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Apple overtakes Samsung as the top phone vendor in Q4 2021

By Cookie Monster - on 19 Jan 2022, 12:00am

Apple overtakes Samsung as the top phone vendor in Q4 2021

The Apple iPhone 13 lineup.

Apple managed to reclaim the top spot in the global phone market in Q4 2021 according to Canalys.

Canalys says the aggressive pricing of the iPhone 13 in China drove strong sales, allowing Apple to claim 22% share of the global phone market.

However, shortages of key components in Q4 forced Apple to lower iPhone production. Its supply chain is starting to recover with shortages expected to ease in the second half of the year.

Samsung took second spot with a market share of 20%. With the upcoming launch of the Galaxy S22, Samsung may be able to reclaim its title in the coming quarters. Rounding up the top five are Xiaomi (12%), Oppo (9%) and vivo (8%). 

Source: Canalys

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