Canalys: smartphone shipments down 11% in Q1, Apple and Samsung rise compared to last year

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Written By Chris

Q1 tends to be sluggish, however this 12 months there are further components (the conflict in Ukraine, new lockdowns in China, world inflation) that led to an 11% drop in smartphone shipments. The 2 main makers, Samsung and Apple, launched sought-after telephones, which helped them develop their market shares, whereas the opposite three within the High 5 dropped off a bit.

Samsung is again on prime with a 24% share, up from 19% within the vacation quarter and 22% in Q1 final 12 months. As typical, the launch of the iPhones close to the top of the 12 months triggered Apple to surge in This autumn, however Samsung reclaimed the highest spot with robust gross sales of the Galaxy S22 flagships and a stable demand for the Galaxy A-series.

Apple is doing fairly properly too. Regardless of stories of diminished manufacturing, the third technology iPhone SE is an “necessary mid-range quantity driver for Apple”, write the analysts at Canalys. Carriers are demanding 5G telephones to promote and the SE (2022) is the most affordable 5G iPhone. The iPhone 13 collection continues to be a robust vendor as properly.

Vendor Q1 2021 market share Q1 2022 market share
Samsung  22% 24%
Apple 15% 18%
Xiaomi 14% 13%
OPPO 11% 10%
vivo 10% 8%
Others 28% 27%

Preliminary estimates are topic to alter on ultimate launch

Notice: percentages could not add as much as 100% resulting from rounding

Notice: OnePlus is included in OPPO shipments

Supply: Canalys estimates (sell-in shipments), Smartphone Evaluation, April 2022

Xiaomi is holding on to 3rd place with a 13% market share, a proportion level decrease than final 12 months. The comparatively robust efficiency is credited to the favored Redmi Notice collection.

The Oppo numbers embrace OnePlus telephones and sit at 10% (down from 11% a 12 months in the past). That’s a proportion level larger than in This autumn, however the firm nonetheless trails Xiaomi globally. Sister firm vivo stays at 8%, despite the fact that it sat at 10% in Q1 final 12 months.

The Canalys report concludes with a hopeful message for the close to future: “The excellent news is that the painful element shortages would possibly enhance prior to anticipated, which will definitely assist relieve value pressures.”


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