Huawei remains the second biggest seller despite the US sanctions

  • Chinese giant Huawei remained the number two global smartphone vendor in the past quarter.
  • Huawei managed to boost its sales even as the overall market declined and remained on the heels of Samsung and ahead of Apple.
  • In the April-June period, the global smartphone sales fell 2.6% to 341 million units.
Huawei Surprisingly Grew its Global Smartphone Shipments by 8% annually
Huawei Surprisingly Grew its Global Smartphone Shipments by 8% annually

Despite US sanctions imposed, Huawei remained the number two global smartphone vendor in the past quarter, market trackers said.

Huawei managed to boost its sales and remained on the heels of sector leader Samsung and ahead of US-based Apple.

In the April-June period, Strategy Analytics showed that global smartphone sales fell 2.6% to 341 million units.

Samsung has increased its market share to 22%, helped by a 7% rise in handset sales in the mid-range and entry segments. The South Korean giant stayed ahead of Huawei at 17%, and Apple at 11% of the market.

The executive director of Strategy Analytics, Neil Mawston said:

During the quarter, Huaweisurged at home in China as the firm sought to offset regulatory uncertainty in other major regions; North America and Western Europe.”

The research estimated that Apple saw 8% drop in iPhone sales in the quarter, Director at Strategy Analytics, Woody Oh, said:

“Due to price adjustments and buoyant trade-ins, US-based Apple is stabilizing in China but other major markets such as India and Europe remain challenging for the expensive iPhone.”

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Report from Counterpoint Research:

A report by Counterpoint Research offered similar findings and showed Samsung, Huawei, and Apple in the three top spots as overall sales fell.

Tarun Pathak, Analyst at Counterpoint said, however, the US ban on technology sales to Huawei will have an impact in the coming months.

“The effect of the ban didn’t translate into falling shipments during this quarter, which will not be the case in the future,” Pathak said.

Another research firm also issued similar findings saying that the market is seeing signs of stabilizing.

Research said:

“The availability of vastly improved mid-range devices in the second quarter is the main factor of the increase in sales as they offer premium designs and features while significantly undercutting the ultra-high-end in price.”

The surveys also indicated that Chinese makers Xiaomi and Oppo holding the fourth and fifth spots, largely due to sales in their home markets.

 

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