Huawei Becomes The 2nd Best Selling Smartphone Brand Despite US Ban

In mid-2019, Huawei overtook Apple and became the second best selling Smartphone manufacturer of 2019. Based on recent reports by market analyst firms like Strategy Analytics, Counterpoint Research, and Canalys, Huawei shipped around 240 million phones. On the contrary, Apple came in at third place with just under 200 million shipments. Samsung, on the other hand, kept its lead by shipping approximately 300 million devices. Xiaomi and Oppo stood at the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Huawei managed to keep its shipments alive despite the continued presence on the USA’s banned entity list. Even though the lack of Google services on Huawei devices affected its appeal outside the Chinese market, the company’s main strength was its local market that accounted for as much as 60% sales resulting in a 17% year on year increase.

Other than this, Huawei and Samsung’s gap for top manufacturer spot was now at its narrowest in 2019; however, according to Canalys Samsung is expected to rebound this quarter with the launch of its S20 flagship series. Moreover, Apple saw a robust fourth quarter as it managed to outsell Samsung. These sales were driven by iPhone 11’s lower pricing in particular.

Despite individual gains when it comes to OEMs, the smartphone industry overall saw a decline in sales of Smartphones as compared to 2018. According to Counterpoint Research, this is the first time the smartphone market has ever declined for two years in a row. With the US ban on Huawei still intact, 2020 will be another year of struggle for the smartphone industry.

  • But US will not accept that they have now taken coward action and released corona virus in China.India and Pakistan will be collateral damage for US in this game.

  • Huawei long life….zindabad …china zindabad
    Huawei zindabad
    Huawei is the # 1 mibike maker in the world………No one can compete huawei
    Instead of us bann the huawei have great goid excellent performance n us murdabad…..

    • 66% of total smartphone industry profit in 2019* source: Counterpoint. It might be 90% in USA but can’t confirm that. Moreover, since the price is more than $1000 usd than most of the chinese phone and given the fact that the americans get great offers with it like 0% down payments, price reduction for the tax payers, why won’t it top the profits.

  • To be realistic, I won’t ever opt for an Android phone that doesn’t have Google Play. I’m sure, most of the users are of the same opinion. Yet, I’m amazed how its sales is going up.

  • Nothing new. Whenever American terrorist can’t beat someone by fair means then they starts putting restriction on them. No wonder nobody likes stupid Americans.

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