3 Chinese companies among the top 5 smartphone manufacturers7. January 2021
China’s Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo occupy three spots among the world’s top five smartphone manufacturers based on shipments in the third quarter of 2020, according to a study released last Monday by consulting firm Gartner. Samsung remains the leader with 80.8 million devices sold and a global market share of 22 percent followed by Huawei with 51.3 million and 14.1 percent.
Xiaomi posted a huge 34.9 percent year-on-year increase and now ranks third with 44.41 million devices shipped or 12.1 percent market share. The Chinese electronics company, which produces numerous other devices for entertainment and the household in addition to smartphones, thus overtook rival Apple and relegated it to fourth place. Apple shipped 40.5 million devices in the third quarter, with Oppo in fifth place with 29.89 million devices.
According to analysis by consulting firm Gartner, a total of 366 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2020, a slight decrease of 5.7 percent compared to the previous year. Anshul Gupta, senior analyst at Gartner, shared there are initial signs of recovery in the markets in the Asia-Pacific area as well as Latin America. The return to normalcy in much of China also contributed to the improvement in smartphone production numbers. Current production could make up for supply shortages in the third quarter and drive sales figures further upward in the coming year, Gupta said. Smartphones fall under the CCC certification requirement in China. CCC stands for China Compulsory Certificate. The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002 and applies to both imported and Chinese products.
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