Gartner: Global smartphone sales will increase by 26% in Q1 2021. Average mobile phone selling price may rise

The world's top three smart phone manufacturers Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi continue to maintain their respective rankings in the first quarter of 2021. After becoming number one in the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple returned to second place in the first quarter of 2021. Chinese smartphone manufacturers Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have witnessed the growth in demand for 5G smartphones and seized the opportunities brought by the weak global sales of Huawei and LG this quarter. Gartner believes that in 2020, the world's top five smartphone manufacturers have achieved strong year-on-year growth, and their respective market shares have increased to varying degrees. This indicates that the mobile phone market is consolidating around the top five manufacturers. At the same time, Gartner analysis indicated that the global chip shortage has not yet affected the smartphone industry. But this situation may change in the next few quarters, and may lead to an increase in the global average sales price of smart phones.