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China smartphone market declines 11% in 2020 with 330 million units shipment: Canalys

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On January 29, Canalys released a research report on China smartphone market for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020. According to the report, China’s smartphone market closed with 84 million unit shipments in Q4 of 2020 with a decline of 4% year-on-year (YoY).

Talking about a whole year, 330 million units were shipped, which has a decline of 11%. The main reason behind the loss of the market is the pandemic and the US sanctions on Huawei by which the performance was rapidly declined as well as the overall market recovery was stalled.

However, Huawei leads the ranking list with 18.8 million shipments with a decline of 41% from 22% in Q4 of 2020. Oppo secures second place, shipping 17.2 million with growing 23% YoY. Vivo also showed strong year-on-year growth at 20% and came in third at 15.7 million units.

Apple also reported its best performance in China in recent years, shipping more than 15.3 million units in Q4, with an 18% market share, up from 15% in Q4 2019. Xiaomi completed the top five, shipping 12.2 million units, growing 52% year-on-year.

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“It is possibly Huawei’s toughest time as it is restrained to even serve its home market,” says Canalys VP of Mobility Nicole Peng. 

Moreover, Huawei’s sell-in shipments shrunk by nearly half sequentially, despite the huge demand for Huawei devices, as the vendor is unable to fulfill this demand in the foreseeable future.

Other smartphone brands including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi trying to grab this opportunity by fighting to win over Huawei’s offline channel partners across the country, including small rural ones, backed by huge investments in store expansion and marketing support.

These commitments brought immediate results, and market share improved within mere months. 2021 will be clearly a year of aggressive expansion for Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

“Honor is also a player we shouldn’t ignore in China in 2021, as the vendor has inherited most of Huawei’s strengths and aims to win over Huawei’s loyal customers,” Peng

(Source- Canalys)

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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U.S. 911 service will struggle without Huawei: Report

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The U.S. banned Huawei in the name of security threats but the company has always denied it as no evidence has been found in the process. However, no one cannot deny the reach and accessibility of Huawei network equipment as it helped the company to become and remain the largest network equipment maker for years and it Huawei could also affect essential services such as 911 in the U.S.

Following the U.S. ban, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced to remove all of the Huawei and ZTE made network equipment from their home-based network carriers as well as other carrier services in all sectors.

Later on, FCC announced a fund that will help carriers to remove and replace network equipment made by Huawei and ZTE as well as other blacklisted network gear makers. However, the fund wasn’t found to be sufficient and FCC then had to revise its plan and increased the overall supporting fund.

As recently, an interesting input coming from Bloomberg suggests that network carriers are still struggling to get over the Huawei network gear replacement. The main reason behind this havoc is related to the overall fund that is approved for the removal procedure.

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Data suggest that over 100 telecom providers across the country connect calls for hundreds of thousands of people with network equipment made by Huawei and ZTE. This is quite a big challenge for FCC to cover and address in the latest scenarios.

Carriers are worried about the reinstallation of new equipment without adequate funding, which could cause issues in essential services such as 911 or halt it together in key U.S. areas after replacing equipment from Huawei.

The report mentions that firms including United Wireless Communications, which services 17 countries in Southwest Kansas, is choosing the services that it needs to chop if they don’t get sufficient funds to replace the network equipment.

If United Wireless doesn’t get enough of the $173.5 million it’s seeking from the FCC, cellphone connectivity at the lake, including 911 service, will be cut. If the subsidy is reduced too much, the company might have to shut down.

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While in availability, Huawei has brought in cheap yet effective network services for network service providers, which are available around the globe but U.S. carriers are now realizing that it won’t be easy to leave Huawei’s hands so easily.

What is 911?

911 lines are designated for emergency calls, such as reporting a crime in progress, reporting a fire, or requesting an ambulance.

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Huawei Flagship Product Malaysia Premier Launch 2022 is set for May 19

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Hey Huawei consumers! Huawei is going to host the biggest flagship product premier launch 2022 conference in Malaysia on May 19 at 5 PM. At this launch event, Huawei will unveil a series of new products from the lightest foldable phone to fitness devices.

However, Huawei recently confirmed the global flagship product launch event will be held on May 18. It seems that the company is now planning to expand the availability of newly released devices in the Chinese market to the global market.

Last month, Huawei debuted various new products including the Mate Xs 2 foldable phone, Watch GT 3 Pro, Band 7, and much more. So Huawei Malaysia consumers, are you excited about the upcoming product launch event? Great! below you can check the list of devices launching on May 19.

Wow! a bunch of product are on the way and will reach soon to Huawei Malaysia fans. So guys, save the date May 12 and stay tuned for the Huawei Flagship Product Malaysia Premier Launch 2022.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro:

Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro comes in two variants 46mm and 43mm. Among them, the  46mm version sports a 1.43-inch AMOLED display while the Watch GT 3 Pro 43mm features a 1.32-inch display.

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Speaking about the software, the Watch GT 3 Pro is packed with the HarmonyOS system and supports a smart flashcard function and Huawei Wallet. Further, the health features include the ECG function, which has obtained a second class medical device registration certificate from Drug Administrations.

In terms of health monitoring, it offers heart rate monitoring, continuous blood oxygen monitoring, plateau blood oxygen monitoring, body temperature detection, scientific sleep monitoring, stress monitoring, and more.

(Source: Huawei)

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Breaking: Huawei is hosting new global launch conference on May 18

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Wow! Huawei is all set to host the new flagship product launch conference 2022 in the global market on May 18, 2022, at 14:00 CET. At the upcoming global event, the company will bring new smart products including the foldable flagship phone, fitness devices, and more.

So, global Huawei fans, are you excited about the forthcoming product launch event? Great! we are also eager to watch the live unveiling to brand new devices in the overseas market.

In this segment, Huawei has officially confirmed the global launch of the latest foldable smartphone, Huawei Mate Xs 2. Alongside this, the company will also debut Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro smartwatch, which can be your new health & fitness partner.

For your information, these devices have already marked their presence in a Chinese maker on April 28, 2022. Now, they are making their way toward the global market. At the moment, Huawei has confirmed only two products for May 18 global product launch conference.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2:

In summary, Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phone comes with an outward display with a 6.5-inch display when folded and becomes 7.80-inch after unfolding with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 4G processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage as well a 4600+maAh battery.  On the rear side, this foldable phone has a 50 MP triple rear camera system while the front has a 10.7MP ultra-wide selfie camera.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro:

Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro comes with a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, round shape-dial design, and is equipped with a HarmonyOS system, and ECG function to monitor your heart’s health. Further, it packs a long-lasting battery, IP68, and 5ATM water resistance.

In terms of sensors, it includes Accelerometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic, optical heart rate, air pressure, and temperature sensor. Also, it supports a smart flashcard function and Huawei Wallet. So, that the users can add bank cards, transportation cards, and more to the e-wallet.

(Source: Huawei)

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