Canalys, the research data firm, confirmed that Huawei surpassed Samsung as the world’s largest seller of smartphone sets in the second quarter of this year, as Samsung delivered nearly 53.7 million phones while the Chinese mobile maker sold around 55.8 million units.
Although there was a drop in Huawei phone sale of 5% as compared to the same period last year, Samsung encountered a much larger decrease of 30%, which led the Chinese maker to go ahead in the race. South Korean phone maker’s key market places are the US, Europe, and Brazil, where the COVID pandemic has caused one of the worst havoc.
Huawei’s international mobile deliveries also fell more than 27% as compared to the same quarter last year. However, the company dominated its home region, China, which bounced back much faster from coronavirus crisis, where the firm now sells 70% of its total sale.
However, doubts over whether Huawei will be able to maintain its position as the most prominent mobile seller for the long term, as its dominance in the world might decline once the global market starts to recover from the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Apple iPhone’s second-quarter shipment data is scheduled to release on Friday, 31st July.