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Worldwide smartphone market surges 27% as key regions subdue the pandemic

In Q1 2021, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 347 million units, up 27% year on year. Samsung took first place, shipping 76.5 million to take a 22% share.

Apple shipped 52.4 million iPhones, to take a 15% share. Its iPhone 12 Mini has sold below expectations, but strength in other iPhone 12 models, as well as stronger demand for the older iPhone 11, helped it maintain strong momentum.

Xiaomi clocked its best single-quarter performance ever, growing 62% and shipping 49.0 million units. Oppo and Vivo completed the top five, shipping 37.6 million units and 36.0 million units respectively.


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