Kantar’s latest market analysis report shows that in the second quarter of 2019, Huawei’s smartphone business was affected by the US ban. The report pointed out that the performance of Huawei in the Q2 is still better than the same period in 2018. However, in May and June this year, Huawei’s sales in the European market decreased by 1.9% and 9% respectively compared with the same period of last year. But there have been at least two companies that benefited from this situation the most. That’s not difficult to guess we are talking about Samsung and Xiaomi.
Analysts believe that since Huawei entered the US entity list, it made consumers reconsider whether to purchase Huawei phones. At present, Huawei’s sales have grown mainly in the Chinese market. With Honor’s share, Huawei accounted for 46.1% of China’s smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2019. In other words, almost every second smartphone sold in China is designed by Huawei.
As for the US smartphone market, where Huawei can’t enter yet, the Apple iPhone XR is the best-selling phone. That’s why the US government does its best not to allow the China-based company to enter this market. Moreover, the cheapest model of Apple is followed by the iPhone 8 and the iPhone XS Max. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
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Another interesting discovery from the report is that the US, Motorola captured 8.1% market share in Q2 of 2019, riding the great performance of the Motorola E5 Play and the G6 Plus.