Smartphone sales are falling sharply due to the pandemic


A new Gartner report says global smartphone sales fell 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020 to 295 million units.

The Covid-19 pandemic lurks behind this drastic drop in sales. Travel restrictions, store closures and isolation have caused smartphone sales to decline this year.

Of the major smartphone makers, only Apple survived. According to Gartner the company sold 38 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2020 a decline of 0.4% year on year.

Samsung sold 54 million smartphones, down 27.1% from a year ago. Xiaomi and Oppo did not perform better with declines of 21.5% and 15.9% respectively.

Huawei, which took the first place in the world as the largest manufacturer, has benefited the most from this situation. Even the analytical firm Canalys said that Huawei has sold more phones than Samsung.