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Huawei Surpassed Samsung In Mobile Device Sales In Q2 2020

Huawei Surpassed Samsung In Mobile Device Sales In Q2 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei sold 55.8 million mobile devices, surpassing the South Korean company Samsung, which sold 53.7 million devices, research firm Canalys reported.

On an annual basis, Huawei's sales fell by 5%, while Samsung's sales fell by 30% due to disruptions in key markets such as Brazil, the United States, and Europe, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canalys notes.

At the same time, in the second quarter of the year, Huawei's foreign shipments fell by 27% compared to the same period last year, but the company increased its dominance in the Chinese market, which was recovering faster after COVID-19, and where Huawei now sells more than 70% of its phones.

"At a time of unprecedented global economic downturn and challenges, we continue to grow," a Huawei representative said.

Huawei is still subject to US government restrictions, which have stifled its business outside of mainland China. Its overseas shipments fell 27% in Q2. But it has grown to dominate its domestic market, boosting its Chinese shipments by 8% in Q2, and it now sells over 70% of its smartphones in mainland China. China has emerged strongest from the coronavirus pandemic, with factories reopened, economic development continuing and tight controls on new outbreaks.