Counterpoint Research has published an infographic with global mobile shipments during the first quarter of 2021. According to the source, handset sales increased 20% compared to the same period of the previous year, but decreased by up to 10% share compared to Q4 2020. In total, reached 354.94 million units shipped.
In the global market, and compared to Q4 2020, Samsung has managed to surpass Apple with a 22% share. The Cupertino company decreases 4% compared to Q4 2020, but presents a 3% year-on-year growth.
Xiaomi, third in the number of mobile shipments worldwide with a 14% share, gains one place compared to the first quarter of 2020. It represents an increase of 4% compared to the same period of the previous year. Oppo also grows slightly and gives way to VIVO, which is positioned in fifth place with 10% of total shipments.
Huawei collapses. It happens to be lto the sixth company that has sent the most phones during Q1 2021, with 4% of the total.
Samsung leads the European smartphone market during Q1 2021 and ahead of Apple. It does so with a 37% share. It is 5% more compared to the same period of the previous year and 9% more than the last quarter of 2021.
Without a doubt, the most striking thing is the rapid growth of Chinese brands in Europe. Realme, which enters the ranking of the 5 brands with the best-selling models, is already part of 2% of the European market. A little higher, with 4%, Oppo. Xiaomi consolidates in third place with a growth of 19%.
Huawei, which remained in second position worldwide during Q1 2020, even surpassing Apple, disappears from the Top 5 in the European market. It also does so in the global market, ranking number 6, with just a 4% market share. It supposes a year-on-year fall of 13%.
The resounding drop in the shipment of Huawei terminals does not catch us by surprise. The Asian manufacturer cannot use Google services on its devices. A measure imposed by the United States Government, which seems to have affected the decision of users when buying a new mobile.