Xiaomi, for the first time in its history, surpassed Apple and now it is the second-largest phone manufacturer. Globally, they were in third place, below Apple and Samsung. According to the latest reports, Xiaomi grew more than 80% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the previous year.
After the U.S restrictions, Huawei disappeared from the list, surpassed by brands such as Vivo, which now ascend to the fifth position. Let’s see how sales were distributed in the second quarter of the year.
The most selling smartphone brands in the world (Q2 2021)
According to the latest analysis of Canalys, worldwide smartphone shipments increased by 12% in Q2 2021. As it does every quarter, Samsung continues to hold the number one spot, with a 19% market share and 15% growth over the same period last year.
However, the top performer is Xiaomi, which overtakes Apple with 83% growth, the highest figure on the list. The Asian firm now has a 17% market share and, if it continues on its current growth path, it will end the year snatching the position from Samsung, provided that the Korean company maintains its current figures. Apple is now in third place, with a 14% market share and marginal growth of 1%.
Xiaomi rises unstoppably and Huawei falls off the list
Asian firms such as OPPO and Vivo have a 10% market share each, with a growth rate of 28% and 27% respectively. The striking thing is the disappearance of Huawei, which no longer even appears on the list. The company, now without Google services, is going through a struggle.