If you thought the The latest global smartphone shipment numbers were bad, down just over 3 percent compared to the second quarter of last year, wait until you see how poorly the world’s largest suppliers performed in the old continent in the second quarter of 2022.
The main culprit, of course, remains the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but at the same time, the recession is looming on the horizon of “many countries”, clearly contributing to shrinking demand and higher prices for mobile devices (and so many other things). ).
It is true, both Samsung and Apple sold far fewer smartphones in the old continent in the second quarter of this year compared to the first, only keeping their gold and silver positions due to Xiaomi’s inability to sustain its incredible performance from to be repeated in the second quarter of 2021.
Bronze medalist Xiaomi, for what it’s worth, managed to improve its numbers in succession, unlike fourth and fifth place Oppo and Realme, the latter of which can at least be satisfied with healthy year-on-year growth.