Huawei has set another personal best placing on the world market more than 200 million smartphones this year. The Chinese were able to achieve high result is largely due to increased demand for line of models P20, Honor Mate 10 and 20, writes CNET, citing a company statement.
For comparison, in 2010, Huawei shipped only 3 million units. And last, 2017 153 million units. In 2018, the company first came in ahead of Apple, becoming the second largest smartphone vendor in the world (data from IDC and Canalys). And this title is the Chinese manufacturer holds already two quarters in a row.
For example, in the third quarter, Huawei shipped 52 million devices (by 32.9% more than a year ago), while its American competitor — 46,9 million (+0,5%), according to a recent IDC analytical report. The leader was again Samsung: in the third quarter, the Koreans put 72,2 million smartphones — but that is by 13.4% less than in the same period last year. Previously Huawei had stated that they intend to bypass the Samsung in 2019.
Despite the success, Huawei is experiencing some difficulties — mostly for political reasons — in the American market. In February, the U.S. government advised citizens not to buy products of the company, expressing concerns that they can be used for surveillance. And in August, to use the services and components Huawei has banned all U.S. government.
In April, the media reported that the U.S. Department of justice brought to Huawei investigation. Presumably, the U.S. regulator found out how closely the company is associated with the Chinese government and how this may affect national security. Earlier this month, at the request of US law enforcement in Canada was arrested and subsequently released on bail financial officer and daughter of the founder of Huawei Meng Wanzhou.
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Despite this, the device Huawei is very popular in Europe and China. The company says that its products are used by over 500 million people in more than 170 countries.
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