Recently, Counterpoint Research has released the global smartphone shipment data report for the first (Q1) quarter of 2021.
According to the latest data report, the total number of shipped smartphone units in the Q1 of 2021 globally was 354 million and accounted for year-on-year growth of 20% as well as the month-on-month decline of 10%.
The report also discloses that Samsung tops the list with a 22% shipment share, followed by Apple with 17%, Xiaomi with 14%, Oppo with 11%, Vivo with 10%, and Huawei on the sixth rank with a 4% share only.
Talking about the Asian market, Vivo ranked first and holds 18% shares, OPPO, Xiaomi, Apple, and Samsung are in follow up.
In the North American market, Apple leads the list with the highest 55% holding, Samsung on the second, followed by LG, Moto, and Alcatel. It’s difficult to accept because LG has shut down its smartphone business due to its obscurity in other important markets and ranked third here.
Moreover, in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, India, and other markets, Xiaomi really performers well. However, these results are very disappointing for Huawei. But, the company is still working to overcome this situation and soon regain its position in the market.
Huawei Kirin and HarmonyOS appears in Chinese study syllabus
According to the inputs coming from Weibo, Huawei Kirin, HarmonyOS operating system and other self-developed Huawei technologies appeared in the study test syllabus question book.
A picture shared online shows questions that have carried out an inventory of the product names of China’s most influential technology companies. And said that these product names are very distinctive, including the mobile chipset “Kirin”, the operating system “HarmonyOS”, the server chip “Kunpeng” and more.
The latest appearance of these popular technologies is the result of the people behind the development that put countless hours to bring them into reality.
U.S. wants to cut Qualcomm supplies to Huawei
The U.S. wants to impose further restrictions on Huawei to completely cut off the supply chains including the goods from Qualcomm and Intel. We could just call it the latest addition to the U.S. administration’s obsession with Huawei.
Reuters reports that the U.S. Government under Joe Biden has come up with a new policy of denial to sell items to Huawei. The list of denial now goes beyond 5G to cover products for 4G, WiFi 6, WiFi 7, A.I., and high-performance cloud computing and cloud items.
A person familiar with the matter revealed that the Biden administration wants to tighten its grip on Huawei and the reversing the approval of 4G chip technology transfer. However, these chips were also approved under the early office of Biden himself.
Back in 2019, the former U.S. president ordered to put Huawei into the so-called Entity List, which bans other companies from selling their goods to Huawei. This led to massive outages in Huawei’s supply chain, as the intent was to empty Huawei from all of its tech access.
So, It lost Google mobile services, 5G chipset, and other crucial components used in telecom products. These sanctions didn’t have effect immediately but the U.S. government staged them to check the impact on the Chinese tech maker.
Qualcomm and intel are one of these companies that were approved to ship their chip to Huawei. Thereafter, Huawei continues to use Qualcomm chips in its all products whether its flagship, mid-range, or tablet device. Therefore, the U.S. likely come upfront to cut Qualcomm and Intel from Huawei.
For the time being, reports are colliding that the latest decision has been made, while a few suggest that the decision is under discussion. Either way, it’s a decision made by a government sitting in a fantasy land and licking a fantasy popsicle.
Why not? The U.S. banned Huawei out of nowhere, and the U.S. government puts a ban on Huawei every year to showcase in the name of protecting U.S. citizens, while it’s just a matter of some headlines that come after such a step.
The U.S. administration thinks that attacking Huawei means attacking China, while the U.S. continues to ship a large number of technologies to many big Chinese smartphone makers. Would, the U.S. also consider cutting ties with them as well, it won’t be a matter of national security.
Truth be told, Huawei is the only company that dominated both the network and smartphone market, and there’s an old saying “When you can’t beat the odds change the game”. Odds have always been in favor of Huawei but the U.S. is continuously changing the game since 2019. But the question is, for how long?
Many Huawei technologies are hard to surpass: Huawei CEO
Huawei Consumer Business CEO, Yu Chengdong is filled with a lot of enthusiasm and he is the man behind the success of Huawei smartphones, as he said many of the company’s technologies are hard to surpass by other firms.
In a recent documentary, Yu Chengdong revealed that Huawei has many technologies that many of Huawei technologies are at the forefront of the entire industry. It is difficult for others to surpass Huawei and its technologies.
For example, Yu mentioned, Kunlun Glass, which is launched with Huawei Mate 50 series and comes with 10 times more durability than an OLED panel.
There’s also a mention of the satellite communication feature and it is developed by a team of people with an average age of 30 years. Huawei is the first to launch such technology in the smartphone industry and make it a success in first use.
XMAGE is also a tech that Yu emphasized as a major change in Huawei smartphones. The phone maker brings a new revolution in mobile photography, as is clearly visible in the Mate 50 lineup.
Previously, Yu Chengdong said that “the difficulty ten years ago was that no one recognized or knew Huawei’s brand, but today, ten years later, we have accumulated a lot of core technologies and core capabilities.” Yu Chengdong emphasized that innovative technologies are hard-won, However, Huawei will not be afraid of challenges, insist on investing in research and development, keep climbing, and continue to lead the industry forward.”
He further revealed the moment he was proud of the smartphone, recalling that Mate 7 achieved great commercial success, in the beginning, Huawei had no expectations about its sale but it was purchased by people all over China.
(via – Mydriver)