A recent report from market research firm, Gartner Inc, shows that Huawei’s global smartphone shipment for Q1 2019 is good. Despite its issues in the first quarter of this year, Huawei smartphone shipment increased by 44.5% year-on-year to 58.4 million units. Its overall market share hit 15.7%, an increase from 10.5% it got last year.
The report also shows that South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, is still top. It has a global shipment of 71.62 million units. However, it’s market share dropped from 20.5% to 19.2%. Apple is still behind Huawei with 44.56 million units and a market share of 11.9%.
According to He Gang, president of Huawei’s mobile phone product line, Huawei’s smartphone shipment is already over 100 million units (as of May 2019). Due to the ban by the US, Huawei admitted that it may not be able to complete the goal of surpassing Samsung to become the world’s number one smartphone brand.
According to Guo Minghao, a well-known analyst, Huawei will regain Google’s GMS certification by the end of July. When this happens, its sales in Europe will rebound. In addition, he believes that in 2019, Huawei’s mobile phone shipments will exceed 260 million units. This is above the company’s 250 million units target set by Yu Chengdong earlier in the year.