Fruit of the current pandemic COVID-19 during the second quarter of 2020 the market mobile contracted significantly. Fewer smartphones were sold compared to the same period in 2019, with 20.5% fewer units shipped in 2020.
The drop was very significant with 294.7 million units sold in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 370.3 million units sold during the same period in 2019. The data has now been compiled by the Gartner agency.
The evolution of the market mobile between 2009 to 2020
The dominant trio remains unchanged in the hands of Samsung, Huawei and Apple. The South Korean manufacturer ended the quarter with 20% market share, just like the Chinese manufacturer. As far as it is concerned, the Cupertino giant had 13.5% representation.
Percentages that translate into 54.7 million smartphones shipped by Samsung, a drop from the 75.1 million units shipped in the same period in 2019. In the first quarter of 2020 it had shipped 60 million units.
Huawei shipped 54.1 million smartphones during the second quarter of 2020, a slight drop compared to the 58 million shipped in the same period in 2019. The Shenzen manufacturer conquered 42.6% of China’s growing market.
Apple was the most stable manufacturer during the quarter in question, shipping 38.3 million smartphones, compared to the 38.5 million it hit stores in the second quarter of 2019. According to the agency Gartner, Apple’s performance was mainly due to China’s economic and business recovery during this period.
Xiaomi remains in 4th place
The report attributes 10.2% market share to Xiaomi, a value similar to that obtained during the first quarter of the year (10.7%). Next is Oppo (5th place), with 8.6%, while Realme increased its representation to 11%.
From the above, it is inferred that it is in the largest global smartphone market, China, that the current growth potential lies. With the other markets in contraction, the signs of economic recovery in the Chinese market are already clear.
The Apple iPhone 11 was the best seller in 2020
The Apple iPhone 11 was the best-selling smartphone during the first half of 2020. During these six months, the Apple mobile phone totaled 37.7 million units sold, beating the second and third placed by a large margin.
According to the data presented above, advanced by Omdia, Samsung and Xiaomi won second and third place, respectively. However, the table is dominated by the Cupertino giant and the Chinese manufacturer.
Finally, Apple is the only brand to have top-of-the-line equipment on the bestseller chart. From the iPhone 11, to the iPhone 11 Pro Max and also the iPhone 11 Pro, these are smartphones premium most popular today.
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