Huawei, the Chinese Smartphone manufacturer, set the massive sales records and stunned the markets by surpassing Apple to become the second-highest smartphone seller globally. In 2019, the company sold more phones than Apple, which is indeed a great achievement.
The Chinese phone manufacturer sold 240 Million phones, while only 200 million iPhones were sold last year.
Huawei Becomes Second Largest Smartphone Seller
Samsung remained the top-selling phone brand in the year when it sold close to 300 million phones. Other Chinese phone makers like Oppo and Xiaomi also marked their presence as the Top Five phone companies in 2019.
Huawei: Showed Substantial growth
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Huawei has surprised the market specialist and experts with the increase even though the company faced a lot of hurdles after being in the USA entity list. This ban restricts Huawei to install Google’s products on its new devices, due to which the Huawei phones lose credibility outside Chinese borders.
Huawei still managed to show significant sales records in its native country China. China accounted for sixty percent of the Huawei sales; it also saw shipments increased by 17 percent in 2018-19.
Huawei Faces Challenges due to US rift
Huawei sales have been adversely affected by the tensions between the US and China, and sanctions been imposed on Chinese manufacturers. As per the analysts, the company may have surpassed Samsung’s sales to be the top mobile phone seller had the US rift not affected its sales.
Tough Competition to Apple
For the last few years, Huawei has been challenging Apple in terms of sales. In 2017, Huawei sold more phones than Apple for two months. Also, in the second quarter of 2018, it sold more phones than Apple. However, in 2019 it set the record by selling more phones all year round.
Samsung Still the Market Leader
Experts expect that Samsung will retain its Topmost position with the launch of the Galaxy S20 series phone. iPhone SE may also boost the sales of Apple in the coming quarters.
Challenging Times Ahead for Mobile Phone Markets
Due to turmoils in the international markets, the overall mobile phone industry saw a decline in sales. As per Counterpoint research, the transactions may drop further due to ongoing US-China trade wars, tensions, and recent CoronaVirus outbreak.