According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse for July 2017, Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July.
With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei could be on the cards.
Discussing this key competitive development, Counterpoint’s Research Director Peter Richardson noted, “This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence. It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure vendor on how far it has grown in the consumer mobile handset space in the last three to four years.”
“While this streak could be temporary, considering the annual iPhone refresh is just around the corner, it nevertheless underscores the rate at which Huawei has been growing.
However, a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian and North American markets limits Huawei’s potential in the near-to mid-term to take a sustainable second place position behind Samsung. Huawei is over-dependent on its home market China where it enjoys the leadership position and operator-centric markets in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East,” he added. Counterpoint Technology Market Research is a global research firm specializing in technology products in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industry.