Apple falls to number three global smartphone manufacturer globally

Xiaomi has become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world for the first time during the second quarter of 2021, displacing Apple for the number two spot behind Samsung.

Credit: XiaomiCredit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi had a 17% share of the market in Q2 2021, behind Samsung’s 19% share and ahead of Apple’s 14% share. Xiaomi also saw the highest growth, with research firm Canalys estimating that the manufacturer grew 83% year-over-year. Oppo and Vivo took the fourth and fifth positions in the global smartphone maker list, each with a 10% share of the market.

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