Individuals shopping for new Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus phonesSergei Fadeichev | TASS | Getty ImagesGlobal smartphone gross sales dropped 20.4% to 295 million items within the second quarter of 2020, in line with a Gartner report printed Tuesday. Apple iPhone gross sales managed to remain comparatively flat whereas different producers, equivalent to Samsung, noticed double-digit declines yr over yr.Samsung gross sales had been down 27.1% yr over yr, in line with Gartner. Huawei’s smartphone gross sales dropped 6.8%. Two different Chinese language manufacturers, Xiaomi and Oppo, noticed declines of 21.5% and 15.9%, respectively, in line with the report.”Journey restrictions, retail closures and extra prudent spending on nonessential merchandise in the course of the pandemic led to the second consecutive quarterly decline in smartphone gross sales this yr,” Gartner senior analysis director Anshul Gupta mentioned. Apple gross sales had been down simply .4% yr over yr, in line with Gartner.”The improved enterprise surroundings in China helped Apple obtain development within the nation. As well as, the introduction of the brand new iPhone SE inspired customers of older telephones improve their smartphones,” mentioned Gartner analysis vp Annette Zimmermann. The iPhone SE has been significantly interesting in 2020 as a result of it affords the identical high-end processor because the iPhone 11 however begins at $399.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.