Chinese multinational Huawei would be about to overthrow Apple as the world's second largest mobile phone maker, mainly due to the sale of more than 200 million smartphones during 2018, reaching a true milestone: 30% more than the previous year.
Huawei is going to Apple. And also by Samsung
Huawei P20 has been one of the main responsible for – indeed – the Chinese company is ready to take the big leap and topple the Cupertino, ranking second in smartphone salesand slowly approaching Samsung.
As highlighted by the portal GizChina, Huawei sold in 2018 more than 200 million smartphones (30% more than in 2017) thanks to the momentum generated by the demand of the Huawei P20 (one of its flagship cars) and the Mate 20 series, especially aimed at the upper middle class.
But in addition, the source also claims that Honor (Huawei sub-brand) also collaborated, contributing to sales growth, although without specifying exactly how many units sold.
However, the growth experienced by the Chinese giant could face major challenges in 2019Both the United States and Japan have established protectionist measures that have limited the sale of their terminals in these countries and in commercial allies such as Canada and Australia.
Keep in mind that the company has set a very specific and challenging goal for 2020: to become the first global manufacturer. In fact, according to IDC (International Data Corporation), the multinational already controlled 10.4% of the global market in 2017, then the trend is not wrong.
Will Huawei P30 Pro finally determine the company's consolidation as the worldwide leader in mobile phone sales? A priori, the scenario looks complicated: they follow the blockades and boycotts against the company and some analysts say that by 2019 Sales will fall for all major brands.
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