In 2020, in the shadow of the pandemic, smartphone sales also fell. Here are all the details on the subject.
The year 2020 has been a difficult turn for people in many ways. The coronavirus epidemic that broke out in China left humanity in serious trouble. Currently, the effects of the epidemic are still not over. We hope this process will come to an end by 2021.
The epidemic peaked in Europe and America in the first quarter of 2020. This situation particularly affected the economy badly. Curfews have been declared in many countries. Many workplaces were even closed under these prohibitions.
When people’s incomes decreased, some needs that could be described as luxury had to be postponed.
For example, those who are thinking of renewing their phones have postponed their plans to a later time. As such, significant declines occurred in smartphone sales.
According to a study by Digitimes, smartphone sales contracted by 8 percent compared to 2019. 1.4 billion phone shipments were made in 2020. Of course, how much of these phones are sold is an important question mark.
Because not every phone shipped is considered sold. There is an important nuance there. For example, every device we see in our technology stores or telephone shops is among the phones that have been shipped.
Probably in 2021, smartphone sales will rise a little more. Still, we will wait and see.