Huawei dethrones Apple to become the Second top Smartphone seller in the World

Huawei is now the world’s second largest smartphone vendor, a recent market research has shown. Huawei achieved this by overtaking Apple who previously held that position.

Huawei dethrones Apple to become the Second top Smartphone seller in the World

The market researcher was done by Canalys and it shows that Huawei shipped 54 million handsets in the quarter, an increase of 41 per cent over last year. According to the research, the achievement can be attributed to the P20 handset and its Honor sub-brand.

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Samsung still held on to the Top spot, shipping 73 million units, still lower than last years record. Apple presently seats on the third spot with 41 million units with a 1 per cent growth rate.

Speaking on Huawei’s performance, Canalys analyst Mo Jia said,

“Huawei’s strategy has evolved significantly over the last six months, Despite its failure to strike a US carrier partnership earlier this year, the company has turned around quickly, moving away from its drive for profitability and focusing instead on finding volume growth at the low end.”

The achievement wasn’t easy to come by for them tho because it’s not been an easy year for Huawei, as they had issues with security agents like the heads of the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency. Americans were advised by this agents not to purchase or use Huawei products and services out of concerns they’re used to spy.