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Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone market, became the largest domestic smartwatch and earphone maker in 2019: Huawei CEO

Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO recently predicted year-end smartphone sales of his company and today during a press conference in Shenzhen China, he said a few words on Huawei’s overall performance in 2019.

Yu told Huawei’s smartphone shipment surpassed Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker in terms of the shipment volume and raised shares as China’s top smartphone maker. Also, Huawei became the largest smartwatch and earphone maker domestically.

The official also mentioned Huawei’s growth in the tablet market and capturing the first spot in China’s tablet market by dethroning Apple. On the other hand, he predicted Huawei’s notebooks can capture the first spot.

A few days ago, Yu said this year Huawei’s global smartphone shipment will be about 230 million units with a 12% on year increase.

Back in October, Huawei announced over 200 million smartphone units shipment, which is 64 days earlier than last year. Keeping the record, on May 30 the company exceeded 100 million units.

According to the third quarter result report from Canalys Huawei has captured 40% of the total Chinese smartphone market and is the only smartphone maker to see business growth.

The Chinese tech giant continues to surge in both domestic and global markets.

According to the data compiled by Counterpoint in Q3 online sales in China reached around 27% of China’s overall smartphone market up from 24% in Q1 and Huawei ranked first with 26% online market share, followed by its sub-brand – Honor with 20%.

Expressing his views on the US sanctions, Yu said, the company had a very challenging and extraordinary year. Adding to that, Huawei will maintain its rapid growth and ongoing developments.

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