Biggest fall in smartphone sales ever

Hanno Labuschagne

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Sep 2, 2019
Biggest fall in smartphone sales ever

Smartphone sales plummeted by 38% year-on-year in February 2020 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to research from Strategy Analytics.

Executive Director of the company Neil Mawston said that this was the biggest drop in shipments in the history of the global smartphone market.

“Supply and demand of smartphones plunged in China, slumped across Asia, and slowed in the rest of the world. It is a period the smartphone industry will want to forget,” Mawston stated.


The Humble Scot!
May 19, 2009
The anal in me cannot help feeling that the insertion of "ever" at the end of the article title is wrong. Perhaps, "Biggest fall ever in smartphone sales"?

That aside, the economics of Covid-19 is going to hammer sales everywhere. Product prices set prior to the onslaught of this scourge, specifically think of the newest Samsung handsets, now feel ludicrous to all but the few that can easily ride the slump in the economy. Manufacturers will need to think smart to ensure that their sales do not collapse altogether.