According to Strategy Analytics, vivo has become the world’s second-fastest growing 5G smartphone brand in the first quarter of the year 2021.

This is due to the brand’s impressive 5G smartphone sales in its strongholds of China and Europe. On May 31, 2021, it has also released the vivo V21 5G smartphone in the Philippines.


Global 5G smartphone shipments in millions of units:

BrandQ4 2020Q1 2021Growth
Samsung9.5 M17.0 M79%
vivo12.0 M19.4 M62%
OPPO13.9 M21.5 M55%
Xiaomi11.8 M16.6 M41%
Apple52.2 M40.4 M-23%
Others28.7 M20.8 M-28%
Source: Strategy Analytics


vivo continues its progress in 5G technology and strongly advocates 5G development. The brand has made remarkable progress in 5G standards and core technologies, committed to providing users with a growing range of 5G mobile phones and an improved 5G experience.

Samsung topped the list while OPPO and Xiaomi follow vivo in third and fourth place respectively. Meanwhile, Apple and the overall 5G smartphone sales experience a slump during the period.