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Breaking: Huawei becomes the world’s largest smartphone maker in Q2 2020, surpassed Samsung

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Huawei, for the first time, surpassed the South Korean smartphone maker – Samsung for an entire quarter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a report from Canalys.

According to the report, Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices, declining by 5% year on year in Q2 2020. Samsung, on the other hand, comes in second place by shipping 53.7 million phones, a sharp 30% fall compared to the same quarter last year.

Huawei is still under US restrictions but its home market share is surging rapidly over the past quarters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a remarkable result that few people would have predicted a year ago,” said Canalys Senior Analyst Ben Stanton.

“If it wasn’t for COVID-19, it wouldn’t have happened. Huawei has taken full advantage of the Chinese economic recovery to reignite its smartphone business. Samsung has a very small presence in China, with less than 1% market share, and has seen its core markets, such as Brazil, India, the United States, and Europe, ravaged by outbreaks and subsequent lockdowns.”

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According to a recent report from Counterpoint Research, Huawei in the second quarter held its highest ever 46% of the total share in Chinese smartphone market with 14% Yearly growth.

On the other hand, Huawei claimed a 60% share of the total 5G smartphone market in China, which is a massive result of its home-market product strategy.

“Taking first place is very important for Huawei,” said Canalys Analyst Mo Jia.

“It is desperate to showcase its brand strength to domestic consumers, component suppliers, and developers. It needs to convince them to invest and will broadcast the message of its success far and wide in the coming months. But it will be hard for Huawei to maintain its lead in the long term. Its major channel partners in key regions, such as Europe, are increasingly wary of ranging Huawei devices, taking on fewer models, and bringing in new brands to reduce risk. Strength in China alone will not be enough to sustain Huawei at the top once the global economy starts to recover.” Jia added.

 

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Huawei takes Sunshine Computers to court for infringement

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On 22nd September, a trademark infringement case between Huawei Technologies and Sunshine Computers comes to light. The civil court made the first instance judgment and announce the decision in Huawei’s favor.

According to the information, plaintiff Huawei takes the defendant Sunshine computers to court for infringement of its exclusive rights. The plaintiff claimed that its trademark is been used without the company’s concerns.

The Case:

Huawei claims that Sunshine Computer Technology conspicuously used the company registered trademark “Huawei” without taking consent. Moving ahead, both parties are related to the same field and provides likewise kinds of services.

As the company didn’t approve the defendant to use the trademark, it’s infringing on the exclusive right to use this cited trademark.

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Defendants explanations:

Coming to the defendant’s part, it explains that the placement supplies were provided by the Huawei Loudi Company. Furthermore, the decoration was all completed by Huawei. Besides, the defendant also applied a counterclaim in court.

First Instance Verdict:

Department of Economic Damage of Guangdong announces this verdict. The court didn’t found any exact prove like an agreement or any written deal between both parties. Therefore, Sunshine Computer Technology is proven to uses the trademark with official permission.

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The court instructed the defendant to instantly stopped using the plaintiff’s trademarks without his consult. Moreover, to reflects on the action defendant has to pay the compensation amount of 5,000 Yuan.

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About Sunshine Computers:

Linked with computer-related parts and marketing this branch belongs to Sunshine Computer Technology Business Departmentinvoalved in this case. As per the data, it locates in Loudi City of Hunan province China.

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50 Irish students will get Huawei scholarship worth €5,000 in Ireland

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Huawei initiates a scholarship program for Irish students under its seeds for the Future 2021 activity. A total of 50 Irish students would be provided with a chance to avail themselves of scholar benefits and be a part of Huawei activities.

Luke McDonnell who is a senior communications manager at Huawei Ireland, sees this campaign for cultivating and rewarding future talents. He commented, the company is determined of empowering ICT technologies in Ireland, furthermore, it’s also encouraging the students to polish their skills and knowledge.

According to the news, Ireland is the first country in western Europe to receive this scholarship initiative. The company is hosting this program since 2015 in different countries, now it selects Ireland.

Discover More: Huawei starts HarmonyOS student experience recruitment with exclusive benefits

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Moving ahead, the company has provided a pleasant capital of 250,000 in academic privileges. Selected top 50 students will be granted €5,000 each in this criteria. Participants have to complete an online course in a week that will start on 18th October and concluded on 26th October.

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Provided Benefits:

  1. Selected students will receive virtual Huawei campuses tours
  2. Opportunity to explore smart cities, AI, cloud computing, 5G and, IoT
  3. Guidance from Huawei senior engineers or guest speakers
  4. Huawei flagship store in Shenzhen visit
  5. Insights on modern Chinese business culture
  6. Coaching to learn Mandarin and calligraphy

Besides, the offered course will be based on STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’ll help them to develop their understanding of the ICT industry and know about Chinese culture.

Additionally, participants will also get a chance to be a part of Huawei’s Tech4Good project in team activities. It’ll let them know about the technical solutions for social and environmental problems. Moreover, it’ll the last chance to present their view encapsulated in a project to get the eligibility for the school.

  1. All undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland can apply for the scholarship
  2. The deadline for registration until 14 October on Thursday
  3. Applicants have to send their CV along with a short video about their interest
  4. Submission Address- seedsireland@huawei.com
  5. The course will start on 18th October

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Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman

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During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”

Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.

Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.

“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.

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Background Story:

In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.

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Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.

This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.

During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.

Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.

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