There is growing concern over the economic damage caused by the spread of the new coronavirus, which began in China in January 2020. the Lunar New Year holiday lasted from the end of January to the beginning of February. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a "public health emergency of international concern" on January 30. We lay out two scenarios for potential impact on the global smartphone market. In the Q3 ’19 forecast update, IHS Markit predicted that the Chinese market would stop declining and rebound in 2020. However, due to the current situation, the Chinese market is likely to contract in units again. Global smartphone shipments are also likely to be lower than previously expected.
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Senior Research Manager
As part of Omdia’s consumer devices team, Jusy is responsible for wireless and PC research, with a focus on smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and tablets. His research covers mobile device shipment, production, and technology trends, as well as companies’ strategies. Jusy also coordinates Omdia’s wider consumer electronics research in Asia.
Jusy joined IHS Markit (now Omdia) in 2004 and became a leading TV research analyst. His work has concentrated on demand forecasting and competitive, pricing, and technology trend analysis. He has also served as project manager for consultancy projects related to display technology, market and consumer trends, and feasibility study and cost analysis for manufacturers, government institutions, and investment companies. He frequently speaks at major industry events around the world, including display conferences like SID and IMID. Based in South Korea, Jusy speaks fluent Korean, English, and Japanese and has a broad network of key contacts in South Korea and Japan.
Gerrit Schneemann has amassed significant experience in the global mobile handset market, covering the space for over a decade. In his current role, he is a regular contributor to reports and databases, providing insightful perspective on the current forces and anticipated technologies of consequence at work in the smartphone space.
Gerrit examines the smartphone market from a consumer’s perspective while monitoring developments in the wireless carrier space, keeping track of the applications and services that impact smartphone usage and trends. For his expertise, Gerrit is regularly quoted in print and online publications. Prior to his coverage of the smartphone market, Gerrit specialized in the portable navigation device and location-based technologies and services space for the consumer market. Gerrit has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Master of Science degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University.
Senior Research Analyst
As a part of smartphone intelligence team, Anna focuses on mobile device research in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Anna covers smartphone shipments and mobile technology trends and examines company strategies. She contributes to the smartphone intelligence service and keeps a regional focus on the European and Russian smartphone markets.
Ms. Ahrens joined Omdia in January 2019 with more than 10 years of experience in the electronic components industry, including roles in forecasting, market intelligence, business development, and product management for display devices. Previously, she worked at Samsung Semiconductors Europe. Ms. Ahrens holds a Bachelor of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is fluent in German, English, and Russian.
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