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Most prominent Smartphone Manufacturers In The World

The smartphone industry is one of the biggest and most lucrative globally. 

All over the world, people buy smartphones daily, and some people habit-changing their smartphones as soon as a new one is out. 

While some people only get a new phone when the old one develops a fault or something similar. 

Since the smartphone industry is one of the biggest globally, you can find several companies in it. 

In this article, we will be looking at some of the world’s biggest and most famous smartphone companies. 

Most of you will be familiar with the names mentioned in this article, especially those who are always up to date with tech news.

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Samsung is one of the biggest and most well-known tech companies globally. 

The company, which has Korean origins, had a market share of 18.6% of the smartphone industry in the second quarter of the previous year, 2020. 

The company could ship over 54 million smartphones in that quarter alone. This was after it had suffered a decline of 27.1%


Huawei has emerged as one of the most prominent smartphone players globally. 

Like Samsung, the company could ship 54 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2020. 

The Chinese company held an 18.4% market share during the same quarter. 

The company’s performance also allowed it to steer clear of a worse performance for the quarter. 

Huawei captured about 42% of the overall market share in China, which is no small feat when considering the other players like Samsung and Apple, who are all active in the Chinese market. 

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Apple is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most famous smartphone manufacturers alongside Samsung. 

Although Apple makes only one line of smartphones which is the iPhone. 

The company has generated a cult-like following among its users that exceeds more than other manufacturers who produce more than one lone smartphone. 

Apple could ship over 38 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2020. This was a decline of 0.4% for the tech giant worth billions. 

Apple also saw some improvement in the Chinese market due to the improved business environment that was put in place in the Asian country. 

The introduction of the second-generation iPhone SE also encouraged some people to purchase the new iPhone. 


Xiaomi has emerged as one of the most well-known smartphone brands globally. 

Almost everybody now knows of Xiaomi after the company released some amazing smartphones over the last couple of years. 

Xiaomi could ship over 26 million smartphones in the second quarter and held 8.9% of the market share. 

However, it also saw a decline of 21.5% in its operations in the second quarter of the year. 

It was still able to claim a spot in the rankings of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. 


Oppo is yet another smartphone that has risen through the ranks since it emerged on the scene. 

Just like Xiaomi, Oppo has released some fantastic smartphones that have captured the smartphone market’s attention. 

Oppo also saw a decline of about 15.9% in the given quarter vis-à-vis the same year, and it was able to ship more than 2 million smartphones in the given quarter. 

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This was enough for it to claim 8% of the market share.


The above-listed companies are some of the most popular smartphone companies globally. 

These companies recorded steady growth with mild declines in the previous year while clinching market shares for their efforts. 

Some of the most popular brands that did not make the list are LG, Infinix, and Nokia. 

Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom
Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom
Emmanuel is a tech blogger, cryptocurrency educator and can sometimes be found decorating cars because he is in love with arts. He also likes reading and blogging about what's happening in the tech world and loves to help people with their techs related issues in his free time.

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