Published: 08:20, April 9, 2022 | Updated: 08:20, April 9, 2022
Top 5 smartphone brands by market revenue in 2021

Apple's iPhone revenue accounted for 44 percent of the total global smartphone revenue in 2021, leading the world in smartphone brands, according to research by Counterpoint, a market research provider. It was followed by Samsung and Oppo.

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The global smartphone market revenue crossed $448 billion last year, a growth of 7 percent year-on-year, while component shortages and COVID-19 restrictions continued to disrupt supply chains around the world.

Apple's iPhone revenue increased 35 percent year-on-year to $196 billion in 2021. Meanwhile, Samsung's smartphone revenue increased 11 percent yearly to reach $72 billion, and Oppo increased 47 percent from a year ago, to $37 billion.

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Let's look at the full list of the top 5 brands by market revenue in 2021.

No 5 Vivo

This photo shows a Vivo advertisement in Shanghai on Dec 28, 2021. (PHOTO / IC)

No 4 Xiaomi

A foldable smartphone from Xiaomi is showcased on Jan 25, 2022. (PHOTO / IC)

No 3 Oppo

People walk past an Oppo advertisement in Shanghai. (PHOTO BY CHEN YUYU / FOR CHINA DAILY)

No 2 Samsung

A Samsung Galaxy S21 mobile phone is displayed at a store in Rizhao, Shandong province, on Jan 18, 2021. (PHOTO / IC)

No 1 Apple

This handout image obtained Sept 14, 2021, courtesy of Apple Inc., shows Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiling the new iPhone 13, which comes in five colors including pink, during a special event at Apple Park. (BROOKS KRAFT / APPLE INC. / AFP)