For the first time since 2014, smartphone manufacturers shipped less than 300 million smartphones in a single quarter. This represents a sharp drop by 13 percent compared to the shipments of the first quarter of last year. Analysts noted in an institution Counterpoint Research that China is badly affected in terms of smart phones and the smart phones. This may lead some manufacturers to diversify their supply chains, the transfer of a large part of the production lines to India and Vietnam.
Analysts predict the occurrence of a change in consumer behaviour even after the lifting of the quarantine, the people they will buy devices economic online. However, it has proved phones 5G it’s fairly flexible in this crisis, it accounted for 8 percent of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of this year, this represents growth of 1 percent during the last three months of the year 2019. This will increase further, thanks to the arrival of more phones 5G that cost less than 300 USD.
Realme and Xiaomi are the only companies that have experienced growth at the level of smart phone shipments in the first quarter of this year, thanks in part to the fact that the Realme brand Young, Embracing company Xiaomi big on the Indian market which has been delayed in adopting the idea of imposing quarantine on citizens compared to other countries. As for Samsung, Huawei and Apple TV, they still occupy the top three respectively, despite the decline in its shipments.
As for the phones HMD Global Oy Nokia branded, they consist mostly of traditional cell phones, but it decreased by 34 percent compared to the first quarter of last year, reaching total shipments in the first quarter of this year, about 8.6 million units only.
Smart phones that carry the brand Nokia did not achieve a good performance is the other, it experienced lower steady since the second quarter of 2019. In the first three months of the year 2020, the shipping company HMD Global Oy about 1.7 million smart phone only, which represents a decrease by 45 percent compared with the first quarter of last year.