown an astonishing 70 percent year-over-year. In the chart of Counterpoint’s global smartphone shipments, Oppo ranks fourth with a market share of 10.7 percent. Vivo shipments rose 64 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2021, hitting 35.5 million units, their highest ever level. This is due to growth in China, where the company took the leadership position in the quarter. Vivo ranks fifth with a global market share of 10 percent in smartphone shipments.