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Last year, Samsung remained the global leading smartphone brand with the highest market share until the third quarter. While the company lost its crown to Apple in the last quarter of 2020 due to high sales of the iPhone 12 series.

Now, an excellent news coming from South Korea hints that Samsung is on the way to reclaim the top spot in the first quarter of 2021. According to TheMorungExpress, the company snatched the top spot in the global smartphone sales in February.

Samsung reclaimed the crown in February 2021

The report shows that the Korean tech giant narrowly beat Apple on the back of the early release of the Galaxy S21 series. The company shipped 24 million phones, securing a 23.1% of market share last month while the Cupertino-based company sold 23 million units with a 22.2% market share.

It is worth mentioning that Samsung logged a market share of 15.6%, while Apple had 25.4% in January while the shipments of the former were 26% more than a year earlier, and even 12% more than the pre-pandemic levels in February 2019.

Aside from this, Chinese smartphone makers such as Xiaomi continued in third place with an 11.5% share, followed by Vivo with 10.6% and Oppo with 8.5%.

Galaxy S21 series helping Samsung to lead global market!

The early launching of the Galaxy S21 series is impressively benefitting Samsung to raise its global shipments and take over the market share of the US banned Huawei.

The market share gap between Samsung and Apple is usually about 5 percentage points in February, but due to strong sales of the US technology giant iPhone 12 series, the gap has narrowed to only 1 percentage point this time.

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Samsung Teams Up with Tech Titans for Arm’s IPO Amid Valuation Shuffle

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A new report reveals that Samsung will participate as an anchor investor for Arm’s upcoming IPO after taking a conservative approach to the matter due to a perceived overvaluation and regulatory risk.

Samsung opted to make an investment in the chip designer, joining a slew of other industry players including Apple, Nvidia and Intel. Amazon, which was earlier rumored to be participating in the IPO, decided to step out.

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It’s worth mentioning that the strategic investors have agreed to invest between $25 million and $100 million each. The specific amount for each company hasn’t been disclosed yet.

This means the offering price will come in between $47 and $51 per share. It makes Arm’s valuation between $50 billion and $55 billion, down from the initial estimation of $64 billion.

Arm’s IPO on Nasdaq, which is expected in September, is considered to be the biggest IPO deal of the year. The company controls a majority of the world’s application processor market, designing and licensing basic blueprints for chips.

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Samsung vs Apple: The Epic Battle for Smartphone Supremacy in 2023

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Market research firm TrendForce published the latest report on their analysis. The agency disclosed that after global smartphone production dropped by nearly 20% year-on-year in the first quarter, production continued to decline by about 6.6% in the second quarter, to 270 million units.

In particular, the global smartphone production in the first half of 2023 was 520 million units, a 13.3% decline compared to the same period last year. Both individual quarters and the first half of the year in total set a ten-year low.

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TrendForce analysts pointed out that there are three reasons for the sluggish production performance:

  • First, the lifting of epidemic prevention restrictions did not drive demand as expected;
  • Secondly, the demographic dividend effect of the emerging Indian market has not effectively exerted its advantages;
  • Thirdly, in 2022, brands will be deeply affected by excessive channel inventory. It was originally expected that as inventory is reduced, brands will return to production levels.

However, now affected by economic weakness, people’s consumption willingness is more conservative, resulting in poor production performance in the first half of the year. expected.

Second Quarter Market

In the second quarter, Samsung still topped the list, with Q2 output reaching 53.9 million units, a decrease of 12.4% from the previous quarter. The same period coincided with the replacement of old and new Apple models, with output of 42 million units, a decrease of 21.2% from the previous quarter.

Adding to this, the most obvious change in the smartphone market was Transsion (including TECNO, Infinix, and itel). Transsion surpassed vivo and entered fifth place in the world for the first time. Its output increased by more than 70% month-on-month to 25.1 million units.

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In addition to Samsung and Apple, Xiaomi (including Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO) produced approximately 35 million units in the second quarter, an increase of 32.1% from the previous quarter.

OPPO (realme, and OnePlus included) produced about 33.6 million units in the second quarter, an increase of 25.4% from the previous quarter. Q3 is expected to have a growth rate of about 10-15%, closely following Xiaomi.

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Samsung gears up to dominate the booming GDDR market amid global gaming surge

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Samsung and SK Hynix are strengthening their foray into the GDDR (Graphic Double Data Rate (GDDR) market amid the global gaming surge. The companies appear to be preparing to lead the GDDR market while gaining technological advantage in next-generation products.

Recently, IGI (Industry Growth Insights) published its new report citing that the GDDR market will grow from $3.2 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion in 2030 with an average annual growth rate of 7.6%. It’s predicted that high-performance GDDR like GDDR6 will record a double-digit growth rate every year.

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In July, Samsung Electronics developed GDDR7, the industry’s most advanced product, for the first time, and supplied samples to Nvidia for verification for next-generation system installation. SK Hynix also plans to complete GDDR7 development within this year.

On the other hand, Micron plans to introduce GDDR7 in the first half of next year, a step later. In this situation, Nvidia, the world’s largest customer in the GPU market, is known to preferentially review Samsung Electronics’ products instead of Micron’s next-generation products.

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