Despite the US’s now limited ban on Huawei earlier this year, the firm still managed to pull out a win. It reported a revenue growth of 23.2% in 2019H1 when compared to what was pulled in last year. While we’re not sure exactly how it performed in Europe and Africa, Canalys reveals that Huawei dominated the Chinese market to the detriment of competitors like Apple and Oppo among others. The firm shipped 37.3 million smartphones in China, increasing its market share by more than 10 percentage points. Ironically, the trade ban may have been a factor in the rise in sales.
“The product itself is already well-recognised, and the trade war helped people feel like they need to support Huawei. The only worry was that they might not get the component supply, but in the end, they did,” IDC’s Kitty Fok told Reuters.
Huawei plans to launch the Honor 20 Pro in the UK next month, as well as the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in the latter half of the year.