The results of the fourth quarter of 2020 are here, which shows that the global smartphone shipments reached 359.6 million units. This figure shows a small decline of 2% year-on-year (YoY).
In Q4 2020, Apple became dominant by selling most iPhones ever in a single quarter and ranked first on the list of smartphone makers with 81.8 million units. This is a 4% growth compared to the last year.
Samsung slipped to the second and shipped 62 million units in the quarter with a 12% decline. Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo made their places inside the top 5 smartphone sellers.
However, for the first time in the last six years, Huawei ranked outside of the top 5 list and placed on teh sixth spot. The Chinese tech giant shipped 32 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2020 with over 40% YoY and 35% quarter on quarter (QoQ) decline.
Huawei smartphone market share decline:
This drastic decline in Huawei’s smartphone sales and market share is a result of the restrictions imposed under the U.S. Entity List in 2019, which prohibits the company from purchasing the U.S. made components and software services required to build new smartphones.
Following this action, Huawei phones cannot certify with Google Mobile Services (GMS), which is essential to run Google’s applications such as Play Store, Youtube Gmail, Google Maps, and more.
After that, the company introduced the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), which is a replacement for the GMS. In this case, the consumers need a bit more time to adopt a new software ecosystem compared to the GMS, of which they’re used.
The removal of Google apps seems to greatly affect the sales of new Huawei smartphones in the overseas markets but the home market remains stable because GMS is not required in the Chinese smartphone market.
In 2020, the U.S. further tighten the Entity List rules on Huawei and blocked access for the company to manufacturer HiSilicon made Kirin chipset design through chipmakers such as TSMC. This led the company to stop the production of high-end Kirin chipsets in the same year.
Following this event, Huawei also sold its subsidiary, Honor that highly affects Huawei’s overall smartphone sales, and industry experts believe that this partition with the subsidiary will bring a further collapse in Huawei’s smartphone sales.
Recently, ahead of the end of his presidency, Donald Trump canceled the licenses of all of the existing Huawei suppliers including U.S. chipmaker Intel.
Avail the Free Screen Protector services for your smartphones: Huawei South Africa
After introducing a bunch of smartphones, Huawei South Africa offering free screen protector services in the country. All users with Huawei branded phones no matter old or new can avail these services before the end of this month.
Now users need not worry about the precious screen of their devices after applying a screen guard. It’ll extend the durability of the device before letting the screen gets scratched. This is one of the after-sale services of the company to present its gratitude to users for showing their support.
I recommend you not to waste this time and make wait for your device for another offer. Below you can check further details about how to get this free screen guard for your device.
How to get Free Huawei Screen Protector:
All users with Huawei devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops can visit the nearby service center of the company. This is a walk-in service, all information is available on the company’s service store. If want want to get the benefits soon enter the service centers with your respective device, do hurry.
This campaign is a limited-time offer and will last long until the 31st of October 2021. users still have fifteen days to search and reach the authorized centers. Being a Huawei customer is lucky, isn’t it?
2021 BBWF awarded Huawei SingleFAN Pro Solution with Fiber Access Solution of the year
On 14th October, the Broadband World Forum 2021 (BBWF 2021) conducted the forum award ceremony, bestowing the Huawei SingleFAN Pro Solution with Fiber Access Solution of the year award. This is Huawei’s third consecutive year for winning this award.
To be mention, Huawei first wins this fiber solution award in 2019 for its SingleFAN solution. Now, the pro version provides a high-quality all-optical access network with a fast construction process at a reasonable price. This award confirms, the company’s strong presence in the fiber and broadband market.
In addition, it never stopped its efforts of advancing the all-optical network alteration process. The Jury was instructed to grant this award for the solution with outstanding contributions in accelerating fiber network deployment. The Shenzhen based firm has won the award for its developed and updated solution with the following three characteristics-
- E2E product portfolio
- E2E digital management
- E2E user experience assurance
Below you can check the detailed description of the Huawei SingleFAN Pro Solution-
E2E product portfolio:
The CO+AirPON product portfolio integration made Huawei deliver an efficient network construction web. Its outdoor blade OLTs are also suitable to use as pole-mounted, wall-mounted, or aerial-mounted without building new CO sites.
In addition, the DQ ODN solution supports full-process plug-and-play with no splicing requirement. Moreover, the efficiency has increased tenfold with the unique intelligent planning tool to identify the building area.
E2E digital management:
The simplified observations and measurements help the operators in convenient digital management. Its outdoor blade OLTs and ODN products feature a high-profile AI image recognition technology to achieve accurate recording and management. Overall, the remote data collection and one-click network troubleshooting reduce the site visits and home visits by 40% and 30% respectively.
E2E user experience assurance:
The company’s multiple WiFi optimization technologies open a lavish digital-life experience for the consumers. Furthermore, the innovative FTTR solution realizes full Wi-Fi 6 coverage alongside seamless roaming and switching at home and inside SMEs. Besides, the company uses gold, silver, and copper pipes to enable differentiated service experiences.
Huawei build over 170 5G networks in past two years: Network Depart Chief
While attending the 2021 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Yang Chaobin- Huawei Wireless Network Product Line President informed, Huawei has been built over 170 5G networks within two years. It has a user base of about 500 million across the world.
He mentioned in his speech- “Innovation Eternal, Building a 5Gigaverse Society”, 5G commercial deployment enters a new stage. Now users are wishing for a more strong, reliable, and continuous network experience. The 5G capabilities have become proposes in the industry, setting the next goal to achieve the ubiquitous Gigabit experience network. It aims to become Gigabit for everyone instead of Gigabit per person.
According to Huawei President, the industry needs to build the 5G networks the will provide continuous coverage. In addition, networks traffic for mobiles will exceed by hundred times by the next decade. Thus, 5G capabilities need to continue to evolve.
Moreover, Huawei authorities are mainly concerned with 5G and its development. The company believes that innovation in this field will take us towards a low-carbon future in a green society.
At present, this Shenzhen-based firm owns the largest number of 5G bases stations in China and has a strong presence in the global market. Meanwhile, it’s also negotiating with Kingsignal for 5G RF technology-related components.
Furthermore, the company simultaneously developing its existing technologies including massive MIMO and MetaAAU. These enhanced products making the company achieve breakthroughs in the network field and delivering full coverage and an energy-efficient user experience.