The smartphone market is expected to grow 3.8% next year to reach 1.386 billion units, driven by cyclical replacement demand and new demand in emerging countries, according to a report released by TrendForce. Samsung is expected to produce about 276 million units next year, an annual growth rate of 1.1 percent.
Apple will launch a new iPhone SE at the end of the first quarter of next year, the report said. It has a 4.7-inch LCD screen, an A15 processor and 5G support. Other hardware specifications are similar to those of the second-generation iPhone SE. Apple is keeping four new iPhone models open for the second half of the year, two with 6.1-inch screens and two with 6.7-inch screens. The report expects Apple to produce 243 million units in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 5.4%, maintaining the world's second place.
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According to TrendForce, Xiaomi includes four brands including Mi, Redmi, POCO and Black Shark. As the global epidemic is gradually brought under control, overseas sales growth is expected to push its production to 220 million units in 2022, an annual growth rate of 15.8 percent, making it the world's third largest mobile phone brand.
OPPO, which owns three brands including OPPO, Realme and OnePlus, is expected to increase its full-year production performance by a modest 2.5 percent to 208 million units, the report said. Vivo is expected to produce nearly 150 million units next year, with an annual growth rate of 6.4 percent, ranking fifth.