Huawei's still hopeful it can overtake Samsung despite trade ban

Huawei's still hopeful it can overtake Samsung despite trade ban
Huawei has experienced a rather tough 2019 as a consequence of the US trade ban which stops it from releasing new smartphones with Google’s services. Despite this huge constraint, founder Ren Zhengfei still believes it can overtake arch-rival Samsung.

The company initially hoped to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer by the beginning of 2020. Arguably, Huawei was actually on track to reach the milestone by this December, but the lack of access to Google has severely affected the brand's performance internationally. Lagging European sales are currently being propped up by strong growth in China, but there’s obviously a limit to Huawei’s reach in its home market. 

When asked by CNN about the company’s ability to continue competing in Europe and overtake Samsung without access to Google, the founder was surprisingly positive. “I don’t think that would be a problem, but it just takes time. When I say it takes time, what I’m referring to is the overseas market, because we will return to the overseas market next year, and the year after that.”

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11 Comments

1. Guseinguliev

Posts: 131; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Samsung makes a big mistake that it releases its smartphones on its own chip, which in turn loses to a competitor, including Kirin. Why should I buy Samsung if for this price Huawei (not a little known) offer a more powerful sophisticated smartphone?

2. Guseinguliev

Posts: 131; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Samsung runs for an unlimited display and at the same time the user gets discomfort in using the product. It would be better to complete and develop funeral functions.

3. Guseinguliev

Posts: 131; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

For example, the face id most popular at the moment in unlocking a smartphone, but Samsung took a buried smart face scan. What kind of morons are sitting there is not clear.

4. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

https://www.canalys.com/newsroom/canalys-european-smartphone-market-q3-2019?ctid=986-6fc601d825e79e5b22a31dec6119569b This shows the problem Huawei is having in EU. Lot of people are scared to buy Huawei now. Huawei had huge growth q after q and now suddenly the sales are stagnant, this also shows Samsung is benefitting from this because next choice for these are back to Samsung which also can be seen from the link.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huawei isn’t falling in all of Europe. In Western Europe they are falling (-17%), but they’ve grown in Central and Eastern Europe (+26%). Says so in the link you provided. This is why they broke even. If sales in Eastern and Central Europe can grow to be far greater than their loss in Western Europe, we will see positive growth in Europe overall, as opposed to stagnation. Next quarter will be very telling.

8. AlienKiss

Posts: 267; Member since: May 21, 2019

I'm from eastern Europe and all I have to say is that I would never use one of their spying phones even for free, not to mention pay for one! I'm sorry, did you hit your head or are you just a commy supporter? Pick up a history book or go to school..

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m not from Eastern Europe, and all I have to say is that what smartphone you will and will not use does not concern me in the least. I’m sorry (nah, I’m not), did you really think I would care about what a stranger on the internet uses and doesn’t use, or are you just attention starved? Pick up some common sense, something you don’t necessarily get in school....

10. AlienKiss

Posts: 267; Member since: May 21, 2019

Then why bother us? Move to china if you love them so much. Just remember that you'll need to give them your ID and digital face if you want to surf the internet to check your email. Oh, only on website that are allowed. And if you are from the LGBTQ community, prepare to be sent to 'concentration' camps where they make you 'normal' against your will pfff Yep keep loving the commies.. Who's pathetic now? Just turn on the TV and watch what's going on in Hong Kong if you can't read history books..

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who is this “us” that I’m bothering? And when have I ever said that I love China? You sound ridiculous. Post the link proving where I’ve ever even inferred that I love China. Don’t worry, I’ll wait...... Why do you coconuts keep equating someone preferring to use a Chinese OEM’s smartphones to them loving China? Ridiculous.... You give up your ID and digital face, fingerprints, information from your email, social networks you may frequent, and a whole host of other things just by using a smartphone. Again, you sound ridiculous. People of differently nationalities were sent to concentration camps here in the U.S....people that are of a certain ethnic background are openly murdered and discriminated against here in the U.S., with little to no repercussions.... Yep, keep thinking the rest of the world that isn’t communist is so great.... Who’s pathetic now? Answer: You still are. Just turn on your TV and watch what’s going on in the U.S. right now if you cannot comprehend what’s actually happened in the past.....

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

“....the Huawei Mate 30 series has exceeded 7 million units globally after its launch 60 days ago and a recorded increase of 75% year-on-year.” That’s taken from here:https://www.huaweicentral.com/huawei-mate-30-series-7-million-sales/ This shows that the Mate 30 Pro has been selling well, having exceeded 7 million in sales since it has launched, and this included global sales. This is WITHOUT Google Mobile Services. It won’t be easy, and will definitely take time, but Huawei can become the #1 smartphone OEM globally. They’ve blown past Apple, and are approaching Samsung levels. Now just imagine if they DID have Google Mobile Services available for the Mate 30 Pro.

7. strawberry

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

Huawei already taken the world largest market (ie china)

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