The Chinese smartphone market is the most competitive in the world and any manufacturer that hope to make any meaningful revenue must look outside China. Many Chinese manufacturers have expanded to other parts of the world and even holds the top spot in some market. Xiaomi, for instance, has been the top smartphone brand in India for many months. Huawei, on the other hand, has more impact in Europe.
In these European countries, Huawei’s mobile phone market in Russia is growing rapidly. According to data provided by market research firm, Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s share of the Russian smartphone market in the second quarter of 2018 is 30%, while Huawei ranks first. In October 2018, Huawei ranked first with 31% of the Russian smartphone market. At the same time, in October, Huawei sold 2.84 million smartphones in Russia, with cumulative sales of approximately 1.665 billion yuan ($243 million).
According to Huawei, its smartphone sales volume hit 200 million units in 2018. Compared with 2017’s 153 million units, Huawei’s smartphone sales increased by nearly one-third in 2018, consolidating its place and it is second only to Samsung.