With the COVID-19 pandemic, the smartphone market records “the most significant fall in its history” , according to Strategy analytics, in February 2020. A situation which penalizes Huawei, doubled by Xiaomi while Samsung remains the head.

Strategy Analytics has the merit of being clear: February 2020 recorded the biggest fall in the history of the smartphone market . According to a report by the analysis firm , smartphone deliveries worldwide in February decreased by 38% compared to the same period in 2019. The fault of the COVID-19 pandemic of course.

Xiaomi becomes No. 3 ahead of Huawei

According to figures from Strategy Analytics, some 61.8 million smartphone deliveries were made worldwide in February 2020 compared to 99.2 million over the same period last year. The main victim of the Chinese market paralysis, Huawei, whose problems are piling up , saw its deliveries decrease by 55%, going from 12.2 to 5.5 million units distributed. The manufacturer is now counting on a revival of the Chinese market as well as on the launch of its P40s to rebuild its health.

Anyway, this tumble benefits Xiaomi who is less affected by the Chinese double containment Huawei, and is positioned on third place on the podium with 6 million units distributed. For its part, Apple records a decrease of 36% in its iPhone deliveries. The Cupertino company shipped 10.2 million mobiles in February 2020, compared to 16 million over the same period in 2019. Finally, Samsung retains its first position. The Korean manufacturer has shipped 18.2 million mobiles in February, which is only 9% less than last year. A result well helped by the launch of the Galaxy S20 during the month.