Apple has managed to beat Huawei to maneuver into the second spot when it comes to total smartphone gross sales throughout the globe for the entire yr 2020. Sturdy gross sales of iPhone 12 collection smartphones in This fall 2020 managed to drag Apple to the highest spot for the quarterly outcome. A brand new survey printed by Gartner claims that international gross sales of smartphones to finish customers declined 5.4% within the fourth quarter of 2020 whereas smartphone gross sales declined 12.5% in full-year 2020.
“The gross sales of extra 5G smartphones and lower-to-mid-tier smartphones minimized the market decline within the fourth quarter of 2020,” said Anshul Gupta, senior research director at Gartner. “Even as consumers remained cautious in their spending and held off on some discretionary purchases, 5G smartphones and pro-camera features encouraged some end users to purchase new smartphones or upgrade their current smartphones in the quarter.”
The launch of the 5G iPhone 12 collection helped Apple report double-digit progress within the fourth quarter of 2020. Apple surpassed Samsung to retake the No. 1 international smartphone vendor spot. The final time Apple was the highest smartphone vendor was within the fourth quarter for 2016.
By way of full-year outcomes for 2020, Samsung skilled a year-on-year decline of 14.6% in 2020, however this didn’t stop it from retaining its No. 1 international smartphone vendor place in full yr outcomes. It confronted powerful competitors from regional smartphone distributors similar to Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo as these manufacturers grew extra aggressive in international markets. In 2020, Apple and Xiaomi had been the one two smartphone distributors of the highest 5 rating to expertise progress.