Smartphones : the chinese Huawei becomes world number one - The Point

Consecration for Huawei. The chinese company has established itself in the second quarter as the first global vendor of smartphones, unseating the south Korean

Smartphones : the chinese Huawei becomes world number one - The Point

Consecration for Huawei. The chinese company has established itself in the second quarter as the first global vendor of smartphones, unseating the south Korean Samsung, according to data compiled by the consultancy Canalys. In spite of us sanctions aimed at the chinese group, Huawei has sold $ 55.8 million phones in the second quarter (down 5 % year on year), compared to 53.7 million to Samsung (- 30 % year on year).

Huawei, also the world leader displayed equipment for the technology 5G, was placed last year on the black list by Washington, which suspects the group of spying potential for the benefit of Beijing. The american companies can in theory sell equipment to Huawei, but exemptions have however been granted to limit the impact on businesses in the United States. "This is a remarkable result that few people would have predicted a year ago," stresses Ben Stanton, senior analyst of Canalys. "Huawei has fully benefited from the economic recovery in China to boost its activity in the field of smartphones ", he says.

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Samsung has a very limited presence in China, with less than 1% of the market share. And its key markets such as Brazil, India, the United States and Europe, were heavily affected by the pandemic, points out Canalys. "Huawei has demonstrated exceptional resilience in these difficult times ", welcomed, in a press release, the firm of Shenzhen, in southern China.

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