The Strategist

Huawei sells more mobile devices than Samsung in Q2

07/30/2020 - 09:01

In the second quarter of 2020, Chinese telecoms company Huawei sold 55.8 million mobile devices, surpassing South Korean company Samsung, which sold 53.7 million devices, according to research firm Canalys.

Kārlis Dambrāns
Kārlis Dambrāns
On an annualized basis, Huawei's sales fell 5%, while Samsung's sales fell 30% due to disruptions in key markets such as Brazil, the United States and Europe, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canalys notes.

At the same time, in the second quarter of the year, overseas shipments of Huawei fell by 27% compared to the same period last year, but the company increased its dominance in the Chinese market, which was recovering faster from COVID-19, and where Huawei now sells more than 70% of its phones.

“During the unprecedented global economic downturn and challenges, we continue to grow,” a Huawei spokesman said.