Huawei is somehow setting domestic records in a time of great uncertainty and market stagnation

Huawei is somehow setting domestic records in a time of great uncertainty and market stagnation
Although details surrounding Trump's decision to loosen restrictions imposed on Huawei's business ties with US companies remain unclear, the Chinese tech giant seems to be largely out of the woods, betting the farm on Android and essentially admitting the Hongmeng project was a well-orchestrated ruse while having reason to expect solid overall sales results around the world this year.

That's mainly thanks to some record-breaking numbers posted in China, which will probably be enough to offset Western losses caused by a US ban that threatened at one point to kill Huawei's smartphone division altogether. According to the latest regional report compiled by Canalys, the company accounted for a whopping 38 percent of Q2 2019 shipments in China.


That's not only more than twice the market share of Oppo, which ranked second in its own homeland between April and June, but also the largest slice of the Chinese pie eaten up by any vendor in no less than eight years. That's right, Huawei has done something no company has been able to do since 2011, and this incredible feat came during not just a time of great uncertainty for the brand, but also general industry stagnation.

China's smartphone sales total, mind you, declined from 103.6 million units in Q2 2018 to 97.6 mil this previous quarter, which meant every top five vendor except Huawei reported substantial drops ranging from 14 to 20 percent. In fifth place, Apple took the smallest hit, nevertheless declining to a worryingly tiny 5.8 percent share, while Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi experienced similar slumps, having to settle for 17.9, 17.1, and 11.5 percent market shares respectively.


As far as actual shipment figures are concerned, Huawei's 37.3 million units represent an astounding progress of 31 percent from 28.5 million in Q2 2018, with Oppo and Vivo each selling a little over 17 million smartphones during the April - June 2019 timeframe, Xiaomi dropping from 14.4 to 11.5 million units, and Apple settling for only 5.7 million quarterly iPhone sales in the world's single largest market.

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15 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

How can anyone be sure that these numbers are accurate, given the fact that Huawei has ties with the Chinese government ? They may as well just post them to let the world know they are doing fine despite the US ban, and that they cannot be a bargaining chip in the US-China trade talks, so this would strenghten China's position in the negotiations.

3. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

i feel your pain ...

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

No proof of any spy or tie up with Chinese government....Let if it is,Still they are not harming any one outside there country. and what about..... Apple, Google, microsoft, amazon..... all these US gov. spy arms helps US government to collect data and use that for terrorist attack all around the world . Who helpd... Taliban, ISIS and many other territories group with weapons to stand up and destroy small developing countries Iraq, Afghanistan, Sirya, Libya, Vietnam (in past)...and now they are trying the same in IRAN, NORTH KOREA, Venezuela ,Turkey and many other african and asian countries. It's must to destroy US (atleast economy) for peaceful world.

8. MsPooks

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Don't hold back. When you say "It's must [sic] to destroy US," you mean exactly that. It's no secret that the Chinese believe they must destroy EVERYONE, and rule the world in every way. "And this is the rub: Chinese are taught (and believe) that until very recently, anything of worth was already being made here in China. They are taught that in the past, China was the greatest nation on earth and needed nothing from the West. Stories about the Dutch trade representative kowtowing 24 times just to be denied an audience are not just fodder for a weak nation, but reminders of a glorious past and hints at an even more glorious future." Full disclosure: I applaud that.

14. mahalo15

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

hello fuddu, You need to get your facts right. Huawei is the shadiest company to have ever existed. 2001 December - Indian security services accuse Huawei of aiding Taliban. 2003 January - Cisco sues Huawei for stealing source code, as well as documentation and other materials, plus infringements of Cicso patents. FBI started an investigation into Huawei’s founder for potential violations of U.S. trade sanctions in Iran in 2007, the very thing they would charge Huawei with in 2019 (pre-Trump BTW). Motorola sued the tech giant for corporate espionage in 2010. The suit was eventually settled in 2011. T-Mobile USA sued Huawei, alleging that it had stolen trade secrets concerning a phone-testing robot used by American carrier named Tappy. Poland arrested a Huawei employee on suspicion of spying and admitted it didn’t know if it’ll use Chinese tech for its 5G network. By comparison, Apple refuse to unlock iphone used by San Bernardino shooter on NSA request citing civil liberties. You must be a paid chinese troll spreading wrong information.

5. QuantumRazer

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

If Chinese government wanted to manipulate the numbers of devices sold from companies that are tied to them, they probably would've done it with ZTE, a state owned enterprise, long time ago. Even if Huawei was connected to CPC, it just wouldn't make sense for them to post fake numbers - as it would simply imply that Chinese people are buying Huawei phones for the sake of nationalism.

6. Farcaster

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

"as it would simply imply that Chinese people are buying Huawei phones for the sake of nationalism" I believe this is true to an extent, especially in today's political climate. The Chinese people and government seem to be taking an ultra nationalist position, even forcefully abandoning/refusing foreign products.

11. jiangqiushi

Posts: 35; Member since: May 28, 2019

When you are doing big business in China, who doesn't have ties with Chinese government? Tim Cook visits and speaks in China frequently and meet with the officials, and he meet with Trump, so Apple has ties with both governments, do you believe Apple's numbers?

13. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Your point might make sense if these numbers came from the Chinese ... they don't. The numbers come from firms like Canalys and IDC who track smartphone (and other things) sales all around the world.

2. MsPooks

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

It's called "nationalism." The Chinese are actually proud of their country, and support their own.

15. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Ms Pooks your statement of Chinese nationalism shows your complete ignorance of China amd the Chinese mentality. Chinese are the most pathetic race when it comes to nationalism. If you label turd as American made in China, they will buy in droves. With that said nationalism is increasing over there do to US bullying but they are no where even near the level like the US or any other typical nation.

7. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Where’s Samsung? sgodsell and cdmacos

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO

12. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

On the top....World's largest smartphone seller. And where is apple?????

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Are the Chinese still boycotting the iphone?

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