Apple and Samsung have switched places at the top in the past due to their release cycles. Apple’s iPhones are announced at the end of the year (late third or early fourth quarter), while Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S is usually available in the third quarter of the following year.
According to the latest figures from Canalys, Samsung managed to overtake Apple in global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2021.
In addition to how the release cycle favors this, Samsung has also slashed the price of the Galaxy S21, in some cases by as much as $ 200, and moved away from the iPhone 12 in terms of price.
76.5 million units shipped by Samsung make up a market share of 22 percent, while Apple is in second place with 52.4 million iPhones, which corresponds to a market share of 15 percent.
In third place is Xiaomi with 49.0 million units, closely behind Apple, followed by OPPO and vivo with 37.6 million and 36 million units, respectively.
“Shipment of critical components like chipsets has quickly become a major concern and will hinder smartphone shipments in the coming quarters,” said Ben Stanton, Canalys research manager.
With LG recently pulled out of the smartphone game, its 80 percent stake in America will leave the door open to companies like Motorola, TCL, Nokia and ZTE to fill the void that has left.
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