The pace of recovery for the smartphone market accelerated in 1Q21 with 25.5% YoY shipment growth. According to IDC, smartphone vendors shipped nearly 346M smartphones during 1Q21. Samsung regained the top spot in 1Q21 with impressive shipments of 75.3M and 21.8% share. The new S21 series did well for Samsung, mainly thanks to a successful pricing strategy shaving off USD200 from the flagship launch in 2020. (CN Beta, IDC)