Chinese phone maker Huawei has overtaken Samsung and Apple to become the top smartphone seller worldwide in the second quarter of 2020 due to strong domestic demand.
Canalys, a global technology analysis firm, revealed that Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices and they have overtaken Samsung for the first time. Samsung has shipped 53.7 million units in comparison to Huawei.
The findings marked the first quarter in nine years that a company other than Samsung or Apple has led the market, Canalys said. According to their latest report, Huawei sold over 5,000 more smartphones than Apple in the second quarter of the financial year.
According to sales data, Huawei is most popular in Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain as well as Colombia, Egypt and South Africa.
Although the sanctions from the United States (US) has choked Huawei business outside mainland China, yet it has grown to dominate its substantial home market.
Huawei said in a statement it is a sign of “exceptional resilience”. However, overseas shipment fell nearly a third in the second quarter and Canalys analyst Mo Jia warned that strength in China alone “will not be enough to sustain Huawei at the top once the global economy starts to recover”.
“Its major channel partners in key regions, such as Europe, are increasingly wary of ranging Huawei devices, taking on fewer models, and bringing in new brands to reduce risk,” Mo said.