Google shipped more smartphones in 2019 than OnePlus

Vlad, 09 June 2020

Amazingly enough, it turns out that Google's smartphone business isn't doing all that bad, at least compared to where your expectations may have been.

According to a new report from IDC, the search giant had a very good year in 2019, shipping 7.2 million smartphones, recording 52% growth compared to 2018. Not just that, but it overtook OnePlus in terms of shipments last year. That said, both companies are still pretty far from entering the top 10 of smartphone makers worldwide, based on shipments.

This may be surprising news, given past reports saying the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 sold fewer units in their first two quarters of availability than the Pixel 3 did in the same time frame. However, last year the company also expanded the Pixel sales to three new markets (and at this rate, its smartphone business will have a global footprint in a few centuries), and while the launch numbers for the phones released in 2019 were indeed weaker than those of the Pixel 3, it looks like they then stayed steadier.

Google's numbers are still a far cry from those of its biggest competitors, but at least its smartphone sales seem to be growing, and not by a small margin. Let's see what will happen this year, with the constantly delayed Pixel 4a, and the Pixel 5 generation rumored to eschew a flagship chipset.


Reader comments

  • Slayer of Trolls
  • 14 Jun 2020
  • nF7

They are comparing numbers sold in 2019...Pixels 3A, 4 and 4XL against OP7/OP7 Pro/OP7T and OP7T Pro. All released from mid last year onward....Not that it particularly matters unless you work for either company!

  • Anonymous
  • 11 Jun 2020
  • 81X

*a full year's combined sales of 4 models vs individual models that have been on sale for 3 months.

No point arguing with you when have no point in anything

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