Despite tensions between China and the United States, the Huawei brand has for the first time in 9 years ousted Apple and Android from the leading throne of the market, at least for the second quarter of 2020. According to the analysis company of the technological sector Canalys, the Shenzhen giant succeeded in placing 55.8 million devices in the April-June quarter.
Following the Chinese production house, for the first time in 9 years, the South Korean counterpart with 53.7 million units sold. Tipping the market balance in favor of Huawei especially the Chinese market who seems to have woken up after the great coronavirus crisis that erupted in the Hubei region.
Huawei: the problem of American restrictions
The overtaking against Samsung is explained in two simple data reported in the Canalys study; compared to the same quarter of the previous year, April-June 2019, Huawei records a loss of 5% on its sales, against – 27% on the foreign market and + 8% in Chinese; The South Korean company, on the other hand, recorded a much more worrying 30% loss.
However, the Shenzhen-based company only smiles at destinations given the ongoing tensions between the United States and China. Because of Huawei US Restrictions has already been forced to fix Android operating system and the last block of 5G. According to estimates, the company risks in this way burn about 25 billion dollars revenues without taking into account the media repercussions that this blocking could have; Moreover, it is not yet entirely clear to what extent the first-class smartphones, the most affected by the restrictions, are the supporters of this new step.