Report: Global smartphone shipments in 2020 were down 8.8% compared to 2019

With 2020 behind our backs, Digitimes Research compiled a report on global smartphone shipments for the past year and according to that, the market dropped by about 8.8% with a total of 1.24 billion units shipped. Given the ongoing pandemic, demand and supply of smartphones naturally decreased last year with the largest dip felt in Q1 when shipments were down by 20% on a yearly basis.

Samsung, Apple and Huawei were the three leading smartphone manufacturers in 2020 followed by Xiaomi, Oppo and vivo. Apple and Xiaomi were the only two companies that saw an increase in shipments of over…

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