Smartphone sales plummet as Samsung and Huawei ‘tie’ for top spot Huawei P40

Worldwide smartphone sales fell by a fifth during the second quarter of 2020 as consumers shied away from purchasing new handsets during coronavirus-enforced lockdowns.

The latest figures from analyst house Gartner suggest 295 million units were shifted during the period, which coincided with the strictest restrictions on people’s movement and activity, as well as the associated economic challenges that may have reduced demand.