Apple No.1 for smartphone production in Q4

Update: August 11, 2023

Apple No.1 for smartphone production in Q4

Q4 iPhone production rose 44.7% QoQ to 73.5 million units making it the biggest producer in Q4. For 2022, Apple sold 233 million Phones which put itbin second place for production.

Samsung’s smartphone production fell by 9.2% QoQ to 58.3 million units for 4Q22. For 2022 it made 258 units – a drop of 6.1% compared with 2021.


The brand’s lowest quarterly production figure for the year was also recorded in the fourth quarter. Regarding the ranking for the entire 2022, Samsung remained at the top with around 258 million units and a YoY drop of 6.1%. Going forward, Samsung will pay more attention to the high-end segment of the smartphone market in order to yield a higher profit growth.

Chinese brands Xiaomi (including Redmi, POCO, and Black Shark), OPPO (including Realme and OnePlus), and Vivo (including iQoo) were third, fourth, and fifth respectively in the ranking by quarterly production for 4Q22, with all of them posting declines both for Q4 and the entire 2022.

TrendForce currently projects that global smartphone production for the whole 2023 will still rise a bit by 0.9% YoY to 1.202 billion units.