Global smartphone sales decline 7% in Q3 on component shortages

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | 08:50 CET | News
Global smartphone sales to end-users declined 6.8 percent in the third quarter, compared to the same time period in 2020, according to Gartner. Component shortages disrupted production schedules, leading to lower inventory and delayed product availability, which eventually impacted sales to end-users. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Oppo / Samsung / Vivo / Xiaomi
Countries: World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Samsung to unveil 'noteworthy' Galaxy S phone next month

Published 21 Jan 2022 14:34 CET | World
Samsung is set to hold its next Galaxy Unpacked event in February and will unveil the latest flagship in its Galaxy S series, ...

Vivo reaches 60 markets worldwide

Published 11 Jan 2022 12:28 CET | World
Chinese handset maker Vivo said it has expanded its presence to a total of 60 markets worldwide after launching sales in Peru, ...

Oppo officially launches Find N folding phone with 7-inch screen

Published 15 Dec 2021 14:24 CET | World
Oppo has officially unveiled its first foldable smartphone at its annual technology event a week after chief product officer Pete ...

Oppo debuts in-house AI chip for phone cameras, 'Air Glass' AR device

Published 14 Dec 2021 15:20 CET | World
BBK Electronics brand Oppo has officially unveiled its first self-designed imaging NPU as well as an "assisted reality" device ...

Smartphoneverkopen met 7% gedaald in Q3 door chiptekorten - Gartner

Published 26 Nov 2021 07:34 CET | World
Volgens Gartner is de wereldwijde verkoop van smartphones aan eindgebruikers in het derde kwartaal met 6,8 procent gedaald, ...

Xiaomi sales growth slows sharply in Q3 on component shortages, profit hit by investment writedowns

Published 23 Nov 2021 12:55 CET | World
Xiaomi reported a sharp slowdown in revenue growth in the third quarter, with sales up just 8 percent compared to around 60 ...

Mainland China smartphone shipments fall 5% to nearly 79 million units in Q3

Published 01 Nov 2021 10:27 CET | China
Smartphone shipments declined by 5 percent year-on-year in Mainland China to 78.8 million units in the third quarter of 2021, ...

India smartphone shipments jump 47% to 47.5 mln units in Q3 following suppression of COVID wave

Published 22 Oct 2021 10:29 CET | India
Smartphone shipments in India fell 5% year-on-year to 47.5 million units in the third quarter of 2012, as vendors struggled with ...

Smartphone shipments fall 6% in Q3 led by Samsung, Apple

Published 18 Oct 2021 10:04 CET | World
Smartphone shipments fell 6 percent in the third quarter, compared to the year before, as vendors struggled to meet demand for ...

Global smartphone sales up 10.8% to 328.8 million in Q2 - Gartner

Published 01 Sep 2021 20:06 CET | World
Global sales of smartphones to end users reached 328.8 million units in Q2 2021, up 10.8 percent from the year-earlier quarter, ...

Smartphone sales lift 26% in Q1, led by Samsung - study

Published 07 Jun 2021 11:27 CET | World
Smartphone sales grew 26 percent worldwide in the first quarter to 3780 million, as compared to the year before, according to the ...

Global devices in use to hit 6.2 billion this year - Gartner

Published 01 Apr 2021 13:58 CET | World
The number of global devices (mobile phones and PCs including laptops, desktops and tablets) in use globally is set to climb to ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

25 Jan Ericsson Q4 2021
25 Jan Verizon Q4 2021
25 Jan Microsoft fiscal Q2
25 Jan F5 fiscal Q1
25 Jan Uniti Group Q4
25 Jan European 5G Conference
26 Jan AT&T Q4 2021
26 Jan Crown Castle Q4 2021
26 Jan Corning Q4 2021
26 Jan Intel Q4 2021
26 Jan Calix Q4 2021
27 Jan Juniper Networks Q4 2021
27 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
27 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
27 Jan Rogers Communications Q4 2021
27 Jan Elisa Q4 2021
27 Jan Comcast Q4 2021
27 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2021
27 Jan Apple fiscal Q1
27 Jan FCC meeting
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
::: More Calendar Items