Smartphone sales drop amid chip shortage

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In its most recent analysis, Canalys revealed that the sale of smartphones worldwide has declined due to the shortage of chips

Due to the pandemic the technology companies They have faced problems creating and distributing their devices. For several months there has been talk of the chip shortage that has affected the industry.

In its most recent analysis, Canalys revealed that the sale of smartphones worldwide it has decreased due to chip shortage.

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According to the study, global smartphone shipments they plummeted 6 percent this quarter.

The report indicates that this low is not due to a decrease in demand, since in reality the numbers reflect the crisis in semiconductors that has increased prices.

Specialists pointed out that chip shortage it has also made manufacturers accelerate their plans to develop their own chips so as not to depend on third parties.

“On the supply side, chipset makers are raising prices to discourage excess orders in an attempt to bridge the gap between supply and demand. But despite this, the shortage will not ease until well into 2022 “

Canalys anticipated that Samsung it remains in the first position with 23% of the mobiles marketed between July and September of this year.

For his part Manzana has managed to regain second position by achieving 15%. Xiaomi occupies the third position with 10%.

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The also Chinese vivo grows is placed fourth with 10 percent of the smartphone market. For its part, Oppo is also fifth with 10 percent

It is expected that the chip shortage persists until 2023, so brands must create strategies to solve this problem.

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