After 5 years, Apple finally regained the ‘king of mobile’ position from Samsung

Tram Ho

For the first time since 2016, Apple has officially overtaken Samsung to become the largest smartphone maker in the world thanks to business results exceeding expectations in the fourth quarter of 2020.


 Sau 5 năm, Apple cuối cùng đã giành lại được vị trí ‘vua di động’ từ tay Samsung - Ảnh 1.

Specifically, according to the latest Gartner report, in the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple saw sales grow 14.9% over the same period last year, selling nearly 80 million iPhones. With 20.8% market share, Apple officially overtook Samsung as the world’s largest smartphone maker.

 Sau 5 năm, Apple cuối cùng đã giành lại được vị trí ‘vua di động’ từ tay Samsung - Ảnh 2.

Xiaomi with 43.4 million units and Oppo 34.4 million were followed in the next positions. Difficult because of the US ban, but Huawei still has sales equivalent to Oppo of 34.3 million units and ranks fifth globally. However, this is the first time since 2013 that Huawei was not in the top four global smartphone brands in a given quarter.

However, that is only for the fourth quarter. If you include 2020, Samsung is still the leader in the smartphone market with total sales of 253 million units, accounting for 18.8% of the market share. Apple’s similar figure is nearly 200 million units, accounting for 14.8% market share. The next positions are Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo.

However, it is worth noting that Apple and Xiaomi are the 2 units that witnessed the overall growth rate in the year 2020. Meanwhile, the rest, including Samsung, showed a downward trend.

 Sau 5 năm, Apple cuối cùng đã giành lại được vị trí ‘vua di động’ từ tay Samsung - Ảnh 3.

“From our vision for 2020, we think 5G-connected smartphones and more innovative features will be the deciding factor,” said Anshul Gupta, Senior Research Director at Gartner. for users to upgrade their phones. I’m sure Apple will continue to see the next good quarter of business. What’s going to happen with Android phones will need more time to answer. ”

Apple’s impressive business results in the fourth quarter of 2020 and into the first quarter of 2021 despite the pandemic are attributed in large part to the launch of the iPhone 12 models. Specifically, the first quarter of 2021 (which ends on December 26, 2020), Apple’s total revenue reached $ 111.4 billion, up 21% over the same period, and is the quarter with the highest revenue since the company was born.

The iPhone alone brought Apple $ 65.6 billion, which is also an unprecedented high for its mobile revenue, even higher than the entire quarterly revenue of previous years.

Demand for 5G iPhone is a big driver for Chinese users. This is marked by a surge in sales in the region to 21.3 billion USD, compared with 13.6 billion USD in the same quarter last year.

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Source : Genk