The latest report from market research firm Canalys stated that smart phone companies such as Apple and Samsung shipped about 31.9 million smartphones in the United States in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of 5% year-on-year, but there was an increase. By 11% on a quarterly basis.
According to the reportThe reopening of Chinese factories at the end of last March and the reopening of stores in May and June were among the main factors that contributed to the successive growth of the market.
Samsung and Apple acquired seven out of 10 devices sold, and Apple hit a new domestic record in the second quarter, shipping 15 million iPhones, and its shipments from its flagship iPhone 11 were 15% more compared to its iPhone 10R, which was the best-selling phone in the world. 2019. With the launch of the iPhone SE, Apple’s market share swelled on a quarterly basis to 47%.
As for Samsung, it shipped 59% less (Galaxy S) series phones compared to (Galaxy S10) series phones in the second quarter of 2019. Samsung has benefited from its low-spec phones, such as: Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10e, to support shipments. The average smartphone price in the US was $ 503, 10% less than in the second quarter of 2019.
Referred to as the federally subsidized Lifeline Program provides discounted phones to low-income Americans. As millions found themselves unemployed, distributors increased orders for ultra-low-cost Android smartphones from lesser-known brands like Unimax and Wiko to qualified citizens.
According to the report, about 70% of smartphones shipped in the US in the second quarter of 2020 were manufactured in China, up from 60% in the previous quarter.