At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, smartphone sales worldwide have dropped significantly, which is logical, although the manufacturer Huawei can boast of being closer and closer to the brand that has the most sales right now.
Every time this time arrives, different studies are launched that analyze the sales of telephones worldwide, although it is not the only time throughout the year, such as the one carried out by IDC and which shows a clear conclusion that coronavirus has greatly affected phone sales
In terms of figures, a total of 275.8 million mobile units have been shipped by the companies during the first quarter of 2020 and the trend for the coming months looks like it could continue or improve somewhat while the pandemic lasts.
All the companies in the top 5, which are the ones that have sold the most smartphones, have suffered a reduction in sales compared to the same period in 2019, that is, if you compare the figures obtained in Q1 2020 compared to Q1 2019, this decrease is clearly observed.
Samsung continues to lead global phone sales despite the drastic drop in units sold thanks to its new Galaxy S20 range and renewed range A (Samsung Galaxy A40, Galaxy A51, etc.).
It is closely followed by Huawei which grows in sales, apparently due to the reduction in prices of its P30 and Mate 30 series and for the improvement of its online and offline sales channels to offer facilities to its customers when making a purchase of a smartphone.
Below we find other companies known by users. This is how the top 5 looks right now:
- Samsung: 58.3 million smartphones.
- Huawei: 49 million smartphones.
- Apple: 36.7 million smartphones.
- Xiaomi: 29.5 million smartphones.
- Alive: 24.8 million smartphones.
While Samsung sold 13.5 million fewer smartphones in the first quarter of 2020 than in the first quarter of 2019, it continues to occupy the top first place, closely followed by Huawei with 10 million best-selling smartphones compared to the same period in 2019.
The sales variations of Apple, Xiaomi and Vivo smartphones vary rather little compared to Q1 2019, Apple sold slightly fewer smartphones, while Xiaomi and Vivo sold a few million more phones.
There is another piece of information, below the 5th place are other brands that the study includes in the "Others" category, that is, brands whose sales are not close to the top 5, and there they are find LG, Motorola, Realme, Oppo, Alcatel and many others, which also suffer a drastic reduction in sales at the beginning of 2020.
Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a real threat across the globe, the situation is improving in some regions, especially China, so that will surely translate soon into better smartphone sales results.