Apple beats Huawei to remain the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker in 2018
Apple beats Huawei to remain the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker in terms of market share in 2018, according to the research company IDC.
Although Huawei’s shipment volume was up 43.9 percent year-over-year (from 42.1 million units shipped to 60.5 million) and up 33.6 percent for 2018 (154.2 million devices to 206 million).
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro to use in-display fingerprint scanner and OLED display
In the Q2 2018, Huawei shipped more smartphones than Apple for the first time ever, then also in the Q3. But Apple pushed ahead of Huawei’s smartphone shipments in the Q4.
“It’s not surprising to us that Apple still could maintain the No. 2 position in the last quarter of last year,” said Eddie Han, an analyst at Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute. “Their most important iPhone product launch comes ahead of the holiday season — the company’s peak season.”
Han noted that Huawei and No. 1 Samsung Electronics unveil important products in spring and fall to eliminate any obvious peak season.
“Huawei is really catching up very quickly,” he said.
For the year, Apple shipped 3.2% fewer iPhones than it did in 2017, IDC data shows. It was the company’s first year on year tumble. Huawei’s 2018 smartphone shipments grew 33.6%.
A total of 1.44 billion smartphones were shipped globally in 2018, down 4.1% from the previous year, the second straight year of decline. In China, the world’s largest smartphone market, shipments dropped more than 10%, dragged down by the slower upgrade cycle, among other reasons.
Samsung remains the world’s top seller of smartphones, though its 2018 shipments fell 8%, to 292 million units. No. 4 Xiaomi and No. 5 Oppo, both of China, were able to escape the downtrend and increase shipments.
Overall, the global smartphone market continued to reel from economic headwinds.
“Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now,” said Ryan Reith, vice president of IDC Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. “Outside of a handful of high-growth markets like India, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam, we did not see a lot of positive activity in 2018. We believe several factors are at play here, including lengthening replacement cycles, increasing penetration levels in many large markets, political and economic uncertainty, and growing consumer frustration around continuously rising price points.”
Huawei continues to see growing success from its Honor line of devices, which are now representing close to half of its overall volume. China represents about half of Huawei’s smartphone business, but that is dropping as the company continues its international success with growth in almost every international market where they participated in 2018.
Huawei P60 Series launched, mobile camera champion returns
On March 23, 2023, the Huawei P60 series launched and marked the return of the mobile camera champion in the industry. As the Huawei P-series made a comeback after two years of long wait.
Huawei P60 series ushers new camera and software technologies and blends them into these beautiful devices that are ready to provide a brand-new user experience.
Coming to the rear side of the phone, the Huawei P60 series adopts a new eye-of-the-light camera design, which has a powerful sensor. However, this beautiful design is powered by XMAGE technologies.
LTPO Quad Curve Display:
Huawei P60 Pro brings back quad curved display, which makes the viewing angles more seamless than ever. The entire series is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED screen, supporting high-dynamic photos and videos. It has 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate and brings a 29% power consumption reduction.
In addition, the P60 is also equipped with X-True Huawei’s immersive display technology. It helps the phone to become the first phone to obtain the dual certification of professional color accuracy from TUV Rheinland.
In bright light environments, the P60 has higher contrast and more details in dark light environments. The screen-to-body ratio of the P60 series reaches 93.1% and supports IP68 dust and water resistance.
Huawei P60 series has the industry’s first super-spotting main camera, F1.4-F4.0 ten-speed physical smart variable aperture technology.
The main brings a new XD Fusion Pro texture engine to clearly capture the dark night, sunrise and sunset, and record moving moments.
Huawei P60 series comes with a powerful periscope zoom camera that has never been seen before. The camera has the industry’s first super concentration optical image stabilized hardware to provide a shake-free zoom-in experience.
Moreover, the P60 Pro has the world’s first super-large aperture of f/2.1. This is the first time any flagship phone is using such a large sensor for the periscope camera. With a wide periscope glass, the camera absorbers provide more light to the zoomed object.
Huawei P60 series periscope camera could allow you to capture the moon and another subject in one light. While that 200X zoom ensures that you capture the scene without losing sight of any details.
The iconic Huawei P60 series shoots high-quality and colorful videos with new telephoto night mode. It enables easy-to-shoot ultra-clear night videos, each frame presents a delicate texture. While the HDR Vivid high-dynamic video makes night images more layered.
Huawei P60 series launched with a second generation of satellite communication and allows two-way SMS. It means the phone will not only receive but also be able to send an SMS via satellite. This is made possible with new satellite solutions built into the hardware.
As compared to the 66W charger in the previous flagship, Huawei is bringing a brand new 88W charger for the P60 series. It could charge half of the phone within 10 minutes.
Huawei P60 Art:
Huawei P60 Art is the third device in this series that contains all of the above-mentioned features with beautiful aesthetics. The camera shape is changed to a pebble-like appearance and it comes in two colors that respond to the light from different angles.
Huawei P60 Pro live image leaked along with 88W charger
Huawei P60 Pro along with other P60 series devices will launch today and ahead of that this Pro model appeared in a live image along with the brand new 88W charger.
The live image shows Huawei P60 Pro with a new camera system and color scheme, which we’ve seen in the past official revealing. Furthermore, the phone only has a single-hole punch in the front and not the pill shape cutout.
However, the inclusion of an 88W charger is something that the company is jumping into after the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series last year. If you want to know the live stream details, check out the article linked below.
[Update: 400000] Huawei P60 series exceeds 200000 reservations
March 23, 2023: Huawei P60 series has achieved over 400000 reservations on all of the online platforms in China ahead of launch.
Original Story: March 20, 2023
Huawei P60 is a popular flagship and it will unveil on March 23. Ahead of that, Huawei P60 Series has received massive growth in reservations, reaching 200000+ within a few days.
According to the information, the official Vmall and Tmall store reservations show that the Huawei P60 series has surpassed 200000 overall, which shows its hot demand. For your information, Huawei only announced the reservation a few days ago in China.
This is a big milestone for the upcoming flagship and reveals positive customer feedback as well as anticipation in the air of the launch of the Huawei P60 models.
Huawei P60 series:
On March 13, Huawei officially started to promote the Huawei P60 series via the Weibo channel. It is confirmed this phone is coming alongside the Huawei Mate X3 foldable. However, the company has many other products scheduled for the conference.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong is also participating to generate good hype for this P-series device. He shared some camera samples of the P60 series that show the new zoom capability along with the clarity that it provides. That’s not it, the phone can shoot powerful sunset scenes.
Past information indicates that the RYYB color array is making a comeback. This tech was first used in Huawei P30 Pro and helps the sensor intake extra brightness to capture light-rich details images.
The variable aperture is also coming with these P labeled models, which helps users to switch between the largest f/1.4 to f/4.0 for various types of photography.
Furthermore, XMAGE is a brand new software change that Huawei has featured right in the camera module, which is different from Huawei Mate 50 Pro. We are expecting some major improvements in the image processing algorithm and night mode in the new Huawei P60 series.
This has immense capabilities and there are many things awaits for us on the launch conference.