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Huawei Becomes The World’s Second Largest Smartphone Company In Q1

According to the research and advisory firm Gartner, China’s tech giant, Huawei has been named as the world’s second-biggest smartphone company in Q1, afore being banned by the United States. Gartner also stated that the company sustained to lessen the gap with the super-giant Samsung, but cautioned that development might be restricted in the immediate term. On May 15, the United States has choked the tech giant from obtaining goods in the U.S. and has said that Huawei was involved in actions conflicting to national safety.

Last week, the Trump administration relaxed its posture by allowing Huawei a license to purchase U.S. goods up until August of this year. Gartner stated that Samsung took its topmost spot in wide-reaching smartphone sales and has accomplished a 19.2% market share in the Q1 of 2019. Among the world’s top five tech giants, Huawei accomplished the maximum year-over-year growth. The company surpassed the Chinese smartphone makers OPPO and Vivo along with Samsung and Apple.

In Quarter 1 of 2019, the company has sold 58.4 million smartphone units with advancement through all areas. Total worldwide sales of smartphones to end-users chopped down by 2.7% in Q1, with 373 million units sold the company has done significantly well in two of the company’s prime markets, Greater China and Europe, where Huawei’s smartphone sales raised by 33% and 69%, individually.

In Greater China, the company has a 29.5% market share of the smartphone market. But the consequence of the action of the United States in contrast to the company is expected to spook customers. Last week, PriceSpy, a product comparison site stated that the company smartphones were illustrating fewer ticks from online purchases. According to Anshul Gupta, senior research director at Gartner, absence of Google apps and facilities on the company smartphones, if applied, will distress the overall international smartphone business of Huawei which is nearly half of its international phone business.

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Joshua Cox

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