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The pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan continues to spread, affecting global mobile phone sales. The latest report from research and adjustment agency Conterpoint predicts that Chinese mobile phone brands will be severely hit, especially Huawei.
Conterpoint pointed out that global smartphone sales may decline by 5.6 percent, and market demand will shift from the first quarter to the third quarter, and the biggest impact will be the Chinese market. Due to the delayed construction schedule and the sharp decline in business activities, it is estimated that the consumption boom in China has declined sharply. Conterpoint revised down the estimated shipments in the first quarter by as much as 20%, and analyzed that the increase in inventory will cause the subsequent second quarter. Publishing and shipments were affected.
In terms of brands, 60% of mobile phone shipments are sold to Chinese consumers due to excessive reliance on the Chinese market. Conterpoint's name rollout will be the most affected. Obviously, after losing full Android system support, Huawei phones are unattractive in markets outside China.
In addition, Oppo and vivo, which rely on physical store sales, ranked second. Xiaomi, OnePlus and Realme have less influence due to their active expansion of overseas markets and their main online shopping.
In addition to Chinese brands, Apple, which relies on the local supply chain, cannot escape. Conterpoint analysts estimate that Apple recently closed physical store operations, losing at least 1 million iPhone sales, coupled with the inability of U.S. and Taiwan engineers to travel to China, affecting new product development, and even rumors of the upcoming iPhone 9 in March (Tentatively) may face supply issues.
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