March 7, 2021

Huawei Replaces Samsung as World’s Biggest Smartphone Seller after Higher Number of Domestic Sales

Huawei Technologies, China’s electronic giant, has overtaken Samsung Electronics as biggest smartphone seller in the April-June period, foregrounding the China market even when global demand for phones absorbed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the data provided by research firm Canalys, Huawei shipped 55.8 million smartphones during second quarter of 2020 while Samsung smartphones showed the 53.7 million shipments.

The China’s electronic devices giant which experienced tough sanctions from United States resulting the disruption in business overseas but the rising numbers of sales is increasing dominance in Domestic market has led it to dominating the world as well.

Now China market contributes to two-thirds of the Huawei smartphone sales, the first country which saw coronavirus outbeak but its markets recovered since the vitiated new cases. While the dominant Smartphone companies  of other part of the world are still facing the impact of rising number of new COVID-19 cases, resulting into a reduced demand for the handsets.

However, because of Pandemic which reduced the demand, Huawei’s overall sales dropped 5% compared to prior year same quarter, while South Korea’s Samsung showed 30% fall after the weak demand in key markets including Brazil, the United States and Europe. Huawei’s home market sales rose 8% while its overseas shipments dropped 27% in April-June period.

A Huawei spokesperson said “Our business has demonstrated exceptional resilience in these difficult times.” While a senior Huawei employee also hinted that the title of top seller may prove fugacious once markets accross the globe recover.

Samsung commented that the rebound in smartphone demand is expected during the second half of the year.