As iOS and Android monopolize the mobile operating system market, the demand for greater diversity in price levels and phone specifications has allowed many manufacturers to secure a slice of the smartphone market pie.
Samsung continued to dominate the smartphone market during the third quarter of 2021, with the chase of its competitors Apple and Xiaomi.
Apple regained second place during the three months that ended last September, after being ousted by Xiaomi in the second quarter, as the Chinese smartphone maker was hit hard by supply chain disruptions and chip shortages and lost on 3. , 5% of its global market share compared to the second quarter of 2021.
The decline was reflected in Xiaomi’s financial results, and while revenue grew from the Internet services and Internet of Things sectors, Xiaomi earned just $ 7.5 million through the smartphone division, down 19%.
With Apple launching its new line of iPhone 13 devices at the end of the third quarter, in particularly on September 24, the American tech giant could be in able to further increase its current lead by 1.8% in the coming months.
On the other hand, it is likely that the next flagship model of Xiaomi 12 Ultra will not see the light until next year, although many leaks and reports have already confirmed the specifications of the phone, which includes 4 cameras with a resolution of 50 megapixels. and usage of Qualcomm’s latest CPU (Snapdragon 898).
On the other hand, the top 5 smartphone manufacturers in Market share terms include four Asian companies, namely South Korean Samsung and China’s Oppo, which makes OnePlus phones, and Vivo, as well as Xiaomi.
Overall, 1.4 billion smartphones were sold in 2021, with an estimated revenue of $ 450 billion, according to a survey by data company Statista.
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