After an unsuccessful February sales of smartphones in China soared by 241% (up to 21.8 million units), and the volume of Apple iPhone sold increased fivefold.
17.04.2020 0 Comments
In February, global shipments of smartphones, as you know, fell to the lowest level in history due to the coronavirus pandemic; and the Chinese market, the largest in the world, fell stronger than others in February. And now the latest statistics for the results of March have arrived, indicating that the largest smartphone market has risen again as fast as it fell.
A recent report by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT) said that in March, total smartphone shipments in China grew by 241%, reaching 21.8 million units. Yes, it is 23% lower than a year ago, but the result is very good against the background of the current situation.
Separately, there is data on shipments of Apple iPhone smartphones, which in March grew by an impressive 416% compared with February and amounted to about 2.5 million units. There are no data on other players, but not so long ago, the head of Xiaomi assured that the Chinese market has already recovered to 80–90% of the normal level.
Also, the compilers of the report indicate the number of smartphones shipped per month with 5G support – 6.2 million, which is 161% more than the February figure. The 5G model accounted for 27% of all smartphone shipments. Thanks to good iPhone sales, the share of Android models in the overall structure fell from 92% to 88%.
Industry observers note that Apple's supply chain has bounced back and the new iPhone 9 (SE 2), which everyone has been waiting for, will debut in the near future.
Source: Reuters and Gizchina