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Global demand for smartphones grew in 2021 despite chip shortage, first increase in three years – The Straits Times

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SINGAPORE – Demand for smartphones worldwide grew for the first time in three years last year despite the ongoing global chip shortage due to pandemic-caused disruptions.

Vendors shipped 1.35 billion units, a 7 per cent increase from 1.26 billion in 2020, according to the latest annual report by market research firm Canalys.

Demand shot up as people depended on these devices for everything from grocery shopping to remote working amid social isolation measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/tech-news/global-demand-for-smartphones-grew-in-2021-despite-chip-shortage-first-increase-in-years

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