Samsung should thank U.S. for handing easy win over Huawei
The U.S. sanctions cost Huawei a big smartphone market and Samsung is only favored by the situation to top the market, as there’s no fight left against this South Korean company from other players.
Up until 2019, Huawei was at its peak performance in the global smartphone business industry. The company kept on touching double-digit growth, while Samsung struggled to save its top spot.
According to IDC, Huawei’s market share in Q1 2019 was 19% with a 50.3% year-over-year increase in shipments. It had only an 11.8% market share in the Q1 of 2018. On the other hand, Samsung had a 23.1% share with an 8.1% decline in the same quarter at 23.5% in Q1 2018.
In May 2019, Huawei was restricted by the U.S. commerce department. Afterward, the Chinese tech maker was prohibited from accessing many U.S.-originated components and software services.
These include mobile chipsets as well as networking technologies. That’s not it, Google also stopped certifying new Huawei smartphones.
This was one of the biggest moves against Huawei from the U.S. government to settle the score over the intensified trade war with China. Here, Huawei was executed with unproven accusations.
These situations began to affect Huawei severely its roots and completely disturbed its supply chain. As it can’t import, the required materials to build new smartphones and compete with the likes of Samsung.
The effect of the U.S. ban was gradual and Huawei’s decline had just begun.
Samsung vs Huawei for 1st place:
Despite this massive problem, Huawei surpassed Samsung for the first time and became the sole company to achieve this milestone by ending its last 9 years of continues streak.
According to Q2 2020 market report from Canalys, Huawei shipped more smartphones worldwide than any other company. Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices, down 5% year on year. But second-placed Samsung shipped 53.7 million smartphones a decline of 30% as compared to Q2 2019.
Even with this achievement, Huawei’s massive decline had been initiated. Thereafter, Huawei, from 2020 to 2022, dropped from the top to the others category in quarterly shipments.
IDC reports, in Q3 2022, Samsung acquired a 21.2% market share for the top spot. Followed by Apple with a 17.2% share and Xiaomi in third with 13.4%. While Huawei is nowhere for the time being.
Huawei showed that Samsung is beatable but this South Korean company is indirectly favored by the U.S. sanctions, so it could thank the Trump era for this massive move. Also, even after three years, Samsung is only saving its face because there’s no one there to challenge its prowess in the smartphone industry.
But it’s temporary because Samsung is just enjoying this no-competition zone and repeating Apple’s move, followed by Android’s gift cards. This firm is not doing anything new whatsoever and will be challenged once again sooner or later.
Huawei P60 Series launched, mobile camera champion returns
On March 23, 2023, the Huawei P60 series launched and marked the return of the mobile camera champion in the industry. As the Huawei P-series made a comeback after two years of long wait.
Huawei P60 series ushers new camera and software technologies and blends them into these beautiful devices that are ready to provide a brand-new user experience.
Coming to the rear side of the phone, the Huawei P60 series adopts a new eye-of-the-light camera design, which has a powerful sensor. However, this beautiful design is powered by XMAGE technologies.
LTPO Quad Curve Display:
Huawei P60 Pro brings back quad curved display, which makes the viewing angles more seamless than ever. The entire series is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED screen, supporting high-dynamic photos and videos. It has 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate and brings a 29% power consumption reduction.
In addition, the P60 is also equipped with X-True Huawei’s immersive display technology. It helps the phone to become the first phone to obtain the dual certification of professional color accuracy from TUV Rheinland.
In bright light environments, the P60 has higher contrast and more details in dark light environments. The screen-to-body ratio of the P60 series reaches 93.1% and supports IP68 dust and water resistance.
Huawei P60 series has the industry’s first super-spotting main camera, F1.4-F4.0 ten-speed physical smart variable aperture technology.
The main brings a new XD Fusion Pro texture engine to clearly capture the dark night, sunrise and sunset, and record moving moments.
Huawei P60 series comes with a powerful periscope zoom camera that has never been seen before. The camera has the industry’s first super concentration optical image stabilized hardware to provide a shake-free zoom-in experience.
Moreover, the P60 Pro has the world’s first super-large aperture of f/2.1. This is the first time any flagship phone is using such a large sensor for the periscope camera. With a wide periscope glass, the camera absorbers provide more light to the zoomed object.
Huawei P60 series periscope camera could allow you to capture the moon and another subject in one light. While that 200X zoom ensures that you capture the scene without losing sight of any details.
The iconic Huawei P60 series shoots high-quality and colorful videos with new telephoto night mode. It enables easy-to-shoot ultra-clear night videos, each frame presents a delicate texture. While the HDR Vivid high-dynamic video makes night images more layered.
Huawei P60 series launched with a second generation of satellite communication and allows two-way SMS. It means the phone will not only receive but also be able to send an SMS via satellite. This is made possible with new satellite solutions built into the hardware.
As compared to the 66W charger in the previous flagship, Huawei is bringing a brand new 88W charger for the P60 series. It could charge half of the phone within 10 minutes.
Huawei P60 Art:
Huawei P60 Art is the third device in this series that contains all of the above-mentioned features with beautiful aesthetics. The camera shape is changed to a pebble-like appearance and it comes in two colors that respond to the light from different angles.
Huawei P60 Pro live image leaked along with 88W charger
Huawei P60 Pro along with other P60 series devices will launch today and ahead of that this Pro model appeared in a live image along with the brand new 88W charger.
The live image shows Huawei P60 Pro with a new camera system and color scheme, which we’ve seen in the past official revealing. Furthermore, the phone only has a single-hole punch in the front and not the pill shape cutout.
However, the inclusion of an 88W charger is something that the company is jumping into after the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series last year. If you want to know the live stream details, check out the article linked below.
[Update: 400000] Huawei P60 series exceeds 200000 reservations
March 23, 2023: Huawei P60 series has achieved over 400000 reservations on all of the online platforms in China ahead of launch.
Original Story: March 20, 2023
Huawei P60 is a popular flagship and it will unveil on March 23. Ahead of that, Huawei P60 Series has received massive growth in reservations, reaching 200000+ within a few days.
According to the information, the official Vmall and Tmall store reservations show that the Huawei P60 series has surpassed 200000 overall, which shows its hot demand. For your information, Huawei only announced the reservation a few days ago in China.
This is a big milestone for the upcoming flagship and reveals positive customer feedback as well as anticipation in the air of the launch of the Huawei P60 models.
Huawei P60 series:
On March 13, Huawei officially started to promote the Huawei P60 series via the Weibo channel. It is confirmed this phone is coming alongside the Huawei Mate X3 foldable. However, the company has many other products scheduled for the conference.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong is also participating to generate good hype for this P-series device. He shared some camera samples of the P60 series that show the new zoom capability along with the clarity that it provides. That’s not it, the phone can shoot powerful sunset scenes.
Past information indicates that the RYYB color array is making a comeback. This tech was first used in Huawei P30 Pro and helps the sensor intake extra brightness to capture light-rich details images.
The variable aperture is also coming with these P labeled models, which helps users to switch between the largest f/1.4 to f/4.0 for various types of photography.
Furthermore, XMAGE is a brand new software change that Huawei has featured right in the camera module, which is different from Huawei Mate 50 Pro. We are expecting some major improvements in the image processing algorithm and night mode in the new Huawei P60 series.
This has immense capabilities and there are many things awaits for us on the launch conference.