realme is the number one smartphone brand in the Philippines in 2021, according to global research firms Canalys and IDC.

According to Canalys, the three-year-old brand ranked first for Q4 2021 in terms of sell-in shipments, besting four other smartphone brands as it accounted for 20% of the local market share.

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realme has held this position since Q1 2021 making it the leading vendor for the whole year with 23% unit share. Canalys reported a 19% year-over-year growth for the fast-rising tech and lifestyle brand as compared to its market share for 2020. 

The brand’s market leadership for 2021 was again validated by International Data Corporation (IDC), who also reported the number 1 ranking of realme in its recent Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.  

According to IDC, realme clinched the top spot for the fourth consecutive quarter as it captured 20.6% of the local smartphone market, growing by 7.9% quarter-on-quarter.

For the entire year, the firm also reported a no. 1 finish for realme with an overall market share of 22.2%, generating 7.9% growth year-over-year. 

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These achievements demonstrate the brand’s steady growth and momentum in the local industry despite being a relatively new contender in the Philippines. This month, realme is set to launch the realme 9 Pro Series, offering flagship-level features at the mid-range segment. This will be held on March 15, 6PM, on the realme Philippines Facebook page.  

Also Read: realme 9 Pro+ 5G hands-on impressions, initial review

“2021 has been an incredible year for realme and we can’t thank our Filipino Squad enough for the love and support it has given the brand since 2018. This year, we dare to leap higher, further, and stronger by focusing on overall product innovation, portfolio expansion, and increased customer availability, providing only the best to our fans, partners, and stakeholders”, shares Austine Huang, VP for Marketing, realme Philippines.  


Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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