Huawei is blacklisted by the US as a result Huawei won’t be able to sell nor partner up with US companies. And since Google is a US-based company, Huawei can’t use Google services. Due to that, Huawei is shipping its latest smartphones without Google services, meaning no Play Store, Play Services, etc. But even the US ban can’t take Huawei hopes down. Earlier, the CEO of Huawei said “‘We Can Survive Without the U.S”. And now, Huawei becomes World’s Largest Smartphone Maker, which proves his statement.
According to Counterpoint Research, Huawei is now the world’s largest smartphone maker and has put Samsung in the shade. Counterpoint Research in talks with Gizmochina says that Huawei captured 19% market share whereas Samsung was able to grab only 17% in the same period. This report is for April 2020, but one question which comes to mind is:
How come Huawei is doing so well even after the US ban?
- No GMS required in China
- Obviously, the product
Well, the answer is simple. Huawei is a Chinese based company, where Google services are already banned. As a result, Chinese consumers have no issues using devices without Google. Secondly, since the US has banned the Chinese tech giant its obvious that Chinese consumers will show their patriotism buying more Huawei devices. Last but the main point is the products. Huawei has not just become the largest smartphone maker by patriotism, but also their excellent products.
Huawei is still capturing the market, the P and Mate series are capturing the flagship market by providing one of the best mobile photography. On the other hand, the Honor X10 series is there to provide 5G and excellent performance for a cheaper price. Okay so now we know how Huawei is keeping it up, but the next question which arrives is:
How come Samsung is left behind?
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the majority of the countries, the economy slashed down globally. As a result, it affected the demand for new smartphones especially in hot markets like India, in the USA, and Europe. And since these are the most important markets for Samsung, their sales were impacted. Whereas, China’s economy improved during March 2020 and has given more business to smartphone makers, like Huawei. As a result, Huawei became the world’s largest smartphone maker in April 2020.
But once the big markets recover from the lockdown it can again affect Huawei. But still, Huawei has done a great job by providing high-end technologies even with its bad luck.