What's the matter with Huawei replacing apple in sales? Huawei's mobile phone sales may soar this year. According to a report on May 3, an industry tracking company said that China's Huawei's smartphone sales in the first quarter of this year surpassed Apple's iPhone, thus replacing the California based company as the world's second best seller.
According to Agence France Presse on May 1, according to the preliminary data of international data company, in the first three months of this year, the global total shipment of smart phones was 310.8 million, 6.6% less than that in the same period of 2018. The market tracker also said it was the sixth consecutive quarterly decline in global smartphone shipments.
The company believes that this result indicates that the overall smartphone shipment in 2019 will continue to decline, but Huawei's sales will show strong growth.
"It's becoming increasingly clear that Huawei is focusing on enhancing its position in the field of mobile devices, and smartphones are the leaders in its products," said Ryan & middot; Reese, mobile device project director of international data. The overall smartphone market in almost all regions continues to be challenged, but Huawei's shipments have increased by 50%. '
South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung's smartphone shipments fell 8.1 percent in the first quarter of this year to 71.9 million.
Meanwhile, Huawei's smartphone shipments rose 50.3 percent to 59.1 million, according to IDC.
In the first quarter of this year, Apple's iPhone shipments fell 30.2% year-on-year to 36.4 million units, according to the IDC report.
The overall slowdown in the high-end smartphone market is seen as a sign that people have to wait longer before upgrading to new models, and that there is a lack of attractive innovation in the market that will drive them to upgrade their phones.
Anthony & middot; Scarsella, research manager at international data, said: 'consumers are using their existing phones longer than before, because newer, more expensive phones can hardly motivate them to pay more for upgrades. '
"In addition, 5g mobile phones are coming soon, which may allow consumers to wait until 2020 when the network and devices are fully deployed before buying [new phones]," he said. '