Surely 2018 was not an easy year for Huawei, who recently saw its financial director be arrested, and also get banned in several markets under pressure from the United States. This prompted companies in Germany and France to discontinue partnerships, which would use Chinese technology to deploy networks in those regions.
However, it seems that the manufacturer will close the year with great news: after confirming that it has reached a total of 200 million smartphones sold, the company has a chance to become the second-largest brand in the global market, besides the leader, Samsung, while taking the second place above Apple.
Huawei was able to increase its sales by more than 30% compared to 2017, and sources credit much of this success to the P20 line. The beginning of 2019 promises to maintain good results for the company and certain security for its position, since market sources point to the low performance of the new iPhones, besides the impediment sales in some markets like the Chinese.
Despite being in the lead, Samsung faces some drama in regions critical to the technology market, such as India – where Xiaomi, Honor, Oppo, RealMe, and Vivo have dethroned its top position.
It is worth mentioning that the manufacturer may already be working on two new chipsets for its 2019 handsets. Due to the sales record achieved, it is also launching new editions of Mate 20 Pro and Nova 4.