A new report reflects that Huawei is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the second quarter of 2020 but Apple is going strong.
With the end of the second quarter of 2020 come the different reports by analysts, who report on how is the world mobile market currently. If it was recently revealed that Huawei has taken over the duopoly of Samsung and Apple for the first time, now a new report from Counterpoint Research has confirmed that the Chinese company has become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in that period but Apple also comes strong.
This new report reflects that Samsung, which will present the next August 5 The new Galaxy Note20 series has been the manufacturer that has been most affected by the current world situation, in addition to the subsequent blockages. As a result, the South Korean firm’s sales have fallen more than 25% annually. However, it is also reflected that Apple was the only major company in increasing shipments both quarterly and annually, according to the report.
The rest of the top 10 manufacturers have registered a decrease in shipments compared to the same period of the previous year. But the report also reveals another series of interesting data, such as that all companies, except Samsung and realme, managed improve your numbers for the first quarter of this year. On the other hand, it should be noted that the market in China had a better performance compared to the rest, representing 31% of total global sales.
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Apple was the only major company to increase shipments
The report also reveals that the companies suffered the biggest blow, in terms of sales, on April, and that smartphone shipments gradually improved in May and June. Regarding 5G, the network technology that is gradually being installed worldwide, the report indicates that the demand for LTE phones has decreased, but the interest in next-generation smartphones has increased.
Overall penetration is now 11% (from 7% in the first quarter of 2020), with China being the main driving force behind the change. A growth that, according to Abhilash Kumar, analyst at Counterpoint, “is being driven by the attractive 5G plans of the operators and the Mid-tier 5G smartphone availability of various brands ”.
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