Gartner says smartphone sales plummeted 20 percent in Q1 2020

The worldwide smartphone marketplace noticed its worst decline ever within the first quarter of 2020, with gross sales to finish customers plummeting via 20.2 %, in line with Gartner. The decline, led to via the COVID-19 pandemic and the next financial fallout, hit all 5 best distributors — except for for Xiaomi, which grew its gross sales via 1.four % year-over-year. 

All advised, customers bought greater than 299 million units in Q1, in line with Gartner, down from slightly below 375 million in Q1 2019. IDC reported a couple of weeks previous that Q1 shipments totaled closed to 276 million, representing a 11.7 % drop. 


Gartner’s analysis presentations Huawei taking the most important hit, with gross sales for the quarter down greater than 27 %. Nonetheless, Huawei held directly to the No. 2 spot at the back of Samsung. Samsung controlled to care for its standing as the highest dealer — with greater than 18 % marketplace proportion — regardless of its smartphone gross sales declining via just about 23 %. 

“COVID-19 negatively impacted Samsung’s smartphone gross sales all the way through the quarter. On the other hand, the decline can have been a lot worse,” Gartner senior analysis analyst Anshul Gupta stated in a observation. “Its restricted presence in China and the positioning of its production amenities outdoor of China averted a steeper fall.”

Apple noticed its shipments fall via round eight %, Gartner stated, whilst OPPO’s gross sales fell via 19 %. 

Xiaomi controlled to develop gross sales, in line with the analysis company, due to robust gross sales of its Redmi units in global markets and its competitive on-line channel center of attention. 

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