Samsung maintains top slot in global smartphone sales

Phones like the Galaxy A52 5G helped Samsung retain its phone market crown in early 2021.

Samsung’s wide selection of phones The first quarter of the year worked in its favour, a report from analyst Gartner revealed Monday. Korean company held More than 20% In the smartphone market, more than 76.5 million phones were sold.

This figure matches the figure reported in April by the research firm Canalys. Gartner credits Samsung for cheap phones and Its flagship 5G ones to promote its development.

With phone sales of over 58.5 million, Apple had a 15.5% share of the market. Chinese phone makers Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo made it to the top five with sales of 48.9 million, 38.7 million and 38.3 million respectively.

“5G will continue to be a key growth driver for Apple in 2021,” Anshul Gupta, senior research director at Gartner, said in a release. “The device upgrade will fuel demand for Apple’s flagship phones throughout the year.”

Overall, global smartphone sales grew 26% in the first quarter of the year and 22% year over year.

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