Netease technology news on August 12, according to media reports, thanks to Chinese manufacturers active resumption of production after the new crown epidemic, the U.S. smartphone market recovered strongly in the second quarter of 2020, with a shipment of 31.9 million units, up 11% month on month.
While Apple and Samsung still lead the way in smartphone shipments, the latest data from canalys, a market research firm, shows that seven out of every 10 devices sold in the U.S. market are made by Chinese manufacturers.
In the second quarter, the U.S. smartphone market shipment decreased by 5% year-on-year. Apple and Samsung accounted for 70.3% of the total market share, with 15 million and 7.4 million smartphones sold respectively in the same period. In addition, South Korean electronics brand LG and Chinese mobile phone maker Lenovo ranked third and fourth respectively.
The resumption of operations in China at the end of March and the reopening of retail stores in May and June are key factors in sustained market growth, canalys said in the report
According to canalys, Samsungs 5g mobile phone shipment in the second quarter was lower than that in the same period last year, mainly relying on low-end devices to support the shipment. The average price of smartphones in the United States reached $503, down 10% from the second quarter of 2019.
Vincent thielke, an analyst at canalys, said: the surge in unemployment has reduced consumers choice and, in some cases, limited the ability to buy new devices or afford to pay for mobile phone related expenses.
Store closures and epidemic panic have limited peoples interaction with the demo model, tight spending budgets have further limited spending power, and there is little 5g coverage in the U.S. suburbs, which makes it reasonable for consumers to continue buying 4G devices, tilke added
But a separate report by strategy analytics, a research firm, points out that 3.4 million 5g smartphones were sold in the US in the first quarter, accounting for 12% of total smartphone shipments in the same period, compared with almost zero in the same period last year.
Analysts at strategy analytics said the Samsung Galaxy s205g is the best-selling 5g smartphone model in the United States, with an impressive 40% market share.
Meanwhile, China released the latest report showing that in the first seven months of 2020, the shipment of 5g mobile phones reached 77.5 million units, accounting for 45% of the smartphone shipment in the same period. Of the 197 smartphones released from January to July, 119 are 5g.
Analysts said the significant increase in the share of 5g phones in total smartphone shipments and new models reflects the governments efforts to build a new digital infrastructure, including next-generation wireless networks and data centers. (small)
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279