• Home
  • Mobiles
  • Mobiles News
  • Xiaomi Trumps Apple to Become World's No. 2 Smartphone Maker, Samsung Retains Top Spot: Canalys

Xiaomi Trumps Apple to Become World's No. 2 Smartphone Maker, Samsung Retains Top Spot: Canalys

Xiaomi took the second spot with a 17 percent share of global smartphone shipments in Q2 2021.

Xiaomi Trumps Apple to Become World's No. 2 Smartphone Maker, Samsung Retains Top Spot: Canalys

The average selling price of Xiaomi phones is about 75 percent cheaper compared with Samsung and Apple

Highlights
  • Global smartphone shipments grew 12 percent in the second quarter
  • Xiaomi's shipments jumped more than 300 percent in Latin America
  • Vivo and Oppo maintained a strong growth momentum

Xiaomi overtook Apple in the second quarter of 2021 to become the world's No. 2 smartphone maker, market research firm Canalys said in a report on Thursday. 

Xiaomi took the second spot for the first time with 17 percent share of worldwide smartphone shipments, up 3 percent from the previous quarter, according to the market research firm. 

Global smartphone shipments grew 12 percent in the second quarter, led by Samsung Electronics with a 19 percent share, and Apple at third place with a 14 percent share. 

The average selling price of Xiaomi phones is about 40 percent to 75 percent cheaper compared with Samsung and Apple, respectively, Canalys Research Manager Ben Stanton said, adding that a major priority for Xiaomi this year is to grow sales of its high-end devices. 

The company's shipments jumped more than 300 percent in Latin America, 150 percent in Africa, and 50 percent in Western Europe, the report said. 

Vivo and Oppo maintained a strong growth momentum to complete the top five smartphone makers' global ranking, according to the report. Both Oppo and Vivo secured a 10 percent share of global shipments each in Q2 2021 and secured the number 4 and number 5 spots, respectively.  

Samsung on top had a steady growth of 15 percent in year-on-year shipments, while Xiaomi's global shipments grew by a staggering 83 percent and Apple at number 3 grew marginally by 1 percent, the report shows. Oppo and Vivo shipments increased by 28 percent and 27 percent, respectively.


What is the best phone to buy right now? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo
The Suicide Squad Character Featurette Lays Out Ensemble Cast in New Footage
Microsoft Says Israeli Group Created and Sold Tools to Hack Windows

Related Stories

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com