Samsung edged out Huawei in smartphone shipments during the second quarter
The entire global smartphone market shipped 295 million units from April through June this year, down 20.4% from the 370.3 million delivered during Q2 of 2019. Anshul Gupta, Gartner’s senior research director, pointed out that China, the world’s number one smartphone market, was already recovering from COVID-19 during the quarter. He said, “The improved situation in China saw demand recovering quarter-over-quarter. Travel restrictions, retail closures and more prudent spending on nonessential products during the pandemic led to the second consecutive quarterly decline in smartphone sales this year.”
Even though China was recovering from the pandemic in the April-June time frame, smartphone sales in the country were down 7% to 94 million units. India, the second-largest smartphone market and essentially locked down during the second quarter, saw its smartphone sales decline 46% which was the worst showing among the top five countries in the world.
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