Rebound of the smartphone market in 2022, Samsung at the top

Next year, the Korean manufacturer Samsung will be at the head of a smartphone market which should regain color after the health crisis.

According to the latest estimates from TrendForce, the global smartphone market should return to production levels similar to those observed before the pandemic.

Samsung sartphone market leader in 2022?

1.39 billion mobile phones should be distributed in 2022, 3.8% better than in 2021. Of this total, 660 million units will be 5G models. Samsung is also expected to increase production by 1.1% year-on-year and will manufacture 276 million smartphones to capture 20% of the market. The Korean leader would be followed by Apple (18%), Xiaomi (16%), Oppo (15%), and Vivo (11%).

Samsung and Apple struggling in emerging markets

Samsung should however encounter difficulties in emerging markets, the Korean manufacturer concentrating its efforts on high-end models like the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 and the next Galaxy S22. The other manufacturers (except Apple) offer much more extensive low-end lines.