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Global smartphone shipments fell 11% in Q1 2022 –

The war in Ukraine, new Chinese lockdowns and global inflation all contributed to an 11% reduction in global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of this year. Samsung and Apple, the top two manufacturers, introduced popular phones that helped them increase their market share, while the other three Top 5 manufacturers lagged behind.

On the positive side, he believes the component shortage situation will improve sooner than expected, which will help alleviate some of the issues.

Samsung leads the top five smartphone makers in terms of market share, with a 24% share (vs. 19% in Q4 2021) With 18% (vs. 15%), Apple came in second, followed by Xiaomi with 13% (down 14%), Oppo with 10% (down from 11%) and Vivo with 8%. (down 10 percent).

“The good news is that nasty component shortages may ease sooner than expected, which would surely help reduce cost pressures,” concludes Canalys’ analysis.

Apple is also doing very well. Despite claims of lower production, Canalys analysts say the third-generation iPhone SE is a “critical mid-range volume driver for Apple.” Carriers are hungry for 5G phones, and the SE (2022) is the most affordable 5G iPhone. The iPhone 13 series has also proven to be a popular option.

Xiaomi is in third place, with a market share of 13%, down one percentage point from last year. The popular Redmi Note series is responsible for the relatively strong results.

Oppo has a 10% market share, which includes OnePlus phones (up from 11% a year ago). Although this is an increase from the fourth quarter, the company remains behind Xiaomi globally. Vivo, a sister company, is still at 8%, down from 10% in the first quarter of last year.