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Xiaomi tops the global smartphone market, Huawei slipped to fourth

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For a long time, Huawei has been ruling the smartphone market across the globe. But in 2019, the U.S. government on basis of false national security allegations added the company to the entity-list. This results in the Chinese tech giant facing a lot of difficulties from component purchasing to product manufacturing.

In the meantime, other phone-making companies taken benefit of this situation and working hard to surpass Huawei. According to the latest report, Xiaomi reported as its most profitable year to date on the basis of expanded sales and share in the global market, majorly in European countries.

Fiona Vanier, senior analyst for forecasting at CCS Insight believes that Huawei dropped from second to fourth rank in terms of smartphone selling and Xiaomi’s market share grow rapidly outside the Mainland market. Xiaomi has definitely gained the advantage of Huawei’s difficulties and became successful to acquire the international market share.

“When Huawei was added to the US Entity List in mid-2019, it was the [world’s] second-biggest smartphone maker by volume, By the final quarter of 2020, it had slipped to fourth place and we expect its global market share to keep declining” Fiona Vanier, senior analyst for forecasting at CCS Insight commented

According to the previous report, the market research agency publish a report and reveals, Xiaomi’s share of the global smartphone market increase 11.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 with total shipments of 43.3 million units. The company rises up to third place after Apple and Samsung Electronics in the global market.

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However, the previous Counterpoint report confirms that Huawei remained China’s top smartphone seller in the fourth quarter with a 37% shareholdings, Xiaomi still outperformed the market. Moreover, Huawei faces a decline of 26%, while Xiaomi registered a growth of 15% and occupies the fifth rank with 12% of market share after Vivo, Oppo, and Apple.

According to the Counterpoint research report, there are two more reasons except for the US sanctions, which helps Xiaomi to rise:

  • Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphones sales increase from the second half of last year due to the weakened performance of Huawei budget brand Honor, which was sold in November 2020.
  • Although, Xiaomi accounted for total revenue of US$10.8 billion in the fourth quarter in the overseas market. Even so, Huawei is still making it tough for the other smartphone vendors to cross over it.

Apart from this, Huawei is still a top company in the Chinese market and overcoming its difficulties by finding alternative solutions of OS and apps such as HarmonyOS and HMS (Huawei Mobile services).

To be mentioned, according to a recent report, more than 300 application partners joined the Huawei HarmonyOS app ecosystem. At the same time, Chinese smartphone maker Meizu could also use the HMS on its devices.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei CLOUD Workspace brings new 69.9 yuan/month discount

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Huawei has launched a limited-time promotion and, the 4-core 8G enterprise version of the Huawei CLOUD Workspace only costs 69.9 yuan per month. This offer helps enterprises to resolve the problem of collaborative office work on the cloud at a lower cost, start work efficiently, and start a new journey.

Huawei CLOUD Workspace can quickly install the desktop environment, quickly upgrade low-end devices, collaborate with remote teams, and comprehensively protect data security. It is becoming the product of choice for more and more enterprises to work on the cloud.

In terms of deployment and operation and maintenance, the CLOUD Workspace can quickly build a desktop office environment in minutes without investing a lot of money and time. These are some basic requirements for rapid deployment and efficient O&M.

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For enterprises, this CLOUD Workspace can also avoid a large amount of investment in hardware equipment. With the help of the cloud, even older computer equipment with low configuration can be easily used, adapting the “upgrade” of the office experience.

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Simultaneously, Huawei CLOUD Workspace supports multiple platform access, such as desktop computers, notebooks, smartphones, tablets, and more.

Employees can directly access the office space with one click anytime, anywhere by harnessing decentralized sharing and efficient collaboration of office files. To aim office security issues, Huawei Cloud Workspace uses multiple security protection mechanisms on the cloud pipe end and comprehensive security policy control to avoid security risks such as corporate data leakage, loss, and theft.

Starting from February 6, new users can enjoy exclusive discounts when placing an order for Huawei Cloud Workspace, and the monthly subscription for the 4-core 8G Enterprise Edition is only 69.9 yuan/month.

For enterprise users who want to achieve efficient and secure collaborative offices on the cloud through the cloud desktop, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

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Not only is there a free version for download and use, but also a limited-time special package for only 2,999 yuan, including a smart conference room.

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Huawei P60 and Mate X3 goes in production: Supply Chain

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Recently, there are some big challenges that have appeared in front of Huawei but you may want to know that the upcoming P60 series and Mate X3 already entered production.

According to the Chinese supply chain news, Huawei has already started production of the P60 series and Mate X3 smartphones. These two phones are expected to unveil in the first half of this year.

However, that’s all there’s to reveal at the moment and no other predictions or inputs have been received so far on the specs of either of these devices.

What happened?

Recently, the U.S. made a new move to ban Huawei’s business with all of those companies that are allowed to do business under special licenses. These companies include chipset maker, Qualcomm, which provides 4G mobile chips to Huawei, and Intel, which sells computer processors for its notebooks and PCs.

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Afterward, there are speculations that Huawei could make changes in its plan to launch dual flagship this year due to the new restrictions. These two flagships are Huawei P60 and Mate 60 devices.

But Huawei has already stocked new inventory before this order could come into effect and that’s where it can launch the P60 series in good quantity. Meanwhile, the tech makes some swift changes in the Mate 60 lineup but we are yet to come in contact with those inputs.

What are these two phones:

Huawei P60 series is reported to come in four versions – P60, P60 Pro, P60 Ultra, and P60E. These will have powerful camera specs powered by XMAGE and variable aperture technologies.

It’s further revealed that Huawei Mate X3 will follow the foldable design concept of Mate X2 but with a light design and compact body form. These phones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipset and the P60 series could be the first to run HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system.

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Huawei opens new store in Saudi Arabia

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On January 31, 2023, Huawei opened its new store at Jeddah Park in Saudi Arabia, as this counts as the second Experience store in the country with an opportunity for customers to get their favorite Huawei device.

Last year, Huawei launched its largest overseas flagship store in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, which expands over 2000 square meters with a minimalist design and provides a full-scenario experience to consumers.

Compared to that, the new Huawei store is expanding to 600 square meters and offers customers the to experience various technologies. These include devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, wearables, and more.

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According to the information, Huawei is also running offers and massive discounts for people who’ll visit the store from January 31 to February 4th, 2023.

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Eric Yang, chairman and CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said the new store in Jeddah reflects Huawei’s willingness to expand its business in the kingdom as well as its continued commitment to this strategic market.

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