The COVID-19 pandemic that is yet to last began in China, in the city of Wuhan. There, when the seriousness of the situation began to be perceived, stores, offices and factories closed their doors as a matter of precaution.
This closure had serious consequences, namely in the technology that suffered a sharp drop in the production and sale of products. But now the 17% increase in smartphone shipments in China in April can be seen as an important sign of recovery.
Smartphone shipments in China increased 17% in April
According to Dice In recent years, shipments of smartphones from Chinese factories to suppliers increased by 17% in April, compared to the same month last year. The information was released Tuesday by the Chinese government.
These results may thus indicate signs of recovery and signal a turning point in the technological situation that the pandemic has caused in the Asian country. Major technology manufacturers like Apple and Huawei have suffered the impacts of this crisis, with production levels far below regular and delays in the presentation and launch of their products.
We can then also face a possible return to normality in China, post coronavirus, namely for the consumer hardware market.
Over 40 million smartphpnes shipped in April
According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), smartphone manufacturers shipped 40.08 million devices in April, compared to 34.8 million in the same month of 2019. This difference corresponds to an increase of 17.2% year on year.
In the last 4 months, the shipment of these devices was 88.5 million, representing a drop of 17.9% year on year.
In total, 32 new smartphones were launched in China in April, indicating a 5.9% lower value year on year. In the past 4 months, 106 new smart phone models were launched, which means a 19.7% drop year-over-year.