Everything suggests that the transfer of power between Samsung and Huawei will finally happen this year. Indeed, after months of anticipation, the Chinese smartphone giant has finally dethroned the king of the smartphone world. Two years after replacing Apple, Huawei has become the world’s No. 1 smartphone. good or bad news?
The numbers speak for themselves
According to study office canalis, Huawei overtakes the global smartphone giant, Samsung.
In fact, the Chinese firm would have managed to sell 55.8 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2020. This is a 5% decline in sales compared to the same period in 2019. For its part, Samsung would not have managed to outperform selling 53.7 million units. That is, a decline of 32 percent in sales in a year.
Hence logically making the Chinese giant the largest seller of smartphones in the world. A successful performance only 2 years after Apple was overthrown from its second place.
Huawei ranked first despite the odds
Huawei has been banned by the Trump Administration since May 2019. The firm was thus forced out of the US market (Canada and the United States), where it is no longer authorized to sell its smartphones. But also its telecommunications equipment. Worse, even its 5G isn’t welcome there.
Allies of the Americans followed in the footsteps of the world’s first economic power at the same time by restricting their telecommunications network to Huawei.
Although the first place for relativity
It must be said that Huawei has been helped by the coronavirus to take the world’s first position in the smartphone market. Indeed, after the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all countries have closed their borders and airspace.
As a result, Samsung, which makes up the bulk of its business internationally, could no longer export its smartphones. On the other hand, Huawei, whose main market is China, was breaking sales records at home.