Huawei is now the world's largest phone manufacturer, despite it
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(Pocket Ribbon) – Huawei has overtaken Samsung as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.
A report by analyst and technology research firm Canalys shows that Huawei shipped more smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2020 than any other manufacturer, all while remaining on the US blacklist.
It is the first time, according to Canalys, that a manufacturer other than Samsung or Apple has hit the top sport in nine years.
Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices in the second quarter, of which Samsung shipped 53.7 million. And while both represented smaller numbers year after year, the pandemic has seemingly hit Samsung harder.
The year-over-year results for the quarter represented a 30 percent contraction, while Huawei sales fell only 5 percent.
"This is a remarkable result that few people would have predicted a year ago," said Canalys senior analyst, Ben Stanton.
If it wasn't for COVID-19 it wouldn't have happened.
Huawei has taken full advantage of the Chinese economic recovery to revive its smartphone business. Samsung has a very small presence in China, with a market share of less than 1 percent, and has seen its core markets such as Brazil, India, the United States. States. States and Europe, ravaged by outbreaks and subsequent lockdowns. "
Huawei itself is understandably driving force, and the results show that it can survive beyond the ongoing dispute with the US government and the lack of Google Play and other services.
“Our company has shown exceptional resilience in these difficult times. Amid a period of unprecedented global economic slowdown and challenges, we have continued to grow and further strengthen our leadership position by providing innovative products and experiences to consumers,” he told Pocket- fluff in a statement.
“As we look to the future where 5G, AI and IoT will become increasingly ubiquitous, our focus will remain on executing our All-scenario Seamless AI Life strategy. Our technology – from smartphones, tablets to PCs and wearables – is based on our commitment to consumers and fulfilling their needs. "
Written by Rik Henderson.