Only Apple has nearly kept its share. Xiaomi and Samsung sales went into a steep peak
There was no doubt that the second quarter of this year in the smartphone market will be difficult and disastrous in terms of sales. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine restrictions, a delay in the release of devices and problems with their production, instilled pessimism and understanding that the sales plan would not be met. All fell and the Gartner report for the second quarter of this year confirms this.
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Global smartphone sales declined 20.4%. A total of 294.7 million pipes were sold from April to June 2020. And this is almost 76 million less than a year earlier. Samsung managed to maintain its leadership, but it was its device sales that sagged more than other major vendors – by 27.1%. Its market share was 18.6% against 20.3% in the second quarter of last year.
The second place is kept by Huawei, and it controls 18.4% of the market, yielding only a little to the leader. It has 54.125 million mobile phones sold. Apple closes the top three, with 38.37 million smartphones sold and its share of 13%. Please note that in piece terms, the Cupertino-based concern lost practically nothing and the company did not reach the last year’s figure with the sale of only 136 thousand iPhones.
Sales of Xiaomi devices dropped significantly – 21.5%. But the loss of market share was only 0.1%. The company was able to sell 26.095 million smartphones against 38.522 million a year earlier. The fourth line went to Oppo with a share of 8% and 23.6 million of sold mobile devices.