Report: Global smartphone sales dropped 20% in Q1 because of COVID-19

The latest industry research report from Gartner brings a report about Global smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year. As we are all well-aware, COVID-19 began disrupting the world starting from around December, which resulted in a global halt of a lot of manufacturing and sales in China before the virus spread worldwide. Consumers were spending less on non-essential items which caused global smartphone shipments to decline altogether.

Global smartphone sales dropped by 20.2% YoY in Q1 of 2020. The top 5 smartphone brands were Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and Oppo....