Huawei has become the world’s largest smartphone maker.
Huawei has become the world’s largest smartphone maker, thus ending the duopoly of Samsung and Apple for the first time. The Chinese company, despite the veto by Donald Trump, President of the United States, which began last year, has achieved this milestone in the second quarter of 2020.
Canalys report reveals Huawei has eclipsed Samsung and Apple to become, for the first time, the world’s largest smartphone maker in the second quarter of 2020. A situation that occurs just after another report suggested that the Chinese company had overtaken Samsung in April this year.
It is the first time in almost a decade That a company other than Apple or Samsung leads a quarterly list of global smartphone shipments is a feat. Huawei, like the rest of the manufacturers, has had to deal with the current situation around the world, but its growing strength in the local market (China) It has helped it become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Asian country has been one of the first to recover, so the company’s operations in said territory remained favorable.
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The report reflects that shipments in China account for 72% of Huawei’s total share of shipments -despite the US veto-, which represents an increase compared to previous quarters. A growth in sales of the technological giant in that country that has allowed to cushion the international decline of the firm, where it experienced a decrease of 27% in the second quarter of 2020, which is the fifth consecutive quarter in which the company has seen a decrease in global shipments.
For his part, Samsung owns less than 1% From the market in China and internationally, the Korean company has registered a drop of 30% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2020. In terms of total units shipped, Huawei allegedly saw 55.8 million devices abandon their factories in the second quarter of 2020. While Samsung only saw 53.7 million units. As more countries recover from the current situation, it remains to be seen whether Huawei will continue to maintain the first position in this important ranking.
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