World gross sales of smartphones declined 12.5% in the course of the yr 2020, in keeping with analysis agency Gartner. Whereas shoppers remained cautious of their spending, 5G smartphones and pro-camera options helped drive gross sales of latest smartphones. After full 4 years, Apple as soon as once more emerged as the highest smartphone vendor globally by way of gross sales. Here is how all prime 5 smartphone firms carried out in the course of the yr 2020
Apple bought most smartphones globally within the fourth quarter of 2020
Apple emerged as the highest smartphone vendor within the final quarter (This autumn) of the yr 2020. The corporate bought highest variety of smartphones on the planet.
iPhone 12 sequence helped Apple beat Samsung
Based on Gartner, the launch of the 5G iPhone 12 sequence helped Apple file double-digit progress within the fourth quarter of 2020. The gross sales of the iPhone 12 sequence performed a essential position in Apple beating Samsung for the No. 1 world smartphone vendor spot.
Apple regained the highest spot after 4 years
Apple grew to become the world’s largest smartphone firm after 4 years. The final time Apple emerged as the highest smartphone vendor was within the fourth quarter of 2016.
Samsung, nevertheless, retained the highest spot for the complete yr (2020)
Samsung skilled a year-on-year decline of 14.6% in 2020, however this didn’t stop it from retaining its No. 1 world smartphone vendor place in full yr outcomes.
Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo expanded aggressively in world markets
Samsung confronted competitors from Chinese language smartphone distributors comparable to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo as these manufacturers grew extra aggressive in world markets, exterior China and India.
Apple and Xiaomi grew quickest in the course of the yr 2020
In 2020, Apple and Xiaomi had been the one two smartphone distributors within the prime 5 rating to expertise progress.
Huawei noticed the most important decline
Huawei recorded the very best decline among the many prime 5 smartphone distributors which made it lose the No. 2 place to Apple in 2020. The influence of the ban on use of Google functions on Huawei’s smartphones harm the corporate’s efficiency in the course of the yr.
World’s five-biggest smartphone firms
The world’s five-biggest smartphone firms as per Gartner are: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and Huawei; in the identical order.
Globally smartphone market shrunk in 2020
World gross sales of smartphones to finish customers declined 5.4% within the fourth quarter of 2020, in keeping with Gartner. Smartphone gross sales declined 12.5% in full yr 2020.