HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies has cemented its dominance in the domestic smartphone market in the second quarter, shipments and market share increase, because the Chinese customers to support the troubled company, in the middle of a trade fight with the United States of america.
A FILE PHOTO of A Huawei logo is displayed on a display screen of a mobile phone, in a store in Viña del Mar, Chile, July 18, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo
Huawei, who was on a trade blacklist by the United States since the middle of May, and was pretty much excluded from doing business even earlier, it shipped 37.3 million smartphones in China in the three months to June, up 31% year-on-year, according to market research firm Canalys.
The market share has increased by more than 10 percentage points, to 38% in the quarter, even as all other vendors lost ground in the world’s largest smartphone market, Canalys data showed.
Huawei was added to Washington for a so-called Entity List, in mid-May. The black list, has threatened to cut access to the key US components and software for the Google Android.
The addition of the “caused by uncertainty in foreign countries, but the company is shifting its focus to its home market, where it invested in an aggressive, offline expansion, to attract consumers as a patriotic sales pitch, according to Canalys analyst Mo Jia.
Call up support, Huawei has consistently popped up on Chinese social media, on comment threads, trailing the news about the company.
After Breeding, the tracks in China’s smartphone sector, with research firm IDC, said that consumers have responded to the argument on the Smartphone, with a pro-China sentiment that has helped boost the brand’s already-strong attraction of the country.
“The product has already been approved, and the business of war, it helped people to feel that they are in need of support from Huawei. The only concern is that it may not be for the item power, but in the end, they were doing it,” he said of the Jib.
Huawei ‘ s second-quarter smartphone shipments have increased even as the overall China smartphone shipments fell. Smartphone shipments in China fell 6 percent in the fourth quarter, to 97.6 million units, the 9th consecutive quarterly drop, according to Canalys.
Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi Corp. (To 1810.HK) and Apple Inc (AAPL.(O), the top four suppliers are behind the Smartphone, we saw declines in shipments and market share in the fourth quarter, Canalys said.
In the second quarter, China’s shipments represented 64% of Huawei’s total smartphone shipments in the quarter, it said.
“It is clear that the international market is very risky right now, while in China, the Android ecosystem is the most mature, both in terms of sales and software revenue, Huawei has a clear advantage in the price negotiations,” according to Canalys analyst Jia.
Reporting by Sijia Jiang of Hong Kong; Additional reporting by Josh Horwitz, in Shanghai; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman