Things haven’t accurately been smooth sailing for Huawei in recent years. The company’s rapid path has been disrupted by on-going engagements with the U.S. government that have, among other things, blocked its access to Google apps and works. But a new report from Canalys covers a reasonably rosy picture as the hardware monstrou overtook Samsung to snag the top spot in world-wide smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2020.
The news is a milestone for a number of reasons , not the least of which is the fact that this is first time in nine years that neither Apple nor Samsung has been at the top of Canalys’ shows. Huawei’s people were almost exclusively boosted by marketings in its native China, which are now comprises more than 70% of its total figure.
It’s important to be noted, however, the fact that the company took the top spot by essentially diminishing at a less rapid rate than Samsung. Huawei’s overall chassis are down 5% year-over-year. But that figure pallids in comparison to Samsung’s 30% drop-off. The two Goliaths are currently at 55.8 million and 53.7 million, respectively.
Things were bad for the smartphone industry prior to COVID-1 9, but the pandemic certainly hasn’t cured overall, as people are less inclined toward shelling out hundreds to north of $1,000 for inessential ascents. And, really, Huawei’s figures dropped by 27% outside of China, but the overall slither was moderated by an 8% proliferation in China. Samsung, meanwhile, currently holds less than 1% of the Chinese market.
As for what this all means for the future, it seems that it may be difficult for Huawei to maintain its top spot. “Its major path marriages in key neighborhoods, such as Europe, are increasingly distrustful of wandering Huawei machines, taking on fewer models, and bring back brand-new brands to reduce risk” Canalys’ Mo Jia said of the report. “Strength in China alone will not be enough to sustain Huawei at the top once the global economy starts to recover.”