Technique Analytics has launched its first quarter report for international 5G smartphone shipments. Samsung and Vivo noticed the very best beneficial properties within the final quarter. Samsung shipped 17 million items in Q1 2021, in comparison with 9.5 million shipments within the final quarter of 2020, seeing a progress of 79 p.c. That is possible because of the launch of the Galaxy S21 sequence early in January. Even Vivo’s international 5G shipments totalled at 19.4 million, seeing a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) progress of 62 p.c.
Whereas Samsung and Vivo had been the quickest rising 5G smartphone distributors in Q1 2021, Apple nonetheless led the pack with a complete of 40.4 million shipments, Technique Analytics reports. Compared to the final quarter, whereby it shipped 52.2 million smartphones, Apple shipments declined by 23 p.c. Just under Apple was Oppo with 21.5 million shipments within the first quarter, seeing a progress of 55 p.c. Vivo and Samsung take the third and fourth place, respectively. Xiaomi comes within the fifth place with 16.6 million with 41 p.c progress. Apple is the one vendor within the high 5 that noticed a decline in progress.
Technique Analytics says that Samsung is performing properly with its new 5G fashions — Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21 Extremely 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G — in South Korea, North America, and elements of Europe. Vivo’s shipments had been pushed by iQoo U3 5G and iQoo U7 5G smartphones in China and Europe areas.
Ken Hyers, Director, Technique Analytics, mentioned in a press release, “International 5G smartphone shipments grew a wholesome 6 p.c QoQ and hit a file 136 million items throughout the first quarter of 2021. Demand for 5G smartphones stays very robust, notably in China, United States, and Western Europe. We forecast international 5G smartphone shipments to succeed in a file 624 million items for the full-year 2021, hovering from 269 million in full-year 2020.”