Earlier this year, Samsung announced that the company had shipped a total of 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019. As of November 2019, Samsung accounts for 53.9% of the 5G smartphone market
However, Huawei seems to have surpassed this figure according to their latest Weibo post. According to them, the company had shipped more than 6.9 million 5G smartphones by the end of December 2019.
If these figures were accurate, then this will crown Huawei as the top 5G smartphone OEM in the world (by sales volume).
Surely, the sales volume for Huawei’s 5G smartphones is expected to see a top-line growth this year with increasing 5G adoption rate and the rapid expansion of the company’s 5G smartphone portfolio.
- Huawei has shipped more than 12 million Mate 30 series smartphones globally
- These Huawei P40 renders give us a clear look at the device’s rear camera module
- Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 1020 SoC could boast 50% better performance
CEO of Japanese smart capacitor manufacturer Taiyo Yuden Co, Shoichi Tosaka recently predicted that “Huawei may sell 100 million 5G-enabled smartphones in China alone next year”.
However, the ongoing US trade ban is still casting some uncertainty over Huawei’s smartphone sale in the global market this year. The upcoming Huawei P40 flagship series, will be shipped without licensed Google Play apps and services, unless Trump administration decides to miraculously reverse their trade ban.