Global 5G smartphone shipments increased by 458% (year-on-year) from 24 million units in the first quarter of 2020 to a record 133.9 million in the first quarter of this year, as the rapid adoption of technology in China increased demand for Fifth generation smartphones.
Apple acquired a market share of 30%, while a number of Chinese companies have benefited more with the increase in demand in China, according to a report issued by Strategy Analytics, a market intelligence firm, and Samsung also acquired 13% of the market share in 5G smartphone shipments at the level of The world in the first quarter of 2021.
The South Korean company shipped 17 million 5G smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2021, up from 8.3 million in the first quarter of 2020. And the strong push from the Apple iPhone, and a wave of value-for-money Android models, to achieve a record quarter for 5G smartphone shipments. “
Apple shipped a record 40.4 million iPhone 5G devices worldwide in the first quarter of 2021, based on its strong performance of 52 million shipments globally in the fourth quarter of 2020, as the iPhone is the clear leader in 5G networks. With a market share of 5G smartphones of 30% globally in this quarter.