Global 5G Mobile Phone Shipments will Exceed 600 Million in 2021

With the gradual recovery of epidemics around the world, the mobile phone market is gradually showing signs of recovery.

According to the latest data report from Digitimes Research, in the first quarter of 2021, global smartphone shipments will increase by nearly 50% year-on-year, with an estimated 340 million units.

Digitimes Research also raised the annual growth rate of global smartphone shipments to 10-13% in 2021, with a total of more than 1.4 billion units.

The analysis agency estimates that by the first quarter of 2021, Apple’s iPhone shipments will exceed 60 million units.

Therefore, within the six months ending March 31, 2021, Apple is likely to be the biggest winner in the mobile phone industry, with its total shipments exceeding 150 million units, an increase of 38% over the same period last year.

Samsung Electronics will be ranked second, and its shipments within six months have slightly decreased, with approximately 60 million and 65 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, respectively.

Among domestic mobile phone manufacturers, Xiaomi will rank third, with a total shipment of 90 million units within six months, an increase of more than 80% compared to the same period last year.

In the same period, Huawei’s shipments will be less than 20 million, ranking sixth. The reason behind this is obvious.

In terms of 5G mobile phones, Digitimes Research estimates that by 2021, global 5G mobile phone shipments will exceed 600 million units, far exceeding the 280 million units a year ago. In other words, 5G mobile phones will become more and more popular.

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