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Smartphone shipments plunged in February with slow road to recovery ahead

March 20, 2020


That sales tumble, the industry’s worst, is far from unexpected. In February, much of China was on lockdown, including retail stores and smartphone factories. The country is the world’s largest smartphone market and a key part of the supply chain for most device manufacturers.

Worldwide phone shipments fell to 61.8 million units in February, down from 99.2 million the same time last year, according to new global smartphone data from Strategy Analytics.

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