The declining smartphone shipments – is the worst phase over? null

Smartphone sales have plummeted over the first two quarters following global cues around  the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. As against 370 million units shipped in the first two quarters of 2019, the numbers had fallen by one-fifth to 294.7 million in January-June period this year. 

Manufacturers are hoping that the scheduled flagship launches of Apple, OnePlus and a few more could shake up the lethargy, industry insiders believe that recovery may take two more quarters. However, fears of the anti-Chinese sentiment causing a further erosion of sales are proving to be misplaced, given that several new models have hit reached the shop windows with reports of steady sales. 

Predictions galore