Xiaomi Surpasses Huawei to Become Third-Biggest Smartphone Maker in February

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A brand new report from market analysis agency Strategy Analytics (through Sina Tech) reveals that Xiaomi has surpassed Huawei for the primary time to emerge because the top-third smartphone model within the month of February by way of world smartphone gross sales.

The report credit Xiaomi’s online-centric smartphone gross sales for making this attainable. According to the report, Huawei shipped 5.5 million smartphones in February whereas Xiaomi shipped 6 million units throughout the identical interval. To put that in perspective, Huawei shipped 12.2 million handsets in January whereas Xiaomi made 10 million smartphone shipments in the identical month.

The numbers have been low throughout the board, primarily as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to Strategy Analytics, world smartphone shipments fell 38 % year-on-year from 99.2 million items in February (2019) to 61.8 million in February (2020), making it the bottom fall ever.

“February 2020 saw the biggest fall ever in the history of the worldwide 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.”, stated Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics in a statement.

Samsung topped the desk with 18.2 million shipments, adopted by Apple at 10.2 million. Other Chinese firms like Oppo and Vivo additionally recorded low variety of shipments. Take a take a look at the desk beneath for the precise numbers.

global smartphone shipments february
Credits: Strategy Analytics

With increasingly nations nearing lockdown to scale back the unfold of coronavirus, the smartphone gross sales numbers are more likely to go additional low subsequent month earlier than it will get any higher.

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