In 2020, although global smartphone shipments have fallen a lot due to the epidemic and the gradual saturation of the smartphone market, Apple iPhone has bucked the trend and increased by 10% year-on-year.
According to a market analysis data report published by DigiTimes Research, it can be understood that by 2020, global smartphone shipments have fallen by 8.8% year-on-year to 1.24 billion units.
However, in recent years, the sales of hot 5G mobile phones have increased to a certain extent. Compared with the global 5G smartphone shipments of only 20 million units in 2019, it has reached 300 million units in 2020. This shows that people are interested in higher-speed mobile networks. The demand is growing.
Smartphone manufacturers are not doing well in 2020. In the first quarter, global smartphone shipments fell by 20% year-on-year. In the second quarter, it also dropped by double digits. The third quarter was slightly better, with a single-digit year-on-year decline. Finally, there was some rebound in the fourth quarter.
In this major crisis of decline in smartphone shipments, Huawei and Samsung, the representatives of the Android mobile phone industry, were the most affected, and their shipments both fell by double digits. However, Huawei’s situation is more complicated and there are many reasons. Sanctions from the United States have severely affected the pace of product launches, not just the epidemic.
Last year, only Apple and Xiaomi achieved an increase in shipments compared to 2019.