Global Smartphone Sales Declined 20% in 2020 Q2

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Samsung, Huawei in virtual tie as world’s favourite The global mobile smartphone market continued to react to the impacts of Coronavirus on the economy as the market suffered 20 per cent decline in the second quarter of 2020. Latest data form Gartner Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company, indicated that during the period under review, worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totaled 295 million units. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Samsung experienced the largest decline in sales while Apple’s smartphone sales were nearly flat year-over-year. Although,…

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Q2: Lockdown Takes Tolls On S/Africa, Nigeria As Africa’s Phone Market Dips 6%

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Transsion brands claims 45.2% market share Samsumg shares 19%; Huawei 8.8% Smartphones: IDC predicts 4.2% growth in Q3; 4.4% in 2021 ___________________ Africa’s overall mobile phone market saw shipments decline 6 per cent quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q2 2020, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The IDC said in its newly released Global Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that Africa’s smartphone market remained flat in Q2 2020, experiencing just 0.1 per cent growth QoQ, while the region’s feature phone shipments declined 10.6 per cent.…

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