According to estimates by International Data Corporation (IDC), Samsung held 23.4% of the global market share for a distribution of 73.6 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2022. That is a small decline of 1.2% compared to compared to 74.5 million for the same period in 2021.
Top 5 of the smartphone market
Still leader, the Korean is followed by Apple with 18% of the market and a distribution of 56.6 million iPhones, this time a growth of 2.2% compared to the first quarter of last year . The next three places in the Top 5 are respectively occupied by Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo. Chinese manufacturers are all seeing a big decline in their distribution with falls of 17.8% for Xiaomi, 26.8% for Oppo and 27.7% for Vivo. Declines still explained by component shortages, as well as sluggish public demand due to sluggish economic conditions and global inflation.