Specifically, the number of iPhones sold by Apple in the fourth quarter of 2020 was 90.1 million, up 22.2% over the same period last year. That figure is equivalent to 23.4% market share, helping Apple surpass Samsung to become the largest smartphone company in the world.
In the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, Samsung sold 73.9 million units, up 6.2% over the same period last year, equivalent to a 19.1% market share. In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung is in first place while Apple is in fourth place.
Ranking 5 largest smartphone manufacturers in the world quarter IV / 2020 by IDC.
Next is Xiaomi with 43.3 million units sold, accounting for 11.2% market share and ranked third in the world. The fourth place belonged to Oppo with 33.8 million smartphones sold, accounting for 8.8% of the market share.
Unfortunately for Huawei when it dropped from 3rd place to 5th place in the ranking of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers. The company’s sales volume in the fourth quarter of 2020 was 32.3 million, down 42.4% over the same period last year, the market share was 8.4%.
The entire smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2020 saw the number of devices sold reach 385.9 million, an increase of 4.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.
Thanks to the sales of the iPhone 12, it has contributed to the success of Apple this year. According to Apple’s financial report, the fourth quarter of 2020 its revenue reached 111.4 billion USD, up 21% over the same period.
Thanks to the remarkable improvements of the iPhone 12, iPhone sales in the Chinese market (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased 57% to reach $ 21.3 billion.
Meanwhile, Huawei has seen a sharp decline after repeatedly being subjected to US sanctions, affecting its production lines and development plans.
Huawe is in talks to sell two high-end smartphones, P and Mate, to a Chinese alliance. This move is considered by analysts to be Huawei’s last solution to lure the smartphone segment. In November 2020, Huawei sold the Honnor brand to a Chinese technology alliance.