No one appears to be threatening Samsung’s dominance as the top smartphone maker just yet. The Korean company shipped 73.6 million smartphones in the first quarter of this year, or Q1 2022, which is 17 million more than Apple, which came in second. Nearly one in four smartphones purchased between January and March 2022 were Samsung Galaxy models, with a market share of 23.4%.
These numbers are based on Bankless Times ‘s study. They are comparable to those from other reputable market analysis companies, such Canalys and IDC. With over 56 million iPhone shipments and an 18% market share, they all ranked Samsung as the leader.
However, this is hardly a surprise. Every year, Samsung typically tops three of the four quarterly shipment charts. Apples time is from October to December, which is the final quarter of the year. When the new iPhone models go on sale, they immediately become extremely popular worldwide. Apple shipped 87 million iPhones in Q4 2021 in order to claim a 24 percent market share worldwide. However, Samsung took back the top spot in the ensuing quarter.
Advertisement With 39.9 million smartphones shipped, Xiaomi, a Chinese company that has been doing well since US restrictions hit its neighbor Huawei, finishes in third. In the first quarter of 2022, it represented 12.7% of the global market. The top five is completed by Oppo and Vivo, both of which are divisions of the Chinese multinational corporation BBK Electronics, which also owns the OnePlus and Realme brands. In the first quarter of the year, they shipped 27.3 million and 25.3 million smartphones, respectively.
In Q1 2022, the remaining smartphone manufacturers—including Motorola, Nokia, ASUS, Sony, and others—sold a total of 91.4 million units. Amount smartphone shipments for the time period total 313.6 million after everything is said and done.
Shipments of smartphones decreased in Q1 2022. The shipment volume in Q1 2022 was 313.6 million, a nine percent year-over-year (YoY) decrease from the same time last year. According to IDC data cited in the latest research, smartphone shipments reached 344 million units in Q1 2021. This year’s share loss is the result of a number of causes.
Advertisement The majority of vendors have been impacted by supply chain issues. Apple and Samsung may have suffered the least. However, the two major ones were also impacted by factors like the global inflation crisis and economic concerns. The second quarter and the rest of the year’s prospects are also not great. Samsung has already decreased its annual sales target by 10%. How the smartphone industry responds to the continued difficulties will become clear over time.