Q1 5G phone shipments were 135.7 million.
Apple was top brand in Q1 on 40.4 million units; Oppo second on 21.5 million (up from 1.2 million in Q1 2020) and Vivo third with 19.4 million (2.9 million) but since Oppo and Vivo are made by the same company – BBK electronics – BBK is the No.1 manufacturer.
Samsung was the No.4 brand in Q1 with 17 million units(8.3 million); and Xiaomi 5th with 16.6 million (2.5 million).
“Chinese vendors largely have no presence in the high-value US market,” says SA’s Woody Oh.
Total Q1 smartphone shipments were 340 million units, meaning 5G devices accounted for 39.9% compared with 8.7% in Q1 2020 when 275 million units were shipped overall.