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Smartphone shipments jumped 27% globally in Q1 – TechCrunch

More good news from a smartphone market currently rebounding from the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic. New numbers from Canalys put global shipments for Q1 2021 at 27% above where they were the same time last year. The industry was hit early and hit hard by COVID-19. The first quarter saw the company running into […]

  • The first quarter saw the company running into serious supply chain issues as the pandemic first hit China and parts of Asia where most manufacturing occurs.
  • Following that, demand began to slow, as fewer people were interested in buying mobile devices, coupled with broader economic and job impacts.
  • Samsung continued to lead the way globally, with 76. 5 million, up from 59. 6 million, representing a 28% jump, year-over-year.

TECHCRUNCH.COM 1 May, 2021

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