24 January 2020
Huawei claims to have shipped 6.9 million 5G smartphones as of December 2019. The overall shipment number is notable since the Chinese company faced trouble in the US last year. Another reason that turns heads on the announcement of Huawei is that the sales figure of the 5G smartphones is bigger than the shipments done by Samsung.
The South Korean proudly revealed that it had shipped 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019. So, clearly, despite the struggle, Huawei managed to outpace its biggest competitor.
While Samsung has five 5G phones in its portfolio from last year, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, Galaxy Fold 5G, and the Galaxy A90 5G. On the other hand, Huawei offered eight 5G smartphones last year, including the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 5G, Porsche Design Mate 30 RS, Mate 20 X (5G), Nova 6 5G, Mate X, Honor V30 Pro, and the Honor V30.
Clearly, Huawei offered more phones than Samsung but still, we can’t ignore the big numbers it managed to make despite the disputes with the US. However, Huawei hasn’t disclosed the breakdown of which markets it sold the maximum 5G smartphones in, though it is not hard to believe that a majority of its sales come from China.
The year 2020 will bring more 5G phones from Huawei and we hope the company continues to make strides in the smartphone industry.