Huawei for the First Time the World’s Largest Smartphone Seller

For the very first time, Huawei has sold more smartphones worldwide than competitor Samsung. Market analyst Canalys reports this.


Huawei managed to ship more smartphones worldwide in the second quarter than any other supplier. That is the first quarter in nine years that neither Samsung nor Apple is the global market leader.

Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices – although 5% less year-on-year – but major competitor Samsung fell much more sharply compared to Q2 / 2019.

Samsung will clock in at 53.7 million smartphones shipped in Q2 / 2020, which represents a drop of 30 percent.

Remarkable, because, as we all know, the Chinese Huawei is still strongly affected by the trade restrictions imposed by the US government.

The significant growth for Huawei appears to be in the Chinese home market. There, the volume of shipped smartphones rose by 7%, while the sea recorded a decrease of 27%.

According to Canalys, this means that Huawei already sells more than 70 percent of its smartphones in mainland China.

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