Huawei's sales dropped 30% in one key market following US ban

Huawei's sales dropped 30% in one key market following US ban
A large drop in sales for Huawei as a direct result of its US ban has been reported multiple times over the course of the past week. Throughout the process, however, the company has remained pretty quiet. But speaking at a press conference held in Madrid earlier today, Huawei finally admitted that its sales were severely impacted, albeit temporarily.

According to Pablo Wang, the head of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group in Spain, the company’s sales dropped between 25% and 30% last Monday, just one day after Google announced its plans to cut ties with Huawei. This lower rate of sales continued throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, but an improvement was seen on Thursday. Overall performance still hasn’t fully recuperated, but in certain regions of Spain sales have now returned to the levels registered towards the beginning of May.

Curiously, Wang noted that the number of sales and Huawei’s market share is gradually becoming less important to the company. Instead, the Chinese giant is reportedly focusing on improving its overall customer satisfaction and the quality of its service.

During the gathering, Wang was also asked about future updates and the availability of Google’s services. He reiterated previous comments that current devices will continue to be supported, but unfortunately couldn’t guarantee an Android 10 Q update for the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. Nevertheless, he did say users shouldn’t be too worried about the update considering the fragmentation currently seen in the Android ecosystem.

Regarding the launch of the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, a specific date still couldn’t be provided. The company is, however, still working towards obtaining the necessary certifications for release and has no plans to cancel the launch.

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9 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm tired of hearing about Huawei. Let them go away.

2. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm tired of reading random comments that are not backed up by any arguments and don't move discussion anywhere. Do you think we care how you feel about Huawei? We might care to read from you, if you cared to explain WHY you think they should go away. Otherwise your comment is just spam.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1977; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I don't think they will go away anytime soon.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Care to tell us why? You people have zero conversational skills. No one cares about opinions that are just thrown around without any argumentation to add to the information. You don't think they go away anytime soon; why?

6. Dealler

Posts: 22; Member since: May 03, 2019

No wonder they don't want to conversate, I read your comments and I hate you already.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Again, this is a comment section, not a psychologist's couch. No one cares if you hate me already or not. People need to be able to support their opinions with arguments. It's just a waste of time to read comments like "I hate Apple" or "I think Samsung is stupid" or "Huawei must die". No one cares about such dumb comments and you can save yourselves some thumb strain and readers from reading nonsense.

5. seantn4

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

We don't have the facts. While I trust my Gov. in most situations. I want to know what they know about Huawei. Even if we cut them off. They won't go anywhere. They will roll out their own OS and App Store. They can make their own chips to support thier OS without US technology in a few years. It's going to create a formidable 3rd OS/Player.

8. SubtleOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

The fact is they had no plans on leaving Android and using their own OS, even though they had finalized an independent OS nearly 18 months ago. Now, the US govt will be forcing them to enter the market and compete against Android and iOS. I somehow doubt that is what they had in mind with all these bans. Google will also be losing a huge source of revenue if the ban stays in place.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I’m still wondering the price of P30 Pro is more expensive that S10 128GB , S10 Plus 128GB, Note 9 512GB, S10e 128GB iPhone XR 128GB, S9 plus 256GB and S9 256GB.

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