Xiaomi Leads 5G Android Phone Shipments Globally in Q2

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
China will continue to lead the market with 47.1% of the 5G global market share, followed by the USA at 16%, India at 6.1%, and Japan at 4.1%. By the end of 2022, 5G units are expected to make up more than half of all smartphone shipments with a 54.1% share.

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is the largest vendor of Android 5G smartphones with a market share of 25.7 percent in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Tuesday.

According to market researcher Strategy Analytics, its shipments surged 452 per cent on-year to 24.3 million units. 

Vivo was the runner-up with an 18.5 per cent share followed by Oppo with a 17.9 per cent share.

Samsung Electronics was ranked fourth with a market share of 16.5 per cent in the April-June period after shipping 15.6 million units of 5G smartphones powered by the Android operating system. 

“Over the past nine quarters, Xiaomi has cumulatively shipped 70 million 5G smartphones,” said Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics. “Xiaomi’s performance places it closely behind Samsung, which has shipped an impressive 77 million 5G smartphones worldwide over the previous 10 quarters.”

Top 5 smartphone vendors in 5G Android market globally in Q2 2021

Smartphone vendor Shipments (in million) Market share Year-on-Year growth Cumulative shipments growth since Q1 2019
Xiaomi 24.3 25.7% 452% 70.4
Vivo 17.5 18.5% 218% 66.8
Oppo 16.9 17.9% 231% 67.5
Samsung 15.6 16.5% 126% 76.5
Realme 5.6 5.9% 1773% 12.9

The global Android 5G smartphone market grew 104 per cent on-year to 94.6 million units in the second quarter, Strategy Analytics data showed.

The report notes that cumulatively Android 5G smartphone shipments since the first quarter of 2019, Samsung came in second behind Huawei.

Samsung shipped 76.5 million Android 5G smartphones since the first quarter of 2019, while Huawei’s shipments reached 95.2 million units over the period.

Xiaomi came in third in terms of cumulative shipments with 70.4 million units, the data showed.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

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