IDC has released its first-quarter (Q1) global smartphone market research report of 2020. Showing that Huawei has maintained its second rank position amid the challenge posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the IDC, Huawei shipped 49.0 million smartphones globally in Q1 + 17.8% of the total market share compared to the 59.1 million shipments and an 18.9% share during the same quarter last year.
“The company reduced the impact of the downturn with early price cuts on Mate 30 and P30 series and in Honor’s V30 and 9X series along with a diversified online-offline channel mix which helped reach consumers even during periods of hard lockdown.” wrote IDC.
The sales in China in the first quarter has helped Huawei to maintain its global position and is the only company to see positive growth of 6% in the first quarter of 2020.
During the first quarter, Samsung sold over 58 million devices and regained its top position with a 21.1% share despite an 18.9% yearly decline.
IDC data shows that the global smartphone shipment has decreased by 11.7% YoY (Year over Year) and a total of 275.8 million smartphones sold during the first quarter.
Huawei to promote AppGallery and GameCenter at Nordic Game event
Huawei is preparing to present itself during the Nordic Game, an expo, and conference dedicated to the Nordic and Central Eastern Europe gaming industry. The event will take place at the Slagthuset venue in Malmo, Sweden, from May 17 to May 2.
The core idea behind Huawei’s participation at the event is to showcase how AppGallery and Huawei’s growing gaming hub – GameCenter can deliver a new opportunity to expand game developers’ user base. The event will also be a platform for experts to discuss from simple integration processes to how to promote your game on Huawei platforms with accurate listings.
Since Gaming has been one of the rapidly growing areas and one of the most successful categories on AppGallery, with some of the world’s leading content developers in the sector now reaching the platform’s 580 million global monthly active users (45 million in Europe, + 7% year over year growth) with new and existing gaming apps.
- Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services at Huawei will be part of the conference roster, providing a presentation on effective ways to market games on AppGallery, featuring some real success cases of popular game companies.
- Huawei will also welcome on stage Outfit7, a global game developer behind the award-winning series of Talking Tom & Friends and its much anticipated RPG Mythic Legends, to outline their experiences of working with AppGallery since joining the platform.
- At its booth (10B) Huawei’s dedicated team will provide visiting developers with insight into growth opportunities, the benefits of the Huawei Ads scheme for gaming, and details on how Huawei facilitates straightforward technical integration for developers.
- Huawei is also the sponsor of the Best Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen award category as part of the Nordic Game Awards (19 May at 18:00 CEST).
“We are very excited to be part of the Nordic Game community once again. We understand how developers, caught up in their passion for their art, can sometimes get a reality check when it proves difficult to acquire and retain gaming customers. We listened to them, and provided an easy, reasonably low effort solution which capitalizes in a new untapped channel to reach a tens-of-millions high-value active user market,” said Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei.
“We have prepared this event with those game developers in mind and we, therefore, invite and welcome new and existing developer partners to talk to our experts and get a deeper understanding of how we can work together to grow their businesses,” he added.
How to watch Huawei Flagship Product Launch 2022
Huawei is hosting Huawei Flagship Product Launch 2022 on May 18, 2022. Interested viewers can watch this event live through online channels at 14:00 CET (1:00 PM – the UK, 2 PM Germany, 8 PM Singapore, 4 PM UAE).
At the Huawei Flagship Product Launch Conference 2022, the Chinese tech maker will unveil the latest technologies and devices including Huawei Mate Xs 2 and Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro smartwatch.
Both of these devices are marquee in their own category, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 brings a better version of the Huawei Mate Xs launched a few years ago. On the other hand, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro showcases luxury and power on your wrist.
There’s more that’s coming at the launch event, and we’ll keep you posted on this matter.
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26000 graduates have joined Huawei in the past two years
Today, at the Ministry of Education conference, Zeng Weisheng, director of the University Research and Talent Development Department of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., pointed out that in the past ten years, as a high-tech enterprise, they strongly feel In China, higher education has been greatly improved in terms of talent supply and talent quality.
Huawei has a huge demand for talents, especially top talents. In the past two years alone, about 26,000 outstanding fresh graduates have joined Huawei, of which more than 300 are ‘genius boys‘ as Huawei defines that term.
Zeng Weisheng said that these people have played a full role in key business areas, driving innovation in technical theory, architecture and software.
Zeng Weisheng further emphasized that due to the rapid iteration of digital technology, it is necessary to keep pace with the industry in classroom teaching, internship practice, and enterprises are urgently required to participate in talent training.
Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, Huawei has actively contributed technologies accumulated over the years in the ICT industry and launched school-enterprise cooperation in 2013 to bridge the “last mile” of talent training.
Huawei’s “Genius Boys” program was initiated by Huawei founder – Ren Zhengfei to attract top talents, with the highest annual salary of 2.01 million yuan (311 thousand USD).
As of July 2019, Ren Zhengfei issued a “Notice on the Implementation of Annual Salary Management for Some Top Students in 2019”, saying that to win the future technology and business war, we must first use top salary to attract top students. Huawei will recruit 20 to 30 “genius boys” from all over the world, and the number will increase year by year.
(via – ithome)