The challenge at the top between Samsung and Huawei for the title of main manufacturer in the smartphone sector has continued for some months. The Chinese producer in fact, in the last period has managed to overcome the Korean rival by winning the leadership.
The advantage of Huawei is mainly related to economic recovery in the Chinese market after the lockdown suffered by the region. However, as we have been able to see , the data show that Samsung is recovering the lost market shares , thus following the current leader.
Despite Samsung’s recovery, the data collected by Canalys confirms Huawei in first place . The Chinese giant maintains the first position for the second consecutive quarter underlining the good performances in the first half of 2020.
Huawei is confirmed as the leading smartphone manufacturer
The result therefore allows Huawei to be the world’s leading smartphone maker . The data take into account the devices shipped by the manufacturer despite the BAN imposed by the USA and the limitations that follow.
Between April and June 2020, the manufacturer shipped around 55.8 million devices . Two thirds of these devices are sold in China, the motherland of the brand, for a total market share of 46%. This value alone is greater than the market share of Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi. The advantage over Samsung is also evident, as the Korean company stopped at 53.7 million .
Huawei’s success is absolutely out of the question, despite the 5% year-over-year drop in sales, revenues increased 13% over the same period last year. Samsung, on the other hand, recorded a 30% year-on-year decline , a factor that compromised leadership, at least during this period. At the moment it is not clear whether it is a definitive overtaking or just a combination of factors advantageous for the Chinese market.