Overall, smartphone shipments in global markets plunged 27 percent year-on-year in the April to June quarter.
"Our business has demonstrated exceptional resilience in these hard times".
They have limited its access to chips and software including Google apps.More news: Virgin Galactic reveals what tourists can expect inside its spacecraft
If you'd told me Huawei would rise to be the world's biggest smartphone vendor this time previous year, I would have laughed you out of the room, and yet here we are.
Australia and Japan have taken steps to block or restrict the Chinese company's participation in their 5G rollouts, and European telecoms operators including Norway's Telenor and Sweden's Telia have passed over Huawei as a supplier. And, indeed, Huawei's numbers dropped by 27% outside of China, but the overall slide was dampened by an 8% growth in China.
It's obviously a unique set of circumstances and it will be hard for Huawei to maintain its lead in the long term as global markets start to bounce back.
The iPhone 11 is now the best-selling iPhone model in the country, while the new iPhone SE is ranked among the three-best selling smartphones in China. Despite facing continued sanctions from the USA government, now going into their second year, Huawei has been able to mitigate impacts on its worldwide business enough to compete with Samsung and finally claim the global top spot.More news: Yet another jump in Kane County COVID-19 cases on Wednesday
That beats Samsung's 53.7 million.
China's Huawei Technologies snatched the title of biggest smartphone seller from Samsung Electronics, but both saw declines, of 5 percent and 30 percent, respectively.
Huawei superseding top smartphone companies comes at a time when the Chinese tech giant is facing pressure and restrictions from the United States and its allies. "As a result, it is important for the Chinese company to maintain good relations with Qualcomm so as to reduce future risks", Jia said.
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Singapore-based Canalys reported that Huawei now sells over 70% of its smartphones in China. So for all intents and purposes, it's business as usual for Huawei in the country, and with the market accounting for 369 million phone shipments in 2019, there's plenty of room for Huawei to grow. The U.S. restrictions on Huawei's business have had a significant impact on Huawei's global business, but the company is proving that it is dominating within mainland China.