Figures from Strategy Analytics show 340 million devices shipped
Global smartphone shipments reached 340 million units in the first quarter of 2021, a 24% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics.
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is suing the US government. The manufacturer was added to the government’s military blacklist in mid-January, barring Americans from investing in the business.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global smartphone production to drop 11% year-on-year in 2020, reaching 1.25 billion units, according to figures from market research company TrendForce.
Samsung still ahead
Xiaomi was one of the world's top three smartphone producers in the third quarter of this year; the first time it's ever reached that position. The figures come from technology analyst company Canalys, which puts Huawei in second place and Samsung in the lead.
Figures from tech analysts Canalys show new leader for Q2 2020
Chinese manufacturer Huawei shipped more smartphones in the second quarter of this year than any other company, marking the first time it's ever overtaken Samsung.