Despite the difficulties and obstacles, Huawei was able to climb to the top of the list of the overall ranking of all smartphone manufacturers. The Chinese tech giant has managed to sell more smartphones worldwide than any other company. This according to a new report by analyst firm Canalys. Huawei has a long-standing ambition to surpass Samsung as the largest smartphone brand in the world. And that seems to have happened in April-June of this year.
Huawei has overtaken Samsung in the world’s leading smartphone market
Of course, this does not mean that Huawei will maintain the first place for a long time, as the results were clearly affected by the pandemic. Analysts believe that this favorable situation is due to the fact that Samsung’s sales fell by 30%. This while Huawei had a less noticeable decrease – only 5%. More than 70% of Huawei devices are sold in China. The Chinese market is not as affected by COVID-19 as other major markets. And let’s not forget that Samsung was, in fact, a small brand in China.
“Huawei has shown exceptional resilience in these difficult times,” a company spokesman said in an official statement. “During an unprecedented global economic downturn, we continue to grow and strengthen our leadership position by delivering innovative products to consumers.”
Despite the company’s success, Huawei products are not yet strong outside of China. Obviously due to the lack of Google services on their devices. But the very fact that Huawei is growing at such times suggests that not everything is lost for the company. It is predicted that the company will die for several years.
Smartphone sales in India fell by half in the second quarter of 2020
It seems that not everything is good for the smartphone market in India. A recent report states that total shipments for the second quarter of 2020 were 48% lower than last year’s 33 million shipments and affected giants such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme and Samsung. However, we do not expect this in view of the serious global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An exclusive Canalys report states that low demand and supply and production stops due to the launch of COVID-19 led to a drop in shipments. Xiaomi had the lowest drop in market share with a drop of 0.4% compared to 2019. It remained at the top of the charts with a market share of 30.9%. While Samsung experienced a big drop of 5.3% in market share.