Global Smartphone shipments shoot up by 27% in Q1 2021

Apple had the highest jump in smartphone shipments in Q1 2021


Alfred Lee

4 May, 2021

Global Smartphone shipments shoot up by 27% in Q1 2021 | BEAMSTART News

Global Smartphone shipments have risen significantly this Q1 2021, despite the effects of the global pandemic continuing to linger.

Key Highlights

  • Global smartphone shipments for Q1 2021 have risen by 27% compared to the same period last year.
  • Major supply chain issues were faced during the start of the pandemic last year.
  • Samsung is the current market leader by shipment volume, followed by Apple, and third Xiaomi.
  • Apple had the biggest jump during the quarter, shipping 41% more phones than the same period last year.

Why it matters

  • The smartphone market is recovering from the effects of the global pandemic.
  • Smartphone usage continues to rise, especially in developing countries where internet penetration is rising.
  • Usage of Apple devices continues to rise with the company introducing more affordable phones, making it an attractive market for iOS developers.

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