Global smartphone shipments have fallen below 300 million units for the first time in a quarter, falling 13% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2020, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this is the first time since 1Q 2014 that the number of units shipped has fallen below this figure.
Smartphone sales in China during the first quarter of 2020 fell by 22% year-on-year, the biggest decline experienced by the country so far, but sales of 5G smartphones rose by 120%, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Chinese smartphone maker vivo has overtaken Samsung to take second place in shipments to India during the first quarter of 2020, the tech analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the world's second-biggest market showed excellent results for the quarter with shipments up 12% to 33.5 million units, even though there was a nation-wide lockdown in the last week of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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