Live-streaming has quickly emerged as one alternative to bringing new devices to market at a time when the coronavirus crisis has temporarily ended prospects for large gatherings of people at such events. Photo: Bloomberg

Live-streaming and surgical masks: China’s smartphone brands adapt to business under coronavirus restrictions

  • Canalys and Strategy Analytics expect smartphone shipments to drop 50 per cent in the first quarter from a year ago, while IDC sees a 30 per cent slide
  • Chinese factories operated by subcontractors such as Foxconn and Pegasus produce 70 per cent of all smartphones sold globally
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Live-streaming has quickly emerged as one alternative to bringing new devices to market at a time when the coronavirus crisis has temporarily ended prospects for large gatherings of people at such events. Photo: Bloomberg
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