Coronavirus is the last thing the global smartphone industry needs

Amrita Khalid
Coronavirus is the last thing the global smartphone industry needs

Coronavirus may be another reason why you don’t upgrade your smartphone this year. China, the smartphone manufacturing hub of the world, is now choked off from suppliers, workers, and logistics networks. Analysis firm TrendForce predicted this week that production of smartphones will have decreased by 12% in the first three months of 2020, compared to the same period last year.