It’s been a while since the United States banned the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. The company is still struggling to recover from the damage done by that ban. However, Huawei performed considerably ok in 2019. But, 2020 seems to be a pivotal year for the smartphone manufacturer.
A recent report suggests that Huawei is no longer the third biggest smartphone manufacturing company in the world. It’s domestic rival Xiaomi recently overtook Huawei to become the third biggest manufacturer. In the month of February 2020, Huawei sold as many as 5.5 millions of smartphone, whereas Xiaomi sold 6 million devices.
However, the South Korean tech giant Samsung is still dominating the smartphone market by a big margin. The report suggests that Samsung sold around 18.2 million smartphones in the Coronavirus impacted month. On the other hand, the American tech company Apple comfortably sitting in the second position with 10.2 million iPhones. Oppo and Vivo are currently placed at 4th and 5th position with 4.0 and 3.6 billion smartphone sale respectively.
The Impact of Coronavirus on Smartphone Industry
The whole smartphone industry is struggling in the month due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. Every major smartphone manufacturing companies are suffering in their supply and sales due to this outbreak. Overall, smartphone sales decreased by 38% in comparison to February 2019.
The industry trackers claimed that the recent fall in the smartphone number is the biggest in the history of the smartphone industry. In 2019 February, the whole smartphone industry sold as many as 99.2 million devices, whereas the number reduced to 61.8 billion in February 2020.
China is the biggest manufacturing hub for most of the major smartphone companies. The recent outbreak in the country is affecting the smartphone production.