Bad blow for the smartphone sale, which in recent weeks has seen a rather significant decline, due to the shortage of chips and semiconductors on the market. According to Gartner, a research and analysis company in the technology sector, the third quarter of 2021 it would have experienced a drop in sales for that very reason. But let’s find out what happened in more detail.
Smartphone sales drop in the third quarter of 2021
According to data reported by Gartner, between July and September 2021 they have been sold 342 million smartphones globally. And this means a drop of 6.8% compared to the numbers of the previous quarter. But despite the data showing a noticeable decline in smartphone sales, Samsung however, it continues to be the industry leader, followed by Apple e Xiaomi. More in detail, Samsung sold just over 69 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2021. And this attests to a fairly significant drop compared to over 80 million in the previous quarter.
The situation of Apple is quite different, which has sold 49 million devices, which proves to be an excellent result compared to the 40 million sold in the third quarter of 2020. The situation of Xiaomi is incredible. The Chinese company sold 44,483 million, thus showing growth compared to the previous period. And the same goes for Vivo and Oppo, which in their own way have seen an increase in sales. According to data released by Gartner, these would be the companies that hold the largest share of smartphone sales. The rest of the market appears to be in the hands of other small companies.
As for the chip crisis, Gartner predicts that availability may be within the right limits in the first months of 2022. Even if the situation could really return to normal only in 2023. It remains to be understood how much this can still affect the smartphone market.