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Smartphone sales plummet amid coronavirus outbreak

March 23, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Global smartphone sales have dropped significantly as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus has a major impact on consumer demand.

Just 61.8 million devices were sold in February 2020, down from 99.2 million last year. This 38 per cent decline is the biggest fall off in smartphone market history.

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the industry, with manufacturing and supply chains disrupted as countries place restrictions on businesses and individuals. February’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) was cancelled as a result of the crisis.

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