Huawei Threatening Samsung With Huge Phone Sales In Q1 2019

Anita - Apr 24, 2019

Huawei Threatening Samsung With Huge Phone Sales In Q1 2019

Continuing the success of total smartphone shipments last year, Huawei announced to ship over 59 million units in the first quarter this year.

2018 witnessed many fluctuations and changes of Huawei, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer that successfully defeated Apple to reach the second position in the total smartphone shipments in the world for 2 consecutive years. And last year, the company finally held the third place in the worldwide mobile phone market with the large shipments of 206 mil units, up 53 mil units year-on-year.

And while some market research companies such as International Data Corporation (IDC) and Strategy Analytics have not released their reports for Q1, 2019, Huawei has recently announced another incredible figures which help this company to narrow the gap to South Korean Samsung substantially by late 2019 as well as possibly achieve its most ambitious target next year.

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As per the South China Morning Post, in the period from January to March this year, Huawei shipped at least 59 million units worldwide, increasing by 50% over the number of 39 million units in the first quarter of last year which were estimated by a third party. That helps Huawei to widen the gap between this company and Apple because the latter only shipped about 52 million units in the world in the Q1, 2019. This number was forecasted by many analysts to slightly plunge when the reports for its Q1, 2019 begin rolling in.

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And Apple is unlikely to achieve the second position in the global smartphone market because its shipments need various quarters to recover while the figures of Huawei are still on the rise. Generally, Huawei could achieve the total shipments of 250-260 mil units this year, which may be not enough for Huawei to beat Samsung to gain the first position in the market. However, it probably hints at a new leader in 2020.

Till then, it is worth mentioning that the substantial boost of Huawei in smartphone volumes in the Q1 essentially contributed to the general revenues of nearly US$27 billion, which represents a 39% year-on-year growth. Notably, Huawei reported an impressive growth for its corporate and carrier business departments and other consumer electronics group with the hope that its three divisions could achieve double-digit increases in the revenue in 2019. That means both 5G equipment and smartphone sales are growing well in spite of fierce opposition from the United States government.


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