Apple produced 77.6 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2020, replacing Samsung as the front-runner. In comparison, the South Korean company produced only 67 million units, according to Trent Force. The reasons for Apple’s success are the introduction of 5G models and the aggressive pricing strategy. According to Trendforce, the iPhone 12 accounts for 90 percent of production. By the end of 2020, South Koreans were also lagging behind in terms of sales You can read it here. Samsung sent its new leadership in 2021 On behalf of the Galaxy S21 Race.
Three to six places all go to Chinese companies: Oppo produced about 50 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, followed by Xiaomi (47 million), Hawaii (34.5) and Vivo (31.5). A total of 364 million smartphones were reportedly produced in the last quarter.
In the first quarter of 2021, production is expected to be significantly higher than the previous year. Trentforce estimates that 342 million units will be produced, an increase of 25 percent per year. At the same time it is down only 6 percent compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year. At the beginning of the year, demand for smartphones was at its peak at the end of the year, so at the beginning of the year, we could see a decline of about 20 percent.
Considering the remainder of 2021, Trentforce says the smartphone industry needs to recover as the epidemic continues to recede.