Thanks to the Chinese takeover, The company Huawei would have been number one in the global smartphone market in April.
As we have mentioned on several occasions, the pandemic has severely affected the smartphone market. However, the results of the crisis aren’t an equivalent for all manufacturers. for instance, in April, when Samsung was particularly suffering from confinement within the countries where its smartphones are popular, the company Huawei was ready to enjoy a rebound in demand in its main market in China where the pandemic was already in check.
Result, during this month of April, the company Huawei would have sold more smartphones than Samsung, becoming, provisionally, the amount one within the world market. This is often what’s stated in a piece of writing published in the week by the Android Authority site, which relays statistics from the corporate Counterpoint Research. Consistent with these, Huawei would have had a market share of 19% during the month of April, while that of Samsung would are of 17%.
Since 2019, it has been sanctioned by the United States and can no longer collaborate with American companies (except those that have obtained a permit). Result: Chinese company Huawei can no longer preinstall Google applications and services on its smartphones, which use the open source version of Android. And because of the absence of these Google apps, sales have dropped in Europe.
The manufacturer designs its own Kirin processors, but these are manufactured by the Taiwanese TSMC. In May, the United States announced new sanctions that prevent foreign companies that use American equipment or technology from supplying Chinese company Huawei, which appears to be aimed at preventing TSMC from manufacturing Kirin processors for this manufacturer.
Xiaomi also resisted in the first quarter
Otherwise, we will note that for its part, Xiaomi seems to have weathered the crisis better than its competitors in the first quarter and while most manufacturers saw their sales fall during the first three months of the year, Xiaomi posted a 13.6% increase in its revenues.
“In mainland China, as the impact of the pandemic began to diminish, sales of Xiaomi’s main products experienced a solid recovery,” Xiaomi wrote in the announcement of its first quarter results. “The Group has worked proactively with its supply chain partners to help them increase their production capacities. Its production in mainland China has resumed for the most part and demand for smartphones has quickly rebounded. Since April, its smartphone shipments to mainland China have gradually returned to pre-pandemic levels, and its smart TV shipments have also largely recovered.”