During the month of June, the top smartphone manufacturer in the world was SamsungApple Xiaomi. The latter scooped up 17.1% of the global market during the month followed by Samsung with a 15.7% slice of the worldwide smartphone pie. Apple was third with 14.3% of the market.
Mi Band 6 puts Xiaomi at the top of the wearable bands market
Xiaomi and Apple battle it out at the top of the wearable bands market during Q2
Third place belonged to the beleaguered Huawei. The firm shipped 3.7 million wearable band units during the April-June period which was down a huge 53.9% from the second quarter one year ago leaving it with a 9.2% market share down from the 21% it garnered during the second quarter of 2020. Fitbit, now owned by Google parent Alphabet, finished in fourth place after shipping 3 million wearable bands during the second quarter for a 7.3% market share, up 20.6% year-over-year.
The Apple Watch remains the top smartwatch in the world
Xiaomi saw its smartwatch shipments soar by 272.6% helping it take fifth place in the global smartwatch shipping tables with 1.5 million units delivered (compared to only 400,000 during the same quarter last year). That gives it 5.7% of the worldwide smartwatch market.
Apple shipped 7.9 million Apple Watch units in Q2
Overall, 25.4 million smartphones were shipped during this year’s second quarter, up 37.9% from the 18.4 million shipped during the second quarter of 2020. Canalys Research Manager Jason Low said, “Vendors are attempting to make a big generational leap in smartwatch technologies. To stand out, they are improving the fundamentals, such as user experience and battery life, creating their own distinct UIs and leveraging their respective ecosystems to draw out new and unique use cases”