Huawei, a Chinese multinational technology company manufacturing telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics and smartphones became the world’s largest smartphone maker for the first time in the month of April 2020.
According to Forbes, Huawei has surpassed Samsung and Apple and became the world’s largest smartphone maker for the first time. However, it was expected that Huawei’s global smartphone shipments may have declined after the US ban of Google licensing. But to everyone’s surprise, the company has managed to achieve record breaking sales during April 2020.
Huawei reportedly dominates 19 percent of global smartphone sales in April 2020 following their biggest global competitors Samsung and Apple. Samsung has managed to grab a market share of 17 percent in the month of April, which is 2 percent short of Huawei’s 19 percent global market share for the same period. Apple was far behind Huawei and Samsung for the same period.
Since the US ban of Chinese technology products , Huawei has managed a strong year in 2019. They have retained their second position in global market share despite its decline outside China. The company’s success was due to the strong preference for Huawei products given by Chinese customers after the US ban and that trend seems to have continued in 2020.