Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and the second-largest smartphone firm is moving ahead to fight for the top spot against the South Korean firm Samsung.
The competition between Huawei and Samsung is heating up in 5G telecom equipment, smartphones, and mobile application processors (APs), reported Businesskorea.
China’s Manufacturing 2025 project will boost self-manufactured memory chips such as DRAM and NAND flash and would affect Huawei’s contribution to Samsung Electronic’ sales revenue that will see a sharp decline in over the next six years.
According to Samsung’s third-quarter business report, Huawei was named among its top five major customers alongside Apple, Best Buy, Deutsche Telekom and Verizon.
Huawei mostly purchases memory semiconductors from Samsung and added in its customer’s list in the first half of last year.
From the record, Samsung’s sales in China in the Q3 2019 posted 28.31 trillion won, a sharp decline from 42.38 trillion won last year, due to the slowdown in the memory chip business.
Huawei is a leader in the network equipment industry and owns a huge market share in the global market. For 5G network equipment, Huawei is superior to Samsung in both technology and price competitiveness.
In the smartphone sector, Samsung is still the number one brand but Huawei is on the second spot and catching up with its competitor very fast. Quarterly earnings reports from different market research firms show that Huawei’s growth rate in both China and around the globe.
Moreover, Huawei is also expanding its presence in the semiconductor market with its Kirin application processor (AP), where Samsung dominates the most. In the second quarter of this year, Huawei’s share in the AP market reached 12.9%, on the other hand, Samsung’s accounted for a total of 13.1 percent.