Global smartphone brand vivo has become the second-fastest growing 5G smartphone brand globally in Q1 2021, jumping 62% quarter-on-quarter.
"Vivo was the second-fastest growing 5G smartphone vendor in Q1 2021, jumping 62% quarter-on-quarter to 19 million units shipped, driven by its iQOO U3 5G and U7 5G smartphones," Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, associate director of Strategy Analytics, said.
Adopting a forward-looking strategy, vivo has made significant investments in research and development and has rolled out a succession of 5G mobile phones, including iQOO Pro 5G, NEX 3 5G, and the X30 series.
Ken Hyers, director of Strategy Analytics, said: "Global 5G smartphone shipments grew 6% quarter-on-quarter and hit a record 136 million units during the first quarter of 2021. We forecast global 5G smartphone shipments to reach a record 624 million units for the full-year 2021, soaring from 269 million in full-year 2020."
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