In recent years, the smartphones market has grown rapidly. However, 2019 saw sales drop. According to a team of analysts company Gartner, decreased sales of smartphones continued in the second quarter of the year.
Sales have fallen by 1,7% over the last year. The percentage may not sound great, but it is a continuing problem for smart phone manufacturers. Last year, 374 millions were sold cell phones, while 2019, 368 millions. The biggest drop is found in the more expensive smartphones, as higher prices combined with less features contribute to the decline.
Of the five major markets for smartphones, only h China and Brazil showed growth. However, China's growth rate was only 0,5%, so it does not help the overall growth. market. Gartner noted that the growth, or part of the growth that China is making, may be due to the fact that smartphones manufacturers are trying to sell their old phones to slowly pave the way for 5G models.
India's second-largest market fell 2,3%. It is expected that sales of smartphones will remain low until the end of 2019.
Η Apple, as in the first quarter of 2019, also saw decrease in its sales. However, it is at a better level than in the first quarter. On the other hand, h Samsung and Huawei were the glaring exception. Η Samsung saw growth in sales of simpler and more economical models, such as the Galaxy A. Series Huawei, it seems that postponing the ban by USA. helped boost sales of its smartphones in the second quarter.