Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Honor and Realme are the leaders in the global 5G smartphone market during the third quarter of 2021, according to Strategy Analytics report.
Xiaomi’s global 5G smartphone shipments growth stalled in Q3 2021. Samsung grew its share of 5G smartphone shipments. Honor led as shipments growth leader, the report said.
Samsung edged ahead of OPPO to become the second leading Android 5G smartphone vendor globally in Q3 2021.
Samsung has returned to positive territory following three quarters of negative sequential shipment growth. Samsung is benefiting from demand across multiple regions for its smartphones, powered by a broad portfolio of devices across multiple price tiers.
The report said combination of innovative technology such as foldable display smartphones and multiple 5G devices have made Samsung products, such as its Galaxy Z Flip 3, the S21 Ultra and its A-series, the second-most popular brand of Android 5G smartphones globally in Q3 2021.
Honor was the fastest growing Android 5G smartphone brand QoQ in Q3 2021. Honor 5G smartphones are increasing in popularity in China. Honor was formerly a sub-brand of Huawei but was spun out as an independent company earlier in the year. The company’s 50 5G, 50 SE 5G and 50 Pro 5G were its leading 5G smartphones in Q3 2021.
Xiaomi, which recorded dramatic growth in global 5G smartphone shipments in Q2 2021, reported flat growth sequentially in the most recent quarter.
Samsung’s resurgence blunted Xiaomi’s ability to grow in Europe in Q3 2021. OPPO surged in China. Xiaomi faced competition from Samsung outside of China and OPPO in China.