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(Last Updated On: July 30, 2020)

In the second quarter of 2020, Huawei overtook Samsung Electronics as the world’s biggest seller of mobile phones, shipping 55.8 million devices contrasted with Samsung’s 53.7 million.

From the same quarter a year before, while Huawei’s sales had dropped 5%, Samsung had an even bigger drop of 30%, because of COVID-19 causing interference in important markets like Brazil, the US and Europe.

The Chinese company’s overseas shipments had fallen 27% in Q2 from a year earlier, but its power in the Chinese market has boosted which helped it make a comeback from the coronavirus where it currently sells more than 70% of its phones.

“Our business has demonstrated exceptional resilience in these difficult times. Amidst a period of unprecedented global economic slowdown and challenges, we’re continuing to grow and further our leadership position,” a spokesman from Huawei said. 

However, Huawei’s position as a top seller may be brief once other markets make a comeback mostly because of the interruption caused economically. 

On Friday, Apple will launch its Q2 iPhone shipment data.


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