Huawei becomes the world’s second largest seller of smartphones in terms of number of units sold.
Beating Apple, the Chinese phone maker sold around 54 million smartphones last quarter – inching closer to Samsung’s 70 million units. Huawei saw a 40% growth in number of phones sold compared to the same quarter last year.
This has happened even as Huawei’s entry in the U.S. market remains restricted (due to official concerns that its technology could be used by the Chinese government to gather intelligence), and its proposed partnership with AT&T failed to materialize early this year. But what made up for Huawei's apparent tailwinds from the U.S. was the firm's strong sales in Asia-Pacific, the Middle- East, Europe and Africa , as suggested by data from information provider firm IHS Markit.