Based on local government data collection, the world's largest smartphone market is slowly but surely beginning to find itself. In China, sales already rose significantly in April, by about 17% year-on-year, after a slow return to life in a country that is gradually recovering from a coronavirus pandemic. Surprisingly, the first three months of the year, Huawei's largest domestic manufacturer, survived the most.
According to data released this week by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology, smartphone manufacturers shipped roughly 40.8 million handsets. in the fourth month of this year, a significant increase from 34.8 million units a year earlier.
In any case, where to cling back: Different market forecasts and analyzes show that in the first quarter of this year, all manufacturers were forced to post more or less declines. Of the Chinese manufacturers, Huawei, the largest local player, was able to withstand the effects of the epidemic the most, keeping sales at roughly the same level, while Oppo, Vivo or even Xiaomi dropped double-digit percentages in the first three months of the year.
market forecasts for the first quarter fell by about 40%, meaning manufacturers could sell approximately 33 million fewer devices in the Asian country in three months.
Gellert is Technology Editor at Counting News Media and contributor at other major tech publications. Her interests includes testing new gadgets and reading.