Apple Sold Most 5G Shipments For Q3 2021, Samsung, Oppo Lead For Androids

Apple has been revealed to have accounted for one-quarter of all world 5G shipments in Q3 2021. The company was able to be ahead of other competitors after cutting the prices of its first 5G-enabled smartphones, the iPhone 12 series, months after releasing its latest iPhone 13 series. Other 5G-enabled smartphones with better shipments in Q3 of 2021 are Samsung, Oppo, and Xiaomi.

This is according to a report released by Strategy Analytics which stated that Apple accounted for a quarter of all global 5G shipments in Q3 2021. The report further revealed that Apple’s lead over the competition is visible a couple of months after the company launched its latest iPhone 13 series on September 14, while cutting prices of its first 5G-enabled smartphones, the iPhone 12 series.

Apple sold 1/4 shipments for 5G-enabled smartphones in Q3 2021, followed by while Xiaomi, Samsung, and Oppo.

While Apple sold the most 5G smartphones globally, the company’s closest competitor on the Android front is Xiaomi, which released multiple smartphones under its Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco brands this year.

The report however revealed that due to competition, Xiaomi’s year-on-year performance for Q3 2021 seems stalled.

While Xiaomi may have stalled after witnessing dramatic growth in Q2 2021, the report revealed that Samsung appears to have seen considerable growth in Europe, while Oppo saw growth in China. Globally, Samsung beat Oppo to become the second-leading 5G Android smartphone vendor after Xiaomi in Q3 2021, following the launch of the high-end Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and more affordable A-Series smartphones.

Honor which is formerly a sub-brand of Huawei turned out to be the brand that grew the fastest quarter-over-quarter on the 5G front, according to Strategy Analytics.

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