Yes, this is no joke or manipulation. According to Canalys analysts, according to the results of the second quarter of this year, it was Huawei that became the leader in the smartphone market.
At one time, Huawei said that in a few years it would move Samsung and become a leader. Then they looked at it with a fair amount of skepticism, but later the Chinese giant bypassed Apple and confidently took second place. It seemed that Huawei really could, but then the US was hit by sanctions, and everything began to collapse.
However, this was only the first time. Due to the same sanctions in the home market for Huawei, companies began to buy smartphones much better. As a result, the company occupied almost half of the Chinese smartphone market, and this is what allowed it to surpass Samsung in the last quarter. More specifically, Huawei sold 55.8 million devices during the reporting period, and Samsung – 53.7 million. 72% of Huawei smartphones sold were sold in China – this is a very important detail that should be kept in mind. For comparison, literally at the beginning of last year, Huawei's home market accounted for 51% of all sales, that is, sales outside of the Middle Kingdom almost halved, if we talk about percentages.
However, this is all interesting for those who like digging in numbers and researching the market. In general, this does not change the fact – Huawei has become a leader. It is difficult to say how long it will stay in the first place. The situation in the global market is unlikely to improve in the near future, and it will be more and more difficult to grow further in the home market. But in any case, Huawei has once again inscribed itself in history.