In the second quarter of 2020, there was a big moment in terms of sales of mobile phones. According to the results of the analytical agency Canalys for the first time in nine years, a manufacturer other than Samsung or Apple took first place. From April to June this year, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei disrupted the long domination of this strong duo. The results of all companies were undoubtedly affected by the current pandemic situation. Huawei took first place despite having a 5% worse year-on-year result. Sales of mobile phones in Q2 2020 were dominated by a Chinese company with 55.8 million units sold. So far, the first Samsung has sold 53.7 million mobile phones, which means that it must overcome a 30% year-on-year decline.
Of course, the situation from which the results arose is not standard at all. The pandemic continues to prevail in various waves, and in the United States, many stores in major cities are closed due to unrest. It a bit of recording to a Chinese company. In the world, Huawei’s sales fell by 27%, but in China it strengthened by 8% and already holds almost three quarters of the market there. The global downturn is due to Huawei continuing to face restrictions from the United States.
As you can see, the sales of mobile phones in Q2 2020 is therefore very interestingly affected several things. It is difficult to judge how all these aspects signed up on the numbers and how the results would look in a “normal” situation. We are very curious about Q3.
How long will Huawei probably keep the first place?