The global smartphone market is in the low season as well as significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, Samsung is probably the hardest hit manufacturer will almost certainly lose the number one position in Huawei’s hands in Q2 2020.
According to the report, Samsung’s shipments fell by about 30% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, Huawei was also affected, but the number is not too significant. Therefore, the Chinese giant is likely to usurp Samsung.
As reported in the official announcements, Huawei was the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer in April and May and will now hold the second quarter of this year. This is even more impressive given the fact that the company is banned from making enough sugar in the US and is facing many new bans in other countries.
The Chinese domestic market plays an important role in this achievement of Huawei. It accounts for nearly 60% of the market of more than 1 billion people, while Samsung does not reach 1%. The Chinese market also revived earlier than the global market after the hit of the Covid-19 epidemic, so this is a temporary engine for exceeding Huawei’s expectations.
Although Huawei has made significant achievements recently, it is unlikely that the Chinese manufacturer will be able to hold the throne for long. The peak season is coming and Samsung will soon be strong again on a global scale as the impact of the epidemic has gradually subsided.
Huawei, meanwhile, without Google, the soul of Android, will be hard to compete in markets outside of China. Recent U.S. bans on Huawei, especially the ban on US technology will also make it difficult for the Chinese giant. Chip maker TSMC has officially stopped accepting orders from Huawei forcing the company to find a new solution.